Gylfi Sigurdsson Biography

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Quick Facts About Gylfi Sigurdsson

Celebrated Name Gylfi Sigurdsson
Age 31 Years
Nick Name Sigurdsson
Birth Name Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson
Birth Date 1989-09-08
Gender Male
Profession Footballer
Nationality Icelandic
Birth Nation Iceland
Place Of Birth Reykjavik, Iceland
Horoscope Virgo
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Career Start 2002
Awards 2009-10 Reading Player of the Season, 2010-11 Hoffenheim Player of the Season, 2015-16 and 2016-17 Swansea City Player of the Season, 2010, 2012 to 2019 Icelandic Footballer of the Year, and 2013 and 2016 Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year.
Father Sigurdur Adalsteinsson
Brothers Olafur
Marital Status Married
Wife Alexandra Ivarsdottir
Height 6 ft. 1 inches
Weight 77kg
Body Measurement Alethic
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth £40 Million
Salary £5.2 Million
Current Team Everton
Position Attacking midfielder
Jersey Number 10
Links Instagram

Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson professionally known as Gylfi Sigurdsson is an Icelandic professional football player who plays for Premier League club Everton and the Iceland national team as an attacking midfielder. He started playing football for his hometown side FH in 2002. In 2003, he joined another sports club called Breiðablik as playing conditions were better at Breiðablik and played there until 2005. On 1 October 2005, he signed on an academy scholarship for Reading. There he spent his three years playing for the youth and reserve teams. Before the start of the 2007-08 season, he signed his first professional contract with Reading FC and made his for the club in the second round of the League Cup. On 16 October 2008, he was transferred to Shrewsbury Town FC on a one-month loan spell in order to gain experience playing for the first team of the club. On 27 February 2009, he was once again transferred on a loan to Crewe Alexandra FC. On August 28, 2010, the media reported that he would be traveling to Germany to play for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and later on, it was revealed that Reading had sold him to the German club for a record price of £6.5 million. On 10 September 2010, he made his debut for 1899 Hoffenheim. On 1 January 2012, he joined Swansea City on loan for the rest of the season and made his Premier league for Swansea on 15 January 2012. On 4 July 2012, he joined Tottenham Hotspur from 1899 Hoffenheim for a reported £8 million transfer fee.  On 18 July 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a friendly against Stevenage. On 26 September 2012, he scored his first competitive goal for the club in a League Cup third-round tie against Carlisle United. In July 2014, Tottenham announced a deal had been reached with Swansea City for him to re-join his former club, with Swansea left-back Ben Davies joining Spurs. He set up the opener and scored the winning goal for Swansea in the opening match of the 2014-15 season. On 16 August 2017, he signed for fellow Premier League side Everton for a reported £40 million transfer fee, a club-recorded deal. On 24 August 2017, he scored his first goal for Everton while making his full debut. On 26 November 2017, he scored his first Premier League goal in an Everton shirt. On 16 September 2020, he scored his 100th goal in English football during Everton's 2nd round EFL cup tie against Salford City. Since joining Everton, he has made more than 100 appearances and scored more than 20 goals for the club.

On the international level, he has represented Iceland at various age levels. He has represented Iceland at U17, U19, U21, and the senior level. He made his senior international debut for Iceland in 2010. He has represented Iceland at their first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, where his country reached the quarter-finals and also played at his nation's first-ever FIFA World Cup in 2018. Since his debut, he has earned over 70 caps for his national team. 

Gylfi Sigurdsson young

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What is Gylfi Sigurdsson Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player. 
  • Won the 2009-10 Reading Player of the Season.
  • Won the 2010-11 Hoffenheim Player of the Season.
  • Won 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Icelandic Footballer of the Year.
  • Won the 2013 and 2016 Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year.
  • Won the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Swansea City Player of the Season.

Gylfi Sigurdsson father

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Where is Gylfi Sigurdsson From?

Gylfi Sigurdsson was born on 8 September 1989. His birth name is Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson. His birthplace is Reykjavik, Iceland. He was born to his father, Sigurdur Adalsteinsson, an Iceland Fisherman. He grew up with his older brother Olafur who plays professional golf. He holds Icelandic nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Virgo.

