Áfram ÍA

English Supporter of ÍA Akranes


Gunnlaugur Jónsson (pictured left) has resigned as coach of ÍA this evening.

The club are bottom of the league and relegation looks likely, especially after yesterdays defeat to relegation rivals ÍBV.

Gulli took over in October 2013 after the club had been relegated to 1.deild and won promotion straight away.

His assistant Jón Þór Hauksson will take over until the end of the season.

20/08/17.....NEWS FROM AKRANES

I have been away on holiday for the last two weeks so not been able to update the site, so here's what's been happening at ÍA.

First off, on 8th August ÍA drew 1-1 at home to KR. The game marked the return in goal of Árni Snær Ólafsson (pictured left) who has not played this year due to injury.

ÍA took the lead just on half time with a goal from Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson. KR scored a late equalizer from Óskar Örn Hauksson.

It was then announced that Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson has left ÍA and signed for Swedish club Halmstads BK.

Next up was an away game at Grindavík on 14th August. Goals from Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson and Garðar Gunnlaugsson was not enough as Grindavík won 3-2.

ÍA and ÍBV played this afternoon in a relegation battle as both sides occupy the relegation places. Sadly for ÍA it was ÍBV who won. Brian McLean scoring the only goal at the Norðurálsvöllurinn.

The defeat leaves Skagamenn six points from safety and it looks like its going to need a miracle to stay in the top division.

31/07/17.....VALUR HIT ÍA FOR SIX!!!

ÍA have lost 6-0 away to leaders Valur tonight. The defeat is the biggest league loss in the clubs history.

ÍA went into the game with Guðmundur Böðvar Guðjónsson (pictured left) playing his first game of the season, new loan signing Viktor Örn Margeirsson also started. Goalkeeper Ingvar Þór Kale was back in goal against his former club.

ÍA held out to just before half time, until two goals in the space of a minute. Firstly Patrick Pedersen scored on 44 minutes then on the stroke of half time Guðjón Pétur Lyðsson made it 2-0.

Valur made it 3-0 when Eiður Aron Sigurbjörnsson scored on 63 minutes. Orri Sigurður Ómarsson then made it 4-0 after 74 minutes. The next goal came on 78 minutes when Sigurður Egill Lárusson scored. Valur then scored their sixth goal on 89 minutes, Kristinn Ingi Halldórsson with the goal.

The defeat leaves ÍA firmly rooted to the bottom of the table. As for Valur they now have an eight point lead over second placed Stjarnan and are strong favourites to win the title.


ÍA go to Reykjavík tomorrow to play Valur at the Valsvöllur.

Valur are top of the table having lost just once in the league this season. They are five points ahead of second placed Stjarnan.

ÍA will be without the suspended Arnar Már Guðjónsson so there could be a place for Robert Menzel in midfield. New loan signing from Breiðablik Viktor Örn Margeirsson should be in the ÍA squad.

30/07/17.....NEW CONTRACTS AT ÍA
Hafþór Pétursson, Aron Ingi Kristinsson and Steinar Þorsteinsson have all agreed new contracts to keep them at ÍA until 2019.
27/07/17.....NEWS FROM AKRANES

The KSÍ have announced that Arnar Már Guðjónsson will receive a one game ban after getting four yellow cards this season. The midfielder who has started all 12 league games so far this season will miss Mondays game away to league leaders Valur.

Young defender Hilmar Halldórsson has joined Kári on loan for the remainder of this season, he made 5 league appearances for ÍA this summer.


ÍA have signed Breiðablik defender Viktor Örn Margeirsson (pictured left) on loan until the end of the season.

The 23 year old defender has previously had loan spells at Augnablik and HK.

He has made 6 appearances for Breiðablik this summer.


ÍA stay rooted to the bottom of the table after a 2-0 defeat to FH this afternoon.

ÍA started the game with Páll Gísli Jónsson (pictured left) in goal, and Garðar Gunnlaugsson was fit to start. Guðmundur Böðvar Guðjónsson was named in the squad for the first time this season, he was included as a substitute.

FH took the lead after 18 minutes, Robbie Crawford with the goal. Scottish forward Steven Lennon made it 2-0 on 26 minutes.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson said after the game that he could be looking to add to his squad in the coming days as ÍA try to fight off the prospect of relegation.


ÍA go to Hafnarfjörður to play FH tomorrow afternoon as the Pepsi Deildin moves into the second half of the season.

Last years champions are in fourth place in the table. They have just returned from the Faroe Islands where they won 2-0 against Víkingur Gøta in the Champions League. They are due to play the Slovenian champions Maribor on Wednesday in the Third Qualifying Round.

As for ÍA, they are in need of a win to move off the foot of the table. Patryk Stefanski will miss the game after his red card against Víkingur Ólafsvík last week.


ÍA league game away to FH at the weekend has been brought forward. The game at the Kaplakrikavöllur will now be played on Saturday afternoon instead of Sunday.

It will give FH more time to prepare for a trip to Slovenia where they will play Maribor in the Third Qualifying round of the Champions League on Wednesday.


ÍA have lost 1-0 to Víkingur in Ólafsvík tonight.

ÍA brought Hallur Flosason (pictured left) into the team after injury, he last played a league game in May. Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson also started with Hafþór Péturson and Gylfi Veigar Gylfason dropping down to substitute.

