Havnar Bóltfelag

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Havnar Bóltfelag
Havnar Bóltfelag logo.svg
Full nameHavnar Bóltfelag
Founded1904; 117 years ago (1904)
GroundGundadalur, Tórshavn
ChairmanKaj Leo Johannesen
ManagerJonas Dal
LeagueFaroe Islands Premier League
HB Tórshavn against FC Suðuroy on 23 September 2012
HB Tórshavn against NSÍ Runavík in 2008. Fróði Benjaminsen is to the left.

Havnar Bóltfelag (HB) is a Faroese football club. It is one of the oldest and most successful football clubs in the Faroe Islands. The club was founded in 1904, and is based in the capital, Tórshavn. Home matches are played at the Gundadalur and they compete in the Faroe Islands Premier League. Havnar Bóltfelag is Faroese for Harbour Football Club, with Havn coming from the name of the town of Tórshavn.


HB Tórshavn was founded in October 1904. The club's first board was elected in a meeting, on 14 November 1904. The board consisted of three people: Mads Andrias Winther, Joan Pauli Joensen and Jakup Mouritsen. The future mayor of Tórshavn (1909–12), Mads Andrias Winther, was HB's first chairman. HB's first match against TB Tvøroyri took place on 23 May 1909, in Tvøroyri. The match ended in a 2–2. Two months later, on 18 July 1909, a second match was organized against TB Tvøroyri, this time held in Tórshavn. HB won the match 3–1. The first against future rivals KÍ Klaksvík was held on 16 July 1911, which finished in a 3–3 draw.

In 1942, a national league was formed in the Faroe Islands. The first few seasons weren't very successful ones for HB. Later their results improved and they finished runners-up in 1948, 1949, 1953 and 1954. Then in 1955, HB won the double, by winning the league and the first ever national cup competition, beating KÍ Klaksvík in the final. HB went on to win many more trophies; despite this by 1970, KÍ Klaksvík were the most successful club in the Faroe Islands at the time. That year HB were due to play KÍ Klaksvík in the national cup final. But the final never took place, as KÍ refused to play the final in Tórshavn. HB was not named the winners of the cup that year, even though KÍ failed to appear. HB were the current holders at the time, after beating B36 Tórshavn in the cup final, the previous year. They finished runners-up in 1970 after KÍ Klaksvík won their 5th title in a row. It was the fourth time HB had finished runners-up in the league in the past 4 seasons. The following year it was HB v TB in the cup final, the match went ahead this time and HB won. In the final round of the league there was fighting in the match between HB and KÍ. HB were the eventual winners of the league and KÍ finished runners-up. HB also won the cup in 1972 and 1973, making them 11 times winners, and winning the cup for 5 consecutive years. They also won the cup 5 times in a row, in years between 1978 and 1982. HB are the only club in the Faroe Islands to achieve this, with other clubs only having won the cup 2 years consecutively. By this time they had won the Faroe Islands Cup many more times than all other clubs in the Faroe Islands, but KÍ still held the most league titles.

In 1992, clubs in the Faroe Islands took part in European competitions for the first time, after the Faroe Islands Football Association became a member of UEFA a couple of years earlier. HB Tórshavn made their European debut in 1993 against RAF Jelgava in the Cup Winners Cup qualifying round. HB lost the first leg 0–1 away from home, but due to problems with their travel to the Faroe Islands the opponents did not show up for the return leg and HB were awarded a 3–0 win.[1] HB advanced into the first round, but were knocked out by FC U Craiova of Romania. This would turn out to be the only time HB Torshavn or any other Faroese club managed to get through the qualifying round(s) of any European Club Competition to date (June 2018). Since then HB has been involved in European competitions every season except for 2002–03 and 2012–13.

In 2003, HB won the league and equalled KÍ Klaksvík's record of 17 league titles. A year later HB won the league again and bettered KÍ's record, making HB Tórshavn the most successful team in the Faroe Islands, as they had now won the most national cups and won the most league titles, though it could be argued they were the most successful club even before that, because they have won the most trophies since 1973.

HB won the league in 2013 and participated in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.

