Gylfi Sigurðsson Biography, Wiki, Arrested, Wife Alexandra Ívarsdóttir, Age

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Who is Gylfi Sigurðsson?

Gylfi Sigurðsson or Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson born on 8 September 1989, is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Everton and the Iceland national team.

Gylfi made his senior international debut for Iceland in 2010 and has since earned over 70 caps. He represented Iceland at their first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, where his country reached the quarter-finals. He also played at his nation’s first ever FIFA World Cup in 2018.

He is married to Alexandra Ivarsdottir.

Gylfi Sigurðsson Arrested

According to Icelandic press Stundin, Gylfi Sigurdsson has been arrested for alleged violation against a child

Manchester police arrested Gylfi Sigurðsson, an Everton player in the English league and the Icelandic national team, on Friday on suspicion of sexual offenses against a child. This is according to the sources of Mbl.is.

Everton confirmed yesterday that a player in the team’s main group had been sent from the team due to a police investigation. “The company will continue to support the authorities’ investigation and will not issue further statements this time,” the company said in a statement.

The British newspapers Daily Mail and The Sun, among others, had reported the arrest yesterday without mentioning Gylfi by name. In their news, it was stated that the police had searched Gylfi’s house because of the case, but after his arrest he had been released on bail. It was revealed that the player was 31 years old, married and that the accusations were serious.

Gylfi Sigurðsson of Everton Suspended

Everton on Monday issued a statement regarding the same, confirming that the club has “suspended a First-Team player”. 

“Everton can confirm it has suspended a First-Team player pending a police investigation. The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” Everton said in its statement. 

Gylfi Sigurðsson Biography, Wiki

Gylfi Sigurðsson began his professional career with Reading in the Championship and in 2010, was sold to 1899 Hoffenheim, which was Reading’s biggest sale at the time. He was voted Player of the Season for two consecutive seasons: for Reading in 2009–10 and for Hoffenheim in 2010–11. After a season back in English football with Swansea City, he joined Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £8 million transfer fee. In 2014, he moved back to Swansea as part of an exchange for Ben Davies. In 2017 he transferred to Everton, where he remains.

On 16 July 2021 a Premier League footballer was arrested “on suspicion of child sex offences” and was bailed out while investigations continued, stated the Greater Manchester Police without naming the player. On 19 July, Everton stated that it “suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation”, but did not confirm if it was the same player arrested by the Greater Manchester Police. On 20 July 2021, Icelandic news website mbl.is reported that the player arrested for alleged child sex offences was Sigurðsson.

Full nameGylfi Þór Sigurðsson
Date of birth8 September 1989 (age 31)
Place of birthReykjavík, Iceland
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s)Attacking midfielder

Who is Alexandra Ívarsdóttir(Gylfi Sigurðsson’s Wife)?

Alexandra Ivarsdottir is the wife of Gylfi Sigurdsson, the suspected arrested footballer.

Alexandra is a model who represented Iceland in the Miss World beauty contest in 2008. She did, however, win the title of Miss World Sports and place in the top 15.

According to reports, Ivarsdottir was crowned Miss Iceland 2008 beauty contest. She is, indeed, an inspiration to many Icelandic models. Alexandra Ivarsdottir’s age is 31 years old currently. She will turn 32, having been born on August 10, 1989. 

She celebrates her birthday every year on the 10th of August.

Gylfi Sigurðsson With Everton

On 16 August 2017, Gylfi Sigurðsson signed for fellow Premier league side Everton for a reported £40 million transfer fee (with £5 million in potential add-ons), a club-record deal. On 24 August 2017, he scored his first goal for Everton while making his full debut, with a shot from 50 yards in the UEFA Europa League play-off round second leg against Hajduk Split. On 26 November 2017, he scored his first Premier league goal in an Everton shirt against Southampton, but lost the match 1–4. On 2 December 2017, he went on the scoresheet again in a 2–0 defeat of Huddersfield Town. He ended off the 2017–18 season with 6 goals and 5 assists in 31 appearances.

Gylfi started the 2018–19 season with Everton with an assist to Michael Keane in a friendly match against Valencia, while losing the match 2–3. On 29 September 2018, he scored his first brace with the club, a 3–0 victory against Fulham. On 26 December 2018, he assisted and scored a penalty in a 5–1 victory against Burnley.

Gylfi scored his 100th goal in English football during Everton’s 2nd round EFL cup tie against Salford City on 16 September 2020. On 20 February 2021, he scored a penalty in a 2–0 league win over Liverpool at Anfield, sealing Everton’s first away win over their rivals since September 1999.

Gylfi Sigurðsson Senior Career

YearsTeam
2008–2010Reading
2008→ Shrewsbury Town (loan)
2009→ Crewe Alexandra (loan)
2010–20121899 Hoffenheim
2012→ Swansea City (loan)
2012–2014Tottenham Hotspur
2014–2017Swansea City
2017–Everton

Gylfi Sigurðsson Honours

  • Premier League Player of the Month: March 2012
  • Football League Championship Player of the Month: March 2010
  • Reading Player of the Season: 2009–10
  • Hoffenheim Player of the Season: 2010–11
  • Icelandic Footballer of the Year: 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Icelandic Sportsperson of the Year: 2013, 2016
  • Swansea City Player of the Season: 2015–16, 2016–17

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