Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Dagný.
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
Personal information
Full name Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
Date of birth (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991
Place of birth Hella, Iceland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portland Thorns
Number 11
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Florida State 87 (44)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 KFR/Ægir 11 (3)
2007–2013 Valur 96 (30)
2014 Selfoss 11 (7)
2015 Bayern Munich 9 (2)
2015 Selfoss 17 (10)
2016– Portland Thorns 15 (5)
National team
2007–2008 Iceland U-17 10 (4)
2007–2009 Iceland U-19 16 (0)
2012 Iceland U-23 1 (1)
2010– Iceland 61 (15)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 September 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 September 2014

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (born 10 August 1991) is an Icelandic footballer. She's a former member of Bayern München and Florida State University. She currently plays for the Portland Thorns FC and the Iceland national team.

Club career

Dagný started playing football when she was six years old, with her first club, KFR from Hella and Hvolsvöllur. She played for them in 2006 as they competed in a joint effort with Ægir from Þorlákshöfn. Since 2007 she has played for Valur from Reykjavík in the best women's league in Iceland, Úrvalsdeild.

In 2011 Dagný began attending Florida State University and began playing for Florida State Seminoles. Dagny is known for her poise and talent on and off the field.[1] She returned to Iceland to play for Valur during the summer months.

In 2014 she played for UMF Selfoss.[2] In 2015 she signed for the second half of the season to German Bundesliga team Bayern München.[3]

Florida State Seminoles

Dagný was a four-year starter (2011–2014) in the Florida State Seminoles midfield and led the Seminoles to a national championship in 2014. She holds the school record for 19 game winning goals and is second in total goals (44), shots (232), and points (111). She was a first team All-American in 2014 and the runner-up for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given annually to the best college female soccer player.[4] She was named Soccer America 2014 Women's Player of the Year.[5] She was also named as a first team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.[6]

National Women's Soccer League

After her career at Florida State, Dagný did not sign up for the 2015 draft to play in the National Women's Soccer League in the United States. In May 2015, she attempted to play during the 2015 season with the Western New York Flash, but was prevented from doing so by league rules.[7]

In October 2015, the Portland Thorns FC announced that they had acquired rights for her from the Boston Breakers and that she would play for the Thorns in the 2016 NWSL season.[8]

International career

Dagný made her debut for the senior Iceland national football team at the 2010 Algarve Cup; in a 2–0 defeat to the United States on 24 February 2010.

She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[9] In Iceland's final group match against the Netherlands, Dagný headed the only goal of the game to secure her team's place in the quarter-finals.[10] It later emerged that she had played the game with a broken foot, sustained in the previous match against Germany.[11]






  1. Karmel, Tom (9 October 2013). "Brynjarsdottir flourishing in a foreign setting". fsunews.com. Florida State University. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  2. http://www.ruv.is/frett/dagny-brynjarsdottir-til-lids-vid-selfoss
  3. http://www.womensoccer.de/2015/01/15/fc-bayern-verpflichtet-dagny-brynjarsdottir/
  4. "Brynjarsdottir Finished Second for 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy," Seminoles Soccer, http://www.seminoles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209842339, accessed 14 April 2016
  5. "FSU's Mark Krikorian Named Coach of the Year", http://www.theacc.com/news/acc-womens-soccer-florida-states-dagny-brynjarsdottir-named-soccer-america-player-of-the-year-01-15-2015, accessed 14 April 2016
  6. "Brynjarsdottir Honored as Scholar All-American", http://www.siminoles.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209814903, accessed 16 April 2016
  7. "NWSL Rules Prevent Dagny Brynjarsdottir Move," The Equalizer, http://equalizersoccer.com/2015/05/21/dagny-brynjarsdottir-nwsl-move-denied-by-league-rules, accessed 14 April 2016
  8. "Thorns FC acquire first, second-round picks in 2016 NWSL College Draft, Dagny Brynjarsdottir from Boston Breakers". Portland Thorns FC. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  9. "Familiar squad for Iceland". uefa.com. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  10. "Ísland-Holland, 1–0". RUV.is (in Icelandic). RÚV. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2013.
  11. Sverrisson, Sindri (31 July 2013). "Dagný lék fótbrotin á EM". MBL.is (in Icelandic). Morgunblaðið. Retrieved 30 October 2013.

External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 11/8/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.