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Gylfi Sigurdsson Biography, Age, Wife, Current Teams, FIFA 22, Career, Net Worth & Wiki

Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson (born 8 September 1989) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the Iceland national team. Gylfi began his professional career with Reading in the Championship and was sold to 1899 Hoffenheim in 2010, Reading’s biggest sale at the time. For two consecutive seasons, he was voted Player of the Season: for Reading in 2009–10 and for Hoffenheim in 2010–11. Having spent a season back in English football with Swansea City, he joined Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £8 million.

As part of an exchange with Ben Davies in 2014, he returned to Swansea. A then club-record transfer fee was paid for his transfer to Everton in 2017. Over 70 caps have been earned by Gylfi since his senior international debut in 2010. During Iceland’s first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, he reached the quarterfinals. Additionally, he played in his nation’s first-ever FIFA World Cup in 2018.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson Bio/Wiki

The table below reveals concise information about Gylfi Sigurdsson. It gives you the ability to read through the Icelandic footballer’s profile as fast as possible.

Birth NameGylfi Þór Sigurðsson (Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson)
Nick Name/Popular NameIce Man
Age33 (as in 2022) Years
ReligionChristianity
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignVirgo
Born PlaceReykjavík, Iceland
Date of Birth8 September 1989
NationalityIcelandic
ResidenceReykjavík, Iceland
Home TownReykjavík, Iceland
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesWatching Movies, Horse Riding, Swimming

Parents/Family

Mother's NameNot Available
Father's NameSigurdur Adalsteinsson
Brother(s)Olafur Sigurdsson
Sister(s)Not Available

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/GirlfriendsAlexandra Ívarsdóttir
Gylfi Sigurdsson With His Girlfriend Or Wife

Gylfi Sigurdsson With His Girlfriend Or Wife

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseAlexandra Ívarsdóttir
Gylfi Sigurdsson With His Wife

Gylfi Sigurdsson With His Wife

ChildrenDaughters- None
Sons- None

Education

SchoolNot Available
College/UniversityNot Available
Educational QualificationNot Available
ProfessionProfessional Footballer
Brands EndorsedPuma
Career Manager/ Player AgentICM Stellar Sports

Football Career

Debut ClubWithout Club
Debut International• 2010: Iceland national football team
Jersey Number• -- (Without Club)
• 10 (Iceland national football team)
Current Team(s)
• Without Club
• Iceland national football team
Coach/Mentor/ManagerStephen Kenny
PositionMidfield - Attacking Midfielder
FootRight
Strengths
• Tackling
• Interceptions
• Marking
• Jumping
• Passing
• Crossing
Weaknesses
• Strength
• Heading
• Balance
AchievementsNot Available

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 186 cm
in meters- 1.86 m
in feet inches- 6'1”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 77 kg
in pounds- 170 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size42 inches
Biceps Size12 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityIcelandic
Hair ColorLight brown
Eye ColorBlue
S*xual OrientationStraight
Distinctive Features
Not Available
Dress Size8 U.S.
Shoe Size10 U.S.

Favourite Things

Favorite Playing Position
Midfielder
Favorite CarNot Available
Favorite FoodFruits and Veg
Favorite PlayerNot Available
Favorite Pet AnimalDog
Gylfi Sigurdsson With His Pet

Gylfi Sigurdsson With His Pet

Favorite Cell Phone/BrandIphone

Life Journey

In this article, Woodgram presents the full story of a football genius with the nickname “Ice Man”.

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s Childhood Story includes his Untold Biography, a complete record of his boyhood and early years until he became famous.

We will discuss about his life before fame, family life, and many off-pitch, little-known facts.

Most people know about Gylfi Sigurdsson’s offensive midfield abilities, but few know his interesting biography. Let’s get started without further ado.

Childhood Story – Early Years And Family Background

As a starting point for his biography, Gylfi Sigurdsson was born on September 8, 1989. Iceland’s most popular soccer player was born in Reykjavik. As a child, he was raised by his father, Sigurdur Adalsteinsson. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s father is an Icelandic fisherman.