Víkingur took the lead on 16 minutes. Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson with the only goal of the game. Just before half time and ÍA were down to 10 men, Patryk Stefanski picking up his second yellow card in the space of a few minutes.

The win moves Víkingur up towards a mid table position with ÍA stuck in the relegation zone.


This summers Pepsi Deildin reaches the half way stage tomorrow with ÍA making the trip to Ólafsvík to play Víkingur.

Its a relegation 'six pointer' with ÍA in eleventh place with 9 points and Víkingur just one place above with 10 points.

ÍA go into the game on a four game unbeaten run and a win combined with other results could see Skagmenn move up to seventh place.


ÍA have moved off the foot of the table after a 1-1 draw with Víkingur Reykjavík tonight.

Patryk Stefanski was in the starting line for the first time since May in place of the injured Garðar Gunnlaugsson.

Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) put ÍA ahead on 25 minutes after a great run and cross from Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson.

Víkingur equalised on 77 minutes with a goal from Alex Freyr Hilmarsson. Both sides had chances to secure the win but the game ended 1-1.

ÍA move up a place to eleventh with Fjölnir going bottom. The next game for ÍA is a relegation 'six pointer' away to Víkingur Ólafsvík next Monday.


ÍA play Víkingur Reykjavík at the Norðurálsvöllurinn tomorrow night, its been two weeks since the last league game a 2-2 draw at Stjarnan.

Its a game ÍA need to win, they sit bottom of the table after Víkingur Ólafsvík surprise 2-0 win away to FH last Friday.

As for Víkingur, they are in fifth place in the table. They were one of the clubs who changed coaches early on in the season. Former ÍA coach Logi Ólafsson has been in charge since late May.

03/07/17.....ÍA GO OUT OF THE CUP

ÍA are out of this years Borgunarbikarinn after an extra time defeat at Leiknir Reykjavík.

Leiknir took the lead when Arnór Snær Guðmundsson scored an own goal after 24 minutes.

Garðar Gunnlaugsson (pictured left) equalised for ÍA with a 61st minute penalty.

The scores were level after 90 minutes to send the game into extra time.

Five minutes into extra time and Elvar Páll Sigurðsson scored to send Leiknir into their first ever cup semi final.


ÍA take on Leiknir Reykjavík in the quarter final of the Borgunarbikarinn tomorrow night at the Leiknisvöllur.

Leiknir are in eighth place in the Inkasso deildin, 8 points behind leaders Fylkir.

ÍA have not won the cup since 2003, when a Garðar Gunnlaugsson goal was enough to beat FH 1-0.


Arnór Snær Guðmundsson (pictured left) has extended his contract at ÍA until 2019.

The 24 year old defender joined ÍA from Afturelding in 2014. He started this season on loan at Kári after missing the end of last season to study in the USA.


ÍA stretched their unbeaten run to three games this afternoon with a 2-2 draw against Stjarnan at the Samsung-völlurinn.

Last seasons top scorer Garðar Gunnlaugsson was fit enough to start the game after a few substitute appearances, Steinar Þorsteinsson also started the game. They replaced Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson and Stefán Teitur Þórðarson.

It was the home team who opened the scoring with a Guðjón Baldvinsson goal on 22 minutes. ÍA equalised just before half time, Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson scoring his fourth league goal of the season.

Just after half time and Stjarnan were back in the lead, Hilmar Árni Halldórsson with the goal after 49 minutes. In the 84th minute and ÍA drew level again with a goal from Arnar Már Guðjósson (pictured above).

The draw still leaves ÍA in the relegation zone but they are only 3 points behind fifth placed FH.


ÍA go to Garðabær tomorrow afternoon to play Stjarnan who are in third place in the Pepsi Deildin.

ÍA are unbeaten in the last two games, a draw away to KA and a win in Akranes against Fjölnir.

As for Stjarnan they started the season in good form winning four of the first five matches, but have lost the last three. Last week saw a surprise defeat by bottom of the league Víkingur Ólafsvík.


Two late goals in Akranes have secured a valuable 3 points for ÍA against Fjölnir tonight.

Hafþór Pétursson came into the defence in place of the injured Hilmar Halldórsson, the only change to Gunnlaugur Jónsson's starting line up.

Fjölnir took the lead after 38 minutes, Birnir Snær Ingason scoring for the visitors. Hafþór Pétursson levelled the scores on 42 minutes and it was 1-1 at half time.

Into the second half and on 58 minutes Fjölnir were reduced to ten men. Mario Tadejuvic was red carded for a foul. As full time approached it looked like the game was to end in a draw, that was until substitute Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured above) scored in the 90th minute to give ÍA a 2-1 lead. It got even better for Gunnlaugur Jónssons team when Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson made it 3-1 with virtually the last kick of the game with a stunning shot from inside his own half which flew over Þórður Ingason in the Fjölnir goal.

18/06/17.....ÍA AT HOME TOMORROW

ÍA are at home to Fjölnir in the Pepsi Deildin tomorrow night.

The visitors are in ninth place in the table with 8 points. ÍA have just 4 points and lie in eleventh place.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson could have Garðar Gunnlaugsson back after he made a substitute appearance in the last game against KA.


