Arnór Smárason

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Arnór.
Arnór Smárason
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Smárason playing for Helsingborgs in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Akranes, Iceland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Secondary striker/winger
Club information
Current team
Hammarby IF
Number 11
Youth career
1996–2003 ÍA Akranes
2003 Molde
2003–2004 ÍA Akranes
2004–2008 Heerenveen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Heerenveen 25 (5)
2010–2013 Esbjerg 60 (14)
2013–2015 Helsingborg 53 (12)
2015 Torpedo Moscow (loan) 11 (2)
2016– Hammarby IF 33 (6)
National team
2003–2004 Iceland U-17 11 (2)
2005–2007 Iceland U-19 16 (5)
2007–2011 Iceland U-21 10 (2)
2008– Iceland 22 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 April 2017

Arnór Smárason (born 7 September 1988) is an Icelandic footballer who plays for Allsvenskan side Hammarby IF.[1] He primarily plays as a winger, although he can also play as a secondary striker.

Club career[edit]

Arnór was born in Akranes, Iceland, and is a cousin of Pétur Pétursson. He came to the Netherlands already at a young age, and played for the youth teams of SC Heerenveen. He made his senior debut in 2008. He scored his first Heerenveen goal on 19 October 2008, in a match against Roda JC.[2]

In June 2010, he moved to Esbjerg fB in the Danish Superliga on a free transfer.[3] Exactly three years later, in July 2013, he moved to Helsingborgs IF in Sweden. Once again he was signed on a free transfer.[4]

He was loaned to FC Torpedo Moscow in the Russian Football Premier League in early 2015. On his debut on 15 March 2015 against FC Zenit St. Petersburg, he scored an added-time equalizer for his team in a 1–1 draw. He eventually returned to Helsingborg when the loan spell ended, only to be deemed surplus to requirements (due to his reported high salary) by then manager Henrik Larsson.[5]

In December 2015 he signed for the Stockholm-based club Hammarby IF on a three year-deal.[6] During his first season at the club Smárason quickly established himself as a regular starter, scoring on 4 different occasions.

Player stats[edit]

As of 3 April 2017
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
League Cup Europe Total
2007–08 SC Heerenveen Eredivisie 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2008–09 21 5 3 0 5 0 29 5
2009–10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2010–11 Esbjerg fB Superliga 24 3 1 0 0 0 25 3
2011–12 Betsafe Liga 18 5 1 0 0 0 19 5
2012–13 Superliga 18 6 5 0 0 0 23 6
2013 Helsingborgs IF Allsvenskan 15 4 0 0 0 0 15 4
2014 Helsingborgs IF Allsvenskan 26 3 0 0 0 0 26 3
2015 Torpedo Moscow Russian Premier League 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
2015 Helsingborgs IF Allsvenskan 14 5 0 0 0 0 14 5
2016 Hammarby IF Allsvenskan 27 4 5 1 0 0 32 5
2017 Hammarby IF Allsvenskan 1 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Total Netherlands 25 5 3 0 5 0 33 5
Denmark 60 14 7 0 0 0 67 14
Russia 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
Sweden 83 16 8 1 0 0 91 17
Career total 179 23 18 1 5 0 202 38

International career[edit]

Arnór has been called up for the Iceland U21 national team, making four appearances and scoring one goal. He made his debut for the senior national squad in a friendly against Wales in May 2008. He scored his first goal for the national team in a 2–0 friendly win against Liechtenstein on 11 February.

International goals[edit]

Current as of February 24, 2012.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2009-11-02 La Manga Stadium, La Manga, Spain  Liechtenstein 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2 2012-02-24 Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan  Japan 1–3 1–3 Friendly

Honours[edit]

2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arnór Smárason till Hammarby". Hammarbyfotboll.se (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. 10 December 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Stats Centre: Arnór Smárason Facts". Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  3. ^ "EfB henter islandsk landsholdsspiller". Bold. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Smarason klar for ny klub klokken 15". Tipsbladet. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  5. ^ "Stjärnan kan sänka lön för att få stanna". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Klart: Smarason till Hammarby: "Jag är stolt"". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 2017-01-10. 

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