Reykjavík club Valur became Icelandic champions in women’s football for the fourth year in a row with a 10-0 victory over Keflavík yesterday. The club has become Icelandic champions five times since 2004 and nine times in total in the women’s league.
Captain Katrín Jónsdóttir, who has played a key part in Valur’s team in the past years, told Fréttabladid that the victory was especially sweet this year.
“We lost seven girls from last year’s starting lineup and two players who were severely injured also left the club. We still managed to defend the title,” Jónsdóttir explained.
“The young players who were given more responsibility proved their worth this summer. Also, Valur’s youth team [2. flokkur] became Icelandic champions so the club’s future is bright,” Jónsdóttir added.
Valur has a chance of earning two titles this year; the team meets Breidablik in the Iceland Cup on October 4.
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