Valur Ingimundarson

Valur Snjólfur Ingimundarson (born 20 February 1962) is an Icelandic former basketball player and coach. He played for 20 seasons in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild[1][2] and is its highest scoring player of all time.[3]

Valur Ingimundarson
Personal information
Born (1962-02-20) February 20, 1962
NationalityIcelandic
Career information
Playing career1979–2004
PositionSmall forward
Number15
Coaching career1985–2012
Career history
As player:
1979–1988Njarðvík
1988–1993Tindastóll
1993–1995Njarðvík
1995–1998BK Odense
1998–2002Tindastóll
2002–2004Skallagrímur
As coach:
1985–1986Njarðvík (Women's)
1986–1988Njarðvík (Men's)
1988–1990Tindastóll (Men's)
1991–1993Tindastóll (Men's)
1993–1995Njarðvík (Men's)
1994–1995Njarðvík (Women's)
1995–1998BK Odense (Men's)
1998–2002Tindastóll (Men's)
2002–2007Skallagrímur (Men's)
2008–2009Njarðvík (Men's)
2010–2011FSu (Men's)
2011–2012Ammerud Basket (Men's)
2011–2012Ammerud Basket (Women's)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As coach:

Career Úrvalsdeild karla statistics
Points7,355 (18.4 ppg)
Games400

Denmark

Valur was a player-coach for Odense BK from 1995 to 1998 and helped the club achieve promotion up two levels in two seasons and to the Danish top-tier league in 1997.[4][5] He left Odense after the 1997-1998 season and to over as head coach for Tindastóll.[6]

Icelandic national team

Valur is the second most capped player in the national team history, playing 164 games between 1980 and 1995.[7]

Team of the 20th century

In 2001 Valur was voted to the Icelandic team of the 20th century in basketball as a player.[8]

Personal life

Valur is the older brother of Sigurður Ingimundarson[9], the winningest coach in Icelandic basketball history,[10] and the father of basketball player Valur Orri Valsson.[11]

References

  1. Valur Ingimundarson - Stats
  2. Sigurður Elvar Þórólfsson (17 February 2003). "„Það á að banna erlenda leikmenn"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  3. Heildartölfræði einstaklinga á úrvalsdeildarferlinum
  4. "Upp um tvær deildir á tveimur árum". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 21 April 1997. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  5. "Valur og félagar eru enn á sigurbraut". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 1 October 1997. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  6. "Valur þjálfar Stólana". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 18 May 1988. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. "KKÍ | A landslið". kki.is. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  8. Lið aldarinnar hjá KKÍ tilkynnt í bikarúrslitaleikjunum á laugardaginn
  9. "Sigurður tekur við Njarðvík". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 5 October 2009. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  10. 29. leikurinn milli þjálfarabræðranna Vals og Sigurðar
  11. Fjórtán ára í byrjunarliði Njarðvíkur
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