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Gylfi Sigurdsson | Midfielder | #23

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 170

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Swansea City were looking to find an equalizer against Manchester United and it was Gyfli Sigurdsson who once again saved the day, scoring from a free kick as the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
If Swansea manage to escape relegation, it all falls on the shoulders of the Icelandic international. It was a typical first half of an Old Trafford match this season, as it looked to remain goalless at the break, but United were awarded a dubious penalty and converted, forcing the Swans to answer back. They did so by effectively stifling United from adding to their lead and converted on one magic moment from Sigurdsson, who sent a beautiful curling free kick into the top corner. Another free kick in stoppage time nearly saw the Swans win it, but Fernando Llorente failed to get an accurate touch on the well-placed ball from Sigurdsson. The point has Swansea keeping pace with Hull over the weekend, still two points behind the Tigers for safety. Apr 30 - 9:06 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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It was an attack-challenged match that saw Gylfi Sigurdsson go close but not close enough to break a nil-nil deadlock with Boro at the Liberty Stadium.

It was a match that saw more yellow cards (5) than shots on target (4). Swansea looked the more likely to break the deadlock but that still wasn't particularly close. Both relegation strugglers needed three points but, like their top-of-the-table brethren later in the afternoon, no one could find a way to three points. The Swans have cooled down after a massive bounce after the arrival of Paul Clement.
Apr 2 - 1:28 PM

A late strike by Gylfi Sigurdsson nearly rescued a point for Swansea City but Manchester City found a winner to sink the Swans, 2-1.

It had the makings for a long day at the Etihad for the Swans as Manchester City were on the front foot, putting pressure Swansea's final third consistently. The Citizen broke through on eleven minutes but failed to build on the lead, with Lukasz Fabianski making a couple of crucial saves to keep the Swans in it. Eventually, the Jacks made City pay when Sigurdsson created space just outside the box and found the back of the net, Luciano Narsingh providing the assist. The comeback was thwarted though as City scored in stoppage time to take all the points.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 5 - 10:40 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson was key as Swansea beat Southampton 2-1 at the Liberty Stadium.

Fraser Forster kept Southampton in the tie in the early stages with a string of fine saves from the Iceland international. It was a corner from Siggy that assisted Alfie Mawson to give the Swans the lead. Mawson won the header off a corner at the near post and converted via a deflection off Oriol Romeu. Shane Long brought Southampton level, finishing with his toe from 6 yards after Ryan Bertrand used his pace to great effect as he moved down the left flank. Swansea regained their lead through Sigurdsson, who converted acrobatically from a Narsingh pass to cap off a Swansea counter-attack. A big win for Swansea, who are positioned just above the drop zone.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 31 - 4:53 PM

Swansea City missed its best chance yet to hand manager Bob Bradley his first win in a 1-1 draw with Everton.

The Swans put on one of their best performances of the season, or at least since their only win of the season in Week 1 against Burnley, but still could not stop its winless streak from extending to 11 Premier League matches. Swansea City went ahead in the 41st minute after Gylfi Sigurdsson drew a penalty and deftly put the spot-kick into the top corner away from a diving Maarten Stekelenburg for the 1-0 lead. But another defensive mistake proved to be Swansea's downfall once again as a misplaced clearance in the box dropped to Seamus Coleman, who stole a point with an 89-minute equalizer.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 12:27:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson's assist in the 90th minute began a dramatic late come-from-behind win over Finland in a 3-2 final.

Iceland, everyone's favorite underdog story from this summer's Euros, once again fed every neutral football fan's imagination by scoring twice late to reverse the outcome with Finland. Finland were ahead 1-2 at the half and it stayed that way until the 90th minute, when Sigurdsson sent a cross that was headed home by Alfred Finnbogason. Then, five minutes into added time, with the final whistle seconds away from being blown, Ragnar "the other" Sigurdsson completed the comeback with a goal from close range. Swansea's early season struggles have been reflected in Gylfi's fantasy appeal, as he enters Week 8 with only one goal and one assist. If Bob Bradley is able to give the club a shot in the arm, perhaps Gylfi will rise back to the fantasy beast is capable of being.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 08:11:00 AM

Gylfi Sigurdsson added to his Swansea City legacy by becoming the club's all-time leading Premier League goalscorer.

The 27-year-old midfielder scored the equalizer from the penalty spot in the club's 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium, which was his 26th top-flight goal for the club to break Wilfried Bony's record. Said Sigurdsson, who signed a four-year contract earlier this summer, after the match: "It’s nice to get the record – I’ve had to wait since the end of last season to break it, so I’m happy with that. Hopefully I’ll continue to score and get a lot more for the club. It was a good point in the end, particularly when you consider we went 1-0 behind."
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson inked an new four year deal that will see the Icelandic international committed to Swansea City until the summer of 2020.

With so much uncertainty surrounding the personnel at Swansea these days, it is nice to see one of their key figures commit his future to the club. Outside of perhaps Dimitri Payet, there is no better dead ball specialist in the league and rescued many a point for the club in the second half of last season to help them stave off relegation. Ashley Williams may be the club captain but he is rumored to be courted by Everton. Heading into this season, Sigurdsson is the true face of the club and is a solid fantasy contributor.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Iceland's magical tournament came to an end against France as they coughed up four goals in the first half, but they played hard for 90 minutes in a match that ended, 5-2.

