Katrín Ómarsdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is referred to by the given name Katrín.
Katrín Ómarsdóttir
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Personal information
Full name Katrín Ómarsdóttir
Date of birth (1987-06-27) 27 June 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Hamburg, West Germany
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers Belles
Number 7
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2009 KR 70 (27)
2010 Kristianstads DFF 8 (2)
2011 Orange County Waves 9 (6)
2012 Kristianstads DFF 21 (4)
2013–2015 Liverpool Ladies 35 (3)
2016– Doncaster Rovers Belles
National team
2002–2004 Iceland U-17 8 (2)
2004–2006 Iceland U-19 9 (4)
2006 Iceland U-21 4 (0)
2006– Iceland 64 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:10, 19 December 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:10, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Katrín Ómarsdóttir (born 27 June 1987) is an Icelandic football midfielder who plays for Doncaster Rovers Belles of the English FA WSL. Before arriving in England with Liverpool in 2013, she had played professional football in Sweden and the United States. Katrín has over 60 caps for Iceland's national team and represented her country at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Hamburg, Katrín made her club debut for KR of the Úrvalsdeild kvenna when she was 14 years old.[1] She represented KR in the inaugural season of the UEFA Women's Cup in 2001–02.

Katrín attended the University of California, Berkeley in the United States and played for their women's soccer team from 2008 until 2010.[2] She was signed by Kristianstads DFF of the Damallsvenskan for the summer of 2010.[3] In 2011 she returned to California to play for new Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) franchise Orange County Waves. She scored six goals in nine regular season appearances as the team won the 2011 WPSL Championship.[4][5]

In January 2012 Katrín agreed to join Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS),[6] but the league folded before the season started. Instead she returned to Kristianstads and played out the 2012 Damallsvenskan season, scoring four goals in 21 appearances.[7]

In January 2013 Katrín signed for Liverpool Ladies, who had finished bottom of the FA WSL in 2011 and 2012 but were investing heavily in improving their team. She scored the second goal as Liverpool beat Bristol Academy 2–0 on the final day to secure the league title.[8] Liverpool retained their league title in 2014 but fared poorly in 2015, finishing seventh of eight teams. Katrín was among four players to be released by the club at the end of the season.[9]

On New Year's Eve 2015 Katrín joined Doncaster Rovers Belles, alongside veteran Liverpool team-mate Becky Easton.[10]

International career[edit]

Katrín made her senior debut for Iceland in August 2006, a 1–0 home defeat to Sweden in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers.

At UEFA Women's Euro 2009, Katrín played in two of the three group matches as Iceland were eliminated in the first round. National team coach Siggi Eyjólfsson also selected Katrín in his Iceland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[11]

Honours[edit]

Liverpool Ladies

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katrín Ómarsdóttir". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Katrin Omarsdottir: California player page, Cal Athletics.
  3. ^ Isländsk landslagsspelare till Kristianstad, damfotball.com.
  4. ^ "2011 Statistics - Games Played". Women's Premier Soccer League. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "2011 Statistics - Goals". Women's Premier Soccer League. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Frida returns". Phillysoccernews.com. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Katrin Omarsdottir" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Rudd, Alyson (30 September 2013). "Katrin Omarsdottir helps Liverpool to first title". The Times. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Liverpool Ladies: Becky Easton among four players released". BBC Sport. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  10. ^ "Doncaster Rovers Belles sign Becky Easton & Katrin Omarsdottir". BBC Sport. 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  11. ^ Stefánsson, Stefán (24 June 2013). "Familiar squad for Iceland". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

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