Rúnar Kristinsson

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Rúnar Kristinsson
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-09-05) 5 September 1969 (age 54)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lillestrøm (Manager)
Youth career
1979–1986 KR Reykjavík
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1994 KR Reykjavík 126 (21)
1995–1997 Örgryte IS 59 (13)
1997–2000 Lillestrøm 71 (14)
2000–2007 Lokeren 189 (37)
2007 KR Reykjavík 14 (0)
Total 459 (85)
National team
1984–1985 Iceland U17 18 (9)
1987 Iceland U19 11 (1)
1987–1991 Iceland U21 10 (3)
1987–2004 Iceland 104 (3)
Teams managed
2010–2014 KR Reykjavík
2014– Lillestrøm
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2010
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 July 2010

Rúnar Kristinsson (born 5 September 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland) is an Icelandic former association football midfielder who played for Lokeren, Lillestrøm SK, Örgryte IS and KR Reykjavík. He's currently the manager of the Norwegian club Lillestrøm.

Club career[change | change source]

He first began playing football at the small club of Leiknir, before he started practicing at KR Reykjavík, Iceland's largest club. He spent most of his youth career at KR Reykjavik. His skill attracted interest from foreign clubs, and he eventually went to the Swedish club of Örgryte IS in 1995. Halfway through the season, he moved to Lillestrøm SK in Norway. Rúnar was a success there, and moved to K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen in Belgium in 2000.

He decided to move back to KR Reykjavík in 2007 to finish off his career. He took over as head coach at KR halfway through the 2010 season and managed the team for four seasons. During that time, KR Reykjavík won two league titles (2011 and 2013) and three cup titles (2011, 2012 and 2014).[1][2] Rúnar left KR November 2014, to manage his former club Lillestrøm SK.

International career[change | change source]

He has made a record 104 appearances for Iceland, along with 3 goals.[3] He was captain of the team in 11 matches, but retired from international football in 2004.

Honours[change | change source]

Player[change | change source]

KR Reykjavík

Manager[change | change source]

KR Reykjavík

References[change | change source]

  1. "KR réð Rúnar til þriggja ára". www.mbl.is.
  2. Anonymous (24 October 2014). "Rúnar lætur af störfum hjá KR". RÚV.
  3. Iceland - Record International Players - RSSSF

Other websites[change | change source]