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BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAROE ISLANDS PREMIER LEAGUE
The Faroe Islands Premier League is the top tier of the association football in the Faroe Islands. The league is also known as the Betri Deildin Menn due to its sponsorship reasons. In 1942, the competition was officially established as Meistaradeildin. Its name was used from 2005 when it replaced the 1.deild as the top football division of the country.
The championship is organized by the Faroe Islands Football Association, which is under the administration of the UEFA Confederation. There are 10 clubs taking part in a season and all of them have semi-professional status.
As of November 2020, the Betri Deildin Menn is ranked 47th out of 55 leagues in the UEFA coefficient.
Faroe Islands Premier League
HISTORY OF THE FAROE ISLANDS PREMIER LEAGUE
- From 1942 to 1946, the competition was played in a knockout format.
- Since 1947, it was officially played in a league format.
- In 1976, the promotion and relegation system was introduced in the league.
- In 1992, clubs started taking part in European competitions.
- Before the creation of the Faroe Islands Football Association in 1979, the Premier League of the country was organized by the Faroe Islands Sports Association.
- The competition was completed annually except for the 1944 season.
HOW IS THE FORMAT OF THE FAROE ISLANDS PREMIER LEAGUE?
There are 10 teams taking part in the competition. The teams play each other thrice. A draw is made before the elaboration of the next season’s fixtures to determine the teams having an additional home game. Formerly, the club’s performance in the previous season decided that.
At the end of a season, the Faroese champion qualifies for the UEFA Champions League preliminary round. Whereas, the runner-up is eligible for the UEFA Europa Conference League’s first qualifying round. An additional berth in the Conference League is granted to the Faroe Islands Cup winner. If the Cup’s winner has already qualified for the European competition, the spot will belong to the third-placed team in the League. On the other hand, the two last-ranked teams of the league must be relegated to the 1.deild.
TEAMS PLAYING IN THE 2021 FAROE ISLANDS PREMIER LEAGUE
The 2021 season is the 79th edition of top-tier football in the Faroe Islands, and also the 17th season under the current format. HB are the defending champions with their 24th titles in 2020.
Havnar Bóltfelag- the most successful team in the Faroe Islands Premier League
10 teams of the 2021 season are displayed in the below table. 07 Vestur and B68 Toftir are the two teams promoted from the 1.deild after Skála and Argja Bóltfelag were relegated in the previous season.
TITLES BY CLUBS IN THE FAROE ISLANDS PREMIER LEAGUE
Havnar Bóltfelag (HB) are considered the most successful team in the premier league. They have had 24 times winning the title and also had 25 times becoming the runners-up. These are statistics that not any other team can reach.
Klaksvíkar Ítróttarfelag (KI) rank second with 18 champion titles and 13 runner-up titles. As of 11 May 2021, this is the leading team in the 2021 season.
The achievements of teams in the Faroe Islands Premier League are pretty competitive. Almost all teams in the league have won at least 1 title. B36 Tórshavn have even got 11 titles in their career and stayed in the third position of the table.
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