Ragnar Sigurðsson


Ragnar Sigurðsson (born 19 June 1986) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as centre back for the Iceland national team.

Ragnar Sigurðsson
Ragnar with Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Ragnar Sigurðsson[1]
Date of birth (1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
2002–2004 Fylkir
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Fylkir 38 (2)
2007–2011 IFK Göteborg 122 (11)
2011–2014 Copenhagen 70 (4)
2014–2016 Krasnodar 59 (2)
2016–2018 Fulham 17 (1)
2017Rubin Kazan (loan) 12 (0)
2018–2020 Rostov 49 (0)
2020 Copenhagen 5 (0)
2021 Rukh Lviv 1 (0)
National team
2001–2002 Iceland U17 11 (1)
2004 Iceland U19 5 (2)
2005–2006 Iceland U21 7 (0)
2007– Iceland 97 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 November 2020

Club career


IFK Göteborg

After playing for Fylkir, Ragnar joined Swedish club IFK Göteborg in 2006. He made his Allsvenskan debut on 6 April 2007, starting the first match of the 2007 season. He would go on to play 90 minutes in all 26 of the club's league matches, forming a formidable partnership with Mattias Bjärsmyr as the team won Allsvenskan 2007. He was constantly being linked to several big clubs in Ligue 1, Serie A, Bundesliga and the Premier League. IFK Göteborg's sports director, Håkan Mild commented that the club could get a transfer fee around €3 million for the talented defender.[2] During his second season, Ragnar played 29 matches[3] (of 30) as the team finished in 3rd place. The club also won the Supercupen and Svenska Cupen during the 2008 season.

F.C. Copenhagen

On 30 May 2011, Ragnar signed a four-year contract with Danish champions F.C. Copenhagen.[4] The fee is believed to be around 5.5 million DKK.[5]

FC Krasnodar

On 23 January 2014, Russian Football Premier League club FC Krasnodar announced they had signed Ragnar on a two-and-a-half-year deal with option for another year.[6]

Fulham

On 23 August 2016, Ragnar signed a two-year deal with the Championship side Fulham for an undisclosed fee.[7] He scored his first goal for Fulham in a 2–0 win against Ipswich Town on 26 December 2016.[8]

Rubin Kazan

On 3 August 2017, he returned to Russia, signing a loan deal with FC Rubin Kazan for the 2017–18 season.[9]

Rostov

On 18 January 2018, he signed a deal for a permanent transfer to FC Rostov, the third Russian club of his career, where he joined his Iceland national teammates Sverrir Ingi Ingason and Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson.[10] On 1 January 2020, his contract with Rostov was terminated by mutual consent.[11]

Return to Copenhagen

On 12 January 2020, he returned to Copenhagen, signing a contract until the summer of 2020.[12]

Rukh Lviv

On 18 January 2021, Sigurðsson moved to Ukrainian Premier League side Rukh Lviv, signing a contract until the summer of 2021, with an option to prolongue the deal for another year.[13]

International career


Ragnar playing for Rostov in 2018

Ragnar was selected for the 23-man squad led by Heimir Hallgrímsson and Lars Lagerbäck for Euro 2016.[14] He scored his first goal for Iceland on 16 November 2014 in a 1–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying defeat at Doosan Arena against the Czech Republic.[15] On 27 June 2016, he scored Iceland's first goal in a 2–1 upset against England in the round of 16.[16][17] His endeavours in the match resulted in him being selected as man of the match.[18] Ragnar made a last-ditch tackle, described as "outstanding", to deny Jamie Vardy a potential equalizer in the match.[19]

In May 2018 he was named in Iceland’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[20]