ÍA picked up a point with a 0-0 draw away to KA tonight.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson made one change to his starting team. Stefán Teitur Þórðarson starting the game in place of Robert Menzel. Garðar Gunnlaugsson was fit enough to be named amongst the substitutes.

ÍA now have four points and are still in eleventh place, the next game is at home to Fjölnir on Monday.


ÍA make the long trip north to Akureyri tomorrow to play KA at the Akureyrarvöllur in the Pepsi Deildin.

KA have made a great start to the season after being promoted from 1.deild last year. They are in fourth place in the table, just two points behind leaders Stjarnan.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson who coached KA for two years (2011 and 2012) will be looking to pick up some points against his former club.


Iceland U21s lost 3-0 against England U21's in a friendly at St Georges Park today, it was an Iceland squad that included two players from Akranes.

Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson started the game and played 60 minutes before being replaced. Albert Hafsteinsson was brought into the game as a 50th minute substitute, it was his first appearance at under 21 level.


ÍA have been drawn away to Leiknir Reykjavík in the Quarter Finals of the Borgunarbikarinn.

Leiknir who are in eighth place in the Inkasso deildin knocked out Grindavík in the last round, winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

They have also won 5-0 against Stokkseyri and Þróttur R 2-1 in previous rounds.

The game will be played at the Leiknisvöllur on 3rd July.


ÍA and Breiðablik have been playing at the Norðurálsvöllurinn tonight with the Kópavogur club winning 3-2.

ÍA went into the game making two changes from the side that had won 4-1 away to ÍBV last week. Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson and Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson replacing Garðar Gunnlaugsson and Steinar Þorsteinsson.

Breiðablik got off to the perfect start and were 2-0 ahead after 10 minutes. Gísli Eyjólfsson (5 mins) and Arnþór Ari Atlason (8 minutes) scoring for the visitors.

It got worse for ÍA on 57 minutes when Arnþór Ari Atlason scored again to make it 3-0 to Breiðablik. Two minutes later and Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson pulled a goal back for ÍA. Arnar Már Guðjónsson (pictured above) scored another goal for ÍA on 90 minutes but it was too late and the game ended 3-2 to Breiðablik.

Breiðablik have now won three games on the run under new coach Milos Milojevic to move up the table to sixth place. ÍA are in eleventh place ahead of Víkingur Ólafsvik.


ÍA take on Breiðablik tomorrow night in a bottom of the table clash at the Norðurálsvöllurinn.

Breiðablik lost their first three games of the season and replaced coach Arnar Grétarsson. The replacement was Milos Milojevic who had strated the season as coach of Víkingur Reykjavík, since the change Breiðablik have won the last two league games. They are sitting in ninth place in the table with six points, three points ahead of ÍA.

ÍA had a good 4-1 win away to ÍBV last week and Gunnlaugur Jónsson will be looking to build on that result and move his side up the table.


Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson and Albert Hafsteinsson have both been named in an Iceland U21 squad that will play England on the 10th of June.

Iceland will play England at St Georges Park which is the English FA National Football Centre, the friendly will be played behind closed doors before England head to Poland for the EURO U21 finals.

Tryggvi Hrafn has made two appearances for the Under 21s whilst Albert is yet to make his debut.


ÍA are into the quarter finals of the Borgunarbikarinn after an extra time win against Grótta.

There were a number of changes to the ÍA line up including Páll Gísli Jónsson, Hallur Flosason and Patryk Stefanski all starting the game.

With no goals in the first half, it was Grótta who took the lead. Ingólfur Sigurðsson with the goal on 64 minutes. Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) equalized for ÍA after 83 minutes to send the game into extra time.

Five minutes into extra time and Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsosn scored again. Grótta had Halldór Baldursson sent off after 110 minutes. The game ended 2-1 to ÍA and they are into the quarter finals for the first time since 2007.

29/05/17.....CUP GAME TOMORROW

ÍA are back in cup action tomorrow night when they play Grótta in the fourth round of the Borgunarbikarinn.

Grótta are currently in ninth place in the second tier of Icelandic football. They lost their last match 3-0 at home to Þróttur on Friday.


ÍA picked up their first points of the season in style with a 4-1 win away to ÍBV today.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson made just one change to his line up from the last game against Grindavík, Rashid Yussuff replacing the injured Aron Ingi Kristinsson.

Arnar Már Guðjónsson (pictured left) gave ÍA the lead after 41 minutes.

With just three minutes of the second half played ÍA doubled their lead, Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson scoring. ÍBV pulled a goal back on 50 minutes, Pablo Punyed scoring. On 81 minutes and the home side were down to ten men when Hafsteinn Briem was sent off after he gave away a penalty. Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson had his penalty saved by the ÍBV keeper Halldór Páll Geirsson. ÍA did not let the penalty miss affect them, because three minutes later Albert Hafsteinsson scored to make it 3-1. Tryygvi Hrafn Haraldsson added another goal in injury time to give ÍA a 4-1 win.

The win lifts Skagamenn up to tenth place in the league table.

26/05/17.....ÍBV TOMORROW

ÍA go to the Westmann Islands tomorrow to play ÍBV.

The 'islanders' are in sixth place in the table with seven points, as for ÍA they are still looking to pick up a point this season.

22/05/17.....ÍA STILL POINTLESS !!!!

