Gunnar Einarsson

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Gunnar Einarsson
Personal information
Full name Gunnar Einarsson[1]
Date of birth (1976-07-07) 7 July 1976 (age 42)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Valur 24 (0)
1997–2000 Roda JC Kerkrade 0 (0)
1997MVV Maastricht 10 (0)
1997–1998MVV Maastricht 13 (0)
1998MVV Maastricht 0 (0)
1999VVV-Venlo 7 (0)
2000Brentford 2 (0)
2000–2007 KR Reykjavík 96 (1)
2007–2009 Valur 13 (1)
2009–2011 Leiknir Reykjavík 44 (2)
2011 Víkingur 10 (0)
2011–2012 Leiknir Reykjavík 21 (2)
National team
1996–1997 Iceland U21 6 (0)
1998 Iceland 1 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Leiknir Reykjavík (assistant)
2011 Leiknir Reykjavík (joint-caretaker)
2011–2012 Leiknir Reykjavík (assistant)
2012 Leiknir Reykjavík (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gunnar Einarsson (born 7 July 1976) is a retired Icelandic football defender and manager. He is probably best remembered for his time as a player with KR Reykjavík and Valur, with whom he won four Úrvalsdeild titles between 2000 and 2007. Gunnar won one cap for Iceland at international level.

Club career[edit]

Valur[edit]

Adept anywhere in defence or as a defensive midfielder, Gunnar began his career at Úrvalsdeild side Valur, alongside fellow young players Eiður Guðjohnsen and Ívar Ingimarsson.[2] He made his debut during the 1995 season, making 9 appearances.[3] He played in 15 of Valur's 18 league games during the 1996 season and departed the club in January 1997.[4]

Roda JC Kerkrade[edit]

Gunnar moved to the Netherlands in January 1997 to sign for Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade.[2] Gunnar spent the majority of his time with the club away on loan and failed to make an appearance before departing in April 2000.[5][6]

MVV Maastricht (loans)[edit]

Gunnar was loaned to MVV Maastricht on three separate occasions between 1997 and 1998.[6] He was a part of the team that finished the 1996–97 season as Eerste Divisie champions and made 24 appearances across his three spells with the club.[7][8]

VVV-Venlo (loan)[edit]

Gunnar joined Eerste Divisie club VVV-Venlo on loan in March 1999.[6] Gunnar made seven appearances and returned to Roda at the end of the 1998–99 season.[9]

Brentford (loan)[edit]

Gunnar moved to England to join Second Division club Brentford on a three-month loan in January 2000.[10] He made just three appearances before his loan expired.[11][12]

KR Reykjavík[edit]

Gunnar returned to Iceland to sign for reigning Úrvalsdeild champions KR Reykjavík in April 2000.[6] He remained with the club until the end of the 2006 season and won three Úrvalsdeild championships, two Deildabikars and the 2003 Icelandic Super Cup.[13][14][15][16][17][18]

Return to Valur[edit]

Gunnar moved across Reykjavík to return to Valur in January 2007.[6] He won the 2007 Úrvalsdeild title and then the Deildabikar and the Icelandic Super Cup during the following season.[19][20][21] Gunnar made 40 appearances and scored one goal before leaving the club in May 2009.[19][22]

Leiknir Reykjavík[edit]

Gunnar dropped down to the 1. deild karla to sign for Leiknir Reykjavík in a player/assistant manager role May 2009.[23] He made 59 appearances and scored two goals before departing the club in July 2011.[24][25][26][27]

Víkingur[edit]

Gunnar moved back up to the Úrvalsdeild to sign a contract with Víkingur in July 2011.[27] He made 10 league appearances in what remained of the 2011 season and suffered relegation straight back to the 1. deild karla.[26][28]

Return to Leiknir Reykjavík[edit]

Gunnar returned to Leiknir Reykjavík in November 2011, again in a player/assistant manager role.[29] He made 31 appearances and scored three goals during the 2012 season, which was his last in football.[30]

