Brenton Birmingham

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Brenton Birmingham
Personal information
Born (1972-11-29) November 29, 1972 (age 46)
New York, United States
NationalityAmerican / Icelandic
Listed height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight92 kg (203 lb)
Career information
CollegeBrooklyn (1990-1992)
Manhattan (1992-1994)
Playing career1994–2016
Career history
As player:
1994–1995Tapiolan Honka
2002–2003Rueil Pro Basket
2003London Towers
As coach:
1995–1998Manhattan College (Assistant)[1]
Career highlights and awards

Brenton Joe Birmingham is an American-Icelandic former professional basketball player who for the majority of his career played in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[2] He won the Icelandic National Championship three times[3] and was voted the Icelandic Basketball Player of the Year in 2006[4] and Úrvalsdeild domestic player of the year in 2007.[5]


Birmingham startet his college career with Brooklyn College but after it announced it was abandoning its basketball program in the spring of 1992, he transferred to Manhattan College.[6] In two seasons with the Jaspers he averaged 13.4 points per game.[7] He was elected to the Jaspers' Hall of Fame in 2010.[8]

Icelandic national team[edit]

Birmingham played 19 games for the Icelandic National Basketball team between 2002 and 2007.[9] In 2007, he helped Iceland winning gold in basketball at the Games of the Small States of Europe.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Birmingham lives in Njarðvík in southwestern Iceland with his wife and four children, and works as an air traffic controller at Keflavík Airport.[2]


  1. ^ Birmingham lands in Jaspers' Hall of Fame
  2. ^ a b Edda Sif Pálsdóttir (November 26, 2018). "Frá New York til Njarðvíkur". RÚV. Retrieved 26 November 2018.
  3. ^ Íslendingur með bandarískt vegabréf
  4. ^ Brenton og Helena leikmenn ársins hjá KKÍ
  5. ^ Brenton og Helena best
  6. ^ "Seton Hall Is Taught Humility By Rider". The New York Times. December 2, 1992. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Brenton Birmingham". Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  8. ^ Patel, Ronak (November 12, 2010). "Birmingham lands in Jaspers' Hall of Fame". Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  9. ^ A-landslið karla
  10. ^ Kýpverjar réðust á allt og alla

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