Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson
Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson (full name Rúnar Már Sigurlaugarson Sigurjónsson, though the matronymic 'Sigurlaugarson' is usually shortened to just "S.") (born 18 June 1990) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a midfielder for Astana. He made his debut for the Icelandic national team against Andorra in late 2012.
|Full name||Rúnar Már Sigurlaugarson Sigurjónsson|
|Date of birth||18 June 1990|
|Place of birth||Sauðárkrókur, Iceland|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2013||→ PEC Zwolle (loan)||0||(0)|
|2018||→ St. Gallen (loan)||15||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2019
Rúnar started his career at hometown club Tindastóll before switching to HK when he moved to the Capital Region at 17 years of age. He played a season with HK's reserve side, Ýmir, in the lowest league before being promoted to the senior squad, managing by that time to have featured in all four divisions of Icelandic football after appearing in the 2009 1. deild karla. After two seasons with HK's senior squad, he switched to Valur before the 2010 Úrvalsdeild season.
After the 2012 season, on 31 January 2013, Rúnar signed with Dutch Eredivisie side Zwolle on loan until the end of the 2012–2013 season, with an option for two more seasons. Shortly after arriving in the Netherlands he was injured and consequently could not play. In late April it was announced that he would be returning to Valur for the 2013 Icelandic season, although, due to his injury, he could not be sure when he would start playing. Rúnar was cleared to play with Valur on 3 May 2013.
Rúnar played eight games for the youth sides of Iceland. After a good 2012 season, during which he scored 7 goals, he was picked for the senior squad for a FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifier match against Switzerland in October 2012 but was an unused substitute. A month later he started in a friendly match against Andorra, scoring the second goal of the game on his debut, a 2–0 win for Iceland.
|Grasshopper||2016–17||Swiss Super League||31||7||2||1||–||6||2||39||10|
|St. Gallen||2017–18||Swiss Super League||15||6||0||0||–||–||15||6|
- Scores and results list Iceland's goal tally first.
|1.||14 November 2012||Camp d’Esports d’Aixovall, Aixovall, Andorra||Andorra||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
- "Icelandic Genealogy Online". Retrieved 10 December 2012.
- "Frágengið með Rúnar og Zwolle" (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
- "PEC Zwolle versterkt zich met Klich en Sigurjónsson" (in Dutch). PEC Zwolle. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
- "Rúnar á heimleið en óvissa vegna meiðsla" (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
- "Полузащитник сборной Исландии подписал контракт с Астаной". fcastana.kz/ (in Russian). FC Astana. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
- International appearances on ksi.is
- Iceland - Switzerland report on ksi.is
- Andorra - Iceland report on ksi.is
- "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- "KSI Profile". KSI. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- "Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson profile". Soccerway.
- "Iceland – R. Sigurjónsson – Profile with news, career statistics and history". soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.