Birkir Bjarnason Biography

( 1988 - )
Birkir Bjarnason

Facts of Birkir Bjarnason

Date of Birth: 1988, May 27
Age:29 years old
Birth Nation: Iceland
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth NameBirkir Bjarnason
Famous NameBirkir Bjarnason
Birth Place/CityAkureyri, Iceland
Working ForAston Villa
Salary€ 1.3 million he gets as an annual salary from playing for Aston Villia
Net WorthAbove $ 1.5 million
Weight in KG75 kg
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Birkir Bjarnason is a professional Icelandic football player who plays as a central midfielder for Iceland Nation Team and English professional football club, Aston Villa. He has represented Iceland in their youth levels and made his debut for the senior Iceland team in 2010.

The Icelandic midfielder even played in the UEFA Euro 2016 and helped the team to reach the quarterfinal of the tournament. He is nicknamed as Thor for his similarities with the superhero.

Birkir Bjarnason’s Early Career

Birkir Bjarnason of Icelandic nationality was born on 27 May 1988 in Akureyri, Iceland and started his junior career joining the Icelandic youth clubs of  KA Akureyrar, Austratt IF and Figgjo IF.

Birkir Bjarnason's Networth and Salary

His current annual salary which he gets from playing for the English club, Aston Villa is estimated to be around  € 1.3 million with a weekly salary of € 26000. His market value as of 2018 is the region of £1.80 million.

His net worth combined with assets and club earning as well as salary received from playing for Iceland nation team could be well over $ 1.5 million.

Currently, he is enjoying his life and spending a good time and enjoying a lavish lifestyle.

As for riding, he owns some cars. He has a Harley Davidson which has the average price of $20,000.

Birkir Bjarnason's Career

Birkir Bjarnason began his senior career with the Norwegian football club, Viking FK in 2006 and scored his first goal for the club against Hamarkameratene.

While he was with Viking, the midfielder was transferred as a part of a loan deal to FK Bodo/Glimt.

After over a 100 appearances and scoring 16 goals in the process for Viking he was transferred and signed a five-year contract deal with Belgian football club, Standard Liege in 2012.

After his time with the Belgian side, he joined Italian side, Pescara in July 2012 for a fee of £ 300000 with an extra added fee of £ 900000 to sign. He scored his first club goal for the Italian side against Napoli.

Bjarnason later signed with the fellow Italian club, Sampdoria in 2013 and later rejoined with Pescara and signed with the club on 20 June 2014 and was immediately elected as the team captain of Pescara.

He was the pivotal player in Serie B and made 35 appearances and scored 14 goals for the club.

Birkir was signed to Swiss football club, FC Basel for three years for €1 million in July 2015 and made his Basel debut against  Grasshoppers Club Zurich on 25 July 2015.

He scored his first for the Swiss club against Polish side, Lech Poznan on 5 August during the  Champions League third qualifying round.

Birkir Bjarnason was part of Basel team that won the Swiss Super League in 2015/16.

Currently, the Icelandic international is with English football club, Aston Villa whom he signed a three and a half year contract deal on 25 January 2017 and scored his first goal for the English side against Wigan Athletic on 22 August 2017.

Birkir Bjarnason's International Career

After representing Iceland in the U17, U19 and U21 teams, he made his debut for senior Iceland team in 2010 and scored his first international goal against France on 27 May 2012.

Birkir Bjarnason along with players such as Kari Arnason, Hjortur Hermannsson, and Johann Berg Gudmundsson was among Icelandic players played at UEFA Euro 2016 Championship at France and scored Iceland first ever goal in a major FIFA Tournament against Portugal on 14 June 2016.

The midfielder helped the Iceland team to qualify for the quarterfinal round of the tournament where they were defeated by France.

Birkir Bjarnason’s Personal Life

Birkir, currently aged 29, is possibly single and unmarried. He loves his mother very much.

He has nephews with whom he has shared several pictures on his instagram. He can be seen spending a lot of leisure time with them.

He is particularly fond of his niece.

Birkir Bjarnason is 5 ft. 11 inches tall in height with the perfect body weight of 75 kg.

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