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Gylfi Sigurdsson | Midfielder | #23

Team: Swansea City
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 170

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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. Jun 22 - 4:06 PM
Source: Soccerway

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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

Gylfi Sigurdsson has suffered a miserable 2015-2016 campaign so far but with the coming of a new boss, fantasy managers should bet on a bounce back.

It isn't a shock to predict that Gylfi Sigurdsson might return to prominence under new management, especially if that new manager is Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers is steeped in the Swansea system that helped make Sigurdsson a fantasy, and real life, star. His presumed return could see more of the focal point in the Swans attack return to the middle of the pitch after the early season saw focus diverted to Andre Ayew and Jefferson Montero on the wings and Jonjo Shelvey further back in midfield. If Gylfi is available in draft/auction leagues then you should consider taking a flier on him before the news spreads and he is gobbled up by someone else.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Swansea City's struggles continued today with a poor performance at Carrow Road that saw Norwich City eke out a 1-0 win.

It's getting into crisis mode for the Swans, who have just one league win since the opening month of the season. Today, despite dominating possession, they failed to register a single shot on target. The closest attempt came from Gylfi Sigurdsson who scooped a shot over John Ruddy but it clanked off the bar. Meanwhile, the defense has failed to keep a clean sheet for the ninth time in ten games. Garry Monk is in the midst of the poorest stretch as manager during his tenure and has to find a spark from somewhere. Perhaps Eder needs a look at striker over a struggling Bafetimbi Gomis, or a switch in defense to tighten up the back.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 02:08:00 PM

After a very disappointing start to the season, Gylfi Sigurdsson has two goals now in four games, and needs to be monitored in fantasy now.

Andre Ayew still looks the more attractive midfield option for Swansea in fantasy, but the Jacks are a quality enough side to carry more than one good fantasy prospect. With Bafetimbi Gomis still in a scoring drought, perhaps Gylfi can start to pick up the slack. He certainly has shown a history of being a quality fantasy option, with the ability to score from the dead ball and in open play. He can chip in with the occasional assist as well. In salary leagues, he may be priced as low as you are going to get him at, however with Arsenal as their next opponents, its not the best week to trust in their attacking options.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Swansea City are trending in the wrong direction, losing to Southampton 3-1, with a late penalty conversion by Gylfi Sigurdsson accounting for their lone goal.

After firing blanks in their previous two league contests, only a penalty by Sigurdsson managed to end their scoring drought, and it came with the match already in hand for the Saints. Bafetimbi Gomis, who was impressing every weekend in the season's first month, failed to even get a shot off, and was replaced at halftime. The goal came with under 10 minutes to play, when Jose Fonte brought down Neil Taylor in the area, allowing the Icelandic dead ball specialist a chance to grab his first goal of the season. Its been a relatively drama-free tenure for Garry Monk in his one year and change as manager, but he has a problem on his hands right now and it won't get any easier with a surging Tottenham next on their plate.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:51:00 PM