Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

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Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
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Personal information
Full name Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
Date of birth (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Hella, Iceland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns
Number 11
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Florida State 87 (44)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 KFR/Ægir 11 (3)
2007–2013 Valur 96 (30)
2014 Selfoss 11 (7)
2015 Bayern Munich 9 (2)
2015 Selfoss 17 (10)
2016– Portland Thorns 31 (5)
National team
2007–2008 Iceland U17 10 (4)
2007–2009 Iceland U19 16 (0)
2012 Iceland U23 1 (1)
2010– Iceland 76 (22)
* 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[edit]

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.

In 2011 Dagný began attending Florida State University and began playing for Florida State Seminoles.[1] She returned to Iceland to play for Valur during the summer months.

Florida State Seminoles, 2011–2014[edit]

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.[2] She was named Soccer America 2014 Women's Player of the Year.[3] She was also named as a first team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.[4]

Club career[edit]

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir playing in the 2017 NWSL Championship game

UMF Selfoss and Bayern München, 2014–2015[edit]

In 2014, Dagný played for UMF Selfoss.[5] In 2015, she signed for the second half of the season to the German Frauen-Bundesliga team Bayern München.[6]

Portland Thorns, 2016–present[edit]

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.[7]

In October 2015, the Portland Thorns FC announced that they had acquired rights for her from the Boston Breakers and that she would play for the Thorns in the 2016 NWSL season.[8]

International career[edit]

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.[citation needed] She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[9] 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.[10] It later emerged that she had played the game with a broken foot, sustained in the previous match against Germany.[11]





See also[edit]


  1. ^ Karmel, Tom (9 October 2013). "Brynjarsdottir flourishing in a foreign setting". fsunews.com. Florida State University. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brynjarsdottir Finished Second for 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy," Seminoles Soccer, http://www.seminoles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209842339, accessed 14 April 2016
  3. ^ "FSU's Mark Krikorian Named Coach of the Year", http://www.theacc.com/news/acc-womens-soccer-florida-states-dagny-brynjarsdottir-named-soccer-america-player-of-the-year-01-15-2015, accessed 14 April 2016
  4. ^ "Brynjarsdottir Honored as Scholar All-American", http://www.siminoles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209814903, accessed 16 April 2016
  5. ^ http://www.ruv.is/frett/dagny-brynjarsdottir-til-lids-vid-selfoss
  6. ^ http://www.womensoccer.de/2015/01/15/fc-bayern-verpflichtet-dagny-brynjarsdottir/
  7. ^ "NWSL Rules Prevent Dagny Brynjarsdottir Move," The Equalizer, http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/05/21/dagny-brynjarsdottir-nwsl-move-denied-by-league-rules, accessed 14 April 2016
  8. ^ "Thorns FC acquire first, second-round picks in 2016 NWSL College Draft, Dagny Brynjarsdottir from Boston Breakers". Portland Thorns FC. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "Familiar squad for Iceland". uefa.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ísland-Holland, 1–0". RUV.is (in Icelandic). RÚV. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Sverrisson, Sindri (31 July 2013). "Dagný lék fótbrotin á EM". MBL.is (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 

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