International career[edit]

Gunnar made appearances for the Iceland U21 team in their unsuccessful qualification campaign for the 1998 European U21 Championship.[31] Gunnar won his only cap for the senior team in a 1–1 friendly draw with South Africa on 6 June 1998, starting the match at right back and playing the full 90 minutes.[31]

Management career[edit]

Gunnar was appointed assistant manager to Sigursteinn Gíslason at Leiknir Reykjavík in May 2009.[23] Early in the 2011 season, Gíslason took sick leave after being diagnosed with cancer and Gunnar and former Leiknir boss Garðar Gunnar Ásgeirsson were installed as interim managers.[32] Gunnar and Garðar were relieved of their duties in July 2011, after Gíslason was replaced by Zoran Miljkovic.[33] Gunnar rejoined Leiknir as assistant manager to Willum Þór Þórsson in November 2011.[29] After Þórsson was sacked in September 2012, Gunnar took over as interim manager until the end of the 2012 season.[34]

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

MVV Maastricht

KR Reykjavík

Valur

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Valur 1995[3] Úrvalsdeild 9 0 5[a] 0 14 0
1996[4] 15 0 4[b] 0 0 0 19 0
Total 24 0 9 0 0 0 33 0
MVV Maastricht (loan) 1996–97[7] Eerste Divisie 10 0 10 0
MVV Maastricht (loan) 1997–98[8] Eredivisie 13 0 1 0 14 0
MVV Maastricht total 23 0 1 0 24 0
VVV-Venlo (loan) 1998–99[9] Eerste Divisie 7 0 7 0
Brentford (loan) 1999–00[12] Second Division 2 0 1[c] 0 3 0
KR Reykjavík 2000[13] Úrvalsdeild 8 0 2 0 0 0 4[d] 0 14 0
2001[35] 18 0 2 0 9 1 2[d] 0 2[e] 0 33 1
2002[14] 17 1 2 0 6 0 5[e] 0 30 1
2003[15] 17 0 4 0 8 0 2[d] 0 5[f] 1 36 1
2004[36] 16 0 3 0 7 0 2[d] 0 7[g] 1 35 1
2005[37] 13 0 2 0 4 1 1[e] 0 20 1
2006[38] 7 0 1 0 7 0 3[e] 0 18 0
Total 96 1 16 0 41 2 10 0 23 2 186 5
Valur 2007[19] Úrvalsdeild 8 1 2 0 7 0 2[h] 0 4[e] 0 23 1
2008[22] 5 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 5[i] 0 17 0
Valur total 37 1 12 0 13 0 2 0 9 0 73 1
Leiknir Reykjavík 2009[24] 1. deild karla 19 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
2010[25] 15 1 1 0 6 0 1[e] 0 23 1
2011[26] 10 0 0 0 5 0 1[e] 0 16 0
Total 44 2 2 0 11 0 2 0 59 2
Víkingur 2011[26] Úrvalsdeild 10 0 10 0
Leiknir Reykjavík 2012[30] 1. deild karla 21 2 2 1 6 0 2[e] 0 31 3
Leiknir Reykjavík total 65 4 4 1 17 0 4 0 90 4
Career total 240 6 33 1 71 2 12 0 37 2 393 11
  1. ^ 4 appearances for U23 team, 1 appearance for first team.
  2. ^ 3 appearances for first team, 1 appearance for U23 team.
  3. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy.
  4. ^ a b c d Appearances in Champions League.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Appearances in Reykjavik Tournament.
  6. ^ 4 appearances and 1 goal in Reykjavik Tournament, 1 appearance in Icelandic Super Cup.
  7. ^ 6 appearances and 1 goal in Reykjavik Tournament, 1 appearance in Atlantic Cup.
  8. ^ Appearances in Intertoto Cup.
  9. ^ 4 appearances in Reykjavik Tournament, 1 appearance in Icelandic Super Cup.

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