Aron Gunnarsson Biography

( 1989 - )
March 12, 2019
First published on:June 22, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Aron Gunnarsson

Date of Birth: 1989, April 22
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Iceland
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson
Birth Place Akureyri, Iceland
Famous Name Aron Gunnarsson
Net Worth €2 million
Salary £1,250,000
Nationality Icelandic
Currently Working For Cardiff City F.C.
Currently Married Yes
Married to Kris Jonasdottir
Children Two
is-played-fifa-word-cup-2018 Yes
Squad No 17
Caps 78
World Cup Game 1

Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson, commonly known as Aron Gunnarsson is an Icelandic international footballer who plays Iceland national team and for Premier League side Cardiff City. The footballer can play either as a central midfielder or a defensive midfielder.


The captain of the Iceland National Team playing in the World Cup 2018, Gunnarsson is a married man and shares two children with his spouse. Furthermore, his net worth is 2019 is approximately €2 million.

Aron Gunnarsson's Net Worth and Endorsement

As of now, his net worth is estimated to be around €2 million.

Cardiff City F.C.  star, Gunnarsson currently earns £24,038 as his weekly salary i.e. around £1,250,000 per annum, excluding his bonuses and incentives.  As of 19th December 2018, his market value is recorded at £2.25 million.

Gunnarsson also makes additional earnings from his endorsement deals with various brands.

Aron Gunnarsson's Relationship, Girlfriend, and Personal Life

Standing five feet eleven inches tall Gunnarsson began dating a dedicated fitness enthusiast Kris Jonasdottir back in 2013. Later two years, the duo welcomed their first baby Oliver Breki.

CAPTION: Aron Gunnarsson and Kris Jonasdottir with their baby SOURCE: Google

Not only a mother and girlfriend, but Jonasdottis is also a businesswoman: she is the owner of Brasilian Tan, a tanning lotion used by professional bodybuilders, fitness competitors, athletes, models, and dancer.  

Also, she has won the UK Body Buildings and Fitness Welsh Championships. She is a sponsored athlete with Nike and QNT supplements.

On 17th June 2017, the couple tied the knot in a grand ceremony which was attended by their family and close friends.

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Aronsson born 14:18 today, baby and mum doing very well @krisjfitness is an absolute hero

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In September 2018, the duo welcomed their second baby.

Aron Gunnarsson's  Bio and Early Life

Aron Gunnarsson was born on 22nd April 1989 in Akureyri, Iceland. His star sign is Taurus. By nationality, he is an Icelandic.

Gunnarsson grew up alongside his brother, Arnor Thor Gunnarsson, who is now a professional handball player for the Icelandic national team and Bergischer HC. He commenced his football Career at Þor Akureyri, at the age of eight.

Aron Gunnarsson's Club Career

Þor Akureyri

After playing one season for Þor Akureyri youth system, Gunnarsson was promoted to the senior team of the club in 2005. He played 11 matches for Þor Akureyri without scoring a goal.


The following season, he switched to AZ. He only played a game and remained two seasons on the bench.

Coventry City

On 17th June 2008, Gunnarsson peened a three-year contract for English Championship side Coventry City. He made his debut for the club in a 2-0 victory over Norwich City, on the opening day of the Championship season.

He played 133 matches and 7 goals in three seasons for the club.

Cardiff City

On 8th July 2011, Gunnarsson signed a three-year contract with Cardiff City on a free transfer. On 7th August, he made his debut in the opening game of the new season in the 1-0 away victory against West Ham United.  

Furthermore, Gunnarsson was a runner-up in the 2012 Football League Cup Final and also represented Cardiff City in the 2013–14 Premier League.

Aron Gunnarsson's International Career

Gunnarsson plays for Iceland national team at international level, having made his senior debut on 2nd February 2008. The young talent has been Iceland's captain since mid-2012, captaining the team to the quarter-finals at their first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016.

Till the date, he has capped 70 times.

In May 2018, he was selected in Iceland’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with his teammates Runar Alex Runarsson, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, and Albert Gudmundsson.

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