Arnór Ingvi Traustason

Arnór Ingvi Traustason (born 30 April 1993) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for Swedish club Malmö FF as a midfielder.[2][3] He was named as the most promising player of the 2013 Úrvalsdeild after the season by his fellow Úrvalsdeild players.[4]

Arnór Ingvi Traustason
Arnór with Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Arnór Ingvi Traustason[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-30) 30 April 1993
Place of birth Keflavík, Iceland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Keflavík 52 (10)
2012Sandnes Ulf (loan) 10 (0)
2014–2016 Norrköping 56 (12)
2016–2017 Rapid Wien 22 (3)
2017AEK Athens (loan) 3 (0)
2018– Malmö FF 49 (11)
National team
2009 Iceland U17 2 (0)
2011 Iceland U19 5 (0)
2012–2014 Iceland U21 12 (1)
2015– Iceland 33 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2019

Club career

Arnór Ingvi signed with Rapid Wien in the summer of 2016.[5][6]

On 5 July 2017, AEK Athens announced the signing of Traustason on a one-year loan deal with a purchase option of €1 million for the summer of 2018.[7] On 26 October 2017, he scored his first goal for the club in 7–0 away win against Apollon Larissa for the Greek Cup.[8]

He was officially set for release from the club on 4 December 2017 as his performances and work rate did not live up to the expectations of experienced Spanish manager Manolo Jimenez.[9] He made only five official performances with the club at the first part of 2017–18 season and signed a three and a half-year contract with Swedish club Malmö FF for an undisclosed fee.[10][11]

International career

Arnór Ingvi has represented Iceland at youth levels such as the under-17s, the under-19s and the under-21s.

He played for the under-21 side at the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification and the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship qualification.[12][13]

Arnór Ingvi made his senior debut for Iceland on 13 November 2015 in a 2–4 away defeat at the National Stadium against Poland.[14][15] He was included in Heimir Hallgrímsson and Lars Lagerbäck's 23-man squad for the Euro 2016.[16] On 22 June 2016, Arnór Ingvi scored the winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Austria as Iceland finished second in their Euro 2016 group, thus taking them to the Round of 16.[17]

In May 2018 he was named in Iceland’s 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.[18]

Career statistics


As of match played 14 November 2019[19]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Iceland 201520

International goals

As of match played 11 June 2019. Iceland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Arnór Ingvi goal.[19][20]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 13 January 2016Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates3 Finland1–01–0Friendly
2 24 March 2016MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark5 Denmark1–21–2
3 29 March 2016Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece6 Greece1–23–2
4 22 June 2016Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France8 Austria2–12–1UEFA Euro 2016
5 15 November 2016Ta' Qali National Stadium, Malta, Malta12 Malta1–02–0Friendly


IFK Norrköping


  1. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia: List of players: Iceland" (PDF). FIFA. 10 June 2018. p. 13. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. "Arnór Ingvi búinn að semja við Norrköping (Staðfest)" (in Icelandic).
  3. "Profile". Soccerway.
  4. "Björn Daníel og Harpa eru leikmenn ársins" (in Icelandic). Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  5. "Arnór Ingvi í raðir Rapid Vín fyrir metfé" (in Icelandic).
  6. "KLART: Traustason klar för Rapid Wien" (in Swedish).
  7. "Στην ΑΕΚ ο Τρίστασον". 5 July 2017.
  8. "Πάρτι πρόκρισης για την ΑΕΚ, 7-0 με τον Απόλλωνα Λάρισας" (in Greek). Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  9. "Τρίστασον: "Πρέπει να βρω κάτι καινούργιο"" (in Greek). Retrieved 13 November 2017.
  10. "Bekräftat: Traustason klar för MFF" (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  11. "Välkommen till Malmö FF, Arnór Ingvi Traustason!" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  12. Arnór Ingvi TraustasonUEFA competition record
  13. "KSÍ Profile". KSÍ. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013.
  14. "Arnor Ingvi Traustasson". Union of European Football Associations. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  15. Gunnarsdóttir, Elín Heiður (13 November 2015). "Lewandowski afgreiddi Ísland" [Lewandowski dispatches Iceland]. (in Icelandic). Ríkisútvarpið. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  16. "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016" (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnusamband Íslands. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  17. Peach, Simon (22 June 2016). "Iceland vs Austria match report: Late winner takes minnows through to face England in last sixteen". The Independent. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  19. "Arnór Ingvi Traustason". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
  20. "Arnór Ingvi Traustason". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2016.
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