Dóra María Lárusdóttir

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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 Dóra María.
Dóra María Lárusdóttir
Dora Maria Larusdottir.jpg
Personal information
Full name Dóra María Lárusdóttir
Date of birth (1985-07-24) 24 July 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Iceland
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Playing position Right back, Right wing
Club information
Current team
Valur
Number 10
Youth career
2005–2008 Rhode Island Rams
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2010 Valur 135 (70)
2011 Djurgårdens IF 22 (2)
2012 Vitória
2012– Valur 72 (20)
National team
2001–2002 Iceland U-17 8 (3)
2001–2004 Iceland U-19 17 (6)
2002–2006 Iceland U-21 21 (2)
2003– Iceland 113 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 February 2017

Dóra María Lárusdóttir (born 24 July 1985) is an Icelandic football player who predominantly plays as a winger for Icelandic Úrvalsdeild club Valur. Since 2003 Dóra María has been part of the Iceland women's national team and she participated at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championships. Having played for Valur for a decade and been voted national Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010, Dóra María has for many years been one of Iceland's leading female footballers. After a spell abroad she returned to Valur in 2012.

Club career[edit]

Dóra María spent the 2011 season playing for Djurgårdens IF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She scored twice in her 22 league appearances.[1] In January 2012 Dóra María signed for Vitória, of Brazil, where she joined compatriot Þórunn Helga Jónsdóttir.[2]

International career[edit]

In September 2003 Dóra María made her senior debut for the Iceland national team, in a 10–0 rout of Poland at Laugardalsvöllur during the 2005 UEFA Women's Championship qualification series. She hit Iceland's final goal after entering play as a 71st-minute substitute.

She became a national team regular over the following years, usually playing on the right wing.[3] In qualifying for UEFA Women's Euro 2009, Dóra María scored twice in the 3–0 play-off second leg win over Ireland as Iceland reached their first major international tournament at any level. At the final tournament in Finland, she played in all three group games as Iceland made a first round exit.[4]

Dóra María (10) playing against Estonia in September 2009

National team coach Siggi Eyjólfsson selected Dóra María in the Iceland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[5]

Achievements[edit]

  • Icelandic champion 6 times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010).
  • Icelandic cup winner 5 times (2001, 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2010).

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dora Maria Larusdottir". Svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dóra fékk góðar móttökur í Brasilíu". MBL.is (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. 29 January 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Sverrisson, Sindra (23 October 2008). "Gott að vera á Íslandi". MBL.is (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dóra María Lárusdóttir". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Stefánsson, Stefán (24 June 2013). "Familiar squad for Iceland". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 

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