Hjálmar Þórarinsson

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Hjálmar Þórarinsson
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-02-16) 16 February 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current team
Knattspyrnufélagið Berserkir
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Þróttur 44 (9)
2004–2005 Hearts (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2007 Hearts 0 (0)
2006 Raith Rovers (loan) 11 (2)
2007–2011 Fram Reykjavik 100 (28)
2012– Berserkir
National team
2005–2006 Iceland under-21s 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2007.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2007

Hjálmar Þórarinsson (born 16 February 1986, in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic footballer currently playing as a striker for Berserkir.

Þórarinsson started his career with Þróttur in his native Iceland before moving to Hearts in October 2004, initially on loan. Displaying a combination of pace and power, he impressed the Tynecastle coaching staff enough in U21 and first team appearances to earn a permanent contract in May 2005. The highlight of this spell for Þórarinsson was a last minute equaliser in the Scottish League Cup semi-final against Motherwell,[1] which Hearts eventually lost 3-2 after extra time.

An influx of established international forwards in the summer of 2005, such as Edgaras Jankauskas and Roman Bednář, ensured Þórarinsson did not feature in the Hearts first team in 2005-06. After a season of U21 football, he moved to Raith Rovers on loan until November 2006. He signed a further loan deal in January 2007, returning to Iceland with Fram until September.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motherwell 3-2 Hearts, BBC Sport, 1 February 2005

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