Stefán Þórðarson

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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 Stefán.
Stefan Thordarson
Personal information
Full name Stefán Þór Þórðarson
Date of birth (1975-03-27) 27 March 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Akranes, Iceland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1990–1993 IA Akranes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 ÍA Akranes 31 (8)
1997 Östers IF 18 (6)
1998 SK Brann 2 (0)
1998 Östers IF 17 (3)
1999 Kongsvinger IL 6 (0)
1999–2000 KFC Uerdingen 25 (7)
2000–2002 Stoke City 51 (8)
2003–2004 ÍA Akranes 30 (9)
2005–2007 IFK Norrköping 75 (13)
2008 ÍA Akranes 17 (3)
2009 FC Vaduz 12 (1)
2009 IFK Norrköping 12 (4)
2010–2011 ÍA Akranes 18 (4)
Total 314 (66)
National team
1995–1996 Iceland U-21 8 (3)
1998–2008 Iceland 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2012

Stefán Þór Þórðarson (Anglicised: Stefan Thor Thordarson) (born 27 March 1975) is a former Icelandic footballer who played as a striker for ÍA Akranes, Östers IF SK Brann, Kongsvinger IL, KFC Uerdingen, Stoke City, IFK Norrköping and FC Vaduz as well as the Iceland national team.

Career[edit]

Stefán was born in Akranes and began his career with local side ÍA Akranes. After four years at Akranesvöllur he moved to Swedish football with Östers IF. After scoring six goal in 18 Allsvenskan matches he moved to Norway with SK Brann. However he made just two appearances with Brann and moved back to Östers. He tried Norwegian football again with Kongsvinger IL playing in six matches without scoring he moved to Germany to play for KFC Uerdingen. He spent the 1999–2000 season with Uerdingen before moving to English club Stoke City in the summer of 2000.

He joined up with a number of fellow Icelandic players at Stoke and he made a fine start scoring the winning goal against Liverpool in a pre-season friendly.[1] His form carried on into the season as he scored against Reading, Peterborough United and Oxford United and twice against Premier League Charlton Athletic in the League Cup one of which was a 30-yard strike.[1] He only scored once more for the remainder of the 2000–01 as Stoke lost to Walsall in the play-offs.[1] He found himself in and out of the side in 2001–02 which saw him play in 22 matches, 18 of which came from the bench and he scored four goals.[1] He was released by Stoke at the end of the season and moved back to Iceland to play for ÍA Akranes.

He then played back in Sweden with IFK Norrköping before a third spell with ÍA Akranes. In 2009 he moved to Liechtenstein club FC Vaduz before ending his career with returns to Norrköping and ÍA.[2]

International[edit]

Stefán has won caps for Iceland and has played 8 games for the Under 21 team.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stoke City 2000–01 Second Division 30 4 2 0 6 2 5 1 43 7
2001–02 Second Division 21 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 4
Career Total 51 8 2 0 7 2 5 1 65 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ "Stefán Þór Þórðarson". KSI. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 

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