Career statistics


Club

As of match played 13 May 2018[21][22][23]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other[nb 1] Total
DivisionAppGoalsAppGoalsAppGoalsAppGoalsAppGoals
Fylkir U-23 2002 Úrvalsdeild 1010
2003 2020
Fylkir 2004 Úrvalsdeild 3020101070
2005 1714070281
2006 1811040231
Iceland total 38210010120612
IFK Göteborg 2007 Allsvenskan 260260
2008 29430324
2009 2944120355
2010 28120201[lower-alpha 1]0331
2011 1332000153
Göteborg total 1251281501013913
F.C. Copenhagen 2011–12 Danish Superliga 2414090371
2012–13 31300100413
2013–14 1401090240
F.C. Copenhagen total 69450280001024
FC Krasnodar 2013–14 Russian Premier League 603090
2014–15 26120110391
2015–16 2412191353
2016–17[24] 30000030
Krasnodar total 5927120100864
Fulham 2016–17[24] Championship 17110181
Rubin Kazan (loan) 2017–18 Russian Premier League 12010130
Rostov 9090
Total 3292132256113043024
  1. Appearance in the Svenska Supercupen

International

As of 12 November 2020[25]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Iceland
200760
200840
200930
201030
201280
2013100
201481
201590
2016152
201780
2018100
2019102
202030
Total975

International goals

International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 16 November 2014Doosan Arena, Plzeň, Czech Republic42 Czech Republic1–01–2UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
2 27 June 2016Stade de Nice, Nice, France60 England1–12–1UEFA Euro 2016
3 6 October 2016Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland63 Finland3–23–22018 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 11 June 201988 Turkey1–02–1UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
5 2–0

Honours


IFK Göteborg

Copenhagen

Krasnodar

Notes


  1. Includes other competitive competitions, including the Svenska Supercupen and the Icelandic League Cup

References


  1. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Iceland" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 13. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. Sigurdsson intresserar engelska klubbar[permanent dead link] – Retrieved on 7 December 2008, sportal.nu (in Swedish)
  3. Player Profile: Ragnar Sigurdsson Archived 11 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine – Retrieved on 7 December 2008, svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish)
  4. FC København henter islænding i Sverige – Retrieved on 30 May 2011, pol.dk (in Danish)
  5. Officielt: Sigurdsson til FCK Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine – Retrieved on 30 May 2011, sporten.dk (in Danish)
  6. "Рагнар Сигурдссон стал игроком "Краснодара"" (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 23 January 2014.
  7. "Sigurdsson Signs". Fulham Football Club. 23 August 2016. Archived from the original on 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  8. "Ipswich 0–2 Fulham". BBC. 26 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  9. Рагнар Сигурдссон – в «Рубине»! (in Russian). FC Rubin Kazan. 3 August 2017.
  10. Рагнар Сигурдссон – игрок «Ростова! (in Russian). FC Rostov. 18 January 2018.
  11. "Рагнар Сигурдссон покинул ФК "Ростов"" (in Russian). FC Rostov. 1 January 2020.
  12. "RAGNAR SIGURDSSON VENDER TILBAGE TIL KØBENHAVN" (Press release) (in Danish). Copenhagen. 12 January 2020.
  13. ""Рух" підписав легенду збірної Ісландії!" (Press release) (in Ukrainian). FC Rukh Lviv. 18 January 2021.
  14. "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  15. Teitsson, Kristinn Páll (16 November 2014). "Strákarnir felldir í Tékklandi". Vísir (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  16. "The Latest: Iceland beats England 2–1 at Euro 2016". ABC News. Associated Press. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  17. Taylor, Daniel (27 June 2016). "England humiliated as Iceland knock them out of Euro 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  18. "Iceland 'should have beaten the English by a bigger score'". ESPN FC. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  19. "Iceland celebrates biggest victory with win over England". Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  20. https://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/world-cup-squad-injured-gylfi-sigurdsson/17guw991qjit61qqhhfn9lyhon
  21. Ragnar Sigurðsson at Soccerway
  22. "Ragnar Sigurdsson". Swedish Football Association. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  23. "Ragnar Sigurðsson". KSÍ. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  24. "Games played by Ragnar Sigurðsson in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  25. "Ragnar Sigurðsson". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 June 2016.