Birkir Már Sævarsson

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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 Birkir.
Birkir Sævarsson
Birkir Már Sævarsson (2015).jpg
Personal information
Full name Birkir Már Sævarsson
Date of birth (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hammarby
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Valur 66 (2)
2008–2014 Brann 168 (15)
2015– Hammarby 59 (3)
National team
2006 Iceland U-21 3 (0)
2007– Iceland 71 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 April 2017
Sævarsson playing in the national team against Austria in 2014

Birkir Már Sævarsson (born 11 November 1984) is an Icelandic footballer who is currently playing for Hammarby in Sweden.

Career[edit]

Sævarsson started his professional career with local team Valur in the Úrvalsdeild. He went on to play 66 competitive leagues games for the club, scoring twice.

In 2008, at age 23, he joined the Norwegian side SK Brann in Tippeligaen. Being known as a versatile defender, he was originally planned as a right back at Brann, but played almost all the 2009 season on the left back. He went on to play a total of 6 seasons for the club before signing for Hammarby IF in December 2014, when Brann got relegated to the second tier.[1]

At Hammarby he began the 2015 season as a centre-back, but eventually moved back to his natural position on the right flank. After putting on impressive performances on both positions, he was voted as the "newcomer of the year" by the supporters.[2]

Birkir was selected for Euro 2016 in France.[3] In the second group stage game against Hungary he scored an own goal resulting in a 1-1 draw.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 April 2017[4][5]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002 Valur U23 Icelandic Cup 0 0 2 0 2 0
2003 Valur Úrvalsdeild 8 0 0 0 8 0
2004 1. deild 11 0 2 0 13 0
2005 Úrvalsdeild 1 0 2 0 3 0
2006 18 0 2 0 20 0
2007 17 1 2 0 19 1
2008 11 1 3 0 14 1
2008 SK Brann Tippeligaen 8 1 0 0 8 1
2009 26 2 3 1 29 3
2010 27 2 1 0 28 2
2011 27 4 6 0 33 4
2012 30 2 5 2 35 4
2013 30 3 2 0 30 3
2014 20 1 3 0 23 1
2015 Hammarby Allsvenskan 28 2 5 0 33 2
2016 27 1 5 0 32 1
2017 1 0 3 1 4 1
Career Total 290 20 46 4 336 24

International goals[edit]

As of 6 June 2016
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 6 June 2016 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Liechtenstein 2–0 4–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Iceland[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birkir Saevarsson klar för Hammarby" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Birkir Årets nykomling 2015!" (in Swedish). Hammarby Fotboll. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "altomfotball.no: Birkir Sævarsson" (in Norwegian). Altom Fotball. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Birkir Már Sævarsson" (in Icelandic). KSÍ. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 

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