Hallgrímur Jónasson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Hallgrímur.
Hallgrímur Jónasson
Personal information
Full name Hallgrímur Jónasson
Date of birth (1986-05-04) 4 May 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Húsavík, Iceland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Lyngby BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Völsungur 12 (3)
2003–2005 Þór A. 35 (3)
2006–2008 Keflavík 49 (4)
2009–2011 GAIS 47 (2)
2011 SønderjyskE (loan) 15 (1)
2012–2015 SønderjyskE 78 (4)
2015–2016 OB 48 (0)
2016– Lyngby BK 0 (0)
National team
2004 Iceland U-19 4 (0)
2007–2008 Iceland U-21 10 (0)
2008– Iceland 15 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2015.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2016

Hallgrímur Jónasson (born 4 May 1986) is an Icelandic footballer currently playing for Lyngby BK in the Danish Superliga.[1]

Club career[edit]

Hallgrímur was born at Húsavík and his youth club is Völsungur. With them he managed to play only one season in 2nd division (2002) when he was 16 years old. He then moved to Þór Akureyri and was with them for 3 seasons in 1st division before moving with this coach from Þór to Keflavík who played in the Icelandic Premier league. With Keflavík, Hallgrímur made a name for himself and was used as a left back, central defender, central midfielder and as a right winger. He made his debut with the Icelandic national team on 16 March 2008 against Faroe Islands and played 10 games for the U21 national team and captained the team as well.


Played with them through their youth system and one season with the first team in 2002, then 16 years old. He played 12 matches and scored 3 goals.

Þór Akureyri[edit]

With Þór, he played for 3 seasons, 35 matches and 3 goals. At Þór his coach was Kristján Guðmundsson who moved on to manage Keflavík and took Hallgrímur with him.


At Keflavík, Hallgrímur played 49 matches and scored 4 goals. He mainly played as a central defender or midfielder and made a name for himself in Iceland there.


Hallgrímur was signed to GAIS by Magnus Pehrsson who never managed him as he moved on to AaB in Denmark. Hallgrímur had an operation in November 2008 and therefore missed the whole pre-season for the 2009 season. In the end of his first season Hallgrimur secured a place in the starting line up and played 5 matches that season. In the following season, Hallgrímur was ever present in the starting line up and is now considered a key player for the team as a central defender.


International goals[edit]

Current as of February 24, 2012.

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 October 2011 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal  Portugal 1–3 3–5 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
2 7 October 2011 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal  Portugal 2–3 3–5 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
3 30 May 2012 Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden  Sweden 2–3 2–3 Friendly


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