Victor Pálsson

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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 Victor.
Victor Pálsson
Palsson Feb2011.jpg
Pálsson playing for Hibernian in 2011
Personal information
Full name Guðlaugur Victor Pálsson
Date of birth (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Helsingborgs IF
Number 8
Youth career
2004–2007 Fylkir
2007–2009 AGF
2009–2010 Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Liverpool 0 (0)
2010–2011 Dagenham & Redbridge (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2012 Hibernian 31 (1)
2012 New York Red Bulls 16 (0)
2012 NEC (loan) 12 (2)
2013–2014 NEC 38 (2)
2014– Helsingborgs IF 9 (1)
National team
2007 Iceland U17 7 (0)
2008-2009 Iceland U19 6 (0)
2009–2012 Iceland U21 11 (0)
2014– Iceland 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Guðlaugur Victor Pálsson (born 30 April 1991) is an Icelandic professional footballer who currently plays for Helsingborgs IF in the Swedish Allsvenskan. He has previously played for Liverpool, Dagenham & Redbridge, Hibernian, New York Red Bulls and NEC. Pálsson has also represented Iceland internationally.



Pálsson was born in Reykjavík to Icelandic mother and Portuguese father. He played for Fjölnir but he decided to move to the neighbouring club Fylkir to get a chance to play on higher level. He then moved to Danish side AGF Aarhus in 2007.

Pálsson joined Premier League team Liverpool in 2009. He played for Liverpool reserves and served as team captain but failed to make the breakthrough into the first-team.[1] He went on loan to Dagenham & Redbridge in November 2010,[2][3] making his debut for the Daggers in the 1st round of the FA Cup in a 1–1 draw with Leyton Orient.[4] He made three appearances for the club, including an FA Cup tie, before returning to Liverpool.

On 28 January 2011, Pálsson signed an 18-month contract with Scottish Premier League club Hibernian.[1][5] Palsson was given squad number 91, since 1991 was his birth-year. He made his debut in a 3–0 defeat against Dundee United two days later.[6] Pálsson scored his first goal for the club with a penalty in a 2–1 win against Kilmarnock on 12 February.[7] Palsson played regularly under the management of Colin Calderwood, but featured less regularly after Calderwood was replaced by Pat Fenlon.[8] On 10 January 2012, Hibernian announced that Pálsson had left the club with immediate effect after an agreement was reached to cancel his contract.[8][9]

Sky Sports reported on 24 January 2012 that Pálsson was close to agreeing to terms with Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls.[10] The signing was confirmed by New York on 10 February 2012.[11] Palsson did not command a regular starting place in the New York starting lineup during the 2012 season.[12]

In August 2012, the club loaned Palsson to Eredivisie club NEC until May 2013, including an option for permanent signing.[13] On 31 December, 2012, Palsson was signed by NEC permanently on a free transfer. He signed a contract until the summer of 2016.[14]

After the relegation of NEC, Palsson left the club and signed a contract with Swedish side Helsingborgs IF.


Pálsson has represented Iceland at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level. He helped Iceland qualify to the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.


  1. ^ a b "Midfielder completes transfer". Liverpool F.C. official website. 28 January 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Defender seals loan switch". 4 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Dagenham and Redbridge sign Victor Palsson on loan". BBC Sport. 4 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dag & Red 1 - 1 Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 6 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "Palsson Deal Completed". (Hibernian F.C.). 28 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dundee Utd 3 - 0 Hibernian". BBC Sport (BBC). 1 February 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hibernian 2 - 1 Kilmarnock". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 February 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Schweitzer-Thompson, Alex (12 January 2012). "Victor Palsson has fond Hibs memories as he exits". Edinburgh Evening News (Johnston Press). Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Palsson Leaves Club". (Hibernian F.C.). 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "Palsson set for MLS move". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 24 January 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  11. ^ "Red Bulls Sign Midfielder Victor Palsson". (New York Red Bulls). 10 February 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  12. ^ Panizo, Franco (27 August 2012). "Sources: RBNY close to loaning Palsson to Netherlands". (Major League Soccer). Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Red Bulls Loan Midfielder Victor Palsson to Dutch Club N.E.C. Nijmegen". (New York Red Bulls). Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "NEC trekt huurling Pálsson transfervrij aan". (Voetbalprimeur). Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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