Siggi Jónsson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Sigurður Jónsson
  • Born: September 27th, 1966 (Akranes, Iceland)
  • Height: 6' 1
  • Position: Defender / Midfielder
  • Signed: November 22nd, 1997 (£75,000)
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 51 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Arsenal, Barnsley, IA Akranes, Orebro SK, Sheffield Wednesday


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1999-00 16 0 4 0 25.0% 25.0% 50.0%
1998-99 16 (2) 1 4 0 27.8% 27.8% 44.4%
1997-98 16 (1) 0 4 0 11.8% 35.3% 52.9%
Totals: 48 (3) 1


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 08/04/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
 04/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3
 15/03/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
 12/03/00 5th Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
 04/03/00 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 08/04/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 04/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 3
 15/03/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 12/03/00 5th Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 04/03/00 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 02/02/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 4
 30/01/00 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H)  4 - 1
 22/01/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 27/12/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 3
 25/09/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 2
 18/09/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 1
 29/08/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 21/08/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 15/08/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 07/08/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 2
 31/07/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  2 - 1
 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A)  4 - 0
 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 2
 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 3
 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H)  2 - 1
 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 0
 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 0
 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 22/11/98 SPL vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 1
 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 2
 30/08/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 1
 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 1
 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 10/01/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 0
 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4


Biography


Siggi had started with Hafnarfjordur before joining hometown club AI Akranes in 1982. A youth and Under-21 international, he made his full international debut for Iceland in a Euro 84 qualifier against Malta in June 1983, aged just sixteen. He moved to England to join Sheffield Wednesday in February 1985, making his English league debut against Leicester City in March. Suffering a career-threatening leg break in a World Cup qualifier against Scotland in May 1985, a long recovery process was followed by a short loan spell at Barnsley in 1986. He went on to impress enough at Hillsborough to gain a move to Arsenal in June 1989 for £475,000 and played in a handful of games as the Gunners won the English title in 1991 and was an unused substitute in the 1991 Charity Shield.

A back injury caused the midfielder to retire from the game in January 1992, but on returning to Iceland he made a comeback for Akranes. In his two spells there he won six League championship medals and five Icelandic Cup winners medals, as well as being voted Icelandic Player of the Year twice. In 1995 he signed for Swedish side Orebro where he spent two seasons, playing regularly to help them qualify for the UEFA Cup and the Intertoto Cup.

Having already brought Lars Zetterlund, Magnus Skoldmark and Mikael Andersson to Scotland from Orebro, Tommy McLean signed Siggi for a reported fee of £75,000 in November 1997. Making his debut as a substitute against Celtic in November 1997, he was frequently in the line-up over the next three years, but his appearances were restricted through injury. Often regarded as one of the most technically gifted players to have played with United, during his time at Tannadice he made 11 of his 65 full international appearances for Iceland.

He returned to Akranes in June 2000 for a third spell, before going into coaching and management with several Icelandic clubs, including his first club and United’s former UEFA Cup opponents Hafnarfjordur.

Squad Numbers


4

Season:
1998-99

6

Season:
1999-00





Debut (as sub)

November 22nd, 1997
Celtic 4 - 0 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

December 6th, 1997
Dundee United 0 - 0 Dunfermline Athletic

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Siggi was born on this date in Akranes, Iceland.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Siggi had started with Hafnarfjordur before joining hometown club AI Akranes in 1982. A youth and Under-21 international, he made his full international debut for Iceland in a Euro 84 qualifier against Malta in June 1983, aged just sixteen. He moved to England to join Sheffield Wednesday in February 1985, making his English league debut against Leicester City in March. Suffering a career-threatening leg break in a World Cup qualifier against Scotland in May 1985, a long recovery process was followed by a short loan spell at Barnsley in 1986. He went on to impress enough at Hillsborough to gain a move to Arsenal in June 1989 for £475,000 and played in a handful of games as the Gunners won the English title in 1991 and was an unused substitute in the 1991 Charity Shield.

  • Hardly the ideal preparation for the imminent cup meeting as six consecutive wins came to an abrupt halt at Parkhead. Not that there was much between the sides in the first half with Celtic going ahead with a soft penalty awarded following Erik

  • After a disappointing first half performance during which Owen Coyle gave Motherwell an early lead, we looked more the part after the visitors were reduced to ten men. Billy Dodds spun to hit the equaliser after a Craig Easton shot was blocked, but within a minute the Steelmen were back in front when Owen Coyle netted his second after Sieb Dijkstra failed to hold a Brannan free-kick.

  • Last Appearance - Kilmarnock 1 - 0 Dundee United