2018 will see Iceland’s national football team compete in a World Cup for the first time in their history – the smallest nation to ever qualify for the tournament. Fortunately, there is a local Icelandic club that will know how to celebrate this incredible achievement.
Over the years, Stjarnan football club have captured the attention of the world with videos going viral of their imaginative goal celebrations.
Stjarnan compete in the Úrvalsdeild karla, also known as Pepsi-deild karla – the top tier of Icelandic league football. The club won their first league title in 2014, and followed up this triumph by making some serious headway in the 2014-15 Europa League playoffs. After beating Scottish club Motherwell and Polish team Lech Poznań, it took the Italian giants Inter Milan to deny Stjarnan a place in the group stages.