Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson

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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 Hólmar.
Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson
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Personal information
Full name Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson
Date of birth (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Sauðárkrókur, Iceland[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rosenborg
Number 25
Youth career
1995–1997 Tindastóll
1997–2007 HK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 HK 19 (0)
2008–2011 West Ham United 0 (0)
2009 Cheltenham Town (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Roeselare (loan) 9 (0)
2011–2013 VfL Bochum II 9 (0)
2011–2014 VfL Bochum 45 (1)
2014– Rosenborg 10 (1)
National team
2006–2007 Iceland U17 12 (0)
2007–2008 Iceland U19 8 (0)
2007–2012 Iceland U21 27 (2)
2012– Iceland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2014

Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (born 6 August 1990) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a defender for Rosenborg in the Norwegian Premier League.[3] He is the son of Eyjólfur Sverrisson, former Iceland international and manager.[4][5][6][7]

Club career[edit]

West Ham United[edit]

Hólmar signed for West Ham United on 6 July 2008 from Icelandic team HK, where he previously made 19 first team appearances.[8] In October 2009, Hólmar signed on loan for Cheltenham Town[9] making his full debut on 3 October 2009 in the 1–1 home draw against Notts County.[10] He returned to West Ham in November 2009 having made four appearances for Cheltenham. In January 2010, Hólmar joined K.S.V. Roeselare, on loan.[11] He played 16 games for Roeselare but was unable to prevent the club's relegation to the Belgian Second Division.[12] He then left West Ham in May 2011 when his contract ran out without having played a first-team game for them.[13]

VfL Bochum[edit]

Hólmar signed for German 2. Bundesliga team, VfL Bochum on 19 June 2011.

Statistics[edit]

As of 16 November 2014[2][5][7]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iceland League VISA-bikar Europe Total
2007 HK Úrvalsdeild 12 0 1 0 13 0
2008 7 0 1 0 8 0
England League FA Cup Europe Total
2008–09 West Ham United Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Cheltenham Town League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium League Belgian Cup Europe Total
2009–10 K.S.V. Roeselare Pro League 9 0 3 0 12 0
England League FA Cup Europe Total
2010–11 West Ham United Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
2011–12 VfL Bochum II Regionalliga West 3 0 3 0
2012–13 3 0 3 0
2013–14 3 0 3 0
2011–12 VfL Bochum 2. Bundesliga 11 0 0 0 11 0
2012–13 16 0 3 0 19 0
2013–14 18 1 1 0 19 1
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2014 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Total Iceland 19 0 2 0 0 0 21 0
England 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Belgium 9 0 3 0 0 0 12 0
Germany 54 1 4 0 0 0 58 1
Norway 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
Career total 95 2 9 0 0 0 104 2

International[edit]

Capped previously at U-16 and U-17 level, Eyjólfsson was a key player at the 2007 European U-17 Championship and, although Iceland failed to make it beyond the group stage, was named by UEFA as one of the tournament's players to watch in future.[14] Those finals in Belgium also saw him show his versatility as he played in a holding midfield role, although he prefers to play at the back.

Eyjólfsson made his U21 debut in November 2007 while still in the U19's and had an instant impact, helping Iceland to their first win of the 2009 European Championship qualifying campaign with a 2–1 victory in Belgium. He was in the starting line-up for the next three games. Though Iceland failed to make the play-offs, he became a regular starter in the U21 team. He scored his first international goal in a 9 October 2011 European Championship qualifier, which Iceland won 8–0 against San Marino. Hólmar received his first call-up to the Iceland national team in May 2012 in a friendly against Sweden

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eyjólfsson: Eine gute Entscheidung" [Eyjólfsson: A good decision] (in German). VfL Bochum. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Iceland – Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson – Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hólmar Eyjólfsson". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Eyjolfsson, Holmar Örn" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson". Whufc.com. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson" (in Icelandic). Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "United snap up Eyjolfsson". Whufc.com. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Cheltenham sign Hammers defender". BBC News. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Cheltenham 1 – 1 Notts County". BBC News. 3 October 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Hammers loan out youngster". Sky Sports. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  12. ^ "Disappointedment for Holmar". Whufc.com. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 31 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Hólmar Örn farinn frá West Ham" (in Icelandic). www.futbolti.net. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Europe's new stars shine". uefa.com. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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