By the time this match kicked off, five teams were left in this competition and Iceland were unbeaten. A truly inspiring story simply could not contend with the host nation in tonight's match though. Gylfi Sigurdsson delivered the first shot on target in the match, but his effort in the third minute didn't have enough on it to challenge Hugo Lloris. Iceland then went on to concede four goals to France before the halftime whistle. The match was certainly decided, but all respect is deserved to Iceland, who outscored France two goals to one in the second half, giving 100% effort from start to finish. A cross by Sigurdsson assisted the first of those two goals. Not many nations are remembered for finishing a tournament with a loss in the quarterfinals but Iceland's showing in Euro 2016 will not be forgotten any time soon.
Source: The Guardian
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson and Iceland have continued their dream tournament with a 2-1 knockout stage win over England on Monday and will face France in the quarterfinals.

England won a 4th minute penalty through Raheem Sterling that Wayne Rooney put into the bottom right corner of the Iceland goalkeeper's net and it looked like the giants would slay the minnows without much trouble. From there the script flipped almost immediately as Iceland immediately came down the pitch after the restart and won a throw. From a long throw, they got a header into the box that was rocketed past Joe Hart by Ragnar Sigurdsson. A mere 12 minutes later Iceland took the lead on a shot from the top of the box by Kolbeinn Sigthorsson that Joe Hart got his left hand on but couldn't keep out of the net. From there it was a dire attempt by the Three Lions to come back that never looked likely to succeed. Another in a long line of failed international competitions for the English.
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 06:11:00 PM

Veteran midfielder Kari Arnason said Iceland will meet England "with full force" after his assist – for this evenings opening goal - helped the unfancied minnows to clinch second place in Group F with a 2-1 victory over Austria.

With Portugal and Hungary playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw, the stage looked to be set for Cristiano Ronaldo to face England in the last-16 knockout phase before substitute Amor Traustason popped up with 90+4 winner to leapfrog Portugal who are yet to win in the competition. Swansea playmaker Glyfi Sigurdsson will be relishing the opportunity of facing some of his Premier League counterparts while Aron Gunnarsson may feel he has a point to prove having plied his trade for one top flight season with Cardiff City before they were relegated to the second tier. The Three Lions will start massive favourites on the night but Iceland are yet to taste defeat at Euro 2016 and are more than capable of upsetting the apple cart.
Source: Soccerway
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 04:06:00 PM

A converted penalty by Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Iceland their first lead ever in a major tournament match but an own goal late on allowed Hungary to work out a 1-1 draw.

In a match between two countries that outperformed expectations in their opening match of the tournament, it may be fitting that they played to a draw. The first big chance for either side came in the 31st minute when Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson beat his man off the ball inside Hungary's box and shot but Gabor Kiraly, the tournament's oldest player, made a big save. Kiraly would be at fault though when Iceland earned a penalty, when he spilled a corner kick and tripped Ragnar Sigurdsson. Gylfi, who we have seen be lethal on dead ball kicks, fired home from the spot on the resulting penalty. With just two minutes of the 90 to go though, a cross in front of Iceland's goal was turned in by defender Birkir Mar Saevarsson. Iceland had a chance at the very end on a free kick, but it hit the wall and the follow up strike was deflected just wide.
Source: The Guardian
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Iceland celebrated their first match in a major international competition with a 1-1 draw over group favorites Portugal.

It was Nani that opened the scoring for the favored Portuguese and it looked like it would be easy sailing from there as they looked the better side. Early in the second half, Iceland scored a goal against the run of play through Birkir Bjarnason who volleyed home from a Johann Berg Gudmundsson cross. Both sides had good opportunities to net a winner with Gylfi Sigurdsson working a chance late and Cristiano Ronaldo having a free kick from about 20 yards out as time expired. Both chances went begging and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Swansea City will not have regular starters Gylfi Sigurdsson or Neil Taylor available this weekend against West Ham United as they are suffering from shoulder and groin injuries, respectively.

While the Swans have not enjoyed what they would consider a productive season, they have been very fortunate in the injury department for the past nine months. This weekend will test their mettle as they take on a focused West Ham side while missing their top goal scorer and their ever-present left back. While they offered an encouraging showing in last week's win over Liverpool at home, it looks to be tough sledding from a fantasy perspective when they travel to Boleyn Ground. Kyle Naughton will like start in place of Taylor with Angel Rangel the opposite full back. Modou Barrow could be in line for a recall to help bolster the attack in the absence of Sigurdsson.
Thu, May 5, 2016 01:30:00 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson continued his incredible streak with another great goal against Chelsea today.

Sigurdsson's goal resulted in a 1-0 win for Swansea, who held on late to defeat Chelsea. Sigurdsson played well throughout, but it was his goal that made all the difference. Chelsea couldn't get anything going without Willian on the pitch and found it difficult to create chances. They remain in mid-table.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 01:09:00 PM