Ríkharður Jónsson

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Ríkharður.
Ríkharður Jónsson
Personal information
Date of birth (1929-11-12) 12 November 1929 (age 85)
Place of birth Akranes, Iceland
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947-1950 Fram
1951-19xx ÍA Akranes
National team
1947-1965 Iceland 33 (17)
Teams managed
1951-1960 ÍA Akranes
1962 Iceland
1962-1964 ÍA Akranes
1966 ÍA Akranes
1967 Keflavík
1969-1970 ÍA Akranes
1969-1971 Iceland
1972-1973 ÍA Akranes

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Ríkharður Jónsson (born 12 November 1929) is an Icelandic former footballer.

He made his debut for the Icelandic national team in 1947, and got 33 caps and 17 goals until 1965.[1][2] This made him top goalscorer of the national team. In 2006 the record was equalled by Eiður Guðjohnsen. In 2007, it was broken. After his playing career he also became coach of the national football team from 1969-1971. He also managed ÍA Akranes.[3]

He played for Fram and ÍA Akranes.[4]

In Iceland, he is often seen as the greatest footballer to ever come from their country.


  • Top goalscorer award Icelandic League 1955 (while playing for ÍA Akranes).