Einar Daníelsson

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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 Einar.
Einar Daníelsson
Personal information
Full name Einar Þór Daníelsson
Date of birth (1970-01-19) 19 January 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 UMF Grindavík 34 (16)
1992–2003 KR Reykjavík 183 (39)
1996–1997 KAA Gent (loan) 0 (0)
1997–1998 FSV Zwickau (loan) 12 (1)
1998–1999 OFI Crete (loan) 13 (1)
1999–2000 Stoke City (loan) 8 (1)
2000 Lillestrøm SK (loan) 1 (0)
2004 ÍBV 17 (4)
Total 268 (62)
National team
1991 Iceland U21 1 (0)
1993–2002 Iceland 21 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Einar Þór Daníelsson (born 19 January 1970) is an Icelandic former footballer who played in for UMF Grindavík, KR Reykjavík, KAA Gent, FSV Zwickau, OFI Crete, Stoke City, Lillestrøm SK, ÍBV and also for the Iceland national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Einar played for local side KR Reykjavík before moving to Greek side OFI Crete in 1999.[1] He joined English side Stoke City in November 1999 along with a number of fellow countrymen following the club being taken over by a group of Icelandic businessmen.[1] Einar made a good start scoring on his debut in a 4–0 win away at Wycombe Wanderers.[1] However unlike some of the Icelandic players Einar failed to adapt to English football and left after making just nine appearances.[1] He went on to play for Lillestrøm SK, KR Reykjavík, ÍBV and Grótta .[1]

International career[edit]

Einar made his debut for the Iceland national football team on 17 October 1993, coming on as a late substitute for Rúnar Kristinsson in the 1–3 defeat to Tunisia. He went on to win 21 caps for his country over the following nine years, and scored his only international goal in the 4–0 win against Liechtenstein on 20 August 1997.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
UMF Grindavík 1990 1. deild karla 17 6 17 6
1991 1. deild karla 17 10 17 10
Total 34 16 34 16
KR Reykjavík 1992 Úrvalsdeild 17 3 17 3
1993 Úrvalsdeild 16 3 16 3
1994 Úrvalsdeild 13 0 13 0
1995 Úrvalsdeild 15 5 15 5
1996 Úrvalsdeild 15 7 15 7
1997 Úrvalsdeild 16 7 16 7
1998 Úrvalsdeild 18 3 18 3
1999 Úrvalsdeild 15 1 15 1
2000 Úrvalsdeild 15 3 15 3
2001 Úrvalsdeild 16 5 16 5
2002 Úrvalsdeild 14 2 14 2
2003 Úrvalsdeild 13 0 13 0
Total 183 39 183 39
KAA Gent (loan) 1996–97 Belgian First Division 0 0 0 0
FSV Zwickau (loan) 1997–98 2. Bundesliga 12 1 12 1
OFI Crete (loan) 1998–99 Alpha Ethniki 13 1 13 1
Stoke City (loan) 1999–2000 Second Division 8 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1
Lillestrøm SK (loan) 2000 Tippeligaen 1 0 1 0
ÍBV 2004 Úrvalsdeild 17 4 17 4
Career Total 268 62 0 0 0 0 1 0 269 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era - A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2. 
  2. ^ "International matches played by Einar Daníelsson". Knattspyrnusamband Íslands (KSÍ). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2012.