Hermann Hreidarsson

Date of birth11 July 1974
Place of birthVestmann Islands
NationalityIcelandic
Weight83 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Hermann played for Wimbledon against Tranmere Rovers in the opening game of 2000-01 before he moved back into the Premiership to join Ipswich Town for a club record fee and went straight into the team for the game at Tottenham Hotspur.

He went on to miss just two games through an injury caused by overstretching in an attempt to clear his lines in the home game with Leeds United but took part in every other Premiership match for Town, scoring a goal against Manchester City at Maine Road when he headed home a corner.

Earlier, he thought he had netted in the game with Bradford City at Portman Road and made a celebratory dive into the crowd but, unbeknown to him, Mark Burchill had got a touch to his goal-bound header and claimed the goal.

Hermann played in central defence or as the left-sided wing back and his performances in the latter position allowed him the freedom to go marauding deep into the opponents half - an aspect of his game that endeared him to the Town fans.

He was runner-up in the supporters' 'Player of the Year' vote and he continued his international career with Iceland, captaining them on occasions.

Hermann's contract at Charlton Athletic was extended to June 2007 in May 2005.

He joined Portsmouth in July 2007 in a two-year deal that was extended to June 2010 in June 2009, to June 2011 in October 2010 and to June 2012 in July 2011.

Hermann joined Coventry City in January 2012 with a contract to June 2012.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Crystal Palace Coca-Cola League Cup 2
1997-98 Crystal Palace FA Cup 4
1997-98 Crystal Palace Premier League 26
4
2
8
1999-00 Wimbledon FA Cup 2
1999-00 Wimbledon Premier League 24
1
3
2000-01 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2000-01 Ipswich Town Premier League 35
1
1
3
2000-01 Ipswich Town Worthington Cup 7
2000-01 Wimbledon League Division 1 1
2001-02 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2001-02 Ipswich Town Premier League 38
1
5
2001-02 Ipswich Town UEFA Cup 6
1
2001-02 Ipswich Town Worthington Cup 1
2002-03 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2002-03 Ipswich Town League Division 1 28
5
1
2002-03 Ipswich Town UEFA Cup 3
2002-03 Ipswich Town Worthington Cup 3
2003-04 Charlton Athletic Carling Cup 1
2003-04 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 1
2003-04 Charlton Athletic Premier League 33
2
3
2004-05 Charlton Athletic Carling Cup 2
1
1
2004-05 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 3
2004-05 Charlton Athletic Premier League 33
1
1
4
2005-06 Charlton Athletic Carling Cup 3
2005-06 Charlton Athletic FA Cup 5
2005-06 Charlton Athletic Premier League 34
4
2006-07 Charlton Athletic Carling Cup 2
2006-07 Charlton Athletic Premier League 30
1
5
1
2007-08 Portsmouth Carling Cup
1
2007-08 Portsmouth FA Cup 6
2
2007-08 Portsmouth Premier League 30
2
3
3
1
2008-09 Portsmouth Carling Cup 1
1
2008-09 Portsmouth FA Community Shield 1
2008-09 Portsmouth FA Cup
2
2008-09 Portsmouth Premier League 19
4
2
7
2008-09 Portsmouth UEFA Cup 2
1
1
2009-10 Portsmouth Carling Cup 1
2009-10 Portsmouth FA Cup 5
