Albert Guðmundsson (footballer, born 1997)

Albert Guðmundsson (born 15 June 1997) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a winger for AZ Alkmaar. He initially moved to the Netherlands joining SC Heerenveen in 2013. For the 2015–16 season, he signed for PSV and made his debut for Jong PSV in 2015.

Albert Guðmundsson
Albert Guðmundsson (cropped).jpg
Guðmundsson with Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Albert Guðmundsson[1]
Date of birth (1997-06-15) 15 June 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland[2]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
AZ
Number 28
Youth career
0000–2013 KR
2013–2015 Heerenveen
2015–2017 PSV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Jong PSV 63 (28)
2017–2018 PSV 9 (0)
2018– AZ 33 (9)
2019–2020 Jong AZ 4 (1)
National team
2013 Iceland U16 3 (0)
2012–2013 Iceland U17 9 (4)
2014–2015 Iceland U19 11 (4)
2015–2018 Iceland U21 15 (6)
2017– Iceland 20 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2021

International careerEdit

He played at China Cup 2017, where Iceland won silver medals.[3][4][5]

In May 2018 he was named in the Iceland national team’s 23-man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

 
Albert speaking to his girlfriend, following Iceland's exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Albert is from a family of footballers. His father is former international striker and TV commentator Guðmundur Benediktsson.[7][8] Albert's mother is former international Kristbjörg Ingadóttir, daughter of former international striker Ingi Björn Albertsson, who held the record for most goals in the Icelandic top division from 1987 until 2012.[9]

The father of Ingi, and thus Albert's great-grandfather, was former Milan and Arsenal striker and later Minister of Finance Albert Guðmundsson, Iceland's first professional footballer.[10] All four generations have scored for the Icelandic national team.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of match played 28 March 2021[12]
Iceland
Year Apps Goals
2017 1 0
2018 9 3
2019 1 0
2020 7 0
2021 2 0
Total 20 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iceland's goal tally first.[13]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 January 2018 Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia   Indonesia 1–1 1–4 Unofficial Friendly
2. 1–3
3. 1–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Iceland" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.foxsports.com/soccer/albert-gudmundsson-player-stats
  3. ^ "Iceland vs. Chile - 15 January 2017 - Soccerway".
  4. ^ "China PR vs. Iceland - 10 January 2017 - Soccerway".
  5. ^ http://www.china.org.cn/sports/2017-01/15/content_40109007.htm
  6. ^ Smith, Jamie (11 May 2018). "Injured Sigurdsson in Iceland's World Cup squad". Goal. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  7. ^ "LOOK, LISTEN: Iceland announcer loses his freaking mind after winning goal at Euro".
  8. ^ Davis, Callum (22 June 2016). "Icelandic commentator completely loses it as late winner sets up England clash - 'never, ever, ever have I felt as good'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Fótbolti.net". Fotbolti.net. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Albert Guðmundsson talar um afa sinn á heimasíðu Heerenveen - Vísir". Visir.is. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  11. ^ "Skorað meira en langafi, afi og pabbi". RÚV. 14 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Albert Guðmundsson". European Football. 23 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Guðmundsson, Albert". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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