Rúrik Gíslason

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Rúrik Gíslason
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Gíslason playing for Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Rúrik Gíslason[1]
Date of birth (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Forward
Club information
Current team
SV Sandhausen
Number 9
Youth career
HK
Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 HK 12 (1)
2005–2007 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2007–2009 Viborg 46 (16)
2009–2012 OB 87 (10)
2012–2015 Copenhagen 68 (5)
2015–2018 1. FC Nürnberg 30 (0)
2018– SV Sandhausen 15 (3)
National team
2003–2004 Iceland U17 14 (5)
2005–2007 Iceland U19 15 (5)
2005–2011 Iceland U21 19 (6)
2009– Iceland 50 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2018

Rúrik Gíslason (born 25 February 1988) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a midfielder for SV Sandhausen.

Career[edit]

Rúrik started his career with HK Kópavogur in his youth. Following a youth stint at RSC Anderlecht, the then-champions of Belgium, he made his senior debut with HK Kópavogur.

At the end of August 2005, Rúrik signed for Charlton Athletic, but failed to make an appearance for Charlton's first team.

International career[edit]

In 2011, Rúrik was chosen as part of the squad to represent Iceland at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Denmark. The striker was named on the bench for the opening game against Belarus.

In May 2018 he was named in Iceland’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Rúrik was a candidate for the centre-right Independence Party in the Icelandic parliamentary election, 2016 and Icelandic parliamentary election, 2017.[3]

After Iceland's World Cup Group game against Argentina, Rúrik's Instagram profile went viral, as his follower increased by 250,000 after the game. [4] His follower count is now at one million, more than triple the size of Iceland's current population. [5].

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 9 September 2018.[6]
Iceland
Year Apps Goals
2009 4 0
2010 5 1
2011 4 0
2012 8 0
2013 5 0
2014 7 1
2015 4 1
2016 0 0
2017 6 0
2018 7 0
Total 50 3

International goals[edit]

Score and Result shows Iceland's goal tally first
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 11 August 2010 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Liechtenstein
1–0
1–1
Friendly [1]
2. 10 October 2014 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia  Latvia
3–0
3–0
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying [2]
3. 31 March 2015 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia
1–0
1–1
Friendly [3]

Honours[edit]

Copenhagen

References[edit]

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