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Ögmundur Kristinsson (footballer, born 1989)

Ögmundur Kristinsson (born 19 June 1989) is an Icelandic football goalkeeper who plays for Greek Super League club AEL.

Ögmundur Kristinsson
Personal information
Full name Ögmundur Kristinsson
Date of birth (1989-06-19) 19 June 1989 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2014 Fram 96 (0)
2014–2015 Randers 5 (0)
2015–2017 Hammarby 69 (0)
2017–2018 Excelsior 16 (0)
2018– AEL 30 (0)
National team
2006–2008 Iceland U-19 2 (0)
2008 Iceland U-21 1 (0)
2014– Iceland 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:00, 05 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017


Club careerEdit


Ögmundur made his senior debut for Fram on 12 June 2006, a week before his 17th birthday, in the 2006 season of the Icelandic second tier, starting against Haukar in the absence of Gunnar Sigurðsson.[3][4] He kept a clean sheet in a 3–0 away win. His next match came in the 2009 Icelandic Premier League season in the last match of the season, entering as a half-time substitute for Hannes Þór Halldórsson and keeping a clean sheet in the second half as Fram lost 1–0 to Þróttur R. at home.[5] He remained a reserve goalkeeper to Hannes Þór Halldórsson in the 2010 season. When Hannes transferred to KR after the 2010 season Ögmundur became the main goalkeeper for Fram. He has played every league game since the start of the 2011 season.[6][7]

On 30 December 2011, Ögmundur was given the honorary title "Fram Sportsman of the Year", the first footballer to hold that title.[8]

Trials abroad and RandersEdit

After the 2013 season he went on a trial to Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf and Scottish club Motherwell.[9][10] His trial at Motherwell went well, although they were not looking to buy a goalkeeper at that time.[11]

On 16 July 2014, half-way through the Icelandic 2014 season, Ögmundur joined Danish club Randers, signing a one-year contract.[12] During the 2014–15 Superliga season, Ögmundur only made four league appearances while mostly acting as a back-up to Karl-Johan Johnsson.[13]


On 2 June 2015 Ögmundur signed a 3-year deal with Hammarby IF,[14] eventually making 15 appearances in the 2015 Allsvenskan for his new side. Ögmundur replaced Johannes Hopf as Hammarby's first choice goalkeeper halfway through the season, after the latter chose to make a move abroad.[15]

In 2016, he scored his first competitive goal in his senior career when he scored the deciding penalty in the Swedish Cup semifinal against local rivals AIK.[16] Ögmundur played all 30 league games as Hammarby finished 11th in the table, keeping 7 clean sheets throughout the year.[17]

He started the 2017 season as Hammarby's starting goalkeeper, under the reign of new manager Jakob Michelsen. Ögmundur was criticized by the latter in May 2017 after several weak performances.[18] In late July the same year, Hammarby brought in Johan Wiland from reigning champions Malmö FF. Ögmundur was deemed surplus to requirements after the new acquisition.[19]


On 31 August 2017, Ögmundur transferred to Excelsior of the Eredivisie.[20] He reportedly moved on a free,[21] and signed a one year-deal (with an option for a further) with the Dutch club.[22]


On 2 August 2018, Greek Superleague club AEL officially announced the signing of Kristinsson on a two-year deal.[23]

International careerEdit

Ögmundur made his first international appearance on 4 June 2014 in a match against Estonia, when he came on as a substitute for Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson at half-time.[24] In that second half, he kept a clean sheet, to maintain Iceland's 1–0 lead.

On 13 October 2015, Ögmundur made his competitive debut in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying game against Turkey, with Iceland already being qualified for the championship. Despite putting on a solid effort, Iceland went on to lose with the score of 1–0 after a free kick goal by Selçuk İnan in the 89th minute.[25]

He was selected for EURO 2016.[26]


Ögmundur has a bachelor of law and has stated that he wishes to become a lawyer after his football career.[27]

His favourite team is Manchester United whose former Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was his childhood hero.[28]



  1. ^ "Ögmundur Kristinsson Steckbrief" (in German). Retrieved 9 June 2014.
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  13. ^ Fredriksson, Emelie (26 June 2015). "Bajens nye målvakt: "Jag kan inte vänta"". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  14. ^ Gustafsson, Love (2 June 2015). "Ögmundur Kristinsson klar för Hammarby". Hammarby Fotboll. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  15. ^ "FD-SPECIAL: Siffrorna som kan "rädda" Kristinsson kvar i Bajen". Fotbolldirekt. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  16. ^ Palmgren, Nils (15 March 2016). "Kristinsson hjälte i cupderbyt mot AIK". Dagens Nyheter Fotboll. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Bilder: De höll flest nollor i Allsvenskan 2016". Allsvenskan. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Michelsens kritik: Kristinsson måste höja sig". Expressen. 21 May 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Efter Wiland-värvningen - framtiden osäker för Kristinsson: "Ibland får man ta tuffa beslut"". Fotbollskanalen. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  20. ^ Love Gustafsson (31 August 2017). "Ögmundur lämnar Hammarby – klar för SBV Excelsior". Hammarby Fotboll. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  21. ^ Daniel Kristoffersson (30 August 2017). "Han lämnar Bajen – klar för ny klubb". Expressen. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  22. ^ "Excelsior legt doelman Ögmundur Kristinsson vast". S.B.V. Excelsior. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  23. ^ "Ανακοίνωσε Κρίστινσον η ΑΕΛ" (in Greek). Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  24. ^ "Iceland football team defeated Estonia 1:0, 4 June 2014". Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  25. ^ "Turkey-Iceland post match". Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  26. ^ "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  27. ^ Kristoffersson, Daniel (6 March 2016). "Kristinsson hyllar Nanne och Lagerbäck". Expressen. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  28. ^ Gustin, Sebastien (25 October 2016). "Busfröts spelarenkäter del 11 med isländska väggen Ögmundur Kristinsson". Hammarbyfotboll. Retrieved 15 January 2017.

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