2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Gylfi SIGURDSSON

Age
29
Height
186.0 cm
Date of Birth 08 September 1989
International Caps
60
International Goals
20

A midfielder who is without a doubt the beating heart of the Iceland team, Sigurdsson's right foot is world class, making him a real threat from set pieces. 

He has leadership qualities that he puts to good use in his role as vice-captain, good pace and responsibility for organising and driving the attack. Sigurdsson regularly feeds his team-mates with slide-rule passes and gets on the score-sheet himself with his powerful shot. He is most at home as a No10 but can also play in other midfield positions in a classic 4-4-2 formation.

The 28-year-old Premier League regular may be supremely talented but that does not stop him from putting the team first. All aspects of his game, not just his creativity, make him an invaluable member of the side. He is happy to track back to help out in defence, and if Iceland have their backs to the wall, they know that they will always stand a chance if he can find his range from free-kicks.