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Bjarki Gunnlaugsson

Bjarki Gunnlaugsson
Personal information
Full name Bjarki Bergmann Gunnlaugsson
Date of birth (1973-03-03) 3 March 1973
Place of birth Akranes, Iceland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1988–1990 IA Akranes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 IA Akranes 43 (11)
1992–1994 Feyenoord 0 (0)
1994–1995 1. FC Nürnberg 27 (5)
1995 IA Akranes 7 (3)
1995–1997 SV Waldhof Mannheim 39 (9)
1997–1998 Molde FK 18 (6)
1998 SK Brann 7 (1)
1999 KR Reykjavík 16 (11)
1999–2002 Preston North End 45 (2)
2002 Deiglan 1 (0)
2002 IA Akranes 7 (7)
2003–2005 KR Reykjavík 25 (1)
2006 IA Akranes 11 (2)
2007–2008 FH Hafnarfjörður 13 (0)
2008–2009 IA Akranes 13 (0)
2009 Valur 1 (0)
2010– FH Hafnarfjörður 40 (0)
National team
1993–2000 Iceland 27 (7)
Teams managed
2006 ÍA
2008–2009 ÍA
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 November 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 September 2007

Bjarki Bergmann Gunnlaugsson (born 3 March 1973 in Akranes) is an Icelandic professional footballer[1] who currently plays for FH.

Club career

After a period in English football at Preston North End FC, Bjarki joined up with his twin brother Arnar and they played together at KR Reykjavík when they came back home. The played with the team for several years, then joined their childhood club, ÍA Akranes, in 2006. They became the managers of the club, when the team manager, Ólafur Þórðarson, left the club because of a horrible start in the division. The brothers saved the club from relegation, but the chairman of the club hired manager Guðjón Þórðarson to control the club. Then the brothers left ÍA Akranes to join the Icelandic champions, FH Hafnarfjörður.

In July 2008, the brothers left FH amicably when Guðjón Þórðarson had been fired from ÍA, and again took the reins of their old club as player-managers.

In June 2010, it was announced that Bjarki had joined his former club and Icelandic champions FH Hafnarfjörður on free transfer. He signed a one-year contract. This transfer meant that for the first time the Gunnlaugsson twins were on opposing sides in the same league, as Arnar currently played for Fram Reykjavik.

International career

Bjarki made his debut for Iceland in an October 1993 friendly match against Tunisia, coming on as a substitute for Arnar Grétarsson. He has been capped 27 times for Iceland, scoring seven goals. He scored in his last international match, a February 2000 friendly match against the Faroe Islands.

References

  1. ^ "Bjarki Bergmann Gunnlaugsson". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 

External links

  • Bjarki Gunnlaugsson at National-Football-Teams.com
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