Famous Icelander Sportspersons

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 1 Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer
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Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Icelander, American
Died: January 17, 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.

 2 Magnús Scheving

Magnús Scheving
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Icelander

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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 3 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
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Famous As: Strongman
Birthdate: November 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Icelander

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.

 4 Gylfi Sigurðsson

Gylfi Sigurðsson
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander

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. 

 5 Eiður Guðjohnsen

Eiður Guðjohnsen
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: September 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander

 6 Jon Pall Sigmarsson

Jon Pall Sigmarsson
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Famous As: Strongman, Bodybuilder
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Icelander
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.

 7 Magnús Ver Magnússon

Magnús Ver Magnússon
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Famous As: Sportsperson, Powerlifter
Birthdate: April 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Icelander
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 8 Aron Gunnarsson

Aron Gunnarsson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Icelander

 9 Alfreð Finnbogason

Alfreð Finnbogason
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: February 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Icelander

 10 Birkir Bjarnason

Birkir Bjarnason
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Icelander

 11 Kolbeinn Sigþórsson

Kolbeinn Sigþórsson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: March 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Icelander

 12 Aron Jóhannsson

Aron Jóhannsson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Icelander, American

 13 Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: October 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Icelander

 14 Ragnar Sigurðsson

Ragnar Sigurðsson
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Famous As: association football player
Birthdate: June 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Icelander

 15 Benedikt Magnússon

Benedikt Magnússon
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Famous As: strongman, powerlifter
Birthdate: April 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Icelander

 16 Jón Daði Böðvarsson

Jón Daði Böðvarsson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: May 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Icelander

 17 Hörður Björgvin Magnússon

Hörður Björgvin Magnússon
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: February 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Icelander

 18 Viðar Örn Kjartansson

Viðar Örn Kjartansson
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Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Icelander

 19 Hermann Hreiðarsson

Hermann Hreiðarsson
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Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: July 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Icelander

 20 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson

Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Icelander

 21 Emil Hallfreðsson

Emil Hallfreðsson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Icelander

 22 Arnór Ingvi Traustason

Arnór Ingvi Traustason
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: April 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Icelander

 23 Guðjón Baldvinsson

Guðjón Baldvinsson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: February 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Icelander

 24 Halldór Helgason

Halldór Helgason
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Famous As: Snowboarder
Birthdate: January 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Icelander

 25 Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir

Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Icelander

 26 Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar Nelson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Icelander

 27 Katrín Davíðsdóttir

Katrín Davíðsdóttir
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Icelander

 28 Sara Sigmundsdóttir

Sara Sigmundsdóttir
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: September 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander

 29 Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir

Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander

 30 Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Gísli Örn Garðarsson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Icelander

 31 Fiann Paul

Fiann Paul
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Nationality: Icelander

 32 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir

Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Icelander

 33 Aron Pálmarsson

Aron Pálmarsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Icelander

 34 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Icelander

 35 Peter Ronson

Peter Ronson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Icelander
Died: January 16, 2007

 36 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Icelander

 37 Martin Hermannsson

Martin Hermannsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander

 38 Örlygur Aron Sturluson

Örlygur Aron Sturluson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Icelander
Died: January 16, 2000

 39 Alexander Petersson

Alexander Petersson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Icelander, Latvian

 40 Pétur Guðmundsson

Pétur Guðmundsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Icelander

 41 Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson

Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: August 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Icelander

 42 Alfreð Gíslason

Alfreð Gíslason
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: September 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander

 43 Jón Axel Guðmundsson

Jón Axel Guðmundsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Icelander

 44 Tryggvi Hlinason

Tryggvi Hlinason
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Icelander

 45 Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir

Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: June 5, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Icelander

 46 Elín Metta Jensen

Elín Metta Jensen
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: March 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Icelander

 47 Viktor Gísli Hallgrímsson

Viktor Gísli Hallgrímsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 24, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Icelander

 48 Sigvaldi Guðjónsson

Sigvaldi Guðjónsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Icelander

 49 Ólafur Stefánsson

Ólafur Stefánsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Icelander

 50 Jón Arnór Stefánsson

Jón Arnór Stefánsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander