Pétur Marteinsson

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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 Pétur.
Pétur Marteinsson
Personal information
Full name Pétur Hafliði Marteinsson
Date of birth (1973-07-14) 14 July 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990 Fram
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Fram 4 (0)
1992–1993 Leiftur 34 (12)
1994–1995 Fram 32 (0)
1996–1998 Hammarby 70 (4)
1999–2001 Stabæk 63 (4)
2001–2003 Stoke City 18 (2)
2003–2006 Hammarby 48 (5)
2007–2008 KR 28 (0)
Total 297 (27)
National team
1993–2005 Iceland 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pétur Marteinsson (born 14 July 1973) is a retired Icelandic football player. He played for Hammarby IF in Sweden, Stabæk in Norway and Stoke City in England during his professional career. Marteinsson was capped 36 times and scored one goal while playing for Iceland. He is the son of former Icelandic international player Marteinn Geirsson.

Club career[edit]

Marteinsson was born in Reykjavík and started his career in Fram. He moved to Swedish club Hammarby IF in 1996[1] where he was a great success. A sought-after defender, Marteinsson was bought by the Norwegian club Stabæk,[2] coached by Anders Linderoth.

In November 2001, he moved on to English club Stoke City,[3] joining up with a number of fellow Icelandic players. He made his debut against Peterborough United in January 2002. He made just two more appearances during the 2001–02 season and when Guðjón Þórðarson was sacked at the end of the season Marteinsson struggled to get a look in with new manager Steve Cotterill and then Tony Pulis. Marteinsson made 18 league appearances for Stoke scoring twice against Bradford City in 2002 before being released in September 2003.[4][5][6]

He returned to Hammarby where he spent three years and made 48 appearances for "Bajen". In October 2006, KR Reykjavik announced they had signed Marteinsson for the 2007 Icelandic premier league season,[7] a move which saw Marteinsson return to his native Iceland to finish his career in 2008. In his last season he won a cup.[8]

International career[edit]

Marteinsson was capped 36 times for Iceland.[9] He made his debut in an August 1993 friendly match against the USA as a substitute for Kristján Jónsson.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fram 1990 Úrvalsdeild 1 0 1 0
1991 Úrvalsdeild 4 0 4 0
Leiftur 1992 1. deild karla 18 7 2 0 20 7
1993 1. deild karla 16 5 4 0 20 5
Total 34 12 6 0 40 12
Fram 1994 Úrvalsdeild 16 0 16 0
1995 Úrvalsdeild 16 0 16 0
Total 37 0 37 0
Hammarby 1996 Swedish Division 1 23 0 23 0
1997 Swedish Division 1 23 2 23 2
1998 Allsvenskan 24 2 24 2
Total 70 4 70 4
Stabæk 1999 Tippeligaen 18 0 18 0
2000 Tippeligaen 21 2 21 2
2001 Tippeligaen 24 2 24 2
Total 63 4 63 4
Stoke City 2001–02 Second Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2002–03 First Division 12 2 2 0 0 0 14 2
2003–04 First Division 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 18 2 2 0 0 0 20 2
Hammarby 2003 Allsvenskan 1 1 1 1
2004 Allsvenskan 19 3 19 3
2005 Allsvenskan 8 1 8 1
2006 Allsvenskan 20 0 20 0
Total 48 5 48 5
KR 2007 Úrvalsdeild 15 0 8 0 23 0
2008 Úrvalsdeild 14 0 4 1 1 0 19 1
Total 29 0 4 1 9 0 42 1
Career Total 300 27 12 1 9 0 321 28
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League play-offs, and Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lít á Hammarby sem stökkpall". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). Útgáfufélagið Frétt ehf (15/1996): 15. 19 June 1996. ISSN 1021-8254. OCLC 477655698. 
  2. ^ "Sveriges mest jagade lirare" (in Swedish). aftonbladet.se. 11 November 1998. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Þýsk og austurrísk lið með tilbúna samninga". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic) (149/2001): 14. 21 November 2001. ISSN 1670-3871. 
  4. ^ "Marteinsson leaves Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Stoke 2-1 Bradford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Bradford 4-2 Stoke". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pétur Marteinsson í KR" (in Icelandic). visir.is. 1 November 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "KR bikarmeistari í ellefta skiptið". Fréttablaðið (in Icelandic) (272/2008): 40. 5 October 2008. ISSN 1670-3871. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  9. ^ Icelandic FA - KSÍ
  10. ^ http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/felagsmadur/?pLeikmadurNr=25637

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