Patrekur Jóhannesson

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Patrekur Jóhanesson
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Personal information
Born (1972-07-07) 7 July 1972 (age 46)
Club information
Current club Austria (manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
2011– Selfoss Handball Club
2011– Austria

Patrekur Jóhannesson (born 7 July 1972) is an Icelandic former handball player, who played for the Icelandic national handball team and competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

After he stopped playing handball professionally he embarked on a coaching career. In November 2011 Patrekur was appointed head coach for the Austrian national handball team.


Patrekur is son of the teacher and journalist Margrét Thorlacius and the PE teacher and coach Jóhannes Sæmundsson. His father died of cancer at the age of 42. He is the brother of the historian and current President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, and of Jóhannes, who is a system analyst.[3]


  1. ^ EHF profile
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Patrekur Jóhannesson". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Breaking: Iceland elects new President". Retrieved 2016-06-28.