From the moment Sigurdsson was able to walk, he was kicking a football. His father and older brother, Olafur, molded him into a footballer.

For his younger son’s training regime, their father even rented a warehouse for the winter.

To become Gylfi’s coach, Olafur had to teach himself and attend a coaching school. In order to learn how to coach a young child, I found every VHS tape I could find.”

He moved to Breiablik from FH Hafnarfjörur (Iceland names) at the age of 13 because the conditions for playing football were better there. The purpose of taking him there was for him to flourish.

In the fall of 1981, a large indoor hall with an artificial pitch had been completed, and that was an important factor in Sigursson’s signing for Breirablik even at the age of 13.

Between the ages of 11 and 14, Sigurdsson’s coach Magnus Jónsson explains to me that Sigurdsson always demonstrated a great ability to pass and shoot.

Taking Off To Fame

Gylfi began his professional career with Reading and was sold to Hoffenheim in 2010, Reading’s biggest transfer.

In 2009–10 for Reading and 2010–11 for Hoffenheim, he was voted Player of the Season.

As part of an exchange for Ben Davies, he returned to Swansea City in 2014 after a season back in English football with Swansea City.

After his amazing run in Euro 2016, Gylfi gained widespread international recognition, thereby becoming the Icelandic Tiger Woods.

The son of a fisherman, Gylfi, became the most famous footballer in the country after Euro 2016. As the saying goes, the rest is history.

Family Life Of Gylfi Sigurdsson

As stated earlier, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s father is one of the best fishermen in his country. Sigurðsson has also been blessed with great support from his family, which has obviously been helpful in his career.

His family supported him financially when he left Iceland at the age of 15 to join Reading. For his once middle-class family, football investment has paid off.

Olafur, his elder brother, took up golf after seeing his brother was doing well. The possibility of earning qualification to the European Tour never materialized for him, although he was a capable golfer.

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About Alexandra – Gylfi Sigurdsson Wife

Gylfi’s heart belongs to her. In 2008, Alexandra won the Miss World Sporty category at the Miss World contest in South Africa. In the same year, she has also crowned Miss Iceland.

The last time Alex walked the runway in South Africa, she was a psychology student who loved being outdoors and traveling and revealed her favorite food was reindeer steak.

Alexandra is a businesswoman and fashion blogger who blogs her way around the world. Currently, both lovers live in Merseyside with their dog, having previously lived in Swansea and London.

Gylfi Sigurdsson Net Worth

In 2022, what will Gylfi Sigurdsson’s salary be?

In Aug 2017 Gylfi Sigurdsson signed a contract with Everton F.C. that ended in Jun 2022 and netted him a whopping salary of 5.2 million GBP (£5,200,000) per year. We have crunched the numbers, this means he earns £14,247 per day and £594 per hour! Currently, he is without a club.

‎Salary & Net Worth Updated 2022

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)45.6 Million Euro (40 Million Pound)
Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)Not Available
UPDATEAll salary data below are as per paid by Everton F.C.
Annual or Per Year Salary5.2 million GBP (£5,200,000)
Per Month Salary£433,334
Per Week Salary£100,000
Per Day Salary£14,247
Per Hour Salary£594
Per Minute Salary£9.9
Current ContractWithout Club
Contract SignedJul 1, 2022
Contract Expires--
Contract Signing Amount or Transfer Fee--
Market Value--
Highest Market Value$38.50 Million (Jun 13, 2019)
Endorsements$1-$5 Million
Income SourceProfessional Footballer
Cars CollectionNot Available

His stock is on the rise thanks to his performances on the pitch. He has an estimated net worth of around 45.6 million euros (40 million pounds), and his market value is about to update.

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Gylfi Sigurdsson FIFA 22 Stats – Potential And Rating

Gylfi Sigurdsson is currently 33 years old and plays as an attacking midfielder for Everton in England. In FIFA 22, he has an overall rating of 79 and a potential rating of 79. Sigurðsson has a 3-star rating for skillmoves.