Gylfi Sigurdsson Reading

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Gylfi Sigurdsson Football Career Timeline

  • He started playing football for his hometown side FH in 2002. 
  • In 2003, he joined another sports club called Breiðablik as playing conditions were better at Breiðablik and played there until 2005. 
  • On 1 October 2005, he signed on an academy scholarship for Reading. He had been on trial with Preston North End. However, Reading offered him better services and spent his three years playing for the youth and reserve teams. 
  • Before the start of the 2007-08 season, he signed his first professional contract with Reading FC and made his for the club in a 5-1 win against Luton Town in the second round of the League Cup, entering the match as a 59th-minute substitute for James Harper at the Madejski Stadium.
  • On 16 October 2008, he was transferred to Shrewsbury Town FC on a one-month loan spell in order to gain experience playing for the first team of the club.

Gylfi Sigurdsson Tottenham

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  • On 18 October 2008, he scored on his League debut for Shrewsbury in a 4-1 win against AFC Bournemouth at the New Meadow. He made a total of six appearances during his time at Shrewsbury, scoring one goal.
  • On 3 January 2009, he returned to his parent club Reading FC.
  • On 27 February 2009, he was once again transferred on a loan to Crewe Alexandra FC. Two days later, he made his debut and also scored his first goal for the club in a 4-0 away win against Brighton, scoring in the 89th minute. His loan was extended on March 24 which allowed him to play for Crewe Alexandra until the end of the 2008-09 season. 
  • On 11 August 2009, he scored his first Reading goal from 35 yards out in a League Cup first-round tie at home against Burton Albion.
  • On 19 September 2009, he scored his first goal for Reading in a 3-2 defeat at Peterborough United. 
  • He also played a key role in the club’s extraordinary run at the 2009-10 FA Cup during which Reading managed to win against formidable Premier League sides, such as West Bromwich Albion, Burnley, and Liverpool.
  • In March 2010, he scored five goals in six matches which earned him the ‘Championship Player of the Month Award’ in April. 
  • In May 2010, he was named the ‘2009-10 Reading Player of the Season’ before the final match of the season against Preston North End in which he scored a goal. 
  • He ended the 2009-10 season with 20 goals from 44 matches which prompted several Premier League clubs to express interest in signing him. But he chose to stay with Reading and extended his contract for the next three years.
  • He scored his first goal of the 2010-11 season while playing against Scunthorpe United. On August 28, 2010, the media reported that he would be traveling to Germany to play for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and later on, it was revealed that Reading had sold him to the German club for a record price of £6.5 million. 

Gylfi Sigurdsson Swansea

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  • On 10 September 2010, he made his debut for 1899 Hoffenheim, entering as a substitute with 13 minutes to go in a 2-0 win over Schalke 04.
  • One week later, he scored his first goal for Hoffenheim in a 2-2 draw with 1. FC Kaiserslautern after coming on as a 77th-minute substitute and scored with his first touch, a 20-yard free-kick that leveled the match.
  • On 25 May 2011, he was voted as 1899 Hoffenheim's fans' Player of the Season, despite only starting 13 matches and finished the season with ten goals and two assists.
  • On 1 January 2012, he joined Swansea City on loan for the rest of the season and made his Premier league for Swansea in a 3-2 win against Arsenal on 15 January 2012, coming on at half-time.
  • On 4 February 2012, he scored his first goal for Swansea City in a 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.
  • During his loan spell for Swansea, he played in 18 Premier League matches, scored seven goals, and added four assists. He was also named the Premier League Player of the Month for March and became the first Icelander to win the award.
  • On 4 July 2012, he joined Tottenham Hotspur from 1899 Hoffenheim for a reported £8 million transfer fee.  
  • On 18 July 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a friendly against Stevenage after coming on as a second-half substitute.
  • On 26 September 2012, he scored his first competitive goal for the club in a 3-0 win against Carlisle United in a League Cup third-round tie. 

Gylfi Sigurdsson awards

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  • On 25 February 2013, he scored his first Premier League goal for Tottenham in a 3-2 win against West Ham United.
  • In July 2014, Tottenham announced a deal had been reached with Swansea City for him to re-join his former club, with Swansea left-back Ben Davies joining Spurs.
  • He set up the opener and scored the winning goal for Swansea in a 2-1 win against Manchester United in the opening match of the 2014-15 season at Old Trafford, making this the first time the Red Devils have lost their opening home game since 1972.
  • From 2014-17, he made 106 appearances and scored 27 goals for Swansea City, and with his performances, he won the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Swansea City Player of the Season.
  • On 16 August 2017, he signed for fellow Premier League side Everton for a reported £40 million transfer fee, a club-recorded deal. 
  • On 24 August 2017, he scored his first goal for Everton while making his full debut, with a shot from 50 yards in the UEFA Europa League play-off round second leg against Hajduk Split.

