Ásgeir Sigurvinsson

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Ásgeir Sigurvinsson
birthday May 8, 1955
place of birth VestmannaeyjarIceland
size 182 cm
position midfield
Years station Games (goals) 1
1972-1973 ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar 21 0(7)
1973-1981 Standard Liege 250 (57)
1981-1982 FC Bayern Munich 17 0(1)
1982-1990 VfB Stuttgart 194 (38)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1971-1973 Iceland U-19 7 0(4)
1972-1989 Iceland 45 0(5)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1993 Fram Reykjavík
2003-2005 Iceland
1 Only league games are given.

Ásgeir Sigurvinsson [ 'auscɛir' sɪɣʏrvɪnsɔn ] (born May 8, 1955 in Vestmannaeyjar ), also called "Sigi", is a former Icelandic football player and coach .



At the age of 17, Ásgeir Sigurvinsson was part of the first team of the first division club ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar , who is based in his hometown, and was second in the championship with him in 1972 and won the national club cup with him in the same year - with a 2-0 victory over FH Hafnarfjörður . At the end of his second season, he was one of the first Icelandic football players to move abroad. For eight years he was active for the Belgian first division side Standard Liège , with whom he won the national club cup in his last season, 1980/81.

For the 1981/82 season he was signed by the German champions FC Bayern Munich , for which he played 17 Bundesliga games and scored one goal. He made his debut on August 22, 1981 (3rd matchday) in a 3-1 win at home against Werder Bremen ; his only goal was on March 30, 1982 (26th matchday) in a 3-0 win in the away game against 1. FC Nuremberg with the goal of the final score in the 61st minute. Furthermore, he was used five times in the European Cup of national champions and with his games in the first , second and third main round of the DFB-Pokal , he contributed to winning this cup.

In the following season he was committed for one million Deutschmarks from league competitor VfB Stuttgart , for whom he was active for eight seasons. He made his debut on August 20, 1982 (1st matchday) in a 1-1 draw in the away game against Borussia Dortmund ; his first two goals of 38 he scored in his third Bundesliga game at 5: 0 victory in the away game against 1. FC Nuremberg , on September 1, 1982. In the following season he achieved on the side of Karl Allgöwer and Guido Buchwald the Championship . For the Stuttgart he also played 21 games in the DFB Cup competition and 23 in the European cup competitions.

National team

He crowned his debut in the national jersey on September 26, 1971 in Reykjavík in the 4-3 victory of the U-19 national team against the national team of Ireland with his first international goal . His last of seven international matches, in which he scored four goals, he played on June 4, 1973 in the 1: 2 defeat against the Swiss national team .

For the senior national team Ásgeir Sigurvinsson completed 45 caps and scored five goals. He made his debut on July 3, 1972 in the 2: 5 defeat in the international test match against the national team of Denmark in Reykjavík . He scored his first international goal on June 5, 1975 in the group game of the European Championship qualification in a 2-1 win in the second leg against the national team of the GDR . He played his last international match on September 20, 1989 in Laugardalsvöllur . The qualifying game for the 1990 World Cup in the second leg against the national team of Turkey ended with a 2-1 victory.



After his active football career, he was active as a player observer at VfB Stuttgart from 1990 to 1993 and as coach of Fram Reykjavík from April to November 1993 . For six years he was Technical Director / Sports Director at the Icelandic Federation and from May 9, 2003 to October 31, 2005 he was Iceland's national coach before he was replaced by Eyjólfur Sverrisson .

Ásgeir Sigurvinsson is considered to be the "footballer of the century" in Iceland. The midfielder , also dubbed “Eismeer-Zico” in the media, was a playmaker of international stature, especially during his affiliation with VfB Stuttgart, and is sometimes mentioned in a row with Overath , Netzer , Flohe , Magath and Breitner . In addition to his undoubtedly outstanding footballing qualities (passing game, shooting power, running strength), he was also considered a team player without star attitudes .

A beverage store that opened in Denkendorf near Stuttgart after his footballing career still bears his name to this day.

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