In November 2017, HB hired Heimir Guðjónsson, who had previously guided Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar to five Icelandic championships, as manager.[2] On 23 September 2018 the club won the Faroe Islands Premier League after defeating second placed , 2–1. With the victory, no team could catch HB even with four matches remaining.[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 June 2021.[4][5] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Faroe Islands FRO Teitur Gestsson
4 MF Faroe Islands FRO Heðin Hansen
5 DF Ghana GHA Ibrahim Moro
6 DF Faroe Islands FRO Daniel Johansen
7 FW Faroe Islands FRO Adrian Justinussen
8 MF Faroe Islands FRO Dan í Soylu
9 FW Poland POL Michał Przybylski
10 MF Faroe Islands FRO René Joensen
11 MF Faroe Islands FRO Pætur Petersen
12 DF Nigeria NGA Sunday Odeh
14 FW Faroe Islands FRO Jákup Thomsen
15 FW Faroe Islands FRO Heri Mohr
16 GK Denmark DEN Rói Mørk Hentze
17 DF Faroe Islands FRO Bartal Wardum
18 MF Denmark DEN Stefan Radosavlevic
19 MF Faroe Islands FRO Hørður Askham
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW Faroe Islands FRO Ási Dam
22 MF Denmark DEN Mikkel Dahl
23 MF Faroe Islands FRO Hilmar Leon Jakobsen
27 MF Denmark DEN Hanus Sørensen
28 MF Faroe Islands FRO Samuel Johansen Chukwudi
29 FW Denmark DEN Áki Samuelsen
30 FW Faroe Islands FRO Mads Boe Mikkelsen
35 GK Faroe Islands FRO Bjarti Vitalis Mørk
GK Faroe Islands FRO Jákup Højgaard
DF Faroe Islands FRO Jógvan Rói Davidsen (captain)
DF Faroe Islands FRO Jákup Hansen
MF Denmark DEN Mathias Nygaard
MF Germany GER Kevin Schindler
MF Faroe Islands FRO Gilli Róason
FW Faroe Islands FRO Øssur Dalbúð
FW Faroe Islands FRO Teit Jacobsen

Notable former players[edit]

Former players who have played for a national team and/or for a fully pro league.

Coaches of HB Tórshavn[edit]



UEFA club competition record[edit]

Competition Pld W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 21 3 5 13 19 52
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 17 1 4 12 11 41
UEFA Europa Conference League 2 2 0 0 6 0
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 8 1 1 6 4 24
UEFA Intertoto Cup 10 0 4 6 4 30
TOTAL 58 7 14 37 44 147


Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Latvia RAF Jelgava 3–0[a] 0–1 3–1
1R Romania Universitatea Craiova 0–3 0–4 0–7
1994–95 UEFA Cup PR Scotland Motherwell 1–4 0–3 1–7
1995 UEFA Intertoto Cup Group 3 Romania Universitatea Cluj 0–0 N/A 4th
Norway Tromsø N/A 0–10
Belgium Germinal Ekeren 1–1 N/A
Switzerland FC Aarau N/A 1–6
1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Georgia (country) Dinamo Batumi 0–3 0–6 0–9
1997–98 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 1–1 0–6 1–7
1998–99 UEFA Cup 1Q Finland VPS Vaasa 2–0 0–4 2–4
1999–00 UEFA Champions League QR Finland FC Haka 1–1 0–6 1–7
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Hungary FC Tatabánya 0–4 0–3 0–7
2001–02 UEFA Cup QR Austria Grazer AK 2–2 0–4 2–6
2003–04 UEFA Champions League 1Q Lithuania FBK Kaunas 0–1 1–4 1–5
2004–05 UEFA Champions League 1Q Georgia (country) WIT Georgia 3–0 0–5 3–5
2005–06 UEFA Champions League 1Q Lithuania FBK Kaunas 2–4 0–4 2–8
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Latvia Dinaburg 0–1 1–1 1–2
2007–08 UEFA Champions League 1Q Iceland FH Hafnarfjörður 0–0 1–4 1–4
2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Sweden IF Elfsborg 1–4 0–0 1–4
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q Cyprus AC Omonia 1–4 0–4 1–8
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2Q Austria Red Bull Salzburg 1–0 0–5 1–5
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2Q Sweden Malmö FF 1–1 0–2 1–3
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1Q Iceland ÍBV 0–1 1–1 1–2
2014–15 UEFA Champions League 1Q Gibraltar Lincoln Red Imps 5–2 1–1 6–3
2Q Serbia FK Partizan 1–3 0–3 1–6
2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1Q Lithuania FK Trakai 1–4 0–3 1–7
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1Q Estonia Levadia Tallinn 0–2 1–1 1–3
2019–20 UEFA Champions League 1Q Finland HJK Helsinki 2–2 0–3 2–5
UEFA Europa League 2Q Northern Ireland Linfield 2–2 0–1 2–3
2020–21 UEFA Europa League PR Northern Ireland Glentoran N/A 0–1 N/A
2021–22 UEFA Champions League PR Andorra Inter Club d'Escaldes 0–1
UEFA Europa Conference League 2Q Montenegro Budućnost Podgorica 4–0 2–0 6–0
3Q Israel Maccabi Haifa
  1. ^ Awarded by UEFA after RAF Jelgava failed to appear.[1]
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • 1R: First round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round


  1. ^ a b James M. Ross. "Cup Winners' Cup 1993-94". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ Guðmundur Hilmarsson (3 November 2017). "Heimir tekur við liði HB". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ Runólfur Trausti Þórhallsson (23 September 2018). "Heimir stýrði HB til sigurs í deildinni". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "HB - Squad". UEFA. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  5. ^ "HB 2019". Faroe Soccer. Retrieved 26 July 2019.

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