Fixtures

Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 08/09 17:30 12 Thor/KA Akureyri - Feminin vs Afturelding - Feminin - View
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 08/16 19:15 13 Afturelding/Fram - Feminin vs Keflavik - Feminin - View
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 08/23 19:15 14 Stjarnan - Feminin vs Afturelding/Fram - Feminin - View
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 09/12 19:15 15 Afturelding/Fram - Feminin vs KR Reykjavik - Feminin - View
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 09/18 19:15 16 Breidablik - Feminin vs Afturelding/Fram - Feminin - View
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 09/25 14:00 17 Afturelding/Fram - Feminin vs Valur Reykjavik - Feminin - View

Results

Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 08/04 20:00 11 [10] Afturelding - Feminin v Throttur Reykjavik - Feminin [5] L 0-2
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 06/19 14:00 10 [6] Selfoss - Feminin v Afturelding - Feminin [10] W 0-1
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 06/14 18:00 9 [9] Afturelding - Feminin v Vestmannaeyjar - Feminin [6] L 0-1
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 06/07 20:15 8 [1] Valur Reykjavik - Feminin v Afturelding - Feminin [9] L 6-1
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 06/01 19:15 7 [9] Afturelding - Feminin v Breidablik - Feminin [6] L 1-6
Islanda - Cupa - Feminin 05/28 16:30 4 Selfoss - Feminin v Afturelding/Fram - Feminin L 3-1
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 05/23 19:15 6 [10] KR Reykjavik - Feminin v Afturelding - Feminin [9] L 1-0
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 05/18 19:15 5 [9] Afturelding - Feminin v Stjarnan - Feminin [8] L 1-3
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 05/13 19:15 4 [4] Keflavik - Feminin v Afturelding - Feminin [9] W 1-2
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 05/08 14:00 3 Afturelding - Feminin v Thor/KA Akureyri - Feminin L 1-2
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 05/03 19:15 2 [7] Throttur Reykjavik - Feminin v Afturelding - Feminin [8] L 4-2
Islanda - Premier League - Feminin 04/27 19:15 1 [4] Afturelding - Feminin v Selfoss - Feminin [4] L 1-4

Statistici

 TotalGazdeOaspeti
Matches played 25 11 14
Wins 11 4 7
Draws 1 0 1
Losses 13 7 6
Goals for 41 17 24
Goals against 48 25 23
Clean sheets 6 1 5
Failed to score 6 3 3

Knattspyrnufélagið Fram (Fram Football Club) is an Icelandic sports club, best known for its football and handball teams. It was founded on 1 May 1908 in Reykjavík. It is based at Safamýri, in the Háaleiti og Bústaðir district near Reykjavík city centre.

The football team currently plays in the second division, the 1. deild karla after being relegated in the 2014 season.

The club also has strong handball teams; the men's team won the Icelandic championship in 2013.

Other sports offered by the club include basketball, taekwondo and skiing.

History

The first years (1908–1928)

The football club was established in spring 1908, in Reykjavík. The club was started by several boys around 13 years old, or almost, living in the area around Tjarnargata, near the centre of Reykjavík. One group member, Peter J. H. Magnusson, had bought a football and the football was used and provided all summer. The first football club was almost in this very informal company. No board was appointed, no written laws and the club did not even have a name. From this was added to the first formal meeting, on 15 March 1909. With the approach of Spring, the local footballers convened a meeting. Soon it got more serious and the boys started meeting more often and in the end the club Fram or Kári like the first name of the club was, became a real Football club. The first name of the club was Kári, but later on the name was changed to Fram which it has been ever since. The first Icelandic championship was in 1912, which KR Reykjavík won. Fram came second in that year.

League dominance 1913–1919

From 1913 to 1919 Fram Reykjavík was unbeatable. The 1913 season was the second season of Úrvalsdeild. The 1914–19 proved to be even more fruitful, the club won six consecutive league titles from 1913 through to 1919, Fram Reykjavík won 1913 as the only entrant. It was their first ever title. Fram Reykjavík won again 1914. Three teams took part this season with Valur entering for the first time. Fram Reykjavík won the championship. Fram Reykjavík welcomed once again the title after draw against KR in the last match, with the highest number of points. KR protested a lot against that, and the result was that Fram Reykjavík and KR had to play a final match which Fram eventually won 3–1. In those years Fram Reykjavík was simply unbeatable and it wasn't until 1919 that they lost again. but 1921, 1922, 1923 and, 1925 the club won again. But it was a long wait for the next title. the main striker Friðþjófur Thorsteinsson also moved to Canada and never came back, after the best striker left there was no one to come instead.