With four games played so far this season, ÍA are still looking for their first points of the season. Tonight Grindavík have come away from Akranes with a 3-2 win.

ÍA had Arnór Snær Guðmundsson, Gylfi Veigar Gylfason and Hilmar Halldórsson all starting a league game for the first time this season.

Grindavík took the lead after 14 minutes, Andri Rúnar Bjarnason with the goal. On 28 minutes ÍA were level, Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured left) scoring in the league for the first time. Just before half time and ÍA were awarded a penalty after Grindavík goalkeeper Kristijan Jajalo fouled Garðar Gunnlaugsson. The Grindavík keeper saved Garðar Gunnlaugsson's penalty.

After only two minutes of the second half and Grindavík were back in the lead, Andri Rúnar Bjarnason scoring again. Andri Rúnar Bjarnason made it 3-1 to the visitors on 88 minutes  completing his hatrick. Skagamenn pulled a goal back, Garðar Gunnlaugsson scoring on 90 minutes but it was too late.

ÍA are rooted to the bottom of the league table. They play ÍBV away next on Saturday.


After the superb midweek cup comeback against Fram, ÍA are back in league action tomorrow night when Grindavík come to Akranes.

ÍA go into the game without a league point so far this season, hopefully the win against Fram in the cup can give the team confidence to move on.

As for Grindavík, they are in seventh place in the table with four points. They too had a good win in the cup, a 7-1 win against Völsungur.

19/05/17.....ÍA DRAWN AT HOME IN CUP

ÍA have been drawn at home to Grótta in the Fourth Round of the Borgunarbikarinn.

Grótta are in eighth place in the Inkasso-deildin. They have already played three rounds in the cup, Afturelding (1-0), KFS (3-0) and Berserkir (4-1).

The game will be played at the Norðurálsvöllurinn on 30th May.


ÍA have recalled defender Arnór Snær Guðmundsson (pictured left) from his loan spell at Kári.

Arnór has played over 45 league games for ÍA over the last three years. He left Akranes to study in the USA last summer and has been on loan with Kári to get his fitness back.

Also returning is young goalkeeper Guðmundur Sigurbjörnsson, the 18 year old is yet to make his league debut for ÍA.


ÍA are into the next round of the Borgunarbikar after a stunning comeback against Fram tonight. Fram had a 3-1 lead with only a few minutes left to play, but an amazing turnaround saw ÍA win 4-3.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson had made changes to his line up. Páll Gísli Jónsson, Hilmar Halldórsson, Gylfi Veigar Gylfason and Rashid Yussuff all started the game.

Fram took the lead with a goal from Guðmundur Magnusson on 8 minutes. The same player doubled the lead after 39 minutes. ÍA were awarded a penalty after 43 minutes, Garðar Gunnlaugsson scoring. Fram scored again just on half time to make it 3-1, Alex Freyr Elísson with the goal.

ÍA had defender Hilmar Halldórsson sent off after 82 minutes and it looked like this years cup run was over before it had really started.

On 87 minutes a Garðar Gunnlaugsson header pulled a goal back for ÍA. Then 3 minutes later, ÍA were given another penalty, Garðar Gunnlaugsson completed his hatrick and it looked like extra time. Amazingly in added on time Skagamenn substitute Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson (pictured above) rounded the Fram goalkeeper and slotted home to send the Akranes crowd crazy.


ÍA and Fram meet tomorrow in the Third Round of the Borgunarbikar.

Fram are currently in fourth place in the Inkasso-deildin. They won 2-1 away to HK in the opening round of games and drew 2-2 at home to Haukar last weekend.

ÍA have won the cup nine times, the last one was in 2003. Fram last won the cup in 2013, it was their eighth title.


After now playing three rounds of games in this years Pepsi deildin ÍA are still looking to win their first points. Yesterday they lost 2-1 away to KR.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson made three changes to his starting line up. Garðar Gunnlaugsson (pictured left), Steinar Þorsteinsson and Stefán Teitur Þórðarson all started in place of Rashid Yussuff, Patryk Stefanski and Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson.

KR took the lead on 9 minutes with an own goal from Hafþór Pétursson. A cross from KR coming off the defenders head and over Ingvar Þór Kale. KR doubled the lead on 56 minutes, Óskar Örn Hauksson with the goal.

ÍA pulled a goal back with five minutes left to play. Garðar Gunnlaugsson scoring a penalty after a foul by KR keeper Stefán Lögi Magnusson.

The game ended 2-1 to KR, leaving ÍA in 11th place in the table without a point.


Having now played two league games so far this season, ÍA are still looking for their first points. Tonight Valur have come to Akranes and won 4-2.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson made just one change to his starting line up, Ingvar Þór Kale was in goal in place of Páll Gísli Jónsson.

Valur took the lead after 21 minutes when they were awarded a penalty, Sigurður Egill Lárusson scoring. The visitors were 2-0 ahead after 34 minutes, Guðjón Pétur Lyðsson with the goal. ÍA pulled a goal back after 39 minutes, Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson (pictured left) scored from a free kick.

ÍA made two changes at half time. Garðar Gunnlaugsson and Steinar Þorsteinsson replaced Patryk Stefanski and Rashid Yussuff.

