The Legend of FC Kareoki

FC Kareoki is Iceland oldest swamp soccer team, the players are all thirty-something family men, we have an Economist working at the central bank, we have a business owner, a town official and a carpenter to name a few. They all enjoy getting down and dirty once per year and have been doing so for the past 10 years while participating in the swamp-soccer European cup in the small town of Isafjordur in western Iceland. They have never won anything and were about to give up when they finally to everyones surprise, especially their own, became European champions. Knowing that the team is about to play it‘s last match they decide to go to Finland to compete and win the world cup.
When the decision is made to go to Ukkohalla Finland they start having trouble getting enough men to join them in this venture. The rules are different in Finland, the fields are twice the size of the ones in Iceland and the matches are 20 minutes instead of 16 like they are used to. So it‘s going to be uphill all the way for them to be World Champions. The Legend of FC Kareoki is a tongue in cheek, sometimes hilarious look at the fringe sport Swamp soccer. Where having a good time outside and inside the field is as important as winning.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    June 4, 2017
  • Length
    73 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Goðsögnin FC Kareoki
  • International Title
    The Legend of FC Kareoki
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Germany
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles

Company Credits


  • 2017