Full name EB/Streymur
Founded 1993
Ground Við Margáir
Streymnes, Faroe Islands
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Signar í Homrun
Manager Eliesar Olsen
League 1. deild
2015 Effodeildin, 10th (relegated)
Website Club home page

EB/Streymur is a Faroese Semi-professional football club based in Streymnes. The club was founded in 1993, as result of the merger between EB, and Streymur. In 2016 they will play in 1. deild, the second tier of Faroese football. They have won the Faroe Islands Premier League two times, and the Faroe Islands Cup four times.


The club is a result of a merger in 1993 between Eiðis Bóltfelag, who were founded on 23 February 1913, and Streymur, founded in 1976.[1][2] Prior to the merger, both EB Eiði and Streymur usually played their football in the second or third division. After the merger in 1993 the team still resided in the lower divisions, but this soon changed. With a newly built football ground at Mølin, Eiði, and a healthy injection of young talent, EB/Streymur chased promotion to the top flight. Among these players in were: Hans Pauli Samuelsen, Bárður Olsen (Haldórsvík), Brian Olsen (Tjørnuvík), Marni Djurhuus, Gert Hansen, Arnbjørn Hansen (Kollafjørður). With the help of veteran attacker Jón Sigurd Gleðisheygg, the team won promotion in the 1999/00 season, finishing in place second, behind B36.

EB/Streymur had since gained a foothold in the top division (Formuladeildin), as a title contenders. In 2006, following a mid-table finish the previous season, the club made a strong start to the season under Polish coach Piotr Krakowski, and led the league at the mid-summer break, having recorded a club record 8–2 win against B68 Toftir.[3] With four matches left to play their lead at the top of the table was seven points. A dip in form followed, but the club went into the final match requiring a draw against to win the title. However, a late KÍ goal, coupled with HB taking the lead in their match with two minutes remaining meant EB/Streymur were denied the title.[3] In 2007 the club again finished second, and played in European competition for the first time, losing 2–1 on aggregate to Finnish club MyPa in the UEFA Cup first qualifying round.

Prior to the 2008 season, EB/Streymur had never won the Faroese championship neither before nor after the merger, however on 15 August 2007 and again on 14 June 2008, EB/Streymur won a trohpy for the first time by winning the Faroe Islands Cup and its second by winning the Cup again as holders the year after. On 21 October 2008, after finishing as runners-up in the league two years in a row previously, the club finally won its first championship, and thus the double in the 2008 season.

In July 2008 the club was drawn against Manchester City of England's Premier League in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Cup 2008-09. Director Rólant Højsted announced that the home leg of the tie would be held at one of the larger grounds in the Faroe Islands, either Toftir or Tórshavn, as the club's við Margáir ground has a capacity of only 1,000. The tie, which was played in Tórshavn, ended with a defeat of 0 – 2 to Manchester City with goals coming in the first half from Martin Petrov & Dietmar Hamann. The away leg was played at the Oakwell Stadium of Championship League side Barnsley Football Club rather than Manchester City's, City Of Manchester Stadium due to the pitch being re-surfaced. The Pitch was re-surfaced as a Bon Jovi Concert was a couple of weeks before the match.[4]

On 25 September 2014 EB/Streymur lost one of the clubs best football players, the 22-year-old Gunnar Zachariasen, who died in a tragic accident on board a Greenlandic fishing trawler which was in Tórshavn in order to sell its fish. The accident happened while unloading fish from the trawler, something went wrong and a lot of boxes with frozen fish fell on top of Gunnar Zachariasen who died instantly. According to Rúni Nolsøe, EB/Streymurs coach, Faroese football had lost a very good football player.[5] He played 11 caps and scored 4 goals for the U21 Faroe Islands team.[6] EB/Streymur was supposed to play against NSÍ Runavík the a few days later, but the match was cancelled because of the death of Gunnar Zachariasen.

Current squad

EB/Streymur and FC Suðuroy in the Faroese Cup match on 25 April 2010, which EB/Streymur won 4–1. Four months later EB/Streymur won the Cup (Løgmanssteypið). The EB/Streymur players in this photo are Gert Aage Hansen and Marni Djurhuus.

As of 22 March 2014.

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

No. Position Player
1 Faroe Islands GK René Tórgarð
2 Faroe Islands DF Jónas Þór Næs
3 Faroe Islands MF Árni Olsen
4 Faroe Islands DF Gert Aage Hansen (captain)
8 Faroe Islands DF Egil á Bø
11 Faroe Islands FW Hans Pauli Samuelsen
12 Faroe Islands DF Marni Djurhuus
13 Faroe Islands DF Pól Jóhannus Justinussen
No. Position Player
14 Faroe Islands DF Rógvi Nielsen
15 Faroe Islands MF Hanus Olsen
17 Faroe Islands MF Niels Pauli Danielsen
18 Faroe Islands MF Brian Olsen
20 Faroe Islands FW Jóhannes Hansen
22 Faroe Islands FW Arnbjørn Hansen
23 Faroe Islands FW Leif Niclasen
24 Faroe Islands GK Jákup Andrias Hansen






2008, 2012
2007, 2008, 2010, 2011
2011, 2012, 2013

European cup history

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 UEFA Cup First round Finland MyPa-47 1–1 0–1 1–2
2008–09 UEFA Cup First qualifying round England Manchester City 0–2 0–2 0–4
2009–10 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round Cyprus APOEL Nicosia 0–2 0–3 0–5
2010–11 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Sweden Kalmar FF 0–3 0–1 0–4
2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round Azerbaijan Qarabağ 1–1 0–0 1–1 (a)
2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round Armenia Gandzasar 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
2013–14 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round Andorra Lusitanos 5–1 2–2 7–3
Second qualifying round Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 1–3 1–6 2–9

It is notable that in June 2008 the side did very well to contain English champions Manchester City to just a 2–0 win with their semi-professional side in front of a crowd of 5,000 against players such as Brazil & AC Milan winger Robinho, Galatasaray central midfielder Elano and Belgium skipper Vincent Kompany

European record

Competition Matches W D L GF GA
UEFA Champions League 6 1 1 4 9 17
UEFA Europa League 6 1 2 3 4 8
UEFA Cup 4 0 1 3 1 6
Total 16 2 4 10 14 31

See also


Wikimedia Commons has media related to EB/Streymur.
  1. "Faroe Islands – Another First time champion" (PDF). UEFA.com.
  2. "O dia em que o EB enfrentou o Streymur" (in Portuguese). Faroe Football. 21 September 2013.
  3. 1 2 Hammond, Mike (ed.) (2007). The European Football Yearbook 2007/08. London: M Press Media. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-9555917-2-3.
  4. "Man City given Faroes Uefa task". BBC. 1 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
  5. aktuelt.fo – Vit hava mist okkara besta leikara (In English: We have lost one of our best players)
  6. faroesoccer.com
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