Haukur Páll Sigurðsson made it 3-1 to Valur on 58 minutes. Robert Menzel scored for ÍA after 76 minutes to close Valur's lead to 3-2. Valur made sure of the win with a 90th minute goal from Nikolaj Hansen.

The final score was 4-2 to Valur. The win moves Valur to the top of the table, they are the only team with a 100% record.

ÍA next game is away to KR on Sunday


ÍA are back in league action again tomorrow night when Valur come to Akranes.

Valur won their opening game of the season, a 2-0 win against Víkingur Ólafsvík in Reykjavík.

ÍA could have Garðar Gunnlaugsson fit enough to start the game after coming on as substitute in last weeks defeat by FH.


The draw has been made today for the Third Round of the Borgunarbikar, ÍA have been drawn against Fram from the 1.deild.

The game will be played at the Norðurálsvöllurinn on 17th May.

Fram won 1-0 away to HK in the previous round.


ÍA have lost the first game of the new season against defending champions FH. The Hafnarfjörður club winning 4-2 at the Norðurálsvöllurinn.

New signings Robert Menzel, Patryk Stefanski and Rashid Yussuff all made their league debuts fro ÍA. Páll Gísli Jónsson started in goal (his first league game since June 2015).

FH took the lead after 15 minutes, Scotsman Steve Lennon with the goal. Two goals in the space of five minutes (28 and 33) from Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) turned the score in ÍA favour. Before half time the scores were level, Steve Lennon scoring once again after 35 minutes.

Into the second half and the reigning champions secured the win. Firstly Kristján Flóki Finnbogason scored on 66 minutes. Steve Lennon completed his hatrick on 78 minutes to give FH a 4-2 win.


The long wait is finally over! The 2017 Icelandic league season gets underway tomorrow afternoon.

ÍA start with a game against last seasons champions FH at Norðurálsvöllurinn.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson could give debuts to winter signings Ingvar Þór Kale, Robert Menzel, Patryk Stefanski and Rashid Yussuff. It looks like last years top scorer Garðar Gunnlaugsson could miss the game, he is struggling with a back injury.

As for FH, they are most peoples favourite to become champions again this year. The Hafnarfjörður club have added Guðmundur Karl Guðmundsson (Fjölnir), Halldór Órri Björnsson (Stjarnan), Veigar Páll Gunnarsson (Stjarnan) and Scottish midfielder Robbie Crawford to he squad this year.


ÍA drew 2-2 with Breiðablik in a friendly in Kópavogur this afternoon.

Goals from Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson and Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson gave ÍA a 2-0 lead. Breiðablik fought back with two goals from Martin Lund Pedersen.


With just over a week to go until ÍA play FH in the opening round of this years Pepsi Deildin the preparations continue tomorrow.

ÍA will play Breiðablik tomorrow afternoon on the grass pitch at Fagrilundur in the Kópavogur area.


ÍA have today signed another Polish player, Patryk Stefanski (pictured left) .

Stefanski is a 27 year old forward who went on the training camp to Spain earlier this month with the rest of the squad, he scored in the friendly against HK.

He started his career in Poland with Ruch Chorzow. His other clubs include Zaglebie Sosnowiec, GKS Katowice, Okocimski KS Brzesko and his last club was Polonia Bytom.

10/04/17.....ÍA CRASH OUT OF CUP

ÍA have lost 4-1 against Grindavík in tonight's Lengjubikar Quarter Final in Akranes.

ÍA had Robert Menzel back in defence after his suspension, new signing Rashid Yussuff was also in the line up.

Grindavík took the lead in the first minute of the game, the goal coming from ÍA keeper Ingvar Þór Kale. The visitors were soon 2-0 ahead, Andri Rúnar Bjarnason scoring after 12 minutes.

Skagamenn defender Hafþór Pétursson (pictured left) pulled a goal back on 15 minutes. There was another goal for Grindavík before half time when Andri Rúnar Bjarnason scored his second of the evening. Not long after Ingvar Þór Kale was replaced in the ÍA goal by Páll Gísli Jónson presumably injured.

William Daniels added a fourth goal for Grindavík (53 minutes) during the second half to make it 4-1. They will now play KA in the semi finals.


ÍA play Grindavík in the Quarter Finals of the Lengjubikar tomorrow night in Akranes.

Grindavík finished in second place in Group 4 behind Breiðablik. They were unbeaten in the group stages winning three games and drawing two.

ÍA who returned from Spain over the weekend will have Robert Menzel and Ragnar Már Lárusson back from suspension. There could also be a place in the team for new signing Rashid Yussuff.

The winners of the quarter final will play either KA or Selfoss in the Semi-Finals on the 13th April.


ÍA played the friendly game against HK yesterday in Spain, with ÍA winning 3-2.

Stefán Teitur Þórðarson and Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson were scorers for Skagamenn, the other goal came from an unnamed Polish forward who is on trial.

ÍA will play a friendly in Spain tomorrow morning against fellow Icelanders HK. Both clubs are staying in the same area so a friendly has been arranged.

The KSÍ have now published the fixtures for the quarter finals of the Lengjubikar, there has been a change and ÍA will now play Grindavík.

The changes have been made after Valur who won Group 3 have withdrawn from the competition to go on a pre season training camp in USA.

ÍA - Grindavík will be played at the Akraneshöllin next Monday.

