Famous Icelander Sportspersons

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Bobby Fischer
(Chess Grandmaster)

Bobby Fischer
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Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 18, 2008

Bobby Fischer began as a chess prodigy in his teens and went on to become the youngest "grandmaster," at 15. His participation in a politically controversial match in Yugoslavia led to the revocation of his U.S. passport and his arrest. He spent the final years of his life in Iceland.

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
(First and Only Person to Have Won The 'Arnold Strongman Classic'Former Title-Holder of World's Strongest Man - Considered as One of the Greatest Strongman in History)

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
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Birthdate: November 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is an Icelandic actor and former professional strongman. He inspired a number of Icelandic strongmen by becoming the first person to win the World's Strongest Man, Europe's Strongest Man, and Arnold Strongman Classic in the same calendar year. His popularity as a strongman earned him the role of Gregor Clegane in the popular series Game of Thrones.

 3 
Gunnar Nelson
(Mixed martial artist)

Gunnar Nelson
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Birthdate: July 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 4 
Jon Pall Sigmarsson
(One of the Greatest Strongmen of All Time)

Jon Pall Sigmarsson
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Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
Died: January 16, 1993
The first person to win the World’s Strongest Man title four times, Icelandic bodybuilder Jon Pall Sigmarsson is remembered for his Herculean strength and his crowd-pulling aggression. He called himself a Viking and would chant at the audience mid-performance. He died of a heart attack while deadlifting in his gym.

 5 
Magnús Scheving
(Creator of the Children's Television Series ‘LazyTown’)

Magnús Scheving
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Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Borgarnes, Iceland

Magnús Scheving is best known as the creator of the BAFTA-winning children’s series Lazy Town, which has its roots in Scheving’s first book and centers around children’s fitness. The Icelandic aerobic gymnastic champion is also a motivational speaker and has previously been a fitness trainer at a school.

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Magnús Ver Magnússon
(Former powerlifter and strongman)

Magnús Ver Magnússon
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Birthdate: April 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Egilsstaðir, Iceland
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 7 
Gylfi Sigurðsson
(Football Player)

Gylfi Sigurðsson
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Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hafnarfjörður

Gylfi Sigurðsson is an Icelandic football player who plays for the Iceland national team and Premier League club Everton. He helped the Iceland national team reach the quarter-finals at UEFA Euro 2016, the team's first major tournament. He also represented the country at their first-ever FIFA World Cup in the year 2018. 

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Katrín Davíðsdóttir
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Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 9 
Eiður Guðjohnsen
(Icelandic footballer)

Eiður Guðjohnsen
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Birthdate: September 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavik

 10 
Sara Sigmundsdóttir
(Weightlifter)

Sara Sigmundsdóttir
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Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjanesbær, Iceland

Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir
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Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir
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Birthdate: October 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 13 
Alfreð Finnbogason
(Icelandic footballer)

Alfreð Finnbogason
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Birthdate: February 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grindavík, Iceland

 14 
Kolbeinn Sigþórsson
(Icelandic footballer)

Kolbeinn Sigþórsson
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Birthdate: March 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

 15 
Aron Jóhannsson
(Association football player)

Aron Jóhannsson
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Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile

 16 
Aron Gunnarsson
(Association football player)

Aron Gunnarsson
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Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 17 
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
(Icelandic footballer)

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
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Birthdate: October 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reykjavik

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Ragnar Sigurðsson
(association football player)

Ragnar Sigurðsson
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Birthdate: June 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Reykjavik

 19 
Birkir Bjarnason
(Football player - Central midfielder)

Birkir Bjarnason
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Birthdate: May 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 20 
Benedikt Magnússon
(strongman, powerlifter)

Benedikt Magnússon
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Birthdate: April 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iceland

 21 
Jón Daði Böðvarsson
(Icelandic footballer)

Jón Daði Böðvarsson
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Birthdate: May 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Selfoss, Iceland

 22 
Heimir Hallgrímsson
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Heimir Hallgrímsson
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Birthdate: June 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Gísli Örn Garðarsson
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Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Iceland

 24 
Emil Hallfreðsson
(Association football player)

Emil Hallfreðsson
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Birthdate: June 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hafnarfjörður

 25 
Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
(Icelandic footballer)

Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
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Birthdate: February 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Reykjavik

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Arnór Ingvi Traustason
(Icelandic footballer)

Arnór Ingvi Traustason
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Birthdate: April 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Keflavík

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Viðar Örn Kjartansson
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Birthdate: March 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Selfoss

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Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
(Icelandic footballer)

Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
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Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akranes, Iceland

 29 
Hermann Hreiðarsson
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Hermann Hreiðarsson
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Birthdate: July 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reykjavík

 30 
Aron Pálmarsson
(Handball player)

Aron Pálmarsson
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Birthdate: July 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

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Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
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Birthdate: September 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Iceland

 32 

Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson
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Birthdate: August 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 33 
Guðjón Baldvinsson
(Icelandic footballer)

Guðjón Baldvinsson
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Birthdate: February 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garðabær

 34 

Peter Ronson
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Birthdate: April 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iceland
Died: January 16, 2007

 35 
Tryggvi Hlinason
(Basketball player)

Tryggvi Hlinason
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Birthdate: October 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Þingeyjarsveit, Iceland

 36 
Fiann Paul
(Explorer)

Fiann Paul
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Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Poland

 37 

Viktor Gísli Hallgrímsson
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Birthdate: July 24, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 38 
Mikael Anderson
(Footballer winger)

Mikael Anderson
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Birthdate: July 1, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sandgerði, Iceland

 39 
Martin Hermannsson
(Basketball player)

Martin Hermannsson
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Birthdate: September 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 40 
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
(Football player)

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
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Birthdate: August 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hella, Iceland

 41 
Dagur Sigurðsson
(Handball player)

Dagur Sigurðsson
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Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 42 
Jón Arnór Stefánsson
(Basketball player)

Jón Arnór Stefánsson
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Birthdate: September 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skövde, Sweden

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Pétur Guðmundsson
(Basketball player)

Pétur Guðmundsson
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Birthdate: October 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

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Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir
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Birthdate: September 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Garðabær, Iceland

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Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir
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Birthdate: June 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Iceland

 46 
Ólafur Stefánsson
(Handball player)

Ólafur Stefánsson
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Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 47 
Alexander Petersson
(Handball player)

Alexander Petersson
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Birthdate: July 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 48 
Sigvaldi Guðjónsson
(Handball player)

Sigvaldi Guðjónsson
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Birthdate: July 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 49 
Alfreð Gíslason
(Handball player)

Alfreð Gíslason
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Birthdate: September 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 50 
Halldór Helgason
(Snowboarder)

Halldór Helgason
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Birthdate: January 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland