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Birkir Bjarnason

Born: May 27, 1988 (age 30)

Height: 5'11.5" (182cm)

Hometown: Akureyri, Iceland
Nationality: Iceland Icelandic

Position: Central midfielder
Team: Aston Villa (no. 20)
Career History
Senior2012-2013Standard Liege
→ 2012-2013Pescara (loan)
2013Pescara
2013-2014Sampdoria
2014-2015Pescara
2015-2017Basel
2017-Aston Villa
International2010-Iceland
Sports Mole has 53 articles about Birkir Bjarnason. Articles 1 to 40:
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce pictured on May 15, 2018
Championship roundup: Aston Villa snatch late win, West Brom edge thriller
Aston Villa make it two wins from two with a last-gasp winner against Wigan Athletic, while at the other end of the table Stoke City are stuck on one point.
Aug 11, 17:32
Croatia's Tin Jedvaj in action with Iceland's Alfred Finnbogason on June 26, 2018
Result: Croatia beat Iceland late on to confirm top spot in Group D
Croatia earn a 2-1 victory over Iceland courtesy of goals from Milan Badelj and Ivan Perisic to confirm themselves as winners of Group D at the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 26, 20:53
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr on June 2, 2018
Live Commentary: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Nigeria register a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Friday's World Cup fixture in Volgograd.
Jun 22, 14:59
Birkir Bjarnason in action for Aston Villa alongside Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon on February 17, 2018
Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason attracting interest from Parma?
Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason is reportedly attracting interest from Parma, after the Italian side secured a return to Serie A.
Jun 20, 14:00
Alfred Finnbogason celebrates with teammates after equalising during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Result: World Cup debutants Iceland hold Argentina to memorable draw in Group D
Lionel Messi misses a second-half penalty as Argentina are held to a 1-1 draw against Iceland in Group D of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Jun 16, 15:54
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi in action during an international friendly with Haiti on May 29, 2018
Team News: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero start for Argentina against World Cup debutants Iceland
Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero start as Argentina get their 2018 World Cup campaign underway against tournament debutants Iceland.
Jun 16, 13:03
Argentina players celebrate during their international friendly with Haiti in June 2018
Preview: Argentina vs. Iceland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the 2018 World Cup action as Argentina and Iceland get their campaigns underway in Group D at the Otkritie Arena in Moscow.
Jun 14, 22:16
A generic shot of the outside of Villa Park, home of Aston Villa
Can a short-term loan benefit Aston Villa?
Aston Villa are currently experiencing extensive financial problems after missing out on promotion to the Premier League, but would a short-term loan benefit the club?
Jun 13, 17:07
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason disappointed with playoff final snub
Aston Villa midfielder Birkir Bjarnason expresses his disappointment after failing to make an appearance during Saturday's Championship playoff final.
May 30, 14:56
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce smiles before his side's pre-season clash with Shrewsbury Town on July 15, 2017
Result: Aston Villa secure emphatic win over hapless Reading
Championship promotion hopefuls Aston Villa claim an emphatic 3-0 win over struggling Reading in Tuesday night's clash at Villa Park.
Apr 3, 21:45
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce waves to the fans during his side's Championship clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on October 15, 2016
Result: Aston Villa hit four past Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers
Aston Villa close the gap on Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers to seven points with a 4-1 victory in Saturday's West Midlands derby.
Mar 10, 19:25
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo at the EFL cup against Manchester City on October 24, 2017
Live Commentary: Aston Villa 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Aston Villa record a 4-1 win over Championship leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers in Saturday's West Midlands derby.
Mar 10, 17:02
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce smiles before his side's pre-season clash with Shrewsbury Town on July 15, 2017
Result: Aston Villa thrash Bristol City to close gap on rivals
Bristol City lose 5-0 to Aston Villa at Villa Park to see the gap on their promotion rivals reduced to just three points.
Jan 1, 19:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Jonathan Kodjia up front for Aston Villa
Jonathan Kodjia is back in the fold for Aston Villa's trip to Barnsley.
Sep 16, 16:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Steve Bruce: 'Newcastle United display sums Aston Villa up'
Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce laments the "horrible goals" conceded by his side in their 2-0 loss at the hands of Newcastle United.
Feb 20, 22:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Newcastle United pile misery on Aston Villa to move top of the table
Newcastle United climb to the top of the Championship table with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at St James' Park as the visitors fall to a fifth straight defeat.
Feb 20, 21:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa sign Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason
