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Þorvaldur Örlygsson
Personal information
Date of birth 2 August 1966 (1966-08-02) (age 43)
Place of birth    Akureyri, Iceland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
KA Akureyri
Nottingham Forest
Fram Reykjavik
Nottingham Forest
Stoke City
Oldham Athletic
KA Akureyri
career totals
89 (20)
12 (1)
14 (3)
25 (1)
83 (16)
76 (1)
57 (6)
356 (48)   
National team
1987-1995 Iceland 41 (7)
Teams managed
KA Akureyri

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Þorvaldur Örlygsson, also known as Toddy Orlygsson (born 2 August 1966), is a former Icelandic footballer who played as a midfielder. After retiring he has worked as a manager and is currently managing Fram

He is the younger brother of former international player Ormarr Örlygsson.


Club career

Örlygsson started at KA Akureyri and played most of his career in England, first in the Premier League for Nottingham Forest and later for First Division clubs Stoke and Oldham before returning to Iceland. "Toddi" as he was known arrived at Forest in December 1989 for £175,000 from KA Akureyri amidst rave reviews from Forest manager Brian Clough who described him as the best signing he had ever made. On his first day at Forest he turned up for training in a pair of Mitre tracksuit bottoms and a red jumper with a flap on the front bearing the legend 'Lift here for hyper power'. Örlygsson took a while to make an impact and it wasn't until 1992 that he established himself in Forest's line-up. He was moved on soon after to Stoke City on a free transfer. His career in England was cut short by injury in 1999 though he played again for three more years at his first club KA Akureyri as well as a year as player manager.

International career

He made his debut for Iceland in 1987 and went on to win 41 caps, scoring 7 goals[1]. He played his last international match in a November 1995 European Championship qualifying match against Hungary.

External links


  1. ^ Iceland - Record International Players - RSSSF


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