Gylfi Sigurðsson

Icelandic association football player

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson (born 9 September 1989 in Reykjavik, Iceland) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for the Premier League club Everton and the Iceland national team. He has also previously played for Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar, Breiðablik UBK, Reading, Shrewsbury Town, Crewe Alexandra, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and the Tottenham Hotspurs. He has great long-range shooting abilities.

Gylfi Sigurðsson
Gylfi with Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson[1]
Date of birth (1989-09-08) 8 September 1989 (age 34)[2]
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lyngby
Number 18
Youth career
2002 FH
2003–2005 Breiðablik
2005–2008 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Reading 42 (18)
2008Shrewsbury Town (loan) 5 (1)
2009Crewe Alexandra (loan) 15 (3)
2010–2012 1899 Hoffenheim 36 (9)
2012Swansea City (loan) 18 (7)
2012–2014 Tottenham Hotspur 58 (8)
2014–2017 Swansea City 106 (27)
2017–2022 Everton 136 (25)
2023– Lyngby 2 (0)
National team
2005 Iceland U17 3 (2)
2006–2007 Iceland U19 15 (8)
2007–2011 Iceland U21 14 (6)
2010– Iceland 80 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:10, 13 October 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:48, 14 October 2023 (UTC)

In July 2021 he was arrested in Manchester on suspicion of child sexual grooming. He was later released on bail subject to ongoing investigations.[4]

Career statistics

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As of match played 6 October 2023[5][6]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2008–09 Championship 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
2009–10 Championship 38 16 5 3 1 1 44 20
2010–11 Championship 4 2 0 0 0 0 4 2
Total 42 18 6 3 3 1 51 22
Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2008–09 League Two 5 1 1[a] 0 6 1
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2008–09 League One 15 3 15 3
1899 Hoffenheim 2010–11 Bundesliga 29 9 3 1 32 10
2011–12 Bundesliga 7 0 0 0 7 0
Total 36 9 3 1 39 10
Swansea City (loan) 2011–12 Premier League 18 7 1 0 0 0 19 7
Tottenham Hotspur 2012–13 Premier League 33 3 2 0 2 1 11[b] 3 48 7
2013–14 Premier League 25 5 0 0 2 1 8[b] 0 35 6
Total 58 8 2 0 4 2 19 3 83 13
Swansea City 2014–15 Premier League 32 7 1 1 2 1 35 9
2015–16 Premier League 36 11 0 0 1 0 37 11
2016–17 Premier League 38 9 1 0 1 1 40 10
Total 106 27 2 1 4 2 112 30
Everton 2017–18 Premier League 27 4 1 1 0 0 5[b] 1 33 6
2018–19 Premier League 38 13 2 0 1 1 41 14
2019–20 Premier League 35 2 1 0 2 1 38 3
2020–21 Premier League 36 6 4 1 4 1 44 8
2021–22 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 136 25 8 2 7 3 5 1 156 31
Lyngby 2023–24 Superliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 418 98 22 7 18 8 24 4 1 0 483 118
  1. Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International

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As of match played 16 October 2023[7]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Iceland 2010 3 0
2011 3 1
2012 8 1
2013 8 3
2014 6 4
2015 7 3
2016 13 2
2017 7 4
2018 9 2
2019 10 2
2020 4 3
2021 0 0
2022 0 0
2023 2 2
Total 80 27
As of match played 16 October 2023[8]
Scores and results list Iceland's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Gylfi goal.
List of international goals scored by Gylfi Sigurðsson
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 October 2011 Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal 6   Portugal 3–5 3–5 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
2 12 October 2012 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania 13   Albania 2–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 22 March 2013 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia 16   Slovenia 1–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 2–1
5 11 October 2013 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 19   Cyprus 2–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 9 September 2014 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 25   Turkey 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
7 10 October 2014 Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia 26   Latvia 1–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
8 13 October 2014 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 27   Netherlands 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
9 2–0
10 3 September 2015 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands 31   Netherlands 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
11 10 October 2015 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 33   Latvia 2–0 2–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
12 13 November 2015 National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland 35   Poland 1–0 2–4 Friendly
13 1 June 2016 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway 38   Norway 2–3 2–3 Friendly
14 18 June 2016 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France 41   Hungary 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2016
15 24 March 2017 Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkodër, Albania 49   Kosovo 2–0 2–1 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
16 5 September 2017 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 52   Ukraine 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
17 2–0
18 9 October 2017 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 54   Kosovo 1–0 2–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
19 2 June 2018 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 56   Norway 2–1 2–3 Friendly
20 26 June 2018 Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia 60   Croatia 1–1 1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup
21 10 September 2019 Elbasan Arena, Elbasan, Albania 70   Albania 1–1 2–4 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
22 17 November 2019 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova 74   Moldova 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
23 8 October 2020 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 75   Romania 1–0 2–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification playoffs
24 2–0
25 12 November 2020 Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary 77   Hungary 1–0 1–2 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification playoffs
26 16 October 2023 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 80   Liechtenstein 1–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2024 qualification
27 3–0

Honours

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Individual

References

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  1. "Updated squads for 2017/18 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 2 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 378. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  3. "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 21 June 2018. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018.
  4. "From Iceland — National Team Player Gylfi Sigurðsson Released On Bail, Denies Charges". The Reykjavik Grapevine. 2021-07-22. Retrieved 2021-07-29.
  5. Gylfi Sigurðsson at Soccerbase
  6. Gylfi Sigurðsson at Soccerway
  7. "Gylfi Sigurðsson". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  8. "Gylfi Sigurðsson". EU-football.info. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  9. "Gylfi Sigurdsson: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  10. "Reading boss Brian McDermott named manager of the month". BBC Sport. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  11. "Games, goals, players of the season". Reading F.C. Archived from the original on 5 March 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  12. Wildhagen, Niklas (31 May 2011). "Season Review 2010/11: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim". Bundesliga Fanatic. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  13. "Icelandic Sportspeople of the Year Announced". Iceland Review. 30 December 2013. Archived from the original on 4 November 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  14. "Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson er íþróttamaður ársins". RÚV. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  15. Davies, Matthew (17 May 2017). "The full list of winners from Swansea City's end-of-season awards at the Liberty Stadium". Wales Online. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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