Aston Villa complete the signing of Iceland midfielder Birkir Bjarnason from Basel.
Jan 25, 13:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Aston Villa close in on Iceland international
Aston Villa are thought to be close to a deal for Basel's Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason.
Jan 25, 12:10
Arsene Wenger reacts during the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Live Commentary: Basel 1-4 Arsenal - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Arsenal's 4-1 victory over Basel in the Champions League.
Dec 6, 18:45
Theo Walcott in action during the Champions League game between Arsenal and Basel on September 28, 2016
Result: Theo Walcott double earns Arsenal win over Basel
Two first-half goals from Theo Walcott help Arsenal record a comfortable 2-0 victory over Basel in the Champions League.
Sep 28, 21:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Granit Xhaka replaces injured Francis Coquelin
Granit Xhaka comes in for the injured Francis Coquelin and Gabriel returns to the bench as Arsenal welcome Basel in the Champions League.
Sep 28, 18:43
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wolverhampton Wanderers 'in talks' with Angers midfielder
Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly closing in on the capture of Angers midfielder Romain Saiss.
Aug 22, 20:24
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wolverhampton Wanderers 'bid £5m for Idrissa Sylla'
Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly table a bid of £5m for Anderlecht striker Idrissa Sylla.
Aug 16, 13:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wolverhampton Wanderers interested in Icelandic midfielder?
Wolverhampton Wanderers reportedly make an enquiry for Basel's Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason.
Aug 16, 01:38
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: France thump Iceland to make semi-finals of Euro 2016
France book their spot in the semi-finals of Euro 2016 courtesy of a 5-2 win over Iceland in Sunday night's last-eight clash at the Stade de France.
Jul 3, 21:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: France 5-2 Iceland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Euro 2016 quarter-final between France and Iceland from the Stade de France.
Jul 3, 18:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Iceland qualify for last-16 with late win
Iceland book their spot in the last-16 stage of Euro 2016 after recording a 2-1 win over Austria in Wednesday night's Group F clash at the Stade de France.
Jun 22, 18:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rui Patricio: 'Portugal still confident'
Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio insists that his team are still 'full of confidence' despite drawing their Euro 2016 opener against Iceland.
Jun 18, 16:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Iceland unchanged for Hungary clash
Iceland, who drew 1-1 with Portugal last time out, are unchanged for their Euro 2016 clash against Group F leaders Hungary in Marseille.
Jun 18, 16:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Iceland's Kari Arnason slams "sore loser" Cristiano Ronaldo following outburst
Iceland defender Kari Arnason says that Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is "not a gracious human being" following his critical post-match comments.
Jun 15, 14:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Hermann Hreidarsson: 'Cristiano Ronaldo underestimated Iceland'
Former Iceland international Hermann Hreidarsson says that Cristiano Ronaldo "didn't fancy" performing during the Euro 2016 fixture between the two sides.
Jun 15, 10:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo critical of Iceland mentality
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo criticises the tactics of Iceland after the Euro 2016 minnows held his side to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night.
Jun 15, 09:58
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Iceland hold Portugal to draw in Group F clash
Portugal begin their Euro 2016 challenge with a 1-1 draw against Iceland in Group F's clash in Saint-Etienne.
Jun 14, 21:52
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Portugal 1-1 Iceland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Euro 2016 Group F clash between Portugal and Iceland from Saint-Etienne, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Jun 14, 19:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: No goals between Basel, Sevilla in Europa League
Europa League holders Sevilla hold Basel to a goalless draw in the first leg of their last-16 tie in Switzerland.
Mar 10, 19:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Basel battle back to beat Fiorentina
Ten-man Fiorentina spurn a one-goal advantage to lose 2-1 against Basel in the Europa League.
Sep 17, 22:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Fiorentina 1-2 Basel - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Europa League match between Fiorentina and Basel.
Sep 17, 19:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Eran Zahavi brace gives Maccabi Tel Aviv draw in Basel
Maccabi Tel Aviv deny Basel victory in their Champions League qualifier after Eran Zahavi's equaliser in Switzerland.
Aug 19, 21:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Mathias Delgado penalty brings Basel level against Maccabi Tel Aviv
Mathias Delgado brings Basel level from the penalty spot in their Champions League qualifier with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Aug 19, 20:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Avraham Rikan starts for Maccabi Tel Aviv against Basel
Summer signing Avraham Rikan starts for Maccabi Tel Aviv as they take on Basel in the first leg of their Champions League qualifier at St Jakob's Park.
Aug 19, 19:24

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