New York City FC Signs Defender Gudmundur Thórarinsson
New York City FC today announced the Club has signed defender Gudmundur Thórarinsson who played for Swedish club IFK Norrköping beginning in 2017.
He will join the Club pending the receipt of a P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Thórarinsson will occupy an international roster slot.
The 27-year-old Icelandic international has played as both a left-back and in central midfield throughout his career. Over the past three seasons, Thórarinsson featured 84 times in Sweden’s top division scoring four goals and adding 15 assists.
Thórarinsson said: “Joining New York City FC is a big decision for me in my career. I’ve only heard great things about the Club and I’m thrilled to get going and start playing football again.
“I’ve seen the way Ronny works and likes to play football, so that was a really big part of my decision. He likes to play possession football and keep the ball, which I love as well.
“I’m a creative person, so I like when I can play in different positions. It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, I simply enjoy playing football so I’m happy and I’ll give my all no matter which position I’m asked to play. The Icelandic DNA is to always give your best to the team.
“I’m focused now on getting to know the players and helping the Club. I’m really excited to develop my game and play well for New York City and I can’t wait to come and showcase my talent as a football player.”
Prior to joining Norrköping in 2017, Thórarinsson won the Tippeligaen and Norwegian Football Cup titles with Rosenborg BK in 2016. Thórarinsson has also played for Danish side FC Nordsjælland, Norwegian club Sarpsborg 08 FF and Ípróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja and UMF Selfoss in his native Iceland.
He’s also made double-digit appearances across both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League tournaments.