Veigar Páll Gunnarsson
|Full name||Veigar Páll Gunnarsson|
|Date of birth||21 March 1980|
|Place of birth||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Vikingur (on loan from FH)|
|2017–||→ Vikingur (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2017|
His transfer in 2011 led to football clubs Stabæk and Vålerenga being nominated for fines of Norwegian kroner 500,000 and 350,000 respectively, by a committee (påtalenemd) of Football Association of Norway — and a police investigation that saw two persons arrested.
Veigar Páll made his debut for Stjarnan in the 1996 season, in which he only managed one=1 game as a substitute. He established himself as a regular in the side and started scoring goals, catching the eye of foreign teams. He then went abroad to Norway, where he played for Strømsgodset. He failed to establish himself in the first team so he returned to Iceland to play for KR Reykjavík. He quickly became popular with the fans and was the star player of the KR team that won the Icelandic Premier League in 2002 and 2003. In September 2003 he had a trial with Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League.
Veigar joined Stabæk in 2004 in the season they got relegated, after being placed 3rd in the league the previous year. He flourished under new coach Jan Jönsson in 2005, with new signing Daniel Nannskog. Veigar was leading the attack with Nannskog, a partnership which was the most feared duo in the league, according to statistics (goals and assist). In the 2006 season, Nannskog became top scorer with 19 goals in Tippeligaen, the Norwegian top division, with Veigar finishing one goal behind.
The following season he made another big contribution to the club, helping them winning the league. Again he was the seasons assist leader with 14, in addition to 10 goals.
Return to StabækEdit
On 30 November 2009, Stabæk confirmed that Veigar had signed a contract with his former club. Veigar himself stated that he felt that Nancy had destroyed his career by not letting him play, but that he was looking forward to returning "home" to Stabæk.
After a spell at Stabæk, Gunnarsson returned to his youth-club Stjarnan in 2013, and signed a four-year contract with the club.
- As of 23 March 2017
|1998||1. deild karla||14||4||–||–||–||14||4|
- "Warhurst back at Bolton". BBC. 11 September 2003. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- "Veigar: Stjarnan eina félagið sem hafði samband". visir.is (in Icelandic). 6 December 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2013.