Founded In
Garðabær, Iceland

About Stjarnan

Stjarnan Knattspyrnudeild, or Stjarnan Football Club, was first established back in 1960. Throughout history, the club have primarily competed in the lower levels of the Icelandic football league pyramid, but have been able to establish themselves as a top tier club over recent times. The football team serves as a subdivision of a wider sports club, which also has a competitive basketball team, as well as a successful women's football team.

After reaching the Úrvalsdeild, Stjarnan gained international recognition as their players became famed for performing highly choreographed goal celebrations. These celebrations included a reenactment of a scene from Rambo and the creation of a human bicycle. Recordings of the goal celebrations were posted on websites like Youtube and went viral, before appearing on a number of football-related television shows throughout Europe.

To date, the club have been unable to win any of the major honours on offer to them in Icelandic football. Their greatest achievements include gaining promotion from the country's second tier, the 1. deild karla, at the end of the 2008 season, and finishing as runners up of the Icelandic Cup in 2013. En route to the final, they defeated clubs like FH and KR. Unfortunately, after drawing the match 3-3, they eventually lost the final to Fram via a penalty shootout.

Brothers Jóhann Laxdal and Daníel Laxdal are amongst the best-known players to have played for the club, with both players appearing in more than 100 top flight league games for Stjarnan. Other notable talents to represent the side include Arnór Guðjohnsen, Halldór Orri Björnsson and Garðar Jóhannsson, who was the Úrvalsdeild's top goalscorer in 2011.

Stjarnan's home matches are held at Stjörnuvöllur, which is also known as Samsung Völlurinn for sponsorship reasons. The venue is currently able to hold a total of 1,000 spectators.

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