Vignir Svavarsson

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Vignir Svavarsson
Vignir Svavarsson 01.jpg
Personal information
Born (1980-06-20) 20 June 1980 (age 39)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Pivot
Club information
Current club Haukar
Number 22
Senior clubs
Years Team
Skjern Håndbold
TBV Lemgo
TSV Hannover-Burgdorf
GWD Minden
HC Midtjylland
TTH Holstebro
National team 1
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Iceland 234 (261)
1 National team caps and goals correct
as of 13 November 2019

Vignir Svavarsson (born 20 June 1980) is an Icelandic professional handballer who plays for and captains Iceland first division club Haukar. He started his career in 2000. In 2005 he left Iceland to join the Danish club Skjern Håndbold. He has subsequently played for TBV Lemgo, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf and GWD Minden in the German Bundesliga and HC Midtjylland and TTH Holstebro in the Danish league.

He is tall, imposing sportsman and considered to be one of Iceland talents.

On July 2019, Svavarsson has signed a one season contract until 2020 with the Icelandic top club, Haukar.[1]There he started this professional career. This team has won the Icelandic Championship 11 times and participated in the EHF Champions League group phase 4 times.

International career[edit]

Vignir Svavarsson had a long career with Icelandic national team. He has played 234 caps during 16 years period until 2016, which he retired from international handball. Svavarsson is eleventh most capped nation player. He won a bronze medal at the European Championship 2010 in Austria. During his international career, he was selected for 4 European and 2 World Championships. [2]


  1. ^ Früherer HBL-Profi Svavarsson kehrt zu Heimatverein zurück, Retrieved 15 November 2019
  2. ^ "2015 World Championship Roster" (PDF). IHF. Retrieved 15 January 2015.