emil hallfredsson - fact file

2005 - 2007            winger/midfielder


Born on 29th June 1984 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Height : - .m  (6' 1")

Weight : -  - kgs  (13st 1lb)

After a trial at Spurs Lodge, Spurs and FH Hafnarfjordur agreed to a transfer for an undisclosed fee for Emil Hallfredsson, a pacy left-winger who was voted the most promising player in the Icelandic league in 2005.  The youngster was also a regular in the U-21 national side and arrived on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The 20 year old played in all of Iceland's European U21 Championship qualifying matches in season 2005-06 and Tottenham had beaten off interest from Everton and Feyenoord, having spent time with both clubs on trial. 

Having spent a season in the reserves, sometimes starting at left back, Hallfredsson went out on loan to Malmo of Sweden, but returned to the club and back to the reserves, where he struggled to win a regular starting position. 

A tall man for a winger, he had quick feet, but could not find the consistency in going past players and delivering a good supply to the forwards, that he began talking about going off to find first team football at another club.  Despite talk on the internet of Tottenham offering him a new contract, Hallfredsson joined Norwegian side Lyn Oslo on 11th July 2007 on a three year deal, but left to join Reggina in Italy a month later having played only one match, but had a better crack at it in Italy, where he played 21 games in his first season.

Came back to England on loan at Barnsley, where the Tykes were interested in signing him, but the fee could not be agreed, so he returned to Italy, where he went out on loan again to Hellas Verona, who eventually signed him on a permanent basis in 2011.



Career Record
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
FH Hafnarfjordur (Iceland) ?? ?? ??  43 11
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR January 2005 ?? ??  0 0
Malmo FF (Sweden) September 2006 - December 2006 Loan ??  ?? ??
Lyn Oslo (Norway) 11th July 2007 Free ??  1 0
Reggina (Italy) August 2007 - 26th August 2007 v Atalanta ?? ??
Hellas Verona (Italy) 22nd June 2011 - ??  ?? ??
- (-) - - ??  ?? ??

Iceland international
- full caps;  - goals
Debut :  March 2006  v Italy (European Championship)
Under-21 caps; goals
Icelandic Championship winners medal 2004



What they said about Emil Hallfredsson
Frank Arnesen (THFC Sporting Director) ... on signing Emil ... January 2005

"He is a left-sided player, a position we have been looking at and he showed so much talent in his time here that we decided to take him."

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What Emil Hallfredsson said about ...
... signing for Tottenham ...  January 2005

"It's excellent, a dream come true for me to come to a team like Tottenham. Many boys have this dream in Iceland but few get a chance like this."

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Season Reserves
2004-2005 9  (0 goals)
2005-2006 7 (0 goals)
2006-2007 6 (1 goal)

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