Ríkharður Daðason

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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 Ríkharður.
Ríkharður Daðason
Personal information
Full name Ríkharður Daðason
Date of birth (1972-04-26) 26 April 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 Fram Reykjavik 101 (30)
1996 KR 18 (14)
1996–1997 Kalamata 10 (1)
1997 KR 16 (7)
1998–2000 Viking 69 (49)
2000 Hamburger SV 0 (0)
2000–2002 Stoke City 39 (10)
2002–2003 Lillestrøm 12 (4)
2003 Fredrikstad 9 (4)
2004–2005 Fram Reykjavik 28 (10)
Total 302 (129)
National team
1991-2003 Iceland 44 (14)
Teams managed
2013 Fram Reykjavik
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ríkharður Daðason (born 26 April 1972) is a former Icelandic footballer who played as a striker for Fram Reykjavik, KR, Kalamata, Viking, Stoke City, Lillestrøm and Fredrikstad.

Club career[edit]

Ríkharður started his career in Fram Reykjavik, and later moved to KR where he became top goalscorer in the Úrvalsdeild in 1996 with 14. His KR career was interrupted by an unsuccessful spell in Greek football with Kalamata. In 1998, he moved to Norwegian club Viking, and after scoring at least 15 goals three seasons in a row he was signed by English club Stoke City in the summer of 2000. Stoke were at the time under the control of an Icelandic board and Ríkharður was one of a number fellow countrymen at join up at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke had to wait until the Norwegian finished before Ríkharður could join them and he made a great start scoring the winning goal against Barnsley with his first touch.[1]

He failed to build on such a good start and scored seven more goals in 2000–01 and became more used by Guðjón Þórðarson as a substitute. He scored four goals in 13 matches in 2001–02 and was released by the club at the end of the season. He returned to Norway and played for Lillestrøm and Fredrikstad before ending his career with a return to Fram.

International career[edit]

Ríkharður made his debut for Iceland in a May 1991 friendly against Malta as a substitute for Grétar Einarsson. He played his last international match in 2003, having been capped 44 times and scoring 14 goals.[2] Ríkharður scored a legendary goal against France, then recent World Cup Champions, on 5 September 1998. The game ended with a 1–1 draw.[3]

International goals[edit]

Score and result lists Iceland's goals first.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2000–01 28 6 1 0 1 1 5 1 35 8
2001–02 11 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 14 4
Career Total 39 10 3 0 1 1 6 1 49 12
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League play-offs, and Football League Trophy.


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