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NSÍ Runavík is a Faroese football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 club, playing in Runavík
Runavík
Runavík is a comparatively urbanised village in the Faroe Islands. It lies on the south half of the isle of Eysturoy. The municipality of the same name incorporates 14 settlements including Æðuvík, Rituvík, Saltangará, Glyvrar, Lambi, Lambareiði, Søldarfjørður, Skipanes, Skáli, Skálafjørður,...

 founded March 24, 1957. In 2003 NSÍ participated for the first time on a European stage.

In 2007 the club won the Faroe Islands Premier League
Faroe Islands Premier League Football
The Faroe Islands Premier League, the top division of football in the Faroe Islands, was founded in 1942. It is organised by the Faroe Islands Football Association. The league has been known as Vodafonedeildin since February 2009 for sponsorship reasons....

 for the first time.

The club has won the Faroe Islands Cup
Faroe Islands Cup
The Faroe Islands Cup is the main football cup competition in Faroe Islands. The first edition was played in 1955.-Finals:List of finals:-External links:**...

 in 1986 and 2002. Aside from these instances, NSÍ Runavík featured in the 1980, 1985, 1988 and 2004 tournament finals.

The club plays in yellow and black. Their stadium (Runavík Stadium
Runavík Stadium
Runavík Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Runavík, Faroe Islands. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of NSÍ Runavík. The stadium holds 2,000 people....

, Vid Lokin) has a capacity of 2,000. It is not approved by UEFA
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

 for international play, so Runavík play their UEFA Europa League matches at Tórsvøllur
Tórsvøllur
Tórsvøllur is a football stadium on the sport site Gundadalur in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. The stadium holds 6,040 people and was built in 1999 to provide a grass surface in the island's capital on which international football matches could be played...

 in Tórshavn
Tórshavn
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. It is located in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the north west of the town lies the high mountain Húsareyn, and to the southwest, the high Kirkjubøreyn...

.

Achievements

  • Faroe Islands Premier League Football
    Faroe Islands Premier League Football
    The Faroe Islands Premier League, the top division of football in the Faroe Islands, was founded in 1942. It is organised by the Faroe Islands Football Association. The league has been known as Vodafonedeildin since February 2009 for sponsorship reasons....

     (1):
    • Champions 2007
  • Faroe Islands Cup
    Faroe Islands Cup
    The Faroe Islands Cup is the main football cup competition in Faroe Islands. The first edition was played in 1955.-Finals:List of finals:-External links:**...

     (2):
    • Winners 1986, 2002
  • Faroe Islands Super Cup
    Faroe Islands Super Cup
    The Faroe Islands Super Cup is contested between the League champions and the winners of the Faroe Islands Cup from the previous season.It was introduced in 2007 as the Lions Cup and is an annual event. All proceeds from the match are donated to charity.-2007:-2008:-2009:-2010:...

     (1):
    • Winners 2007

Current squad


As of 3 April, 2011



European record

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2003–04 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   FK Lyn 1–3 0–6 1–9
2004–05 UEFA Intertoto Cup
UEFA Intertoto Cup
The UEFA Intertoto Cup, also abbreviated as UI Cup and originally called the International Football Cup, was a summer football competition for European clubs that had not qualified for one of the two major UEFA competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. The competition was discontinued...

First qualifying round   Esbjerg fB
Esbjerg fB
Esbjerg forenede Boldklubber also referred to as Esbjerg fB or simply EfB is a professional Danish football club from the port city of Esbjerg in West Jutland. The club was formed in 1924, as a merger between Esbjerg Boldklub af 1898 and Esbjerg Amatørklub af 1911. The club has training facilities...

0–4 1–3 1–7
2005–06 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   Liepajas Metalurgs 0–3 0–3 0–6
2008–09 UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

First qualifying round   Dinamo Tbilisi
Dinamo Tbilisi
Dinamo Tbilisi is a sports club from Tbilisi, Georgia. It was founded in 1925.Among its highest honors, is the European trophy earned by its football team which won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, beating FC Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany 2-1 in the final in Düsseldorf.In basketball, the club won...

1–0 0–3 1–3
2009–10 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Rosenborg BK 0–3 1–3 1–6
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Gefle IF
Gefle IF
Gefle IF is a Swedish football club located in Gävle. The club's name is the old spelling of the town Gävle. The club, formed 5 December 1882, is currently playing in the highest Swedish league, Allsvenskan. Gefle IF and Brynäs IF merged and played under the name Gefle IF/Brynäs between the 1979...

0–2 1–2 1–4
2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round   Fulham
Fulham F.C.
Fulham Football Club is a professional English Premier League club based in southwest London Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Founded in 1879, they play in the Premier League, their 11th current season...

0–0 0–3 0–3

In 2011 they drew 0-0 with 2009-10 finalists Fulham
Fulham F.C.
Fulham Football Club is a professional English Premier League club based in southwest London Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Founded in 1879, they play in the Premier League, their 11th current season...

 but went out 0-3 on aggregate.

Notable Former Players



Ulrik Balling
Ulrik Balling
Ulrik Balling is a Danish professional football player, who currently plays for the Danish 1st Division club FC Vestsjælland.-External links: at Danmarks Radio...

 Egil á Bø
Egil á Bø
Egil á Bø is a Faroese football defender who plays for EB/Streymur and the Faroe Islands national football team. Bø scored his first goal for the national team in a 3-1 defeat in Piatra Neamţ to Romania...

 Hjalgrím Elttør
Hjalgrím Elttør
Hjalgrím Elttør is a footballer from Faroe Islands currently playing for Faroe Islands Premier League team KÍ Klaksvík. He is also a member of Faroe Islands national football team, where he has earned 21 caps....

 Jens Martin Knudsen
Jens Martin Knudsen (footballer)
Jens Martin Knudsen was a Faroese footballer who played as a goalkeeper.He was perhaps best known for wearing a hat in his matches as a result of an injury he suffered at age 14. He later become known as "the bobble hat goalkeeper".-Club career:Knudsen started his career as an amateur footballer...


Abraham Løkin Bogi Løkin
Bogi Løkin
Bogi Løkin is a Faroese footballer, who played for NSÍ Runavík in the Faroe Islands Premier League Football in 2010. In 2011 he will play for ÍF Fuglafjørður, where his brother Karl Løkin also plays...

 Pól Thorsteinsson
Pól Thorsteinsson
Pól Thorsteinsson is a former Faroese football player, who has been playing football for Faroese and Icelandic football clubs and the national Faroe Islands team. At the end of his career Pól Thorsteinsson played with VB/Sumba, who won the Faroese 1...



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