Doing well despite World War II, 1939–1948

From 1936 to 1939 Hermann Lindemann had been very successful, but it wasn't good enough for the fans as no title had yet come. So in 1939 the German superstar went home to carry on with his own career in Germany which he protested against because of World War II. During that time Fram Reykjavik had a fantastic team especially from 1946 to 1948, with Ríkharður Jónsson in the team. Shortly afterwards the world war stopped play, but in 1939 four teams contested and Fram Reykjavík won the League. Despite having one −1 goal in score they were still number one on the table.

In 1942, after beating Víkingur R at Melavöllur 2–1 in a match played in unusually cold summer weather, Fram Reykjavík came second to Valur by losing in extra time. Ríkharður Jónsson was then studying in Reykjavík and during that time Iceland's most talented soccer player ever played for Fram. The team lineup for this year was the best in Fram Reykjavik's history. the 1950s were nothing compared with 1939–1948.

Ups and downs during the 1960s

The Fram Reykjavík Handball team became one of Europe's biggest handball clubs, as did the national team. Meanwhile, the football club had done much better and Fram Reykjavík remained a top three club in Iceland, albeit achieving titles less frequently than before. 1962 was different, then Fram Reykjavík managed to win the league and 62–64 the club fought about every single title existing, but it seem like something bad has happened from 1965 to 1967 because it wasn't until then that Fram Reykjavík were number two in the league and showed they were back among the best, and the 1970s and 1980s were to be more successful. Still the team was said to have played very entertaining football. In the years that followed, the club worked more closely with the Youth club. The 1970s and 1980s were maybe Fram Reykjavík's golden age.

Successful 1970s

In 1970 Fram Reykjavík was no doubt back on top: their player Kristinn Jörundsson scored 10 goals. Fram finished second, four points behind ÍA, and thus qualified for the UEFA Cup.

In 1972 Fram Reykjavík won their first title since 1962. In 1970, 1973 and 1979 Fram Reykjavík won the Visa Cup – on the two last occasions by scoring in the final seconds. In 1975 the club was very unlucky not to win the league again. At that time several of their players were in the national football team. That summer Real Madrid, with players like Günter Netzer, visited Reykjavík and easily beat a Fram side. Guðmundur Torfason, a young Fram player, later had a successful career playing for St Mirren F.C. in Scotland.

In 1973 the Fram Reykjavík basketball team won the first Second Division championship, in the year it was founded by the Icelandic Basketball Federation (Icelandic: Körfuknattleikssamband Íslands – KKÍ).

In the 1974–75 season, Fram Reykjavík achieved the first in their series of wins in the First Division which ended in the 1985–86 season when they won their fourth title.

1986–91 The best Icelandic team

1983: The club hired a new coach from Poland, Andrzej Strejlau. Fram Reykjavík was relegated to the men's first division, but next year, they were promoted straight back to the Premier Division. Andrzej was the coach until 1985, when he went to Greece to coach first the Greece Footballs Clubs Associations (Five Division) club Larissa but later on also the national team of Poland. Many still today consider his work with the club a big part in making the team of 1986–1991 so successful. That same year Fram Reykjavík brought in a new coach, Ásgeir Elíasson, who was about to make history. The following years turned out to be the most successful times of the club since the glorious 1913–19 seasons.

In 1986 Fram Reykjavík beat Irish Football League Glentoran in the first round of the Cup Winners' Cup and advanced to the second round, in which they played the Austrian Football Bundesliga team Rapid Vienna. After losing 3–0 in Vienna, Fram Reykjavík made Icelandic footballing history by winning the home match 2–1, thus becoming the first Icelandic football club in history to win a match in a later stage than the first round. In 1985 Fram Reykjavík won the Icelandic Cup and then in 1986 they won their first Icelandic championship since 1972. The next year the club was second in the league, but won the Visa Cup again. In 1988 the team won the league in a dominating fashion, drawing only once and losing one game and scoring a record 49 points. The record was never to be broken in a league of ten clubs, although it was equalled on two occasions. As the number of clubs in Iceland's top flight has now been increased to 12, this record will never be beaten. The titles kept coming in and in 1989 Fram Reykjavík won the Visa Cup. The football summer of 1990 was noted for the two horse race between KR and Fram Reykjavík which Fram eventually won dramatically, beating Valur 3–2 in the crucial last game of the season, after trailing 0–2 at half-time. The year 1990 was also a successful year in the Cup Winners' Cup for Fram Reykjavík. The club beat the Swedish Champions Djurgårdens IF Fotboll, with a 3–0 home victory in Reykjavik and a 1–1 draw in Sweden. The club played Spanish giants Barcelona FC in the second round. Fram Reykjavík lost the home game 1–2 with the winning goal coming in the final minutes. Barcelona's winning goal was somewhat controversial, as Fram Reykjavík had had strong appeals for a penalty just seconds before the goal. But as the referee waved play on, Barcelona kicked the ball forward and scored the winning goal, although the Icelandic defenders appealed for offside. Barcelona then went on to win 3–0 at Nou Camp and subsequently reached the final, which they lost to Manchester United. Although Fram Reykjavík lost the tie 5–1 on aggregate, the results are widely regarded as an Icelandic football club's best ever success in European competition.

