|Full name||Atli Eðvaldsson|
|Date of birth||3 March 1957|
|Place of birth||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|1985–1988||KFC Uerdingen 05||72||(10)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Atli Eðvaldsson (born 3 March 1957) is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a midfielder. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential players to come from Iceland. After retiring, he became a well-known manager.
He is the younger brother of former international player Jóhannes Eðvaldsson. His father, Evald Mikson (Icelandic: Eðvald Hinriksson), was a goalkeeper in the Estonian national football team between 1934 and 1938. Mikson was the Tallinn chief of police during the German occupation of Estonia.
Atli's daughter Sif Atladóttir is a member of the women's national football team.
Atli started at Valur and later became very successful in the German Bundesliga with Fortuna Düsseldorf and Bayer Uerdingen. On 6 June 1983, he became the first Icelandic player to score a hat-trick in the Bundesliga, when he scored five goals for Fortuna Düsseldorf against Eintracht Frankfurt. After a year in Turkey, he finished his playing career back in Iceland, where he became player-manager.
He made his debut for Iceland in 1976 and went on to win 70 caps, scoring eight goals and captaining the team 31 times. At the time of his retirement he was Iceland's record cap. He played his last international match in a September 1991 friendly game against Denmark.
After his playing days ended, Atli went on to manage three Icelandic club teams before taking the helm at the national team in 1999. He lasted four years there. On 4 July 2009, Atli was appointed manager of Premier Division club Valur until the end of the season.
Roger Hollis case
Chapman Pincher alleges that Atli is the owner of certain documents that might add further weight to the case against Roger Hollis, that Hollis was a Russian spy at the head of MI-5 in the UK. As Pincher, in his 90s, states "I have been unable to extract a copy of the interrogation report from Atli", p. 603. The interrogation report is alleged by Pincher to have been written by his father, Evald Mikson, who is now deceased.
- Atli Eðvaldsson at National-Football-Teams.com