Páll á Reynatúgvu

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Páll á Reynatúgvu
Member of

Faroese parliament
1998 –

Minister of Health
and
Social Affairs

2002 to 2004

Date of birth

26 July 1967

Place of birth

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Political Party

Republican Party

Páll á Reynatúgvu
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-07-26) 26 July 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Playing position midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–2003 B71 Sandur 224 (55)
National team
1993 Faroe Islands 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Páll á Reynatúgvu (born 26 July 1967, in Tórshavn), is a Faroese politician, and former football player, currently serving as speaker of the Faroese Parliament.[1] He was first elected in 1998, and again in 2002, when he assumed the position of Minister of Health and Social Affairs. After being re-elected in 2004, he became a member of the "Fíggjarnevndin" (Financial Committee of the Løgting).[2]

At the 2008 parliamentary elections á Reynatúgvu was not re-elected, but sat in parliament when Anita á Fríðriksmørk took maternity leave, and as his party was a part of the Landsstýri, he was next on the list to get a seat in the parliament.[3] Before Páll á Reynatúgvu was elected for the Løgting in 2011, he was president of the SEV, which provides the Faroe Islands with electricity. He had to quit this job, because the Faroese law does not allow a person to be a member of the Løgting and at the same time to be a member of a governmental owned institution or company.[4]

Football career[edit]

Páll á Reynatúgvu played for many years as a midfielder for his local football club, B71 Sandur.[5] For a few seasons, he also served as the team's captain. With his club, he won the Faroese League in 1989 and Faroese Cup 1993.

In 1993 Páll á Reynatúgvu played 5 matches for the Faroe Islands national football team,[6] four of which were 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifiers with one friendly match.[7] In 1996/97 Páll á Reynatúgvu played two matches with B71 Sandur against APOEL Nicosia from Cyprus in the Champions League. Apoel Nicosia won both matches, but in the away match B71 took a 2-1 lead with goals from Eli Hentze and Páll á Reynatúgvu. APOEL F.C. won the match 4-2.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Logting.fo, Tingmenn (A list of current Members of Løgtingið/The Faroese Parliament)
  2. ^ "Fíggjarnevndin". logting.fo. 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2008.
  3. ^ "Páll á Reynatúgvu called upon to relieve Anitu á Fríðriksmørk". dimma.fo. 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2008. (in Faroese)
  4. ^ Oyggjatíðindi, Páll á Reynatúgvu frá sum SEV-formaður (in Faroese)
  5. ^ His profile on Faroesoccer.com, which provides statistics about Faroese football players and matches.
  6. ^ Football.fo, Landsliðsleikarar 1988–2012 (List of all Faroese football players who have played for the Faroe Islands national team
  7. ^ Faroesoccer.com, in order to see statistics about his matches for the national team, chose the tag Landsdystir which means international matches (for the Faroe Islands).
  8. ^ Soccerandequipment.com, 23 July 2009: European Cup Preview, Champions League, EB/Streymur vs. Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus)

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