1992–2005 Fram worst years ever

Bad years for Fram Reykjavík 1993 Ásgeir Sigurvinsson was hired as coach to build the club again but that failed badly and the club just got worse. 1998–2004 Fram Reykjavík were always among the lowest in Úrvalsdeild and saved themselves on the last second from relegation, the club was relegated twice, in 1995 and 2005. Many coaches tried their best to put Fram Reykjavík back among the best Ólafur Þórðarson (footballer) Pétur Ormslev Guðmundur Torfason, but it wasn't until 2005, when good old Ásgeir Elíasson was hired that the wheels started turning again. He won division one very easily and brought the club back among the best before he quit. Only one year later he died, and Þorvaldur Örlygsson was hired as the new coach with new ideas .

2007–2010: stable years

Fram Reykjavík won the second-tier championship of 1. deild karla in 2006 and finished 7th in the Landsbankadeild (the then name for the premier division) in 2007. They bought the Swedish striker Patrik Redo, whom they later had to sell to Keflavík Football Club. In 2008 Fram played their best season in many years when they finished 3rd in the Landsbankadeild. In 2009 the club was number 4, and played in the Icelandic Cup Final but lost to Breiðablik UBK in a penalty shootout. Now[] it seems as if Fram Reykjavík is back among the best again. Fram's woes continued in the spring of 2006. In 2008 things changed a lot though a new manager came that had been playing for Fram Reykjavík in the famous 86–91 team Þorvaldur Örlygsson. He started by buying Auðun Helgason, a former Icelandic international football player Assistant manager. For the third time in three years, a new coach would take the helm and most of the time it seemed as if nobody could lead Fram Reykjavík out of the dark. This time, however, it was a complete success. Fram Reykjavík won four straight games, gobbling up KR's lead as team number 3 in the table (a qualifying position for the UEFA Cup), and finally overtaking them. Fram Reykjavík against FH Hafnarfjörður where they won away which was for the first time in many years, the team that was supposed to be unbeatable they managed to win. The following weekend, Fram Reykjavík beat Keflavík, securing the club's third position in the league for the first time since 1992. Fram Reykjavík was back in European competition: the team that almost drew at Nou Camp 18 years ago was back, and there was more good news to come, Þorvaldur Örlygsson accepted a new offer to be the manager. The summer of 2009 came out to be not as good as expected in Úrvalsdeild Fram Reykjavík finished 4th, which was an obvious disappointment. And in Visa-Bikar 2009 Fram Reykjavík made it to the finals but lost in penalty kickout against Breiðablik UBK where Paul McShane missed the last penally for Fram Reykjavík, in UEFA Cup 2009 Fram won The New Saints F.C. easily in the first round but in the second round Fram Reykjavík traveled to Czech Republic to play Sigma Olomouc the first match went 1–1 where Sigma scored a goal almost in the last second of the match. The second match Sigma Olomouc won but Fram Reykjavík was told to have played maybe their best matches of the summer there and they showed that on a good day they could play like the big teams in Europe. Before the 2009 season Þorvaldur Örlygsson brought several new players to Fram Reykjavík, one of them being Jón Gunnar Eysteinsson who Þorvaldur Örlygsson knew well from Fjarðabyggð, he was supposed to come instead of Auðun Helgason that went to Grindavík and Some other players like the English brothers which both started their career playing for Chelsea F.C., Joe Tillen and Sam Tillen the team of 2010 was one of the youngest teams ever in Icelandic football, the oldest player was 25 years old. Still it was a summer of disappointment finishing 5th.

2010–2013: Years of struggle

After three good mid-table years came a difficult time. In 2011 the team never really got going, but played much better in the later part of the summer after the arrival of the Scottish players Alan Lowing and Steven Lennon and managed to avoid relegation. In 2012 a lot was expected of Fram and the pre-season looked good; some commentators were forecasting Fram to win the league, but the team had difficulties scoring goals. Not much changed in the summer of 2013: in the middle of the summer Þorvaldur Örlygsson quit and Ríkharður Daðason was hired. Ríkharður started very well and in the end he won the VISA Cup, the first big title Fram had won in football for 23 years. After that cup final, however, things went downhill and the team lost most of the remaining games of the season.

2014–: New manager, new team

Ríkharður Daðason did not stay long, and after arguments with the Board about money to buy players he decided to quit. He was replaced by Bjarni Guðjónsson. With him came big changes: all the foreign players were sold, along with some of the bigger names in the squad such as Sam Hewson and Hólmbert Friðjónsson. Instead he bought young Icelandic players from other Icelandic teams, and his own brother Jóhannes Karl Guðjónsson.