Helgi Sigurðsson

Helgi Sigurðsson
Personal information
Full name Helgi Sigurðsson
Date of birth (1974-09-17) 17 September 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Fylkir (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Víkingur Reykjavik 24 (11)
1993–1994 Fram 36 (23)
1994–1996 VfB Stuttgart 2 (0)
1996–1997 Tennis Borussia Berlin 14 (6)
1997 Fram 5 (1)
1997–1999 Stabæk 52 (26)
1999–2001 Panathinaikos 32 (10)
2001–2003 Lyn 52 (13)
2003–2006 AGF 41 (8)
2006 Fram 18 (13)
2007–2009 Valur 56 (29)
2010–2012 Víkingur Reykjavik 49 (14)
2013 Fram 2 (0)
2013–2014 Afturelding 9 (3)
National team
1990–1991 Iceland U-16 13 (5)
1991–1993 Iceland U-18 20 (10)
1992–1995 Iceland U-21 10 (3)
1993–2008 Iceland 62 (10)
Teams managed
2017–2019 Fylkir
2019– ÍBV
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 September 2013

Helgi Sigurðsson (born 17 September 1974) is an Icelandic former professional footballer and manager of ÍBV. A forward, he played for clubs in Iceland, Germany, Norway, Greece, and Denmark and represented Iceland at international level.

Club career

Helgi was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. He started his career at Víkingur Reykjavik and won the Icelandic championship with them in 1991. He then moved to Knattspyrnufélagið Fram before signing for VfB Stuttgart in Germany.

Joined Stabæk in 1997 and won the Norwegian Football Cup final with them in 1998, scoring two of three of Stabæk's goals.

In 1999, he moved to Panathinaikos F.C. in Greece, nicknamed the Shark. He played one game in the Champions League for Panathinaikos, coming on as a sub for Nikolaos Lymperopoulos against Valencia

He signed for Danish club AGF in February 2004. In 2006, he returned to Iceland and signed for Knattspyrnufélagið Fram for the second time in his career. A year later he left Fram and signed for their Reykjavík rivals, Valur.

He was a key player for Valur when in 2007 they won their 20th league title and their first in 20 years. He had a great season, playing all 18 league games and scoring 12 goals. He was picked player of the season in Landsbankadeildin for the 2007 season.

He returned to his youth club, Víkingur Reykjavik before the 2010 season. Before the 2013 season he left Víkingur and became assistant manager at Fram while also playing 2 games for the club. Early in the 2013 season the Fram manager quit and Helgi quit after that.[1]

International career

He made his debut for Iceland in an August 1993 friendly match against the USA as a substitute for Arnór Guðjohnsen and has been capped 62 times since and scored 10 goals.[2] He also scored his first international goal against the USA, in April 1994, earning his 4th cap. His last match was a 3–0 friendly win against Faroe Islands in 2008.

Managerial career

In mid-season 2015, Helgi teamed up with his home club Víkingur Reykjavik taking the role of assistant manager alongside with manager Miloš Milojević.[3] Helgi then became Icelandic champion with Víkingur U18 team in september 2016. Winning a convincing 1-0 win over Breiðablik in the final.

After the 2016 season, Helgi was released from his post at Víkingur to take the role of manager at Fylkir.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Helgi er hættur hjá Fram". Mbl.is. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  2. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando; Nygård, Jostein (29 February 2012). "Iceland – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Milos framlengdi til tveggja ára í Víkinni | Helgi verður áfram aðstoðarþjálfari - Vísir".
  4. ^ "Helgi Sig: Ætla að koma Fylki upp á 50 ára afmælinu - Vísir".

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