Willum Þór Þórsson
Willum Þór Þórsson (born 17 March 1963) is a former football player and manager and politician.
|Full name||Willum Þór Þórsson|
|Date of birth||17 March 1963|
|Place of birth||Iceland|
|Playing position||midfielder or defender|
|2010–2011||Iceland national futsal team|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
From 2013 to 2016, he served on the Althing, the Icelandic parliament, for the Progressive Party. He holds a Master's degree in Microeconomics from the University of Copenhagen and used to teach economics at Menntaskólinn í Kópavogi.
Willum led Þróttur to Iceland's top league, the Úrvalsdeild in 1997. The wait had been long as Þróttur last played at the top level in 1985. In 2000, he became the manager of Haukar, and in 2002, he was appointed manager of KR and led them to two successive championships in 2002 and 2003. In 2004 KR finished without a title and Þórsson's contract was not renewed. He took charge of Valur who had just been promoted to the Úrvalsdeild and finished the 2005 season in 2nd place after champions FH.
Valur won the 2005 Icelandic Cup with a 1-0 victory over Fram. In 2006, Valur ended the season in 3rd place and in 2007 Willum managed Valur to their first League title in 20 years and won Manager of the Season in Landsbankadeildin. He left with mutual agreement on 1 July 2009. On 29 September 2009, after the season had finished for the year, he was appointed the new manager of Keflavík.
In November 2010, Willum was appointed as the first manager for the Icelandic futsal team.
Willum has taken active part in politics with the Progressive Party. In the 2013 Icelandic parliamentary election he was elected to the Althing and served until 2016, before being elected back into parliament in 2017.
Willum is the father of Willum Þór Willumsson, an international football player.
- Willum ráðinn landsliðsþjálfari Íslands í Futsal
- "Willum Þór Þórsson". Alþingi. 20 November 2019.
- "Willum: Geri mér grein fyrir því að 4. sætið er ekki ásættanlegt". fotbolti.net. 14 September 2017.
- KSÍ factfile (in Icelandic)