01/04/17.....KR NEXT IN THE CUP
ÍA next opponents in the Lengjubikar will be KR. The Reykjavík club finished as winners of Group 2.

With only around one month to go until the start of this years Pepsi Deildin, ÍA step up their pre season training with a trip to Spain tomorrow.

The squad will stay in Islantilla in the Andaluscian region of Southern Spain, they will stay for a week and it will give the team the chance to train on grass. Its not confirmed whether any friendly games will be played.


English born midfielder Rashid Yussuff (pictured left) has signed for ÍA after a trial period with the club.

The 26 year old came through the ranks at English club Charlton Athletic where he had loan spells with Northwich Victoria and Ebsfleet United. He spent the 2009/10 season with Gillingham, then had three seasons with AFC Wimbeldon. He then moved onto Margate FC and Hayes & Yeading FC. The 2014/15 season saw Yussuff play in Malta with Zebbug Rangers. The next move was to Poland where he has played the last two season with Arka Gdynia.


ÍA winning run in Lengjubikar Group 3 came to an end tonight with a 3-1 defeat at Valur.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson went into the game without the suspended duo of Robert Menzel and Ragnar Már Lárusson. Hilmar Halldórsson an 18 year old defender came into the starting line up, with a number of youth players named as substitutes.

Valur took the lead on 31 minutes with a goal from Sigurður Egill Lárusson. It was 2-0 on 73 minutes, Sigurður Egill Lárusson scoring again. Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson (pictured left) pulled a goal back for ÍA when he scored an 83rd minute penalty. Sigurður Egill Lárusson completed his hatrick with a 90th minute goal to seal a 3-1 win for Valur.

Valur have now won Group 3, ÍA have finished as runners up and will play either Selfoss of KR in the Quarter Finals of the tournament.


ÍA play Valur tomorrow night in the final group game of this years Lengjubikar.

Both sides go into the game with 100% records, both having won four games. Valur top the group on goal difference.

The game will be played at the Valsvöllur. ÍA will be without Robert Menzel and Ragnar Már Lárusson who are suspended after being sent off in the last game against Þór.


Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson  (pictured left), Steinar Þorsteinsson and Aron Ingi Kristinsson were all involved in Iceland U21's win against Saudi Arabia U21 yesterday.

Iceland won the game 3-1 which was played in the Italian city of Fiuggi.

All three ÍA players came on as second half substitutes.

26/03/17.....FRIENDLY DEFEAT
ÍA and Stjarnan played a friendly on Friday night in Garðbær. Stjarnan won 6-3.

The Iceland U21 squad played their second friendly in the space of a few days against Georgia U21 yesterday.

The game played in Tbilisi ended 4-4.

ÍA defender Aron Ingi Kristinsson started the game. Steinar Þorsteinsson came on as a second half substitute whilst Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson was an unused substitute.

The squad have now flown to Italy where they will play another friendly against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.


ÍA defender Arnór Sigurðsson (pictured left) has signed a four year contract with Swedish club 1FK Norrkoping.

The 17 year old has played just seven league games for ÍA making his debut in 2015.

Arnór had spent a trial period in Sweden at the end of last season, he also joined in on Norrkpöings pre season training camp in Portugal.


There were three players from Akranes involved with the Iceland U21 team that lost 3-1 against Georgia U21 in Tbilisi this afternoon.

Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson started the game and played the first 63 minutes. Steinar Þorsteinsson and Aron Ingi Kristinsson (pictured left) both came on as second half substitutes.

All three players were making their debuts at U21 level, although Trygvvi Hrafn Haraldsson is a full international at senior level.

18/03/17.....ÍA WIN IN AKUREYRI

ÍA have continued their winning run in the Lengjubikar with a 3-2 win against Þór in Akureyri tonight despite ending the game with nine men

ÍA took the lead after 29 minutes, Stefán Teitur Þórðarson with the goal.

Þór levelled the scores on 48 minutes with a goal from Gunnar Örvar Stefansson. It did not take long for ÍA to re take the lead, Albert Hafsteinsson scored a minute later. On 67 minutes substitute Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured left) made it 3-1 to ÍA. Robert Menzel was red carded on 76 minutes with Þór missing the resulting penalty. Skagamenn would be down to nine men with a few minutes remaining, substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson was red carded. With the game going into added on time Þór pulled a goal back from former Akranes man Jón Björgvin Kristjánsson.

ÍA play their final group game against Valur on 30th March in Reykjavík.


ÍA make the long trip north to Akureyri tomorrow to play Þór in the Lengjubikar.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson will be looking to continue the winning run in the competition, ÍA have won all of the three games they have played.

Þór are also have a 100% record with two wins from their two games.


Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson, Aron Ingi Kristinsson and Steinar Þorsteinsson have all been included in the Iceland U21 squad that will play three friendly games later this month.

Iceland will play two friendlies away to Georgia on 22nd and 25th of March. They then head to  Fuigi in Italy were the opponents will be Saudi Arabia on 28th March.


ÍA won 2-1 against ÍR today to maintain their 100% record in this years Lengjubikar.

ÍA had new signing Robert Menzel in defence and there was also a place in goal for Ingvar Þór Kale (pictured left).

It was ÍR who took the lead at the Akraneshöllin when Jón Gísli Ström scored a 15th minute penalty.

