Synthetic turf developing Football in Iceland

Football was first played in Iceland in 1895, introduced by a Scottish printer and bookseller. Nearly all the leading clubs are based in the south-west corner of the country around the capital with just a few others along the North coast and elsewhere. The domestic season runs from May to October.

As of January 2012, there were 100 registered football clubs in Iceland with 28 full size Synthetic pitches. Player participation overall has seen a steady 6% increase since 2004 with Eidur Gudjohnsen along with Gylfi Sigurðsson probably their best known players.

“All our full size fields are owned by local / regional government but many are run by general sports clubs in the area.” said Johann Gunnar Kristinsson, Stadium Manager, KSI, Iceland. It is estimated there will be an additional 160 mini synthetic pitches installed and continue to help football development in Iceland.