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Argja Bóltfelag

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Full name  Argja Bóltfelag
Ground Capacity  2,000
Manager  Trygvi Mortensen
Location  Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Nickname(s)  AB Frensurin
Chairman  Martin Dalsgarð
Arena/Stadium  Argir Stadium
Founded  1973

Ground  Skansi Arena Argir, Faroes
League  Faroe Islands Premier League

Argja Bóltfelag is an Faroese football club based in Argir. They will play their 2017 season in 1.deild, after being relegated from Effodeildin in 2016, after playing there for three years. They play their home games at the Inni í Vika Stadium in Argir.

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History

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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.

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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.

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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 in the highest series, the team ended the 2016 season in 9th place and got relegated.

Honours

  • 2. deild: 1
  • Current Squad

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

    Out studying in Denmark

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

    Technical staff

    As of 1 January 2008.

    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:

    Managers

  • Jóannes Jakobsen (2005)
  • Allan Mørkøre (2008–10)
  • Sámal Erik Hentze (Aug 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2013)
  • Bill McLeod Jacobsen (Jan 1, 2014 – April 16, 2014)
  • Oddbjörn Joensen (April 17, 2014–)
  • 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 18 years of age. There are 20 coaches for these youth players.

    References

    Argja Bóltfelag Wikipedia


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