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Rúnar Kristinsson (born 5 September 1969) is an Icelandic former footballer who played for Lokeren, Lillestrøm SK, Örgryte IS and KR Reykjavík. He is the current manager of KR. His son, Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson is a goalkeeper for Ligue 1 side Dijon FCO.

Rúnar Kristinsson
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-09-05) 5 September 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1986 KR Reykjavík
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1994 KR Reykjavík 126 (21)
1995–1997 Örgryte IS 59 (13)
1997–2000 Lillestrøm 71 (14)
2000–2007 Lokeren 189 (37)
2007 KR Reykjavík 14 (0)
Total 459 (85)
National team
1984–1985 Iceland U17 18 (9)
1987 Iceland U19 11 (1)
1987–1991 Iceland U21 10 (3)
1987–2004 Iceland 104 (3)
Teams managed
2010–2014 KR Reykjavík
2014–2016 Lillestrøm
2016–2017 Lokeren
2017– KR Reykjavík
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

He first tried out football at the small club Leiknir, before he started practicing at KR Reykjavík, Iceland's oldest and most successful club, where he spent his youth career. His performances at the country's highest level attracted foreign clubs, and he was eventually transferred to Örgryte IS in Sweden. Halfway in the 1997 season, he moved across the border to Lillestrøm SK of Norway. Rúnar was a success there, thus in 2000, he moved to K.S.C. Lokeren in Belgium where he was very successful.

In May 2007, he returned to his former club KR Reykjavík in Iceland to finish his career. He took over as head coach at KR halfway through the 2010 season and managed the team for four whole seasons after that, resulting in two league titles (2011 and 2013) and three cup titles (2011, 2012 and 2014).[1][2] Rúnar left KR November 2014, to manage his former club Lillestrøm SK.

International careerEdit

Rúnar has been capped a record 104 times for Iceland, scoring 3 goals in the process.[3] He was captain of the team in 11 matches, but retired from international duties in 2004.



KR Reykjavík


KR Reykjavík

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "KR réð Rúnar til þriggja ára".
  2. ^
  3. ^ Rúnar Kristinsson - Knattspyrnusamband Íslands - Icelandic FA

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