The Úrvalsdeild (English: Men's Select Division) is the top Icelandic association football league. It was founded in 1912. Because of the harsh winters in Iceland, it is often played from spring to summer. It is run by the Football Association of Iceland. It has 12 clubs. As of 31 July 2015, the league was the 35th best in Europe. Since 27 April 2009, the league has also been known as the Pepsi-deildin (English: The Pepsi League) after the Football Association of Iceland and Ölgerðin signed a three-year contract together.
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||1. deild karla|
|Domestic cup(s)||Bikarkeppni karla|
|International cup(s)||UEFA Champions League|
UEFA Europa Conference League
|Current champions||Víkingur |
|Most championships||KR (27 titles)|
|Current: 2022 Besta deild karla|
Since 1955, the worst teams in the league were sent to the 1. deild karla. The current champions are Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar (FH), and the team with the most titles is Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur (KR).
|Víkingur Ólafsvík||Ólafsvík||1st in the 1. deild karla|
|Þróttur Reykjavík||Reykjavík||2nd in the 1. deild karla|
The only teams to have won a title are KR (26), Valur (20), ÍA (18), Fram (18), FH (6), Víkingur (5), Keflavík (4), ÍBV (3), KA (1), Breiðablik (1) and Stjarnan (1)."
- ↑ UEFA Association club coefficients accessed on 3 August 2015.
- ↑ Pepsi-deildin í knattspyrnu 2009 Archived 2015-06-09 at the Wayback Machine accessed on 3 August 2015.
- ↑ Fram Reykjavík was the only team to participate in the 1913 season
- ↑ Fram Reykjavík was the only team to participate in the 1914 season