Gylfi Sigurdsson FIFA 22 Stats

Overall Rating In FIFA 22

79

Potential In FIFA 22

79
Attacking
Skill
85Crossing
78Dribbling
74Finishing
87Curve
60Heading Accuracy
84FK Accuracy
82Short Passing
78Long Passing
77Volleys83Ball Control
Power
Movement
84Shot Power
55Acceleration
65Jumping
53Ball Control
77Stamina
66Agility
64Strength
77Reactions
83Long Shots61Balance
Mentality
Goalkeeping
57Aggression
13GK Diving
58Interceptions
8GK Handling
78Positioning
10GK Kicking
80Vision
15GK Positioning
80Composure12GK Reflexes
Defending
57Defensive Awareness55Sliding Tackle
61Standing Tackle

His right foot is the one he prefers to use when shooting. He has a work rate of Medium / Medium. According to our database, Sigurdsson is 186 cm tall and 77 kg heavy. Gylfi Sigurdsson plays with the number 10 at the moment.

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Club Career

  • Sigurðsson signed with Reading Football Club before the 2007-08 season started.
  • At the Madejski Stadium in England, he made his debut for the club’s senior team in the second round of the League Cup (EFL Cup).
  • On October 16, 2008, he was transferred to ‘Shrewsbury Town Football Club’ on a one-month loan spell to gain experience playing for a club’s first team.
  • Against ‘AFC Bournemouth’, he scored his first goal for Shrewsbury Town.
  • On January 3, 2009, he returned to his parent club ‘Shrewsbury Town’ after six appearances.
  • On February 27, 2009, he was sent on loan to Crew Alexandra Football Club.
  • In a match against Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, he scored his first goal for Crew Alexandra.
  • On March 24, his loan was extended, allowing him to play for Crewe Alexandra until the end of the season.
  • On August 11, 2009, he scored his first goal for ‘Reading Football Club’ in a League Cup first-round match against ‘Burton Albion Football Club’.
  • He was instrumental in Reading’s extraordinary run at the 2009–10 ‘FA Cup’ when they defeated Premier League sides like West Bromwich Albion, Burnley, and Liverpool.
  • As a result of his five goals in six matches in March 2010, he won the ‘Championship Player of the Month’ award.
  • During the season finale against Preston North End Football Club, he was named the ‘2009–10 Reading Player of the Season’.
  • With 20 goals from 44 matches, several ‘Premier League’ clubs expressed interest in signing him.
  • He extended his contract with ‘Reading’ for three more years.
  • Against Scunthorpe United, he scored his first goal of the 2010–11 season.
  • On August 28, 2010, the media reported that Sigurðsson would play for “TSG 1899 Hoffenheim” in Germany.
  • A record price of £6.5 million was later revealed for his sale to the German club.
  • He made his debut for 1899 Hoffenheim on September 10.
  • The following week, his first goal for Hoffenheim came as an equalizer against 1. FC Kaiserslautern.’
  • Fans voted him ‘Player of the Season’ for his ten goals during the season.
  • He joined Swansea City on loan in January 2012. Against Arsenal Football Club, he helped Swansea win 3–2 on January 15 in the Premier League.
  • On February 4, he scored his first goal for Swansea City against West Bromwich Albion.
  • Against ‘Wigan Athletic Football Club’ on March 3, 2012, he scored two goals, followed by two more against ‘Fulham Football Club’ two weeks later.
  • He became the first Icelandic to win the ‘Premier League Player of the Month’ award in March.
  • As of July 4, 2012, Sigurdsson was transferred from ‘1899 Hoffenheim’ to ‘Tottenham Hotspur’ for £8 million.
  • A third-round ‘League Cup’ game against Carlisle United was his first competitive goal for ‘Spurs’.
  • In a 3–2 win against West Ham United on February 25, 2013, he scored his first ‘Premier League’ goal for the Spurs.
  • A transfer to ‘Swansea City’ was made in July 2014.
  • The 2014–15 season began with a goal against ‘Manchester United.’ On November 9, 2014, he scored a goal against ‘Arsenal.’
  • It was on August 16, 2017, when Sigurdsson was transferred to Everton for a £40 million fee after finishing the 2016–17 season with nine goals and 13 assists for Swansea City.
  • In the UEFA Europa League, he scored his first goal for Everton against Hajduk Split on August 24, 2017.

