Playing in the shadows of the Faroes
Vikingur Gota's home
Sarpugeroi Stadium is the 3,000 capacity home of Faroe Island outfit Vikingur Gota. The club was founded in 2008 after the merger between local teams GI Gota and Leirvik IF.
Nicknamed the Vikings – the towns were both Viking settlements – Vikingur Gota play in the Faroe Islands Premier League (Effodeildin) under the management of former national coach Jogvan Martin Olsen. In his first season in charge in 2009, he led the team to the Faroese Cup and they reached the Europa League second qualifying round the following season where they were eliminated by Turkish giants Besiktas 7-0 on aggregate. Having finished third last season, their best-placed finish, they had another crack at the Europa League but were thrashed by Belarussian side FC Gomel 10-0 over the two legs. UEFA have ranked them as the 410th best team in Europe for this season.