Gylfi Sigurðsson

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson – also known as Gylfi “Cut and Paste” Sigurdsson for those lacking Icelandic keyboard capabilities – is a star Icelandic professional footballer – also known as a “soccer player” for those lacking European sporting tendencies.

I wonder what his Viking ancestors think of his outfit?

Born in September, 1989, Sigurðsson, who now plays with Swansea City of the Barclay’s English Premier League, rose from the town of Hafnarfjörður (26,000 people, a.k.a. Iceland’s third largest “city”) to accomplish more by age 22 than the authors of this blog have accomplished so far, combined.

According to Wikipedia, he is a central attacking midfielder, who is also a specialist on set-pieces and possesses excellent long-range shooting ability.

What is a set-piece, you may ask? Well, I don’t know either, and the fact that we both had to ask that question probably means that we aren’t set-piece specialists like Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson. Maybe Christ Bongo has an idea.

Just reading up on him, I kind of get the sense that Gylfi is one of those impressive overachievers that you need to resent out of sheer admiration. Further evidence of this: despite claiming to be “not into fishing,” he was named chairman of a fishing company called ‘Lotna ehf’ last year, and the company’s exploits in lumpfish, cod, catfish and plaice fishing make Sigurðsson a prominent member of Iceland’s fishing industry.

P.S. Go Wigan!

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31 Responses to Gylfi Sigurðsson

  1. Marie Overfors says:

    I love Nordic names!!!

    • Dave says:

      Me too! I’m sure my co-blogger Arto does too. 🙂 It’s a shame he doesn’t have any Icelandic characters in his name, though…

      • Marie Overfors says:

        Arto must be Finnish… or of Finnish heritage. 🙂 Thus, non-Icelandic, but very interesting nonetheless.

  2. unclerave says:

    You need to set this up so people can Subscribe, Dave! Could you possibly use a larger, or at least darker, font? This small/gray stuff is murder on my eyes!

  3. Dave says:

    How do we set up a subscription option? I’ve just started using WordPress so my templating skills aren’t all that great. Arto’s better than I am at it, so maybe he knows. Right now, we’ve just been relying on the “Follow” option for fellow WordPress users, but it’d be nice to have a way for people to subscribe via email.

    Unfortunately, the WordPress theme we use naturally has gray font, but I’ll look into it. I hadn’t noticed, but I really appreciate the feedback.

  4. Can’t tell you how amusing this site is, thanks for stopping by mine !!!!! (Hockey and soccer are full of players with odd names). Looking forward to reading more…. oh, also love your brain gravatar photo, what an attention grabber !

  5. This is brilliant! I am sending this to my Icelandic buddy right now!

  6. tameekamarie says:

    L.M.B.O. at “Cut & Paste”

    • Dave says:

      Thank you. I was in the process of cutting and pasting that guy’s name, and then I realized that I should give him “Cut & Paste” as a nickname. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for coming by. We add new content every weekday, with a really cool addition to the site that we’re unveiling this Saturday. It involves Funny Names theory.

  7. Cool blog! And thanks for stopping over to Rachel’s Cottage House and liking my post! I appreciate it. 🙂

    • Dave says:

      No problemo! Thanks for visiting our blog. We try to keep it fresh and interesting for our readers, and we post every weekday (and on special weekends like this upcoming one), so I hope you come back for more!

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    How can I NOT like this one…you just handed me the Gylfi Sigurosson Award…can’t wait to get it on my blog post…AND I don’t/didn’t have to do anything to get it!

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