Einar Daníelsson

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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 Einar.
Einar Daníelsson
Personal information
Full name Einar Þór Daníelsson
Date of birth (1970-01-19) 19 January 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1999 KR Reykjavík 125 (32)
1999 OFI Crete 13 (1)
1999–2000 Stoke City 8 (1)
2000 Lillestrøm SK 1 (0)
2000–2003 KR Reykjavík 57 (10)
2004 ÍBV 17 (4)
2006 Grótta 4 (3)
National team
1991 Iceland U21 1 (0)
1993–2002 Iceland 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Einar Þór Daníelsson (born 19 January 1970) is a former Icelandic footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke City and also for the Iceland national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Einar played for local side KR Reykjavík before moving to Greek side OFI Crete in 1999.[1] He joined English side Stoke City in November 1999 along with a number of fellow countrymen following the club being taken over by a group of Icelandic businessmen.[1] Einar made a good start scoring on his debut in a 4–0 win away at Wycombe Wanderers.[1] However unlike some of the Icelandic players Einar failed to adapt to English football and left after making just nine appearances.[1] He went on to play for Lillestrøm SK, KR Reykjavík, ÍBV and Grótta .[1]

International career[edit]

Einar made his debut for the Iceland national football team on 17 October 1993, coming on as a late substitute for Rúnar Kristinsson in the 1–3 defeat to Tunisia. He went on to win 21 caps for his country over the following nine years, and scored his only international goal in the 4–0 win against Liechtenstein on 20 August 1997.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City[1] 1999–2000 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1
Career Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ "International matches played by Einar Daníelsson". Knattspyrnusamband Íslands (KSÍ). Retrieved 31 May 2012.