Atli Eðvaldsson

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Atli Eðvaldsson
Personal information
Full name Atli Eðvaldsson
Date of birth (1957-03-03)3 March 1957
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Date of death 2 September 2019(2019-09-02) (aged 62)
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1980 Valur 93 (31)
1980–1981 Borussia Dortmund 30 (11)
1981–1985 Fortuna Düsseldorf 122 (38)
1985–1988 KFC Uerdingen 05 72 (10)
1988–1989 TuRU Düsseldorf 23 (6)
1989–1990 Gençlerbirliği 23 (4)
1990–1993 KR Reykjavík 48 (16)
1994 HK Kópavogur 11 (1)
Total 422 (117)
National team
1974 Iceland U19 2 (0)
1978 Iceland U21 1 (0)
1976–1991 Iceland 70 (8)
Teams managed
1995–1996 ÍBV
1997 Fylkir
1998–1999 KR Reykjavík
1999–2003 Iceland
2005–2006 Þróttur Reykjavík
2009 Valur
2013 Reynir Sandgerði
2014 Afturelding
2017–2018 Kristianstad FC
2018 Hamar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Atli Eðvaldsson (3 March 1957 – 2 September 2019) was an Icelandic footballer. He played as a midfielder.

During his career, he won the Icelandic championship three times and the Icelandic Cup four times.[1] After retiring from playing, he became a well-known manager. In 1999, he managed Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur to its first championship in 31 years.

Atli played 70 games for the Icelandic national team from 1976 to 1991. He later coached the national team from 1999 to 2003.

In December 2018, he revealed was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer two years before.[2][3] On 2 September 2019, Atli died from cancer, aged 62.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Andlát: Atli Eðvaldsson". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 2 September 2019. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. Valur Páll Eiríksson (6 December 2018). "Stærstu mistökin að taka við landsliðinu". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. Brynjar Ingi Erluson (6 December 2018). "Atli Eðvalds: Get ekki tekið við þessum liðum því ég veit ekki hver staða mín verður". Fótbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. Anton Ingi Leifsson (2 September 2019). "Atli Eðvaldsson látinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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