Katrín Jónsdóttir

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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 Jónsdóttir
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Jónsdóttir playing an international friendly against Sweden at Myresjöhus Arena in Växjö, 6 April 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-05-31) 31 May 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Umeå IK
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Breiðablik 41 (9)
1995 Stjarnan 14 (5)
1996–1997 Breiðablik 29 (12)
1998–1999 Kolbotn 16 (5)
1999 Breiðablik 2 (1)
1999–2004 Kolbotn 111 (62)
2004 Valur 6 (1)
2005 Amazon Grimstad 15 (4)
2006 Kolbotn 18 (8)
2006–2010 Valur 99 (39)
2011–2012 Djurgården 43 (2)
2013 Umeå IK 18 (0)
Total 412 (148)
National team
1992–1993 Iceland U-17 11 (0)
1993–2001 Iceland U-21 27 (1)
1994–2013 Iceland 133 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:35, 21 May 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:35, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Katrín Jónsdóttir (born 31 May 1977) is an Icelandic former football player. Katrín was captain of Iceland's national team and competed at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship. She most recently played for Umeå IK in Sweden's Damallsvenskan at club level. During her time in Norway playing for Kolbotn, she finished her medical studies and became a practising physician.[1]

Katrín's husband Þorvaldur is a former Iceland national football team player. They were married in August 2009, just before Katrín played at UEFA Women's Euro 2009.[2]

Club career[edit]

Katrín left Djurgårdens IF in January 2013. She signed a one-year contract with Umeå IK.[3]

International career[edit]

In May 1994 Katrín made her senior Iceland debut in a 4–1 friendly win over Scotland.[4]

At UEFA Women's Euro 2009, Katrín played in all three matches as Iceland were eliminated in the first round following defeats by France, Norway and Germany.

National team coach Siggi Eyjólfsson selected Katrín in the Iceland squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013,[5] where she played in the three group matches and the 4–0 quarter-final defeat to hosts Sweden.

Achievements[edit]

  • Norwegian champion in 2002 and 2003
  • Ten times Icelandic champion
  • Six times Icelandic cup winner
  • Eight times Icelandic Charity shield winner

Honours[edit]

  • Football player of the year in Iceland 2009.
  • Athlete of Reykjavík 2008.
  • Football player of the year in Iceland 1998
  • Most promising football player of the year in Iceland 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ Þórðardóttir, Olga Björt (15 April 2010). "Stjórnmálamenn geta lært af landsliðinu" (in Icelandic). Pressan. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Guðbjartsson, Steinþór (4 August 2009). "Landsliðsfyrirliði í hnapphelduna" (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Katrín Jónsdóttir á leið til Umeå" (in Icelandic). RÚV. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Katrín Jónsdóttir". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Stefánsson, Stefán (24 June 2013). "Familiar squad for Iceland". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 30 August 2013. 

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