Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Björn.
Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
Personal information
Full name Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson[1]
Date of birth (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Akranes, Iceland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward / Winger
Club information
Current team
Molde
(on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Number 11
Youth career
ÍA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 ÍA 30 (6)
2009–2012 Lillestrøm 70 (17)
2012– Wolverhampton Wanderers 55 (7)
2014– Molde (loan) 15 (3)
National team
2006–2007 Iceland U-17 5 (0)
2007–2008 Iceland U-19 7 (2)
2010–2012 Iceland U-21 7 (4)
2011– Iceland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 February 2013

Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson (born 26 February 1991) is an Icelandic international footballer who plays as a forward for Norwegian club Molde, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Sigurðarson began his career with ÍA in his native Iceland before a three-year spell at Norwegian side Lillestrøm, during which time he made his international debut. In July 2012 he moved to Wolves for a reported £2.4m fee.[2]

Club career[edit]

ÍA[edit]

Sigurðarson made his debut for his hometown club ÍA in the 2007 Úrvalsdeild. He was mostly employed as a substitute in his first season, but became a regular first team player during the next season. However, ÍA suffered relegation to the second level.

He did not remain at ÍA after their relegation though, and instead signed a three-year contract with Norwegian club Lillestrøm SK in January 2009.[3]

Lillestrøm[edit]

After making his club debut on 22 March 2009 against Viking,[4] Sigurðarson's first season in the Tippeliga was troubled by numerous lower back injuries. He did manage to make 12 appearances, scoring once (against Bodø/Glimt on 20 September).[5]

In the 2010 season he became regular player for the club, a position he has held ever since. In Autumn 2011 his contract was extended further to run until 2014, though this news was not made public.[6]

In the 2012 season Sigurðarson scored seven times in the 11 first league games, as well as four goals in two cup ties.

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

On 18 June 2012, Sigurðarson's club officially announced that they had accepted an undisclosed bid for him from English side Wolverhampton Wanderers, believed to be in the region of £2.4m.[7][8] After passing to a medical and agreeing to personal terms for a four-year contract, the deal was finalised on 17 July 2012.[9]

The Icelandic striker made his Wolves debut as a substitute in an opening day defeat at Leeds United.[10] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–0 win at Peterborough in late September,[11] the first of five goals during a campaign that ended in relegation to League One.

In the 2013–14 season, under his third different manager during his time at Wolves, Sigurðarson failed to hold down a regular place in Wolves' team and on 31 January 2014 he was loaned to Norwegian side Molde for the remainder of 2014 in order to complete the Norwegian league season.[12]

International career[edit]

Sigurðarson has represented Iceland at numerous youth levels, most recently playing for their Under-21 team in the qualifying competition for the 2013 European Under-21 Championship. He played two matches in the 2011 European Under-21 Championship Finals in Denmark.

He has one senior cap for the full Icelandic national team, having made his debut as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Cyprus during Euro 2012 qualification on 6 September 2011.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Sigurðarson has three half-brothers, Bjarni Guðjónsson, Thordur Guðjónsson, and Joey Guðjónsson (who also played for Sigurðarson 's current club Wolves), who have all been professional footballers as well as playing for the Icelandic national team.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 October 2014[14]
Season Club League League Cup Other cups Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007 ÍA Úrvalsdeild 11 2 1 1 7 2 19 5
2008 19 4 1 0 3 1 23 5
ÍA Total 30 6 2 1 10 3 42 10
2009 Lillestrøm Tippeligaen 12 1 - - - - 12 1
2010 25 4 1 0 - - 26 4
2011 20 5 3 3 - - 23 8
2012 13 7 4 5 - - 17 12
Lillestrøm Total 70 17 8 8 - - 78 25
2012–13 Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C Championship 37 5 0 0 2 0 39 5
2013–14 League One 18 2 1 0 2 0 21 2
Wolves Total 55 7 1 0 4 0 60 7
2014 Molde Tippeligaen 15 3 2 0 0 0 17 3
Molde Total 15 3 2 0 0 0 17 3
Career total 170 33 13 9 14 3 197 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/02/2014 and 28/02/2014" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 6. Retrieved 6 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Wolves' bid for Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdsson accepted". Express & Star. 18 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson til Lilleström staðfest" (in Icelandic). Fotbolti.net. 20 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Lillestrøm 1–1 Viking" (in Norwegian). Altomfotball. 22 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lillestrøm 2–2 Bodø/Glimt" (in Norwegian). Altomfotball. 20 September 2009. 
  6. ^ "Signerte i all hemmelighet" (in Norwegian). Romerikes Blad. 24 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wolves' bid for Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdsson accepted". Express & Star. 18 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Deal agreed for Sigurdarson". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 19 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wolves confirm Sigurdarson deal". Sky Sports. 17 July 2012. 
  10. ^ "Leeds 1–0 Wolves". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Peterborough 0–2 Wolves". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Molde sign Bjorn Sigurdarson from Wolves". BBC Sport. 31 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Iceland beat Cyprus to break Group H duck". UEFA. 6 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Björn Bergmann Sigurdarson". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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