Björgólfur Hideaki Takefusa

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Björgólfur Hideaki Takefusa
Personal information
Full name Björgólfur Hideaki Takefusa
Date of birth (1980-05-11) 11 May 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth Iceland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2003 Þróttur R. 60 (24)
2004–2005 Fylkir 28 (13)
2006–2010 KR 88 (51)
2011 Víkingur R. 14 (7)
2012 Fylkir (Loan) 17 (3)
2013 Valur 7 (0)
2014 Fram 8 (0)
2015-2017 Þróttur R. 0 (0)
National team
2003–2009 Iceland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 March 2010

Björgólfur Hideaki Takefusa (born 11 May 1980) is an Icelandic former football forward of Japanese, American and Icelandic descent.

Club career[edit]

His football career started at Þróttur, where he made 37 league appearances. From Þróttur he was signed by Fylkir and played two seasons there. He was signed to KR from Fylkir in October 2005 after having enjoyed a spell there from 2003. Takefusa moved from KR to Viking in October 2010. The most significant goal he ever scored was in a KR victory against AE Larissa in the UEFA Europa League 2009-2010 second qualifying round. This goal sealed a 2-0 victory and a tie against FC Basel in the next qualifying round. He was goal king in 2009.

International career[edit]

Takefusa played three times for the Icelandic national team, against Mexico 2003, Georgia and Iran in 2009.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Takefusa's mother is Evelyn Bentína Björgólfsdóttir, daughter of Margrét Þóra Hallgrímsson and American Nazi Party founder George Lincoln Rockwell, and adoptive daughter of Björgólfur Guðmundsson. His father is Kenichi Takefusa, noted in Iceland for teaching karate and founding the company JapÍs, which imported Japanese musical instruments and later became a record label; Kenichi left his family and returned to Japan when his son Björgólfur was four years old.[2] Björgólfur's parents divorced when he was five.[3] Takefusa's half-sister is the former TV presenter Dóra Takefusa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landsleikir Björgólfs - KSI.is Archived 28 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ 'Björgólfi hafnað af föður sínum', Vísir, 2 April 2013, http://www.visir.is/bjorgolfi-hafnad-af-fodur-sinum/article/2013130409897.
  3. ^ Guðmundur Hilmarsson, 'Gæti ekki lifað einn dag án þess að spila fótbolta', Morgunblaðið, June 30, 2003, http://www.mbl.is/greinasafn/grein/739241/.

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