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  • On 26 November 2017, he scored his first Premier League goal in an Everton shirt in a 1-4 loss against Southampton.
  • He ended off the 2017-18 season with 6 goals and 5 assists in 31 appearances. 
  • He started the 2018-19 season with Everton in a 2-3 loss in a friendly match against Valencia with an assist to Michael Keane's goal. 
  • On 29 September 2018, he scored his first brace with the club in a 3-0 victory against Fulham.
  • On 26 December 2018, he assisted and scored a penalty in a 5-1 victory against Burnley.
  • On 16 September 2020, he scored his 100th goal in English football during Everton's 2nd round EFL cup tie against Salford City. 
  • On 11 February 2021, he assisted and scored a penalty in a 5-4 victory against Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup 5th round. 
  •  On 20 February 2021, he scored a penalty in a 2-0 win over Liverpool at Anfield, to be Everton's first away win over their rivals since September 1999.
  • Since joining Everton, he has made more than 100 appearances and scored more than 20 goals for the club.

Gylfi Sigurdsson career

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Gylfi Sigurdsson International Career

  • He has represented Iceland at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Iceland at U17, U19, U21, and the senior level. 
  • He took part in the 2008 U19 European Championship qualifying, scoring twice in qualification and twice in the elite round, but Iceland lost out to group winners Bulgaria by three points and missed out on the finals.
  • In November 2007, he made his U21 debut for Iceland in a 3-0 loss against Germany.
  • Four days later, he made his first appearance in the 2009 U21 European Championship qualifying, coming as an extra-time substitute, and played in the remaining matches.
  • In October 2011, he made his campaign debut and scored a brace within 16 minutes in a 6-0 win against San Marino.
  • He also helped Iceland's U21 side reach the 2011 UEFA U21 European Championship,  playing in both play-off legs against Scotland as Iceland won 4-2 on aggregate.
  • In May 2010, he made his senior international debut for Iceland in a convincing 4-0 win over Andorra and provided the assist for the second goal from a free-kick.
  • He has represented Iceland at their first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, where his country reached the quarter-finals and also played at his nation's first-ever FIFA World Cup in 2018.
  • On 8 October 2020, he scored a brace against Romania which saw Iceland earned a place in the Play-Offs for the chance to fight for a place at UEFA Euro 2020 final tournament.
  • Since his debut, he has earned over 70 caps and scored more than 20 goals for his national team. He has won 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Icelandic Footballer of the Year and also has won the 2013 and 2016 Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year.

Gylfi Sigurdsson wife

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Gylfi Sigurdsson Wife

Looking at his personal life, Gylfi Sigurdsson is a married man. He got engaged to his long-time girlfriend Alexandra Ivarsdottir on 7 July 2018, in the Bahamas. Ivarsdottir won the Miss World Sporty section of the Miss World contest, South Africa, in 2008. She also won Miss Iceland that same year. Today, she is a businesswoman, fashion blogger who blogs her way around the world. Together they are living their life happily.

Gylfi Sigurdsson Height

Gylfi Sigurdsson stands at a height of 1.86m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a bodyweight of 77kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is light brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

Gylfi Sigurdsson Salary and Net Worth

Gylfi Sigurdsson earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, his estimated net worth of £40 million, and his salary is £5.2 million. In 2010, he signed for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for a record price of £6.5 million. In 2012, he joined Tottenham Hotspur from 1899 Hoffenheim for a reported £8 million transfer fee. In 2017, he joined Everton for a reported £40 million transfer fee, a club-recorded deal. He has got a market value of around £27 million.

Did You Know?

  • He started playing football at the age of 13.
  • He signed his first professional contract in 2007.
  • 2009-10 Reading Player of the Season.
  • 2010-11 Hoffenheim Player of the Season.
  • 2015-16 and 2016-17 Swansea City Player of the Season.
  • He wears shirt number 10 for Everton and the Iceland national team.
  • 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Icelandic Footballer of the Year.
  • 2013 and 2016 Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year.