ÍA were awarded a penalty after 61 minutes, substitute Garðar Gunnlaugsson scoring the equalizer. On 69 minutes Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson scored the winning goal to take Skagamenn back to the top of Group 3.

ÍA go to Akureyri next weekend to play Þór.


Iain Williamson (pictured left) has also had to retire from football due to injury.

The Scottish midfielder spent most of last season on loan to ÍA from Víkingur Reykjavík and signed a permanent deal with Akranes before Christmas.

A hip injury has forced him to quit football.


ÍA captain Ármann Smári Björnsson (pictured left) has announced his retirement from football.

The 36 year old defender damaged his cruciate ligaments towards the end of last season and will not carry on.

Ármann had been with ÍA since 2012 after returning to Iceland after playing in Norway and England.


ÍA play their third game in this years Lengjubikar on Saturday morning.The opponents at the Akraneshöllin will be ÍR.

ÍR have lost both of their game so far, 5-2 against Valur and 4-1 against Víkingur Ólafsvik.

A win for ÍA will see them move back to the top of Group 3 ahead of Valur.


ÍA and HK met in a friendly at the Akraneshöllin this morning with ÍA winning 6-0.

The goals were scored by Arnar Már Guðjónsson, Ragnar Már Lárusson (2), Arnór Sigurðsson, Hallur Flosason and Hilmar Halldórsson.

ÍA have arranged a friendly game on Saturday morning with HK at the Akraneshöllin. The two clubs only met last Friday in the Lengjubikar.

Robert Menzel, a 26 year old central defender from Poland has signed for ÍA today.

Menzel (pictured left) who has been training in Akranes for the last few weeks has played in the top two divisions in Poland.

He started his career with Slask Wroclaw and has also played for Jarota Jarocin, Legionovia Leginowa and Rozwoj Katowice. His last club in Poland was Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala.

Steinar Þorsteinsson, Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson, Aron Ingi Kristinsson and Hafþór Pétursson have all been selected for training sessions with the Iceland U21 squad this weekend.

A goal in each half was enough to give ÍA a 2-0 win against HK in the Lengjubikar tonight.

ÍA took the lead after 33 minutes with a goal from Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson.

With five minutes left to play in Kópavogur, ÍA substitute Steinar Þorsteinsson  (pictured left) made it 2-0 to send Akranes top of Group 3.

ÍA don't play another Lengjubikar game now until the 11th March when ÍR will be the opponents at the Akraneshöllin.


ÍA will head to Spain for a pre season training camp in April. The destination will be Islantilla in the Andaluscia region of Southern Spain.

Spain is a popular destination this pre season, with ten Pepsi Deildin clubs heading there. The exceptions are Valur who will go to Florida and Víkingur Reykjavík are going to Croatia.

ÍBV and HK will both be going to Islantilla.


ÍA head into Kópavogur tomorrow evening to play HK in the Lengjubikar. The Group 3 game will be played in the Kórinn hall.

HK lost their first game of the group last weekend, they were beaten 2-1 by Þór in Akureyri.

HK have a new coach this year, Jóhannes Karl Guðjónsson the former Akranes midfielder has taken over from Þorvaldur Örlygsson.

18/02/17.....LATE WINNER FOR ÍA

ÍA started this year's Lengjubikar with a 3-2 win against Víkingur Ólafsvík today.

ÍA took an early lead at the Akraneshöllin with a fourth minute goal from Hallur Flosason.

Two second half goals from Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson (50 and 60 minutes) gave Víkingur a 2-1 lead. Skagamenn defender Hafþór Pétursson (pictured left) levelled the scores with ten minutes left to play. In the 84th minute substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson who had only come on two minutes earlier scored to give ÍA a 3-2 victory.


Ríkharður Jónsson (pictured left) who made his debut for ÍA in 1946 passed away yesterday at the age of 86.

During his time with ÍA he scored 139 goals and was part of the team that won the league for the first time in 1951. He was also a coach at Akranes  for a number of years. He was also a player at Fram.

Ríkharður was the Iceland national teams all time record goal scorer with 17 goals until Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen over took him in 2007.


Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) made his international debut for Iceland in the early hours of Thursday morning.

It was an inexperienced Iceland team that lost 1-0 to Mexico in Las Vegas with Tryggvi Hrafn coming off the bench on 67 minutes to replace Kristinn Freyr Sigurðsson.


Four players from ÍA have been selected by Iceland U21 coach Eyjólfur Sverrisson for training sessions' this weekend.

Steinar Þorsteinsson, Albert Hafsteinsson, Aron Ingi Kristinsson and Hafþór Pétursson will all take part in the sessions in the Kórinn hall in Kópavogur.


A 2-0 defeat to ÍBV at the Akraneshöllin today means that ÍA finish the 2017 Fotbolti.net Tournament in fourth place.

Spanish forward Alvaro Calleja gave ÍBV the lead after 49 minutes and substitute Arnór Gauti Ragnarsson made it 2-0 on 90 minutes.

01/02/17.....ÍA TO PLAY ÍBV

ÍA will play ÍBV on Saturday morning to decide the third and fourth placed positions in the Fotbolti.net Tournament.

