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Ríkharður Daðason (born 26 April 1972) is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker for Fram Reykjavik, KR, Kalamata, Viking, Stoke City, Lillestrøm and Fredrikstad.

Ríkharður Daðason
Personal information
Full name Ríkharður Daðason
Date of birth (1972-04-26) 26 April 1972 (age 47)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1995 Fram Reykjavik 119 (44)
1996–1997 Kalamata 10 (1)
1997 KR 16 (7)
1998–2000 Viking 69 (47)
2000–2002 Stoke City 38 (10)
2002–2003 Lillestrøm 12 (4)
2003 Fredrikstad 9 (4)
2004–2005 Fram Reykjavik 28 (10)
Total 301 (127)
National team
1991–2003 Iceland 44 (14)
Teams managed
2013 Fram Reykjavik
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Contents

Club careerEdit

Ríkharður started his career in Fram Reykjavik, and later moved to KR where he became top goalscorer in the Úrvalsdeild in 1996 with 14. His KR career was interrupted by an unsuccessful spell in Greek football with Kalamata. In 1998, he moved to Norwegian club Viking, and after scoring at least 15 goals three seasons in a row he was signed by English club Stoke City in the summer of 2000. Stoke were at the time under the control of an Icelandic board and Ríkharður was one of a number fellow countrymen at join up at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke had to wait until the Norwegian finished before Ríkharður could join them and he made a great start scoring the winning goal against Barnsley with his first touch.[1]

He failed to build on such a good start and scored seven more goals in 2000–01 and became more used by Guðjón Þórðarson as a substitute. He scored four goals in 13 matches in 2001–02 and was released by the club at the end of the season. He returned to Norway and played for Lillestrøm and Fredrikstad before ending his career with a return to Fram.

International careerEdit

Ríkharður made his debut for Iceland in a May 1991 friendly against Malta as a substitute for Grétar Einarsson. He played his last international match in 2003, having been capped 44 times and scoring 14 goals.[2] Ríkharður scored a legendary goal against France, then recent World Cup Champions, on 5 September 1998. The game ended with a 1–1 draw.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Sources:[4][5]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Fram 1989 Úrvalsdeild 13 1 13 1
1990 Úrvalsdeild 17 5 17 5
1991 Úrvalsdeild 18 4 18 4
1992 Úrvalsdeild 12 2 12 2
1993 Úrvalsdeild 12 4 12 4
1994 Úrvalsdeild 16 9 16 9
1995 Úrvalsdeild 13 5 13 5
1996 1. deild karla 18 14 18 14
Total 119 44 119 44
Kalamata 1996–97 Alpha Ethniki 10 1 10 1
KR 1997 Úrvalsdeild 16 7 16 7
Viking 1998 Tippeligaen 25 15 25 15
1999 Tippeligaen 21 17 21 17
2000 Tippeligaen 23 15 23 15
Total 69 47 69 47
Stoke City 2000–01 Second Division 27 6 1 0 1 1 5 1 34 8
2001–02 Second Division 11 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 14 4
Total 38 10 3 0 1 1 6 1 48 12
Lillestrøm 2002 Tippeligaen 7 4 7 4
2003 Tippeligaen 5 0 5 0
Total 12 4 12 4
Fredrikstad 2003 Norwegian First Division 9 4 9 4
Fram 2004 Úrvalsdeild 14 7 14 7
2005 Úrvalsdeild 14 3 14 3
Total 28 10 28 10
Career Total 301 127 3 0 1 1 6 1 311 129
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League play-offs, and Football League Trophy.

InternationalEdit

Source:[5]

National team Year Apps Goals
Iceland 1991 2 0
1993 1 0
1996 4 1
1997 6 0
1998 7 3
1999 8 2
2000 8 4
2001 4 2
2002 2 2
2003 2 0
Total 44 14

International goalsEdit

Score and result lists Iceland's goals first.[6]
International goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 1996 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Malta
2–1
2–1
Friendly
2. 5 February 1998 Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus   Slovenia
1–1
2–3
Cyprus International Tournament 1998
3. 19 August 1998 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Latvia
3–1
4–1
Friendly
4. 5 September 1998 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   France
1–0
1–1
UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
5. 28 April 1999 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Attard, Malta   Malta
2–1
2–1
Friendly
6. 5 June 1999 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Armenia
1–1
2–1
UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying
7. 2 February 2000 La Manga Stadium, La Manga, Spain   Finland
1–0
1–0
2000–01 Nordic Football Championship
8. 4 February 2000 La Manga Stadium, La Manga, Spain   Faroe Islands
1–2
3–2
2000–01 Nordic Football Championship
9.
2–2
10. 14 August 2000 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Sweden
1–1
2–1
2000–01 Nordic Football Championship
11. 2 June 2001 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Malta
2–0
3–0
FIFA World Cup 2002 qualifiers
12. 6 June 2001 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Bulgaria
1–0
1–1
FIFA World Cup 2002 qualifiers
13. 21 August 2002 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland   Andorra
2–0
3–0
Friendly
14.
3–0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stoke 3-2 Barnsley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ Iceland - Record International Players - RSSSF
  3. ^ http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/leikskyrsla/?Leikur=119323
  4. ^ Ríkharður Daðason at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  5. ^ a b Ríkharður Daðason at National-Football-Teams.com
  6. ^ http://eu-football.info/_player.php?id=4140

External linksEdit