Pétur Rúnar Birgisson

Pétur Rúnar Birgisson (born February 20, 1996) is an Icelandic basketball player who plays for Tindastóll of the Úrvalsdeild karla.[1][2]

Pétur Rúnar Birgisson
No. 7 – Tindastóll
PositionPoint guard
LeagueÚrvalsdeild karla
Personal information
Born (1996-02-20) February 20, 1996 (age 25)
NationalityIcelandic
Listed height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Career information
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–presentTindastóll
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

Club careerEdit

Pétur had a stellar 2014-2015 season[3] and helped Tindastóll to the 2015 Úrvalsdeild finals after averaging 7.8 assists in the semi-finals against Haukar.[4] In the finals, Tindastóll lost to KR 3-1.[5]

His stellar play continued in 2015-2016.[6] He averaged 13.5 points and 6.0 assists in Tindastóls 3-1 victory against Keflavík in the first round of the playoffs.[7] He was however unable to prevent Tindastóll from losing to Haukar in the semi-finals, 3-1.[8]

On January 13, 2018, he helped Tindastóll to its first major title when they beat KR in Icelandic Basketball Cup finals.[9][10] In the game he had 22 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds, and was named as the Cup finals MVP.[11]

On May 4, 2018, Pétur was named to the Úrvalsdeild Karla Domestic All-First Team.[12] On 30 September, he won the Icelandic Super Cup after Tindastóll beat KR, 103-72.[13]

Icelandic national teamEdit

In May 2017, Pétur was named to the Icelandic national team for the 2017 Games of the Small States of Europe where he helped Iceland finish third.[14][15] In July 2017, he was among the 24 players selected for the national team training camp prior to EuroBasket 2017.[16] He was not named to the twelve man roster for Eurobasket.[17] As of 2018 he has played five games for the national team.[18]

Awards, titles and accomplishmentsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

TitlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (15 October 2017). "Domino's Körfuboltakvöld: Sitja uppi með Sigtrygg og Pétur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Pétur Rúnar áfram hjá Stólunum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 May 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  3. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (5 January 2015). "Bæði ungir og gamlir fá að spila mest hjá Tindastól". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  4. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (16 April 2015). "Var með fleiri stoðsendingar en stig í seríunni". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  5. ^ "KR Íslandsmeistari í 14. sinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 29 April 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  6. ^ Stefán Árni Pálsson (22 October 2016). "Dominos-körfuboltakvöld: Er Pétur með of stórt hlutverk í liði Tindastóls?". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  7. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (31 March 2016). "Þýðir ekkert að toppa í nóvember". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  8. ^ Sindri Sverrisson (12 April 2016). "Haukar í úrslit á afmælisdaginn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  9. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (13 January 2018). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: KR - Tindastóll 69-96 - Tindastóll bikarmeistari í fyrsta sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Ég er í svo mikilli geðshræringu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Maltbikarinn: Tindastóll bikarmeistari í fyrsta sinn". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  12. ^ Henry Birgir Gunnarsson (4 May 2018). "Kristófer og Helena valin leikmenn ársins". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  13. ^ Ástrós Ýr Eggertsdóttir (30 September 2018). "Umfjöllun og viðtöl: KR - Tindastóll 72-103 -Stólarnir völtuðu yfir KR og eru meistarar meistaranna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  14. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (17 May 2017). "Níu af tólf leikmönnum í karlalandsliðinu á Smáþjóðaleikunum í San Marínó eru nýliðar". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Smáþjóðaleikarnir 2017 - Konurnar í 2. sæti og karlarnir í 3. sæti". kki.is (in Icelandic). 3 June 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Undirbúningurinn fyrir Evrópumótið hefst á morgun". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 19 July 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  17. ^ Kristjana Arnarsdóttir (27 August 2017). "Landsliðshópur Íslands fyrir Eurobasket klár". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  18. ^ "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 26 August 2017.

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