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|Full name||Rúrik Gíslason|
|Date of birth||25 February 1988|
|Place of birth||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2015–2018||1. FC Nürnberg||30||(0)|
* 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 19 November 2018
At the end of August 2005, Rúrik signed for Charlton Athletic, but failed to make an appearance for Charlton's first team.
In 2011, Rúrik was chosen as part of the squad to represent Iceland at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Denmark. The striker was named on the bench for the opening game against Belarus.
After Iceland's World Cup Group game against Argentina, Rúrik's Instagram profile went viral, as his followers increased by 250,000 after the game. His follower count is now right under one million, more than triple the size of Iceland's current population.
- As of match played 19 November 2018
- Score and Result shows Iceland's goal tally first
|1.||11 August 2010||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland||Liechtenstein||Friendly|||
|2.||10 October 2014||Skonto Stadium, Riga, Latvia||Latvia||UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying|||
|3.||31 March 2015||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||Friendly|||
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