International Career

  • Gylfi scored twice during qualification and twice during the elite round of the 2008 U19 European Championship, but Iceland lost to Bulgaria by three points.
  • Gylfi played 30 minutes against Germany in a 3–0 loss in November 2007.
  • As an extra-time substitute, he made his debut in 2009 European Under-21 Championship qualifying four days later.
  • He scored Iceland’s first goal against Slovakia, but Slovakia’s Miroslav Stoch equalized to make it 1-1.
  • Despite not qualifying for the playoffs, Iceland had a good start to 2011.
  • Against San Marino in October, he scored two goals within 16 minutes in a 6–0 thrashing.
  • Gylfi scored the second goal from a free-kick in a convincing 4–0 win over Andorra in May 2010.
  • As part of Iceland’s U21 team, Gylfi played in both play-off legs against Scotland, which Iceland won 4–2 on aggregate.
  • Gylfi scored two goals in the second half to ensure Iceland won 2–1.
  • Gylfi scored both goals (one of which was a penalty) as Iceland defeated the Netherlands 13 October 2014.
  • He converted another spot-kick the following 3 September at the Amsterdam Arena, after Gregory van der Wiel fouled Birkir Bjarnason.
  • Gylfi was selected for the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. He scored Iceland’s goal in their 1–1 draw against Hungary on 18 June.
  • The 23-man Iceland squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia was announced in May 2018.
  • Iceland lost 2–1 to Croatia in the group stage match after he scored a penalty in the 76th minute.
  • With two goals against Romania on 8 October 2020, Gylfi earned Iceland a place in the UEFA Euro 2020 play-offs.

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Facts About Gylfi Sigurdsson

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson is characterized by the following personality characteristic. In nature, Gylfi is loyal, analytical, kind, hard-working, and very practical.
  • It is possible for Gylfi to express shyness or worry about himself or others he loves. Unless Alexandra intervenes, he would prefer to practice football all day without any time for himself.
  • As a result, Gylfi is someone who pays attention to the smallest details, whether it’s training instructions or communication.
  • Icelandic international’s older brother once shared a throwback photo of him outside Goodison Park when he was 12 years old.
  • In a blue one-to-one jumper that appears rather big on him, Sigurdsson poses next to the famous statue of Dixie Dean.
  • The character is played by Swedish actor Gustaf Skarsgard. Vikings is a popular television series. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s country Iceland is said to have been founded by Floki.
  • It’s the truth! Earlier in his career, Sigurdsson was on trial at Arsenal – his current club’s archrival. If the trial had worked out, Sigurdsson could have played for the Red half of North London. He still has a soft spot for the North London Club despite the miss.

FAQs

What nationality is Sigurdsson?

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson is an Icelandic professional footballer.

What happened to Gylfi Sigurdsson?

Gylfi Sigurdsson is currently under investigation for alleged sexual offenses by the police, according to MBL.IS. Everton themselves confirmed an unnamed player had been suspended pending an investigation, with various outlets confirming the player was Sigurdsson.

How old is Gylfi?

He is 33 years old.

Who is Sigurdsson married to?

He is married to Alexandra Ívarsdóttir.

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Conclusion

After reading his biography, you will agree with me that Gylfi Sigurdsson worked so hard to achieve success. Even poor kids from the slum can dream big and achieve their dreams thanks to him.

It is important to note that his father and mother were key catalysts in his success story. His career life would not be the same without their contributions. They deserve all the accolades for what they have done.

In addition, his sibling’s and friend’s efforts should not be overlooked. As a result of them, he never experienced loneliness or depression during his childhood. Gylfi Sigurdsson has grown into a cheerful youth as a result of them.

Here Is An Appreciation Note For Your Consideration

Thank you for reading this engaging article about the life journey of the Icelandic footballer. Hopefully, Gylfi Sigurdsson’s childhood story has made you believe that patience and persistence can overcome anything.

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