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Harpa Thorsteinsdóttir

Harpa Thorsteinsdóttir

National team: Iceland

Which player most inspired you and why? Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir. She got injured very young, but came back from her injury a much better player and made her dreams come true by working hard and having a great attitude.

Which coach most inspired you? Jóhannes Karl Sigursteinsson.

What was the best advice they gave you? Don't spend too much time practising what you are bad at. Practise what you are good at and be great at it.

Best player you've played with? Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir and Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? I remember I was out playing and accidentally joined training with boys when I was eight years old. I came home and told my mum I was going to play football for a long time.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Decide where you want to go and do everything to try to get there.

Last updated: 04/09/14 15.23CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Harpa Thorsteinsdóttir
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/06/1986 (29)
  • Country: Iceland
  • Squad number: 26
  • Club: Stjarnan ( ISL)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Women's EURO 2015/17
    • UEFA Women's Champions League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Women's Champions League (Qualifying round)
    05/08/10: Breidablik 8-1 Levadia
  • National team: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    23/09/03: Iceland 4-0 Latvia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Iceland WOCO80
Iceland WU-1983

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Women's Champions League
Last updated: 08/10/2015 01:21 CET