Ragnar Sigurðsson

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Ragnar Sigurðsson
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Ragnar at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Ragnar Sigurðsson[1]
Date of birth (1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rostov
Number 6
Youth career
2002–2004 Fylkir
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Fylkir 38 (2)
2007–2011 IFK Göteborg 122 (11)
2011–2013 Copenhagen 70 (4)
2014–2016 Krasnodar 59 (2)
2016–2018 Fulham 17 (1)
2017Rubin Kazan (loan) 12 (0)
2018– Rostov 9 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Iceland U17 11 (1)
2004 Iceland U19 5 (2)
2005–2006 Iceland U21 7 (0)
2007– Iceland 80 (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 26 June 2018

Ragnar Sigurðsson (born 19 June 1986) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as centre back for Rostov and for the Icelandic national team.

Club career[edit]

IFK Göteborg[edit]

After playing for Fylkir, Ragnar joined Swedish club IFK Göteborg in 2006. He made his Allsvenskan debut on 6 April 2007, starting the first match of the 2007 season. He would go on to play 90 minutes in all 26 of the club's league matches, forming a formidable partnership with Mattias Bjärsmyr as the team won Allsvenskan 2007. He was constantly being linked to several big clubs in Ligue 1, Serie A, Bundesliga and the Premier League. IFK Göteborg's sports director, Håkan Mild commented that the club could get a transfer fee around €3 million for the talented defender.[2] During his second season, Ragnar played 29 matches[3] (of 30) as the team finished in 3rd place. The club also won the Supercupen and Svenska Cupen during the 2008 season.

F.C. Copenhagen[edit]

On 30 May 2011, Ragnar signed a four-year contract with Danish champions F.C. Copenhagen.[4] The fee is believed to be around 5.5 million DKK.[5]

FC Krasnodar[edit]

On 23 January 2014, Russian Football Premier League club FC Krasnodar announced they had signed Ragnar on a two-and-a-half-year deal with option for another year.[6]

Fulham[edit]

On 23 August 2016, Ragnar signed a two-year deal with the Championship side Fulham for an undisclosed fee.[7] He scored his first goal for Fulham in a 2–0 win against Ipswich Town on 26 December 2016.[8]

Rubin Kazan[edit]

On 3 August 2017, he returned to Russia, signing a loan deal with FC Rubin Kazan for the 2017–18 season.[9]

Rostov[edit]

On 18 January 2018, he signed a deal for a permanent transfer to FC Rostov, the third Russian club of his career, where he joined his Iceland national teammates Sverrir Ingi Ingason and Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson.[10]

International career[edit]

Sigurðsson playing for Rostov in 2018

Ragnar was selected for the 23-man squad led by Heimir Hallgrímsson and Lars Lagerbäck for Euro 2016.[11] He scored his first goal for Iceland on 16 November 2014 in a 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying defeat at Doosan Arena against the Czech Republic.[12] On 27 June 2016, he scored Iceland's first goal in a 2–1 upset against England in the round of 16.[13][14] His endeavours in the match resulted in him being selected as man of the match.[15] Ragnar made a last-ditch tackle, described as "outstanding", to deny Jamie Vardy a potential equalizer in the match.[16]

In May 2018 he was named in Iceland’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 May 2018[18][19][20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[nb 1] Total
Division App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Fylkir U-23 2002 Úrvalsdeild 1 0 1 0
2003 2 0 2 0
Fylkir 2004 Úrvalsdeild 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
2005 17 1 4 0 7 0 28 1
2006 18 1 1 0 4 0 23 1
Iceland total 38 2 10 0 1 0 12 0 61 2
IFK Göteborg 2007 Allsvenskan 26 0 26 0
2008 29 4 3 0 32 4
2009 29 4 4 1 2 0 35 5
2010 28 1 2 0 2 0 1[a] 0 33 1
2011 13 3 2 0 0 0 15 3
Göteborg total 125 12 8 1 5 0 1 0 139 13
F.C. Copenhagen 2011–12 Danish Superliga 24 1 4 0 9 0 37 1
2012–13 31 3 0 0 10 0 41 3
2013–14 14 0 1 0 9 0 24 0
F.C. Copenhagen total 69 4 5 0 28 0 0 0 102 4
FC Krasnodar 2013–14 Russian Premier League 6 0 3 0 9 0
2014–15 26 1 2 0 11 0 39 1
2015–16 24 1 2 1 9 1 35 3
2016–17[21] 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Krasnodar total 59 2 7 1 20 1 0 0 86 4
Fulham 2016–17[21] Championship 17 1 1 0 18 1
Rubin Kazan (loan) 2017–18 Russian Premier League 12 0 1 0 13 0
Rostov 9 0 9 0
Total 329 21 32 2 56 1 13 0 430 24
  1. ^ Appearance in the Svenska Supercupen

International[edit]

As of 26 June 2018[22]
National team Year Apps Goals
Iceland
2007 6 0
2008 4 0
2009 3 0
2010 3 0
2012 8 0
2013 10 0
2014 8 1
2015 9 0
2016 15 2
2017 8 0
2018 6 0
Total 80 3

International goals[edit]

International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 November 2014 Doosan Arena, Plzeň, Czech Republic 42  Czech Republic 1–0 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
2 27 June 2016 Stade de Nice, Nice, France 60  England 1–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016
3 6 October 2016 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 63  Finland 3–2 3–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

IFK Göteborg

Copenhagen

Krasnodar

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Svenska Supercupen and the Icelandic League Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Iceland" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 13. Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Sigurdsson intresserar engelska klubbar – Retrieved on 7 December 2008, sportal.nu (in Swedish)
  3. ^ Player Profile: Ragnar Sigurdsson – Retrieved on 7 December 2008, svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
  4. ^ FC København henter islænding i Sverige – Retrieved on 30 May 2011, pol.dk (in Danish)
  5. ^ Officielt: Sigurdsson til FCK – Retrieved on 30 May 2011, sporten.dk (in Danish)
  6. ^ "Рагнар Сигурдссон стал игроком "Краснодара"" (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 23 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sigurdsson Signs". Fulham Football Club. 23 August 2016. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Ipswich 0–2 Fulham". BBC. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  9. ^ Рагнар Сигурдссон – в «Рубине»! (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 3 August 2017. 
  10. ^ Рагнар Сигурдссон – игрок «Ростова! (in Russian). FC Rostov. 18 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  12. ^ Teitsson, Kristinn Páll (16 November 2014). "Strákarnir felldir í Tékklandi". Vísir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Latest: Iceland beats England 2–1 at Euro 2016". ABC News. Associated Press. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  14. ^ Taylor, Daniel (27 June 2016). "England humiliated as Iceland knock them out of Euro 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Iceland 'should have beaten the English by a bigger score'". ESPN FC. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Iceland celebrates biggest victory with win over England". Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  17. ^ https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/world-cup-squad-injured-gylfi-sigurdsson/17guw991qjit61qqhhfn9lyhon
  18. ^ "R.Sigurdsson". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  19. ^ "Ragnar Sigurdsson". Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Ragnar Sigurðsson". KSÍ. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Ragnar Sigurðsson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 July 2017. 
  22. ^ a b "Ragnar Sigurðsson". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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