Ólafur Þórðarson (footballer)
|Full name||Ólafur Þórðarson|
|Date of birth||22 August 1965|
|Place of birth||Iceland|
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ólafur started his career at IA Akranes before moving abroad to play in the Norwegian League. He returned to Iceland after four seasons to captain the IA side again and participated in IA Akranes glory years when they won the championship title five consecutive times from 1992-1996. After the 1997 season he was hired as player/manager at Fylkir and got them promoted in 1999. In the autumn same year he was appointed as manager of IA Akranes which he managed until mid season 2006 when he was sacked because the team were battling in the relegation zone. Ólafur also played briefly with the team but his last game in football was 2002. Under his management IA Akranes won the championship surprisingly 2001 and snatched up the VISA-bikar twice 2000 and 2003.
In 2007, Ólafur took charge of Fram and guided them into 7th place. After the season he quit and was without a team in the 2008 season. But in start of October 2008 he was announced as new manager of Fylkir and returned to the club where he started his coaching career.
- Icelandic Championships: 7
- 1983, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001
- Icelandic Cups: 7
- 1983, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2003
- 1995 Iceland Players' Player of the year
- Ólafur Þórðarson at National-Football-Teams.com