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Brynjar Þór Björnsson

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Brynjar Þór Björnsson (born July 11, 1988) is an Icelandic basketball player for Úrvalsdeild karla club Tindastóll and a former member of the Icelandic national team.[1] He has won the Icelandic championship eight times and the Icelandic Basketball Cup three times with KR[2][3] and is the clubs all-time leader in scoring and games played.[4]

Brynjar Björnsson
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No. 5 – Tindastóll
Position Guard
League Úrvalsdeild
Personal information
Born (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 29)
Reykjavík, 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
2012–2018 KR
2018–present Tindastóll
Career highlights and awards

Contents

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.[3] 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.[3] He resigned with KR in 2017 after contemplating a move to Þór Akureyri.[8]

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.[9] On March 12, 2018, Brynjar broke a finger on practice and was expected to miss KR's first round playoff series against Njarðvík.[10]

On April 25, 2018, Brynjar scored a buzzer beater to give KR a 75–77 victory against Tindastóll and a 2–1 lead in the Úrvalsdeild finals series.[11] On April 28, he won his eight Icelandic championship after KR defeated Tindastóll in the fourth game of the series.[12][13]

On June 8, 2018, Brynjar left KR and signed with rivals Tindastóll.[14][15]

Icelandic national teamEdit

From 2007 to 2017, Brynjar played 68 games for the Icelandic national team.[16] He retired from the national team in February 2018.[1][17]

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Club honoursEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kristjana Arnarsdóttir (20 February 2018). "Brynjar Þór hættur með landsliðinu". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 20 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (May 2, 2017). "Hinir fjórir fræknu hjá meistaraliði KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (8 June 2018). "Brynjar skilur eftir sig magnaða tölfræði og mörg met sem leikmaður KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  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. ^ Valsson, Andri Yrkill (June 9, 2017). ""Þungu fargi af mér létt"". Mbl.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  9. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (16 November 2017). "Brynjar orðinn stigahæsti KR-ingurinn í sögu úrvalsdeildar karla". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 16 November 2017. 
  10. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (12 March 2018). "Brynjar puttabrotinn og misstir af næstu leikjum KR". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 March 2018. 
  11. ^ "Ótrúleg flautukarfa á Króknum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018. 
  12. ^ Kristján Jónsson (28 April 2018). "KR meistari fimmta árið í röð". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 April 2018. 
  13. ^ "Brynjar: Allar líkur á að ég verði áfram í Vesturbænum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). 28 April 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018. 
  14. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (8 June 2018). "Brynjar Þór orðinn leikmaður Tindastóls". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 8 June 2018. 
  15. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (8 June 2018). "Brynjar Þór: Verður skrítið að spila fyrir fólk sem hefur fundist ég vera óþolandi". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 9 June 2018. 
  16. ^ "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  17. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (21 February 2018). "Brynjar um keppnina í Dominos-deildinni: "Erum mest að keppa við okkur sjálfa"". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 21 February 2018. 

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