Sverrir Ingi Ingason

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Sverrir Ingi Ingason
Iceland national football team World Cup 2018 (cropped) Ingason.jpg
Sverrir with Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Sverrir Ingi Ingason[1]
Date of birth (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Kópavogur, Iceland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
PAOK
Number 4
Youth career
1997–2011 Breiðablik
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Breiðablik 42 (2)
2011Augnablik (loan) 4 (1)
2014–2015 Viking 29 (3)
2015–2017 Lokeren 67 (1)
2017 Granada 17 (1)
2017–2019 Rostov 45 (5)
2019– PAOK 6 (0)
National team
2009 Iceland U17 3 (0)
2010 Iceland U19 3 (0)
2012–2014 Iceland U21 11 (1)
2014– Iceland 27 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2019

Sverrir Ingi Ingason (born 5 August 1993) is an Icelandic footballer who plays for Greek club PAOK and the Icelandic national team, as a central defender.

Sverrir previously played for Icelandic club Breiðablik UBK before transferring to Viking FK. After a successful spell at the Norwegian club he moved to Lokeren of Belgium.

An Icelandic youth international, he participated at the UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup with the senior team.

Early life[edit]

Sverrir is born in Kópavogur, a city near by the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík. He started playing football at the age of 4 at his local club Breiðablik. The club is known for its great youth system which has produced players like Gylfi Sigurðsson, Alfreð Finnbogason and Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson.

Breiðablik[edit]

In 2011 at the age of 18 he started playing for Breiðablik's feeder club Augnablik. He quickly got the attention of the parent's club manager, Ólafur Kristjánsson, who made Sverrir one of his key players. After that season 2012–13 he was voted the most promising player in Breiðablik.

In the season 2013–14 he became one of the best players in the league. He was voted the best player of Breiðablik and made it into the divisions team of the year.

Viking[edit]

Sverrir was the subject of transfer speculation with the player linked to several clubs. On 1 January 2014 he decided to sign for Norwegian club Viking FK. At the club he played along with 4 other Icelandic players, Indriði Sigurðsson, Jón Daði Böðvarsson, Steinþór Freyr Þorsteinsson and Björn Daníel Sverrisson.

Sverrir was influential early on and right away started all the games in the heart of defence alongside the club's captain and one of Iceland's most experienced centre backs, Indriði Sigurdsson. After his first season he was voted Viking FK best player of 2014.

Lokeren[edit]

On 2 February 2015, he signed for the Belgium club Lokeren.

Granada CF[edit]

On 19 January 2017, Sverrir signed for La Liga side Granada on a deal until June 2020.[2]

Rostov[edit]

On 30 June 2017, Russian Premier League side Rostov announced the signing of Sverrir on a 3-year contract.[3]

PAOK[edit]

On 1 February 2019, he joined Greek club PAOK on a 3.5-year contract. PAOK paid Rostov €4 million for Ingason's services and included a release clause of €20 million in his contract which expires on 30 June 2022.[4]

International career[edit]

Sverrir was an Icelandic youth international, having earned caps at under-18, under-20 and at the under-21 level. He captained his side at the UEFA Euro Under-21s in 2015 where they lost against Denmark in the play-offs on away goals. He made his full international debut in January 2014 against Sweden. He was part of the squad which made it to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Euro 2016.

In May 2018 he was named in Iceland's 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 11 May 2019[6][7]
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Augnablik (loan) 2011 3. deild 4 1 0 0 - - 4 1
Breiðablik 2011 Úrvalsdeild 0 0 5 0 0 0 5 0
2012 21 2 11 1 0 0 32 3
2013 21 0 13 4 6 0 40 4
Total 42 2 29 5 6 0 77 7
Viking FK 2014 Tippeligaen 29 3 5 1 - - 34 4
Lokeren 2014–15 Belgian Pro League 14 0 - - - - 14 0
2015–16 32 1 1 0 - - 33 1
2016–17 21 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
Total 67 1 3 0 - - 70 1
Granada 2016–17 La Liga 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
Rostov 2017–18 Russian Premier League 28 3 2 0 0 0 30 3
2018–19 17 2 2 0 0 0 19 2
Total 45 5 4 0 0 0 49 5
PAOK 2018–19 Superleague 1 0 5 0 0 0 6 0
Career Total 205 13 46 6 6 0 257 19

International[edit]

As of match played 25 March 2019[8]
Iceland
Year Apps Goals
2014 1 0
2015 2 0
2016 6 3
2017 7 0
2018 10 0
2019 1 0
Total 27 3

International goals[edit]

As of match played 27 March 2018. Iceland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ingason goal[9]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 March 2016 Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece 4  Greece 2–2 3–2 Friendly
2 1 June 2016 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway 5  Norway 1–1 2–3
3 15 November 2016 Ta'Qali National Stadium, Ta'Qali, Malta 9  Malta 2–0 2–0

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. ^ "Official | Ingason completes his move to Granada CF | Granada - Web Oficial". Official | Ingason completes his move to Granada CF | Granada - Web Oficial. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  3. ^ Зачем приезжал Гудьонсен? (in Russian). FC Rostov. 30 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Παίκτης του Δικεφάλου ο Ίνγκασον" [Ingasson joins PAOK] (in Greek). PAOK FC. 1 February 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/world-cup-squad-injured-gylfi-sigurdsson/17guw991qjit61qqhhfn9lyhon
  6. ^ "Sverrir Ingi Ingason". KSÍ. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Sverrir Ingi Ingason". KSÍ. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Sverrir Ingi Ingason". European Football. 23 June 2018.
  9. ^ Sverrir Ingi Ingason at Soccerway

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