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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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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." Sep 12 - 5:42 PM


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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
Aug 2 - 10:14 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
Jul 3 - 5:04 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.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 27 - 6:11 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
Jun 22 - 4:06 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
Jun 18 - 2:01 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.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 14 - 4:56 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.
May 5 - 1:30 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
Apr 9 - 1:09 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson led Swansea on a comeback to grab a point from Stoke CIty today.

Ibrahim Afellay opened up the scoring and Bojan made it 2-0 for Stoke early on in the game. Everything changes in the second half, as Swansea played better and Gylfi Sigurdsson once again got on the scoresheet. His goal sparked a comeback that led to Paloschi equalizing and earning Swansea a valuable point on the road.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 2 - 12:14 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson kept up his red hot form with a goal that leveled the match between Swansea City and AFC Bournemouth, but the Jacks would concede once more and lose to the Cherries, 3-2.

Bournemouth looked the much more threatening side in the opening half hour and would grab the opener on 37 minutes. The lead did not last long however, as Modou Barrow would score his first of the season just two minutes later, cutting from the right into the box and beating two defenders to strike one into the far corner. After trailing again in the second half, Sigurdsson would make it seven goals in his last 11 games, pouncing on a pass by Barrow into the middle of the box and finishing strong to level the match once again. The Swans would eventually cough up a match winner though, ending a day of less-than-impressive defending, especially from goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. The Swans are still nine points above the drop but will likely need another positive result or two down the stretch to secure their place in the top flight
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 12 - 12:03 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson struck for his sixth goal in his last ten league appearances as Swansea City distance themselves further from relegation with a narrow 1-0 win over floundering Norwich City.

Sigurdsson, along with Lukasz Fabianski, has been crucial to the Swans turnaround in recent weeks and they win their second match in a row today, albeit narrowly. The chances they had in the first half ended in poor finishing, which lead to a halftime substitution of Alberto Paloschi. The move that made the difference though was the introduction of Leroy Fer in the second half. Six minutes after coming on, he delivered a sweet pass into the path of Sigurdsson and the Icelandic star slotted the ball home. It was especially sweet for Fer, facing his former club. Sigurdsson nearly bagged a brace in the 84th minute, but his free kick from 30 yards out was just tipped over the bar by John Ruddy. Still, one goal was enough for three big points for the Jacks today, and Sigurdsson has become the dependable fantasy midfielder he was during his first stint with the club.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 5 - 12:32 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a beautiful goal to help Swansea earn a point in their home match against Crystal Palace.

Swansea haven't been able to get much done lately but Gylfi Sigurdsson has been fantastic and scored a beautiful free-kick in the today's draw. New signing Alberton Paloschi started the match but wasn't very effective and will need to improve if Swansea want to stay out of the relegation zone. For now, fantasy managers can enjoy Gylfi Sigurdsson go wild.
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 6 - 12:12 PM

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the opener in the final half hour of the match to set Swansea City up for their third win on the trot, but West Brom managed to equalize in stoppage time to end the affair in a 1-1 draw.

Sigurdsson provided the Jacks with their best scoring chance in the first half, smashing a volley from 35 yards out, but Ben Foster was able to tip the shot over the bar. There was a scary moment just before halftime when Stephane Sessegnon kicked his leg out high and caught Ki Sung-Yueng square in the head, dropping the South Korean to the ground for a few minutes. Ki is thought to only be mildly concussed according to later reports. Sigurdsson got his goal in the second half when he slid home a shot after debutante Alberto Paloschi held the ball up for him. They could not seal the deal for three points though, conceding in the closing moments. Still, that makes seven points in three for the Swans, who are beginning to get their act together.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 2 - 5:32 PM

Swansea City leveled the score with Manchester United in the 70th minute with a goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson but the Red Devils found a winner minutes later as the Swans go away empty handed in a 2-1 loss at Old Trafford.

It seemed like a good matchup for the Swans - they had kept three clean sheets on the trot, playing a United side that were struggling to score goals and Swansea had the confidence of having beaten the opponent today in their last three encounters. United were the better side today though, troubling the Jacks back line for most of the match. After letting one past just after the 2nd half began, Sigurdsson would equalize with a delicious controlled header courtesy of a Modou Barrow cross. After letting United score again, Swansea had one more good chance to get a result, but a shot by Ashley Williams was saved well by David de Gea. There is still much work to be done for the Welsh club to rise safely out of relegation danger.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 2 - 12:36 PM