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Brynjar Þór Björnsson

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Brynjar Þór Björnsson (born July 11, 1988) is an Icelandic basketball player for KR[1] and the Icelandic national team.[2] He has won the Icelandic championship seven times and the Icelandic Basketball Cup three times.[3][4]

Brynjar Björnsson
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No. 4 – KR
Position Guard
League Úrvalsdeild
Personal information
Born (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 29)
Reykjavik, Iceland
Nationality Icelandic
Listed height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Career information
College Francis Marion (2008–2009)
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004-2011 KR
2011–2012 Jämtland Basket
2012–present KR
Career highlights and awards

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CollegeEdit

Brynjar played for Francis Marion University from 2008 to 2009. He left the school in January 2009.[5]

Playing careerEdit

Brynjar has spent the majority of his playing career with KR and is its all-time leader in games played.[4] In the fifth and deciding game of the 2007 Úrvalsdeild Finals against Snæfell, Brynjar made a three point shot with 3 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 68-68 and send it to overtime. KR prevailed in overtime, winning the game 76-74 and its tenth national championship.[6]

Brynjar joined Jämtland Basket of the Swedish Basketligan in 2011 and for the season he averaged 10.4 points per game and made 40.8 percent of his three point shots.[7]

He rejoined KR in 2012 and helped the club win the national championship four times in a row, from 2014 to 2017.[4]

On November 10, 2017, Brynjar became KR's all-time leading scorer in the Úrvalsdeild, surpassing Guðni Ólafur Guðnason who scored 3144 points for KR.[8]

Icelandic national teamEdit

Since 2007, Brynjar has played 67 games for the Icelandic National Team.[9]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Club honoursEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Valsson, Andri Yrkill (June 9, 2017). ""Þungu fargi af mér létt"". Mbl.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Íslenska landsliðið í körfuknattleik valið". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 4 August 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  3. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (May 2, 2017). "Hinir fjórir fræknu hjá meistaraliði KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (9 June 2017). "Fyrirliði KR fékk freistandi tilboð frá öðru félagi en fer ekki neitt". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Brynjar er kominn heim". Mbl.is (in Icelandic). January 31, 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Tíu ár í dag frá einni mikilvægustu körfu KR í körfuboltanum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). 5 April 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  7. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (2 July 2012). "Brynjar: Krefst þess að ungu strákarnir standi sig betur en í fyrra". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 26 October 2017. 
  8. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (16 November 2017). "Brynjar orðinn stigahæsti KR-ingurinn í sögu úrvalsdeildar karla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 

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