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Geir Thorsteinsson

Geir Thorsteinsson
KSÍ president Geir Thorsteinsson ©

Association info

  • Founded: 1947
  • UEFA affiliation: 1954
  • FIFA affiliation: 1947
  • Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
  • Address: Laugardal 104 REYKJAVIK
  • Telephone: +354 510 2900
  • Fax: +354 568 9793

Geir Thorsteinsson

Nationality: Icelandic
Date of Birth: 9 September 1964
Association president since: 2007

• After representing KR Reykjavík at all youth levels, Geir Thorsteinsson moved into refereeing in his teens, officiating at senior levels as well as coaching young players; combined these duties with positions in the KR administration, initially as club secretary, then as a member of the board and vice-president.

• Joined the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ) as office manager in 1992, becoming general manager five years later and then being elected president in 2007. His success in coach education and infrastructure development were crowned as Iceland competed at UEFA Women's EURO 2009 and qualified for the 2011 mens' UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Thorsteinsson was elected for a fourth term at the helm in February 2013.

• Thorsteinsson said: "We have tried our best to build for the future, both in terms of stadiums and indoor sports halls as well as coach education, and that has paid off. Youth participation is increasing and we can see many young, talented players, both boys and girls, making the step up in technical terms."

Last updated: 18/02/13 11.47CET

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