Currently 48, Runar Kristinsson is an Icelandic retired footballer who played for KR Reykjavik, Orgryte IS, Lillestorm, and Lokeren during his playing career. The football star, Kristinson currently serves as the manager at KR, having previously served at FC Lillestrom SK and K.S.C. Lokeren.
Runar Kristinsson was born on 5th September 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland. His birth sign is Virgo. Regarding his nationality, he is Icelandic.
At the early age of 10, Kristinsson started his football career with his hometown football club, KR Reykjavik where he spent seven years at youth system.
Runar Kristinsson has earned name, fame and wealth widely through his professional football career both as player and manager. Presently, Runar Kristinsson is signed to FC KR Reykjavik as a football manager where he gets paid $100,000 as his annual salary. His estimated net worth is recorded to be $500,000.
Kristinsson's wage as a player might have been roughly around $20,000 annually.
Following various youth level at FC KR Reykjavik, Kristinsson made his first-team debut in the year 1986. He played overall 8 seasons for the KR, appearing in 126 games and scored 21 goals.
In 1995, Runar was transferred to the Swedish club, Orgryte IS. He played 2 seasons for the club and then was transferred to FC Lillestrom SK of Norway. Following his three seasons, he moved to K.S.C. Lokeren in Belgium where he was very efficacious. He made 189 appearances and scored 37 goals for Lokeren.
In May 2007, Runar returned to his nation, Denmark to join his former club KR Reykjavik. After playing 14 games, he retired as a football player.
Runar Kristinsson has represented his national side in both junior and senior level, playing in various tournaments. He was a part of Iceland U17, U19, and U21 national team. In the year 1987, he made his international team debut for Iceland national football team.
He has been capped 106 times for his national team, scoring 3 goals in the process. Runar was captain of the Iceland national team in 11 matches but retired from international duties in the year 2004.
Halfway through the 2010 season, Runar took over as a head coach at KR and managed the team for 4 whole seasons, resulting in 2 leagues title and three cup titles. In November 2014, Runar moved to FC Lillestrom SK, signing a three-year contract deal.
After a season, he signed to his former club KR Reykjavik.
Runar Kristinsson is a father of an Icelandic professional football goalkeeper, Runar Alex Runarsson, 22, who currently plays for FC Nordsjaelland and the Iceland national team. Runar Kristinsson has maintained his personal life in low profile. He is married but has not provided the details.