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Guðmundur "Gunni" Torfason (born 13 December 1961 in Vestmannaeyjar) is a retired Icelandic footballer.

Guðmundur Torfason
Personal information
Full name Guðmundur Halldór Torfason
Date of birth (1961-12-13) 13 December 1961 (age 57)
Place of birth Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
Height 6 ft 01 in (1.85 m)
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1986 Fram 34 (27)
1986–1987 Beveren
1987–1988 Winterslag
1988 Racing Genk
ttl Belgium 43 (8 )
1988–1989 Rapid Vienna 7 (1)
1989–1992 St Mirren 77 (26)
1992–1994 St Johnstone 38 (9)
1994–1995 Doncaster Rovers 4 (0)
1995 Fylkir 17 (4)
1996 Grindavík 12 (2)
National team
1978 Iceland U-17 1 (0)
1985–1991 Iceland 26 (4)
Teams managed
1996–1998 Grindavík
2000 Fram
2001–2002 ÍR
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

A striker, he became top goalscorer in the Icelandic league in 1986 with 19 goals.[1] He moved to continental Europe with Belgian sides Beveren and Winterslag who later merged with Waterschei to become Racing Genk. Torfason became the first ever goalscorer of the new club when he scored against KV Mechelen.[2] He then had a spell with Austrians Rapid Vienna, before joining St Mirren in 1989. He became club top scorer three seasons in a row. In 1992 Torfason left St Mirren for St Johnstone In 1995, he moved for a brief spell at Doncaster Rovers.[3] He returned to Iceland to play for second division Fylkir and eventually ended his career after spending the 1996 season with Grindavík.

InternationalEdit

Torfason made his debut for Iceland in July 1985 friendly match against the Faroe Islands and has earned a total of 26 caps, scoring 4 goals.[4] He represented his country in 5 FIFA World Cup qualification matches[5] and played his last international match for Iceland in a November 1991 European Championship qualifying match against France.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Iceland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 26 May 1987 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Netherlands 1–1 2–2 1988 Olympic Games qualification
2 26 May 1987 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Netherlands 1–1 2–2 1988 Olympic Games qualification
3 2 September 1987 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   East Germany 1–0 2–0 1988 Olympic Games qualification
4 12 October 1988 İnönü Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey   Turkey 1–0 1–1 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification

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Managerial careerEdit

He coached Fram in 2000.[7]

On 30 October 2011 Gudmundur Torfason has returned to Scottish football after being appointed as Rangers' Icelandic scout.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Meistaraflokkur - KSI (Islandic FA)
  2. ^ Gele ditjes, blauwe datjes - Free Thiel Vrienden (in Dutch)
  3. ^ "Doncaster Rovers Player Profile". Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  4. ^ Landsleikir (National team career) - KSI (Islandic FA)
  5. ^ Guðmundur TorfasonFIFA competition record
  6. ^ MATCHES → all internationals of Guðmundur Torfason - EU Football
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Gunni joins Gers - Football.co.uk

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