Clubs: Reading FC, Shrewsbury Town FC (loan), Crewe Alexandra FC (loan), TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Under-21 debut: 0-3 v Germany (16/11/2007)
Senior international debut: 4-0 v Andorra (29/05/2010)
• Following a couple of loan spells away from the club, Sigurdsson shot to prominence with 16 league goals in 38 second-tier matches from midfield for Reading in 2009/10.
• Started this season with the English club but joined Hoffenheim in late August for around €7m − ended the campaign with nine goals in 29 Bundesliga outings.
• A set-piece specialist, he scored two long-range efforts in the play-off second leg against Scotland.