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Kári Árnason
Personal information
Full name Kári Árnason
Date of birth October 13, 1982 (1982-10-13) (age 27)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Club information
Current club Plymouth Argyle
Number 11
Youth career
1998–1999 Valur
1999–2001 Víkingur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Víkingur 41 (3)
2004–2006 Djurgården 35 (0)
2006–2009 AGF Aarhus 51 (3)
2009 Esbjerg fB (loan) 8 (0)
2009– Plymouth Argyle 29 (2)
National team
2005– Iceland 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:00, 16 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:00, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Kári Árnason (born 13 October 1982, in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic international footballer who plays for English club Plymouth Argyle in the Football League Championship. He has also represented Víkingur, Djurgården, AGF Aarhus, and Esbjerg fB.[1] Capable of playing in defence or midfield, he has represented his country at senior level since 2005, having made his debut against Italy.

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Playing career

Árnason began his career as a youngster in his home town with Valur before he signed with Víkingur in 1999, where he spent five years with the club. He was signed by Swedish Allsvenskan club Djurgårdens IF in 2004, where he won the Swedish league and cup double in 2005. He was signed by Danish club AGF Aarhus in 2007 and spent two years with the club, along with a spell on loan at fellow Superliga club Esbjerg fB. He had a trial at English Football League Championship side Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 2009, and after impressing in a couple of friendly matches he signed a one-year contract with the club.

He made his debut in August 2009 against Derby County and established himself as a first-team regular at the heart of the club's defence. He scored his first goal for the club against Reading on 28 December 2009 at Home Park,[2] to become the 500th player to score a league goal since the club became professional in 1903. Árnason signed a two-year contract extension in January 2010, after a string of consistent performances, to keep him at the club until the summer of 2012.[3]

International

Árnason was called up to the senior Iceland squad in March 2005 for the game against Croatia and he made his debut four days later against Italy.[4] He scored his first goal for his country seven months later in October 2005 against Sweden at Råsunda.[5]

Career statistics

Playing Record
Club Division Season League FA Cup Continental Other Club Total International Total Games
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Víkingur First 2001 5 2 3 0 - - - - 8 2 - - 8 2
First 2002 5 1 - - - - - - 5 1 - - 5 1
First 2003 16 0 3 0 - - - - 19 0 - - 19 0
First 2004 15 0 2 0 - - - - 17 0 - - 17 0
Total 41 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 49 3 0 0 49 3
Djurgården First 2005 21 0 - - 2 0 - - 23 0 8 1 31 1
First 2006 14 0 - - - - - - 14 0 - - 14 0
Total 35 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 37 0 8 1 45 1
AGF Aarhus Second 2006–07 14 2 - - - - - - 14 2 4 0 18 2
First 2007–08 25 0 - - - - - - 25 0 4 0 29 0
First 2008–09 12 1 - - - - - - 12 1 - - 12 1
Total 51 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 3 8 0 59 3
Esbjerg fB First 2008–09 8 0 - - - - - - 8 0 - - 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8 0
Plymouth Argyle Second 2009–10 29 2 2 0 - - - - 31 2 1 0 32 2
Total 29 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 31 2 1 0 32 2
Career Totals 164 8 10 0 2 0 0 0 176 8 17 1 193 9
International Goals
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2005 Råsunda, Stockholm, Sweden  Sweden 1 – 0 1 – 3 2006 World Cup Qualifying

Honours

Djurgården

References

  1. ^ Kári Árnason National Football Teams. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  2. ^ Plymouth 4–1 Reading BBC. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
  3. ^ New Deal For Arnie Plymouth Argyle FC. Retrieved 31 January 2010.
  4. ^ Appearances KSI. Retrieved 21 February 2010.
  5. ^ Match Report FIFA. Retrieved 21 February 2010.

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