Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson

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Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson
Runar Mar Sigurjonsson.jpg
Rúnar playing for GIF Sundsvall in 2015
Personal information
Full name Rúnar Már Sigurlaugarson Sigurjónsson[1]
Date of birth (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Sauðárkrókur, Iceland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
CFR Cluj
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2005 Tindastóll
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Tindastóll 22 (5)
2007 Ýmir 7 (1)
2008–2009 HK 33 (6)
2010–2013 Valur 70 (13)
2013PEC Zwolle (loan) 0 (0)
2013–2016 GIF Sundsvall 72 (12)
2016–2019 Grasshopper 59 (10)
2018St. Gallen (loan) 15 (6)
2019–2020 Astana 26 (8)
2021– CFR Cluj 0 (0)
National team
2008 Iceland U19 5 (0)
2011–2012 Iceland U21 3 (1)
2012– Iceland 30 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2020

Rúnar Már Sigurlaugarson Sigurjónsson (born 18 June 1990) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Romanian club CFR Cluj and the Iceland national team.

He started out his senior career at local team Tindastóll, after which he went on to compete professionally in the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Kazakhstan and Romania.

Rúnar recorded his full debut for his nation in November 2012 against Andorra, and also managed to score in the eventual 2–0 friendly win. He was a member of the Iceland squad that participated at the UEFA Euro 2016, but did not make any appearances.

Club career[edit]

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.[2][3] 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.[4] Rúnar was cleared to play with Valur on 3 May 2013.[5]

On 6 August 2013, it was announced that Rúnar had moved to Swedish Superettan side GIF Sundsvall, with Rúnar signing a contract until the end of 2016.

In the summer of 2016 he was sold to Swiss Super League club Grasshoppers for a sum around €350,000.[6]

On 17 June 2019, Rúnar signed for FC Astana following the expiration of his Grasshoppers contract.[7]

On 8 February 2021, Rúnar signed for CFR Cluj on a free transfer.[8][9]

International career[edit]

Rúnar played eight games for the youth sides of Iceland.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

He was selected for UEFA Euro 2016.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 30 November 2020[14][15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tindastóll 2005 2. deild 10 1 1 0 3 1 14 2
2006 3. deild 12 4 2 0 0 0 14 4
Total 22 5 3 0 3 1 28 6
Ýmir 2007 3. deild 7 1 2 0 0 0 9 1
HK 2008 Úrvalsdeild 12 2 1 0 0 0 13 2
2009 1. deild 21 4 3 0 6 3 30 7
Total 33 6 4 0 6 3 43 9
Valur 2010 Úrvalsdeild 20 1 3 1 9 1 32 3
2011 18 2 1 0 8 3 27 5
2012 22 7 2 1 7 4 31 12
2013 10 3 1 1 11 4
Total 70 13 7 3 24 8 101 24
PEC (loan) 2012–2013 Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sundsvall 2013 Superettan 5 0 3 0 8 0
2014 28 2 1 0 29 2
2015 Allsvenskan 27 4 2 0 29 4
2016 12 6 0 0 12 6
Total 72 12 6 0 78 12
Grasshopper 2016–17 Swiss Super League 31 7 2 1 6 2 39 10
2017–18 12 3 0 0 12 3
2018–19 16 0 0 0 16 0
Total 59 10 2 1 6 2 67 13
St. Gallen (loan) 2017–18 Swiss Super League 15 6 0 0 15 6
Astana 2019 Kazakhstan Premier League 11 2 0 0 12 5 0 0 23 7
2020 15 6 0 0 1 0 1 0 17 6
Total 26 8 0 0 13 5 1 0 40 13
CFR Cluj 2020–21 Liga I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 304 61 24 4 33 12 19 7 1 0 381 84

International[edit]

As of match played 18 November 2020[16]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Iceland 2012 1 1
2013 0 0
2014 0 0
2015 5 0
2016 6 0
2017 3 0
2018 4 0
2019 6 0
2020 5 0
Total 30 1

International goals[edit]

As of 8 October 2020[15]
Scores and results list Iceland's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Rúnar goal.
List of international goals scored by Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 November 2012 Camp d’Esports d’Aixovall, Aixovall, Andorra  Andorra 2–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Valur

Astana

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Icelandic Genealogy Online". Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Frágengið með Rúnar og Zwolle" (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  3. ^ "PEC Zwolle versterkt zich met Klich en Sigurjónsson" (in Dutch). PEC Zwolle. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Rúnar á heimleið en óvissa vegna meiðsla" (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.ksi.is/mot/motalisti/felagsmadur/?pLeikmadurNr=156837&pListi=1
  6. ^ http://fotbolti.net/news/06-08-2013/runar-mar-til-gif-sundsvall-stadfest
  7. ^ "Полузащитник сборной Исландии подписал контракт с Астаной". fcastana.kz/ (in Russian). FC Astana. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  8. ^ Sigurðsson, Víðir. "Fyrstur Íslendinga til að leika með rúmensku liði". Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  9. ^ "OFICIAL "Rooney" la CFR Cluj! Ultimul transfer reușit de campioană: "Voi munci din greu"". Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  10. ^ International appearances on ksi.is
  11. ^ Iceland - Switzerland report on ksi.is
  12. ^ Andorra - Iceland report on ksi.is
  13. ^ "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  14. ^ "KSI Profile". KSI. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  15. ^ a b Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson at Soccerway
  16. ^ "Runes Már S Sigurjónsson". ksi.is/. Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 8 October 2020.

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