2009-10 Portsmouth Premier League 17
1
2
2010-11 Portsmouth FA Cup
1
1
2010-11 Portsmouth League Championship 20
8
1
7
2011-12 Coventry City League Championship 2
1
2011-12 Portsmouth League Championship 2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Aug 1997 Crystal Palace v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
16 Sep 1997 Hull City v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
20 Sep 1997 Wimbledon v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
24 Sep 1997 Coventry City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
27 Sep 1997 Crystal Palace v Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 Premier League
30 Sep 1997 Crystal Palace v Hull City W 2-1 Coca-Cola League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Oct 1997 Manchester United v Crystal Palace L 2-0 Premier League
18 Oct 1997 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
25 Oct 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace W 1-3 Premier League
08 Nov 1997 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa D 1-1 Premier League
24 Nov 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace W 0-1 Premier League
29 Nov 1997 Crystal Palace v Newcastle United L 1-2 Premier League
03 Dec 1997 West Ham United v Crystal Palace L 4-1 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Leicester City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 Premier League
13 Dec 1997 Crystal Palace v Liverpool L 0-3 Premier League
20 Dec 1997 Derby County v Crystal Palace D 0-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Crystal Palace v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
03 Jan 1998 Crystal Palace v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1998 Crystal Palace v Everton L 1-3 Premier League
17 Jan 1998 Barnsley v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
24 Jan 1998 Crystal Palace v Leicester City W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1998 Crystal Palace v Leeds United L 0-2 Premier League
09 Feb 1998 Crystal Palace v Wimbledon L 0-3 Premier League
15 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Crystal Palace D 0-0 FA Cup 5th round
21 Feb 1998 Arsenal v Crystal Palace L 1-0 Premier League
25 Feb 1998 Crystal Palace v Arsenal L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
28 Feb 1998 Crystal Palace v Coventry City L 0-3 Premier League
11 Mar 1998 Chelsea v Crystal Palace L 6-2 Premier League
18 Mar 1998 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace W 1-2 Premier League
28 Mar 1998 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 Premier League
13 Apr 1998 Liverpool v Crystal Palace L 2-1 Premier League
27 Apr 1998 Crystal Palace v Manchester United L 0-3 Premier League
02 May 1998 Bolton Wanderers v Crystal Palace L 5-2 Premier League
05 May 1998 Crystal Palace v West Ham United D 3-3 Premier League
10 May 1998 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
IBV Vestmannaeyjar 01 May 1993 09 Aug 1997
Crystal Palace 09 Aug 1997 24 Sep 1998
Brentford 24 Sep 1998 14 Oct 1999
Wimbledon 14 Oct 1999 19 Aug 2000
Ipswich Town 19 Aug 2000 27 Mar 2003
Charlton Athletic 27 Mar 2003 30 Jun 2007
Portsmouth 01 Jul 2007 16 Jan 2012
Coventry City 16 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2012

