Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
|Full name||Hörður Björgvin Magnússon|
|Date of birth||11 February 1993|
|Place of birth||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back, left back|
|2013–2014||→ Spezia (loan)||20||(0)|
|2014–2016||→ Cesena (loan)||39||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 September 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2018
Born in Reykjavík, Iceland, Hörður began his career within the youth academy of Knattspyrnufélagið Fram in 1998. He remained within the youth academy until 2010, although he managed to appear in six first–team matches between the 2009 and 2010 campaigns, with his debut coming in a 3–1 away defeat to KR on 30 August 2009.
He remained with his local team until 2011, when he was transferred to Italian and European giants, Juventus.
On 23 July 2011, Hörður officially transferred to Juventus F.C. where he was registered with the club's youth academy. After spending the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons as an overage player with the Primavera (under-19) team, Hörður was promoted to the first-team squad ahead of the 2013–14 Serie A campaign.
Initially part of the club's first-team training camp, Hörður was soon transferred to Serie B side Spezia Calcio on a co-ownership agreement completed on 5 August 2014 for €1 million. He made his Serie B debut on 24 September 2013 in a 1–2 away win versus Ternana. He finished the season having made 20 league appearances for the side who finished in the final promotion play-off spot, although they failed to progress beyond the first post-season match following a 1–0 defeat away to Modena.
In June 2014 Juventus bought back the 50% share of the player's contract that they had sold to Spezia one year earlier, for €1 million, and immediately loaned Hörður out to Serie A outfit A.C. Cesena on 23 July 2014. On 31 August 2015 the loan was renewed.
On 13 July 2016, it was announced that Hörður had signed for Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee, penning a three-year deal. He made his debut for the club on 6 August 2016 and scored City's first goal in a 2–1 come-from-behind win over Wigan Athletic. The goal was initially credited to Tammy Abraham although it was later decided that Hörður had scored instead.
On 20 June 2018, Russian club CSKA Moscow announced that they had agreed on a transfer of Magnússon with Bristol City, with personal terms still to be signed, while Bristol City announced that Magnússon had left for an undisclosed fee.
Hörður was selected as part of Iceland's 23-man squad for Euro 2016. Iceland impressed during the competition, before being knocked out by hosts France at the quarter-final stage. Despite his country's success, Hörður did not take part in any of Iceland's five matches. On 28 March 2017, Hörður scored his first goal for Iceland in a 1–0 friendly international win against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. After their qualification for the 2018 World Cup, Magnússon was named by The Guardian as Iceland's "one to watch" for the tournament.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Knattspyrnufélagið Fram||2009||Úrvalsdeild karla||3||0||0||0||2||1||~||~||5||1|
|CSKA Moscow||2018–19||Russian Premier League||0||0||0||0||~||~||1||0||1||0|
- Statistics accurate as of match played 11 September 2018.
- As of 11 June 2017
- Scores and results list Iceland's goal tally first.
|1.||28 March 2017||Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland||Republic of Ireland||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2.||11 June 2017||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik, Iceland||Croatia||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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- "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Iceland" (PDF). FIFA. 16 June 2018. p. 13. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- "KR vs. Fram - 30 August 2009 - Soccerway". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 July 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
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- "Hordur Magnusson ritorna a Cesena" [Hordur Magnusson returns to Cesena] (in Italian). A.C. Cesena. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
- "Hordur Magnusson: Bristol City sign Iceland defender from Juventus". BBC Sport. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
- Stockhausen, Andy (15 August 2016). "Hordur Magnusson awarded goal on league debut for Bristol City against Wigan – sorry Tammy Abraham!". Bristol Post. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
- "Magnusson transfer agreed". pfc-cska.com. PFC CSKA Moscow. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
- "MAGNUSSON DEPARTS ASHTON GATE". bcfc.co.uk. Bristol City F.C. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
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- "Iceland's Hordur Magnusson proves too much for Ireland's second string". Guardian. 28 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
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- "2018 Russian Super Cup game report" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 27 July 2018.