Þórir Magnússon

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Þórir Magnússon
Personal information
Born (1948-02-13) February 13, 1948 (age 71)
Iceland
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Career information
Playing career1965–1983
PositionGuard
Career history
1965–1970KFR
1970–1983Valur
Career highlights and awards

Þórir Magnússon (born 13 February 1948) is an Icelandic former basketball player and the former member of the Icelandic national basketball team. He was known as a high scoring guard and led the Icelandic Basketball League in scoring for several seasons.[1]

Career[edit]

On February 20, 1967, Þórir scored a league record 57 points for KFR against ÍS, breaking Einar Bollason’s record of 49 points.[2][3] For the season he led all players in scoring, totalling 311 points for an average of 31.1 points per game.[4]

Þórir led the league again in scoring in 1968[5], 1970[6], 1972 and 1973.[7][8] In 1974, he won his third straight scoring title, setting a then league record in the process with 416 points.[9]

On March 17, 1980, Þórir scored 32 points[10][11] in a 100-93 victory against KR in the last game of the season, guaranteeing Valur the first place in the league and the clubs first national championship.[12][13]

Icelandic national team[edit]

From 1967 to 1977, Þórir played 46 games for the Icelandic national team.[14]

Awards, titles and accomplishments[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Titles[edit]

Accomplishments[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Þórir's brother, Jóhannes Magnússon, played for several seasons in the Icelandic league.[15][16] He played 15 games for the Icelandic national team from 1974 to 1976.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Þórir Stigahæstur". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 17 April 1973. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Þórir Magnússon skoraði 57 og setti nýtt met í 1 d." Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 22 February 1967. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Þórir skoraði 57 stig í leik KFR gegn stúdentum". Vísir (in Icelandic). 21 February 1967. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Heiðraður fyrir sérstætt afrek". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 14 December 1967. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  5. ^ "KR vann ÍR og tryggði titilinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 19 March 1968. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Hlutu styttur". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 24 March 1970. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Þórir tók stigabikarinn!". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 17 April 1973. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Lokastaðan". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 April 1973. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Þórir setti stigamet..." Tíminn (in Icelandic). 11 May 1974. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Stórleikur hjá Þóri innsiglaði sigurinn". Vísir (in Icelandic). 18 March 1980. p. 7. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Þetta var eins og í gamla daga". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 18 March 1980. p. 15. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Valur Íslandsmeistari". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 18 March 1980. p. 23. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Þetta tókst eftir 16 ára strit". Þjóðviljinn (in Icelandic). 18 March 1980. p. 11. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  14. ^ a b "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2018-05-01.
  15. ^ "Þórir og Jóhannes í ham". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 12 November 1974. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Jóhannes Magnússon: Ferillinn í úrvalsdeild". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 2 May 2018.

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