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
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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 Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson
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Famous As: Strongman
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

Gunnar Nelson
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: July 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 4 Magnús Scheving

Magnús Scheving
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Famous As: Writer
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.

 5 Jon Pall Sigmarsson

Jon Pall Sigmarsson
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Famous As: Strongman
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.

 6 Magnús Ver Magnússon

Magnús Ver Magnússon
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Famous As: Sportsperson, Powerlifter
Birthdate: April 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Egilsstaðir
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 7 Gylfi Sigurðsson

Gylfi Sigurðsson
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Famous As: Football Player
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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 8 Eiður Guðjohnsen

Eiður Guðjohnsen
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: September 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavik

 9 Katrín Davíðsdóttir

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

 10 Sara Sigmundsdóttir

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

 11 Alfreð Finnbogason

Alfreð Finnbogason
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: February 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grindavík, Iceland

 12 Aron Gunnarsson

Aron Gunnarsson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: April 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 13 Ragnheiður Ragnarsdóttir

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

 14 Anníe Mist Þórisdóttir

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

 15 Kolbeinn Sigþórsson

Kolbeinn Sigþórsson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: March 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

 16 Aron Jóhannsson

Aron Jóhannsson
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile

 17 Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson

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

 18 Ragnar Sigurðsson

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

 19 Benedikt Magnússon

Benedikt Magnússon
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Famous As: strongman, powerlifter
Birthdate: April 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Iceland

 20 Jón Daði Böðvarsson

Jón Daði Böðvarsson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: May 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Selfoss, Iceland

 21 Birkir Bjarnason

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

 22 Hörður Björgvin Magnússon

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

 23 Gísli Örn Garðarsson

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

 24 Hermann Hreiðarsson

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

 25 Viðar Örn Kjartansson

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

 26 Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson

Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: February 26, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akranes, Iceland

 27 Emil Hallfreðsson

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

 28 Arnór Ingvi Traustason

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

 29 Aron Pálmarsson

Aron Pálmarsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 30 Guðjón Baldvinsson

Guðjón Baldvinsson
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Famous As: Icelandic footballer
Birthdate: February 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Garðabær

 31 Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson

Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: August 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 32 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir

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

 33 Peter Ronson

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

 34 Tryggvi Hlinason

Tryggvi Hlinason
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Þingeyjarsveit, Iceland

 35 Fiann Paul

Fiann Paul
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Famous As: Explorer
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Poland

 36 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir

Dagný Brynjarsdóttir
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hella, Iceland

 37 Jón Arnór Stefánsson

Jón Arnór Stefánsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skövde, Sweden

 38 Dagur Sigurðsson

Dagur Sigurðsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 39 Martin Hermannsson

Martin Hermannsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 16, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 40 Pétur Guðmundsson

Pétur Guðmundsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 41 Alexander Petersson

Alexander Petersson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 42 Ólafur Stefánsson

Ólafur Stefánsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 43 Halldór Helgason

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

 44 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir

Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Garðabær, Iceland

 45 Viktor Gísli Hallgrímsson

Viktor Gísli Hallgrímsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: July 24, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 46 Alfreð Gíslason

Alfreð Gíslason
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: September 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 47 Jón Axel Guðmundsson

Jón Axel Guðmundsson
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Grindavík, Iceland

 48 Arnór Þór Gunnarsson

Arnór Þór Gunnarsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: October 23, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Akureyri, Iceland

 49 Guðmundur Guðmundsson

Guðmundur Guðmundsson
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: December 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

 50 Eyjolfur Sverrisson

Eyjolfur Sverrisson
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Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: August 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sauðárkrókur, Iceland