Founded In
Leirvík, Eysturoy, Faroe Islands

About Víkingur

GÍ / LÍF Víkingur, usually known as Víkingur Gøta or more simply as Víkingur, was founded in February 2008, after GÍ Gøta and Leirvík ÍF decided to merge their clubs together. The club's name was decided by combining elements of those two teams' names and they are nicknamed 'The Vikings'. Based on the island of Eysturoy, Víkingur's head office is in Leirvík, but home matches are played in Norðragøta. The team have already enjoyed some significant success, despite their relative youth. Víkingur have also already established a strong rivalry with EB / Streymur, which is based primarily on important meetings in cup competitions between the two sides.

Prior to the merger, GÍ Gøta had been one of the most successful clubs within Faroese football, winning a total of six league titles and six Faroe Islands Cups throughout their history. Leirvík ÍF, on the other hand, had failed to win any major honours and had competed in the country's lower divisions. As a result, when the merger took place in 2008, the new squad was largely made up of GÍ Gøta players. They began competing in the Faroe Islands Premier League in March of that year.

Víkingur have hit the ground running within the league, quickly establishing themselves near the top of the division. They finished in 5th in their debut season, then finished in 3rd place in both 2009 and 2011. However, they have achieved even greater success in the Faroe Islands Cup, which they have already lifted three times, with those wins coming in 2009, 2012 and 2013. The 2010-11 season marked their debut in the UEFA Europa League.

Over the course of their short history, some of the club's most notable players have included Finnur Justinussen and Atli Gregersen. Justinussen was the league's top goalscorer in the 2009 and 2011 seasons.

Víkingur's home matches are held at Serpugerði Stadium, in Norðragøta. The venue is currently able to hold a capacity crowd of 3,000 people.

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