ÍBV finished in second place in Group 2, they won 3-2 against Breiðablik and 3-0 against Keflavik. They also lost 3-0 to FH.

The game against the islanders will be played at the Akraneshöllin.


Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) has been selected for the Icelandic national team for next weeks friendly with Mexico.

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrímsson has selected an inexperienced squad for the friendly with Mexico which will be played in Las Vegas, USA.

This is the first time that the 20 year old Tryggvi Hrafn has been selected for international duty.

28/01/17.....ÍA TOP OF GROUP

ÍA have moved into first place in Group 1 of the Fotbolti.net Tournament after a 4-1 win against Víkingur Ólafsvík today.

There was a place in goal for new signing Ingvar Þór Kale and Iain Williamson also started the game.

Steinar Þorsteinsson (pictured left) opened the scoring for ÍA after 16 minutes. It was soon 2-0, Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson scored on 19 minutes. Víkingur pulled a goal back after 36 minutes with a goal from Guðmundur Steinn Hafsteinsson.

Skagmaenn scored two late goals to secure the win, firstly substitute Ragnar Már Lárusson made it 3-1 on 80 minutes. Another substitute, Garðar Gunnlaugsson added the last goal in the 90th minute.

There is one more game to played in the group before the final positions can be confirmed, Stjarnan and Víkingur Ólafsvík play on Tuesday.


Ragnar Már Lárusson (pictured left) who played with the other Akranes club Kári last season will play for ÍA this year.

Ragnar was with ÍA as a youth player left for English club Brighton & Hove Albion in 2013. He had a short loan spell back in Akranes in 2015 making just one appearance for the first team.

He played 10 games for Kári last year scoring 2 goals.


Aron Ýmir Pétursson (pictured left) has agreed a 2 year deal to return to ÍA after leaving in 2014.

The 26 year old defender made his league debut for ÍA in 2008. He moved to Þróttur Reykjavík in 2014 after a loan spell with them. He spent the second half of last season with HK.

ÍA play Víkingur Ólafsvík tomrrow morning in the Fotbolti.net Cup at the Akraneshöllin.

ÍA scored six goals against Grindavík at the Akraneshöllin today to win 6-1 in the Fotbolti.net Cup.

ÍA took the lead on 8 minutes with a Tryygvi Hrafn Haraldsson (pictured left) goal, he doubled the lead on 23 minutes scoring a penalty. Grindavík pulled a goal back after 35 minutes, Andri Rúnar Bjarnason with the goal. Steinar Þorsteinsson made it 3-1 for Skagamenn before half time.

Into the second half and ÍA made sure of the win with goals from Þórður Þorsteinn Þórðarson (55 minutes), Ólafur Valur Valdimarsson (81 mins) and Albert Hafsteinsson (85 mins).

ÍA play the last game of the group next Saturday against Víkingur Ólafsvík at the Akraneshöllin.


The 2017 Pepsi Deildin fixtures that were published earlier this week have now been given dates.

ÍA will play FH in Akranes on 30th April, followed by Valur also in Akranes on 8th May.

The final round of games will be played on 30th September with Víkingur Ólafsvík coming to Akranes.


ÍA and Grindavík meet in the Fotbolti.net tournament in Akranes tomorrow.

Grindavík drew 2-2 against Víkingur Ólafsvík in their first game of the tournament.


The fixtures for this years Pepsi Deildin were announced by the KSÍ today.

ÍA will start the season with two home games, champions FH are the first team to come to Akranes followed by Valur. The first away fixture will be against KR.

ÍA will end the season at home, with Víkingur Ólafsvík visiting the Norðurálsvöllurinn.

Its expected the first round of games will be played on 30th April and the final fixtures on 30th September. The games have not been given dates yet. The fixtures can be found here.

11/01/16.....NEWS FROM AKRANES

In an interview on the Icelandic website fotbolti.net, ÍA coach Gunnlaugur Jónsson confirmed that English defender Darren Lough (pictured left) won't return to Iceland this season as he will become a father and doesn't want to leave his family.

Also captain, Ármann Smári Björnsson who suffered a long term injury at the end of last season  could return to the team in mid season if he continues to recover.

10/01/17.....STJARNAN HIT ÍA FOR SIX!!

ÍA started the Fotbolti.net Cup with a heavy defeat to Stjarnan in Kópavogur tonight.

Stjarnan stormed into a 4-0 lead in the first 32 minutes with goals from Guðjón Baldvinsson (4 and 25 mins) and Hólmbert Aron Friðjónsson (23 and 32 mins). Garðar Gunnlaugsson (pictured left) pulled a goal back for ÍA when he scored a 36th minute penalty.

Into the second half and Stjarnan went further ahead, Jóhann Laxdal (65 minutes) and then Jósef Kristinn Jósefsson (70 minutes) made it 6-1. Ragnar Már Lárusson scored for Skagamenn after 72 minutes.

ÍA next game in the Fotbolti.net Cup is against Grindavík on January 21st.


Former Valur goalkeeper Ingvar Þór Kale (pictured left) has signed for ÍA.

It was always expected that a new keeper would be signed after Árni Snær Ólafsson suffered a cruciate ligament injury at the end of last year.

Ingvar brings a wealth of experience, he won the league and the cup whilst with Breiðablik. He has also played at Víkingur Reykjavík and KS.