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Argja Bóltfelag
Argja Bóltfelag.png
Full name Argja Bóltfelag
Nickname(s) Frensurin
Short name AB
Founded August 15, 1973
Ground Skansi Arena
Argir, Faroes
Capacity 2,000
Chairman Doris Vang Rasmussen
League Betrideildin
2018 Betrideildin, 9th
Website Club website

Argja Bóltfelag is a Faroese football club based in Argir. They will play their 2019 second season in Betrideildin, after being promoted from 1. deild after playing there for 1 season in 2017. They play their home games at the Inni í Vika Stadium in Argir.

History

Argja Bóltfelag (or AB) was founded on 15 August 1973 by Danish resident Johnny Nyby and other football enthusiasts on Argjum. In the spring of 1974 the first board was elected. This composed of Johnny Nyby, Chairman; Fróði Olsen, Co-Chairman; Sonja á Argjaboða, accountant; and Kristian Arge, board writer. Other members of the board were Erling Olsen, Sæmundur Mortenen and Jens Hansen. In the same year the team started in the regular competition.

Inni í Vika Stadium AB scores against KÍ and wins 3–1

Initially the team didn't have very good training facilities and rented a school playground. Later they got a small ground to train on, but it was only 20 x 40 m² in measurements. There was no football field on Argjum at the time, but they were allowed to loan the Gundadalur, which belongs to HB and B36. AB practiced and played their matches at the Gundadalur and this helped the team to survive.

In 1983 a football field was built on Argjum and now had better training facilities. Having their own ground helped the team a lot and in 1985 a new two-storey house was built for AB. AB got the lower storey and the second storey was used as a school classroom.

In 1998 artificial grass was laid on the football field. For some years, the second storey remained as a school classroom for young children. By 2004 AB had grown enough to get the whole house.

From 2000 Tórálvur Stenberg became the chairman of AB and he brought them from the 3rd division all the way to Formuladeildin in 2006. Sadly, he did not see AB play in Formuladeildina, because he died of cancer in the autumn. Stenberg was the first to become an honorary member of the team. He put his life and soul into Argja Bóltfelag. Two of his sons, Jónas and Heðin Stenberg, play for AB.

AB's first season in the Vodafonedeildin wasn't very successful and were relegated along with VB/Sumba, finishing in 9th place. Though in the season afterwards, they bounced right back and were promoted again after finishing runners-up in 1. deild. After spending three years (2014, 2015 and 2016) in the highest series, the team ended the 2016 season in 9th place and got relegated. Although, in 2017 AB got promoted from 1. deild after playing there for 1 season in 2017.

Honours

2017
2002

First team squad

Current squad

AB Argir in a match in Vodafonedeildin 2010 against FC Suðuroy.

As of 1 November 2017. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Faroe Islands GK Áki Dahl
2 Faroe Islands DF Beinir Henriksen
3 Faroe Islands DF Teitur Jóannesarson
4 Faroe Islands DF Hørður Tórsson
5 Faroe Islands MF Filip í Liða
6 Faroe Islands DF Petur Frank Holm
7 Faroe Islands MF Jobin Drangastein
8 Faroe Islands MF Bárður Olsen
9 Faroe Islands MF Bartal Petersen
10 Faroe Islands MF Bjarni Skála
11 Faroe Islands FW Cristian í Garði
12 Faroe Islands MF Teitur Olsen
13 Faroe Islands DF Jónas Stenberg (Captain)
No. Position Player
14 Faroe Islands MF Mikkjal Hentze
15 Faroe Islands DF Neli Heldarskarð
16 Faroe Islands GK Heðin Stenberg
17 Faroe Islands DF Petur Mikkelsen
18 Faroe Islands DF Martin Midjord
19 Faroe Islands DF Sørin Samuelsen
20 Faroe Islands FW Karstin Højgaard
21 Faroe Islands FW Rasmus Dan Sørensen
22 Faroe Islands FW Bjarki Nielsen
Faroe Islands GK Rúni Højgaard
Serbia DF Dmitrije Jankovic
Faroe Islands MF Dánjal Jákup Hansen
Faroe Islands MF Kári Hvannastein

Technical staff

As of the year 2019.

  • Manager: Faroe Islands Sorin Vasile Anghel
  • U21 Manager: Faroe Islands Allan Mørkøre
  • Fitness coach: Faroe Islands Sólrun Gleðisheygg

Player of the year

Starting from 2006, the club has annually named its player of the year. Players still playing for the club are marked in bold:

  • 2006: Faroe Islands Rúni Nolsøe
  • 2007: Faroe Islands Jónas Stenberg
  • 2008: Faroe Islands Allan Mørkøre
  • 2012: Faroe Islands Leivur Holm Joensen

Managers

  • Faroe Islands Oddbjørn Joensen (2000 - 2001)
  • Faroe Islands Sámal Erik Hentze (2002 - 2003)
  • Faroe Islands Kári Reynheim (2004)
  • Faroe Islands Jóannes Jakobsen (2005)
  • Faroe Islands Rúni Nolsøe (2006)
  • Faroe Islands Oddbjørn Joensen (January - May 31, 2007)
  • Faroe Islands Sigfríður Clementsen (June 01, 2007 - Dec 31, 2007)
  • Faroe Islands Allan Mørkøre (2008 – July 31, 2010)
  • Faroe Islands Sámal Erik Hentze (Aug 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2013)
  • Faroe Islands Bill McLeod Jacobsen (Jan 1, 2014 – April 16, 2014)
  • Faroe Islands Oddbjörn Joensen (April 17, 2014 – May 31, 2015)
  • Faroe Islands Sámal Erik Hentze (June 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015)
  • Faroe Islands Trygvi Mortensen (2016)
  • Faroe Islands Kári Reynheim (2017)
  • Faroe Islands Sorin Vasile Anghel (2018, 2019 - )

Youth teams

Argja Bóltfelag also has youth teams. There are 16 youth teams, based on gender and age, with the youngest team for the age of 6–8 and the oldest for 21 years of age. There are more than 20 coaches for these youth players.

See also

References

External links

  • Argja Bóltfelag official website (in Faroese)
  • Frensurin fan Club (in Faroese)
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