Eyjólfur Héðinsson

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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 Eyjólfur.
Eyjólfur Héðinsson
Personal information
Full name Eyjólfur Héðinsson
Date of birth (1985-01-01) 1 January 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Midtjylland
Number 21
Youth career
2000 ÍR
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2002 ÍR 15 (0)
2003-2006 Fylkir 53 (1)
2006-2011 GAIS 100 (12)
2011-2013 SønderjyskE 59 (16)
2013- FC Midtjylland 8 (2)
National team
2001-2002 Iceland U-17 10 (0)
2003 Iceland U-19 5 (2)
2005-2006 Iceland U-21 4 (0)
2008-  Iceland 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2013

Eyjólfur Héðinsson (born 1 January 1985 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Danish club FC Midtjylland. Eyjólfur Héðinsson, sometimes called "gyðingur",[1] started his football career at ÍR. There he was early recognized as a promising player and was simply outstanding in his age. In 1995 he was voted as the best player at Shellmótið-cup and he got his first taste of international football at the age 17 when he led U-17 team for Iceland as captain.[2] Eyjólfur is a friend of the Icelandic track & field athlete Trausti Stefánsson.


After his contract ended with GAIS at the start of 2011, Hedinsson went for a trial with Sønderjyske. He was described by the chairman of Sønderjyske as an offensive box-to-box midfielder.[3] After a week of trial, he was offered a contract. Hedinsson granted the offer made by Sønderjyske and signed a contract lasting until June 2013.[4] Hedinsson was seen by the media as a direct replacement for Rasmus Hansen who had joined Danish Superliga side Randers FC. During his time at Sønderjyske, Hedinsson has evolved into one of the most important players in the Danish side. Hedinsson wishes to stay at the club but has been rumored to other nations such as Belgium and the Netherlands.

"I wish to stay in Haderslev but at the same I always look to improve my game.[5]

Playing style[edit]

Eyjólfur has a precise shot and is ambidextrous with his feet. Because of this attribute he offers a lot of versatility. He is also strong in the air and is able to make powerful headers. He has a smooth playing style which has earned him the nickname "snákurinn".[6]


  1. ^ "Eyjólfur and his nickname". Bold. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Eyjólfur Profile - Icelandic Football Association". KSI. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Hedinsson Trial". Kanalsport. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Hedinsson Contract". Bold. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  5. ^ "Hedinsson earns his title". BOLD. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  6. ^ "Hedinsson matchwinner once again". BOLD. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 

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