Siggi Jónsson Player Profile


  • 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 Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1999-00 16 16 0 4 0 14 0 2 0
1998-99 16 (2) 18 1 4 0 12 (2) 1 4 0
1997-98 16 (1) 17 0 4 0 14 (1) 0 2 0
Totals: 48 (3) 1 40 (3) 1 8 (0) 0

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 8th, 2000 08/04/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 4th, 2000 04/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3
Mar 15th, 2000 15/03/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
Mar 12th, 2000 12/03/00 5th Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Mar 4th, 2000 04/03/00 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2 (60')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 8th, 2000 08/04/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 4th, 2000 04/04/00 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 3
Mar 15th, 2000 15/03/00 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 2
Mar 12th, 2000 12/03/00 5th Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 1
Mar 4th, 2000 04/03/00 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Feb 2nd, 2000 02/02/00 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 4
Jan 30th, 2000 30/01/00 3rd Round vs. Airdrie (H) 4 - 1
Jan 22nd, 2000 22/01/00 SPL vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Dec 27th, 1999 27/12/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 3
Sep 25th, 1999 25/09/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 2
Sep 18th, 1999 18/09/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 1
Aug 29th, 1999 29/08/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Aug 21st, 1999 21/08/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Aug 15th, 1999 15/08/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Aug 7th, 1999 07/08/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 2
Jul 31st, 1999 31/07/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0
Apr 10th, 1999 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Apr 6th, 1999 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1999 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0 (sub)
Feb 9th, 1999 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H) 1 - 0
Feb 6th, 1999 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Feb 2nd, 1999 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
Jan 30th, 1999 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Nov 22nd, 1998 22/11/98 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 1
Nov 15th, 1998 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 2
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Oct 31st, 1998 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Aug 30th, 1998 30/08/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Aug 16th, 1998 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Aug 1st, 1998 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
May 9th, 1998 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1998 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Apr 18th, 1998 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 11th, 1998 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Apr 7th, 1998 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
Mar 28th, 1998 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Feb 28th, 1998 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Jan 31st, 1998 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 1998 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1998 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Jan 10th, 1998 10/01/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Dec 6th, 1997 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0
Nov 22nd, 1997 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 40 (3) 1 9 0
SC 8 0 3 0
Totals: 48 (3) 1

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Monday, March 11th, 2024 by N Harkiss.

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)


International Career (Iceland)


Caps: 65

Goals: 3

International Debut: June 5th, 1983 v. Malta

A youth and Under-21 international, Siggi Jonsson made his full international debut for Iceland in a Euro '84 qualifier against Malta in June 1983, aged just sixteen. Five games into his international career, he suffered a career-threatening leg break during a World Cup qualifier against Scotland in May 1985, but thankfully was only out for three months. As his career in England took off, he scored his first international goal against Spain in October 1990, but just over a year later a back injury caused the midfielder to retire from the game in January 1992. After making a comeback, he returned to the national team and went on to captain his country regularly. Siggi signed for United in November 1997, and made 11 of his 65 full international appearances whilst at Tannadice.

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Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Siggi was born on this date in Akranes, Iceland.


  • International Debut


    Siggi earned his first International cap for Iceland, playing against Malta.


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Celtic 4 - 0 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    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 ahea


  • First Goal

  • Left the Club


  • 50th Appearance

  • Last Appearance