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Iceland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1995-96 Iceland International
1
1995-96 Iceland UEFA Under-21 3
1996-97 Iceland International
2
1997-98 Iceland Cyprus Tournament 3
1997-98 Iceland FIFA World Cup 4
1997-98 Iceland International 4
1998-99 Iceland International 3
1998-99 Iceland UEFA European Championship 6
1
1
1999-00 Iceland International 1
1999-00 Iceland Nordic Championships 2
1999-00 Iceland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2000-01 Iceland FIFA World Cup 6
1
2000-01 Iceland International 1
2000-01 Iceland Nordic Championships 1
2001-02 Iceland FIFA World Cup 3
2001-02 Iceland International 2
2002-03 Iceland International 4
2002-03 Iceland UEFA European Championship 4
1
2003-04 Iceland International 1
2003-04 Iceland Summer Tournament 2
2003-04 Iceland UEFA European Championship 2
2004-05 Iceland FIFA World Cup 5
1
2004-05 Iceland International 2
2005-06 Iceland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
2005-06 Iceland International 1
2006-07 Iceland International 1
2006-07 Iceland UEFA European Championship 4
1
1
2007-08 Iceland International 1
2007-08 Iceland Malta Tournament 1
1
2007-08 Iceland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2008-09 Iceland FIFA World Cup 6
2
2008-09 Iceland International 1
2010-11 Iceland UEFA European Championship 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
31 May 1995 Sweden v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
10 Jun 1995 Iceland v Hungary D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
15 Aug 1995 Iceland v Switzerland L 2-4 UEFA U21 Group 3
10 Oct 1995 Iceland v Turkey L 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
10 Nov 1995 Hungary v Iceland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Jun 1996 Iceland v Cyprus W 2-1 International
14 Aug 1996 Iceland v Malta W 2-1 International
04 Sep 1996 Czech Republic v Iceland L 2-1 International
20 Jul 1997 Iceland v Norway L 0-1 International
27 Jul 1997 Iceland v Faroe Islands W 1-0 International
19 Aug 1997 Liechtenstein v Iceland W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland L 2-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Sep 1997 Romania v Iceland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Oct 1997 Iceland v Liechtenstein W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
05 Feb 1998 Slovenia v Iceland L 3-2 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
07 Feb 1998 Slovakia v Iceland L 2-1 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
09 Feb 1998 Norway v Iceland L 1-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B
13 May 1998 Saudi Arabia v Iceland D 1-1 International
06 Jun 1998 South Africa v Iceland D 1-1 International
19 Aug 1998 Iceland v Latvia W 4-1 International
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Oct 1998 Armenia v Iceland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Oct 1998 Iceland v Russia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Mar 1999 Luxembourg v Iceland W 1-2 International
27 Mar 1999 Andorra v Iceland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
31 Mar 1999 Ukraine v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
28 Apr 1999 Malta v Iceland W 1-2 International
05 Jun 1999 Iceland v Armenia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Jun 1999 Russia v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
18 Aug 1999 Faroe Islands v Iceland W 0-1 International
04 Sep 1999 Iceland v Andorra W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Sep 1999 Iceland v Ukraine L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Oct 1999 France v Iceland L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
31 Jan 2000 Norway v Iceland D 0-0 NORDIC CUP
02 Feb 2000 Finland v Iceland W 0-1 NORDIC CUP
16 Aug 2000 Iceland v Sweden W 2-1 NORDIC CUP
02 Sep 2000 Iceland v Denmark L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Czech Republic v Iceland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Nov 2000 Poland v Iceland L 1-0 International
24 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Iceland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
25 Apr 2001 Malta v Iceland W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Iceland v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Aug 2001 Iceland v Poland D 1-1 International
15 Aug 2001 Iceland v Poland D 1-1 International
01 Sep 2001 Iceland v Czech Republic W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Denmark v Iceland L 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
21 Aug 2002 Iceland v Andorra W 3-0 International
07 Sep 2002 Iceland v Hungary L 0-2 International
12 Oct 2002 Iceland v Scotland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
16 Oct 2002 Iceland v Lithuania W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Nov 2002 Estonia v Iceland L 2-0 International
30 Apr 2003 Finland v Iceland L 3-0 International
07 Jun 2003 Iceland v Faroe Islands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Jun 2003 Lithuania v Iceland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Sep 2003 Iceland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 2003 Germany v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
28 Apr 2004 Latvia v Iceland D 0-0 International
30 May 2004 Iceland v Japan L 2-3 SUMMER TOURNAMENT
05 Jun 2004 England v Iceland L 6-1 Summer Tournament
18 Aug 2004 Iceland v Italy W 2-0 International
04 Sep 2004 Iceland v Bulgaria L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Sep 2004 Hungary v Iceland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
09 Oct 2004 Malta v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
13 Oct 2004 Iceland v Sweden L 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
26 Mar 2005 Croatia v Iceland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
30 Mar 2005 Italy v Iceland D 0-0 International
03 Sep 2005 Iceland v Croatia L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Sep 2005 Bulgaria v Iceland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
28 Feb 2006 Trinidad and Tobago v Iceland L 2-0 International
15 Aug 2006 Iceland v Spain D 0-0 International
02 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Iceland v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Latvia v Iceland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Iceland v Sweden L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Iceland v Canada D 1-1 International
08 Sep 2007 Iceland v Spain D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Iceland v Northern Ireland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Denmark v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Armenia v Iceland W 0-2 MALTA TOURNAMENT
20 Aug 2008 Iceland v Azerbaijan D 1-1 International
06 Sep 2008 Norway v Iceland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Sep 2008 Iceland v Scotland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2008 Netherlands v Iceland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Oct 2008 Iceland v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Apr 2009 Scotland v Iceland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2009 Iceland v Netherlands L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
26 Mar 2011 Cyprus v Iceland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
04 Jun 2011 Iceland v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group H


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.