Hannes Sigurðsson

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Hannes Sigurðsson
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Personal information
Full name Hannes Þorsteinn Sigurðsson
Date of birth (1983-04-10) 10 April 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Egersunds IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 FH 12 (2)
2002–2005 Viking 68 (15)
2005–2006 Stoke City 25 (1)
2006–2007 Brøndby IF 9 (2)
2007–2008 Viking 25 (4)
2008–2011 GIF Sundsvall 71 (26)
2011 FH 13 (4)
2011 Spartak Nalchik 6 (0)
2012 Atyrau 15 (3)
2013 Mjallby 10 (0)
2013–2014 SV Grödig 14 (1)
2014 Sandnes Ulf 10 (0)
2015 SSV Jahn Regensburg 3 (0)
2016– Egersunds IK
National team
1999 Iceland U-17 2 (0)
2001 Iceland U-19 4 (6)
2002–2005 Iceland U-21 14 (7)
2005–2008 Iceland 13 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:43, 24 May 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 October 2011

Hannes Þorsteinn Sigurðsson (born 10 April 1983) is an Icelandic football striker who is currently the playing assistant coach of Egersunds IK.

Career[edit]

Hannes started his professional career with FH Hafnarfjordur in 2000, scoring on his debut and scoring one goal in eleven matches in 2001.

He moved to Norway to play for Viking FK in 2002, and although he came on as a substitute to score twice on his debut, he spent the best part of his first three seasons in Norway on the substitutes' bench. While he played in 55 matches during these three years, he only started in six of these. However, Hannes emerged as a super-sub, racking up twelve goals to make him the most efficient player in the Norwegian League with one goal every 72 minutes in 2002 and 2003. He emerged as a regular starter in 2005, when he also got his Iceland national team debut against Italy in March.

In July 2005, he signed for English club Stoke City on a Bosman transfer, and he joined his new club in October 2005. He scored his only goal for Stoke in a 2–1 victory over Queens Park Rangers in March 2006.[1] When ownership of the club changed in the Summer 2006, and Boskamp left and Tony Pulis returned to the club, Hannes was deemed surplus to requirements and was released at the end of August.[2]

On 30 August 2006 Hannes signed a deal with Danish Superliga runners-up Brøndby IF. He was a first-team regular throughout the autumn season, though injuries caused him to miss several games. He fell out of favour when manager René Meulensteen was replaced by Tom Køhlert ahead of the spring season, and Hannes looked to leave Brøndby.[3]

Hannes returned to his former club Viking in February 2007, but his registration for the Norwegian club was delayed by the FIFA ruling that a player may only represent two clubs during one year. After a lengthy appeals process, Hannes was finally cleared to play for Viking on 30 March 2007 – one day before the closure of the Norwegian transfer window.

In March 2008, Hannes signed for Swedish club GIF Sundsvall, becoming the club's most expensive signing to date. Hannes was the club's top scorer in 2008, 2009 and 2010 even though he missed out on many games through injury. Following three successful years in Sweden, Hannes returned to Iceland to recover from a broken bone in his right foot that kept him sidelined for five months.

He then signed a short term contract with his parent club FH Hafnarfjordur where he played 13 games, scoring four goals.

In August 2011 Hannes joined PFC Spartak Nalchik in the Russian Premier League on a short term contract. Hannes style of play was not suitable for the Russian side so his contract was not extended in January.

Hannes chose to stay in Eastern Europe and in February 2012 he signed a 1-year contract for FC Atyrau in Kazakhstan.[4] Hannes finished the season as top scorer for the struggling FC Atyrau side and was voted as foreign player of the year by Westside.kz which is a fanclub for FC Atyrau.[5]

Hannes signed a short-term contract with Swedish club Mjallby in 2013 and a two-year contract with recently promoted Austrian Bundesliga club SV Grödig in July 2013.

In 2015, he went on to SSV Jahn Regensburg.[6] Ahead of the 2016 season he joined Norwegian third-tier side Egersunds IK as playing assistant to Maurice Ross.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17 April 2016[8][9]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
FH Hafnarfjörður 2000 Úrvalsdeild 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2001 Úrvalsdeild 11 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
Viking 2002 Tippeligaen 11 4 0 0 0 0 11 4
2003 Tippeligaen 23 4 0 0 0 0 23 4
2004 Tippeligaen 20 3 0 0 0 0 20 3
2005 Tippeligaen 14 3 0 0 0 0 14 3
Stoke City 2005–06 Championship 23 1 3 0 0 0 26 1
2006–07 Championship 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Brøndby IF 2006–07 Danish Superliga 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
Viking 2007 Tippeligaen 9 2 0 0 0 0 9 2
GIF Sundsvall 2008 Allsvenskan 25 6 0 0 0 0 25 6
2009 Superettan 22 10 2 1 0 0 24 11
2010 Superettan 24 10 1 0 0 0 25 10
FH Hafnarfjörður 2011 Úrvalsdeild 12 3 3 2 0 0 15 5
Spartak Nalchik 2011–12 Russian Premier League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Atyrau 2012 Kazakhstan Premier League 15 3 0 0 0 0 15 3
Mjallby 2013 Allsvenskan 10 1 0 0 0 0 10 1
SV Grödig 2013–14 Austrian Bundesliga 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Sandnes Ulf 2014 Tippeligaen 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
SSV Jahn Regensburg 2014–15 3. Liga 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career Total 264 54 9 3 1 0 274 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QPR 1-2 Stoke". BBC Sport. 29 March 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sigurdsson completes Stoke exit". BBC Sport. 30 August 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sigurdsson måtte væk". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). 5 September 2006. 
  4. ^ "Hannes Þ. Sigurðsson til Kasakstan (Staðfest)" (in Icelandic). fotbolti.net. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "ЛУЧШИЙ ФУТБОЛИСТ 2012г - СЕРГЕЙ БОЙЧЕНКО" (in Russian). westside.kz. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sigurdsson ist Regensburgs achter Streich" (in German). kicker.de. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Sigurdsson ny assistent og spiller i Egersund IK". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). 28 December 2015. p. 68. 
  8. ^ "H. SIGURÐSSON". Soccerway. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Sigurðsson, Hannes". N-F-T. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 

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