|Full name||Dagný Brynjarsdóttir|
|Date of birth||10 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Hella, Iceland|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2018.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 January 2018
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (born 10 August 1991) is an Icelandic footballer who plays for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and the Iceland national team. She previously played for Bayern Munich, UMF Selfoss, and collegiate soccer for the Florida State Seminoles.
Early life and education
Dagný started playing football when she was six years old, with her first club, KFR from Hella and Hvolsvöllur. She played for them in 2006 as they competed in a joint effort with Ægir from Þorlákshöfn. Since 2007 she has played for Valur from Reykjavík in the best women's league in Iceland, Úrvalsdeild.
Florida State Seminoles, 2011–2014
Dagný attended Florida State University where she was a four-year starter from 2011–2014 for the Seminoles in the midfielder position. She helped lead the Seminoles to a national championship in 2014. Dagný holds the school record for 19 game-winning goals and is second in total goals (44), shots (232), and points (111). She was a first team All-American in 2014 and the runner-up for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given annually to the best college female soccer player. She was named Soccer America 2014 Women's Player of the Year. She was also named as a first team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
UMF Selfoss and Bayern München, 2014–2015
Portland Thorns, 2016–present
After her career at Florida State, Dagný did not sign up for the 2015 draft to play in the National Women's Soccer League in the United States. In May 2015, she attempted to play during the 2015 season with the Western New York Flash, but was prevented from doing so by league rules.
Dagný made her debut for the senior Iceland national football team at the 2010 Algarve Cup; in a 2–0 defeat to the United States on 24 February 2010. She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013. In Iceland's final group match against the Netherlands, Dagný headed the only goal of the game to secure her team's place in the quarter-finals. It later emerged that she had played the game with a broken foot, sustained in the previous match against Germany.
- Úrvalsdeild: 2007, 2008, 2009
- Icelandic Women's Cup: 2010, 2011
- Icelandic Women's Super Cup: 2010
- Biggest Freshmen Award :2013
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