Ivar Ingimarsson

Date of birth20 August 1977
Place of birthIceland
NationalityIcelandic
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Ingimarsson began the 2000-01 campaign as an attacking central midfield player for Brentford but made an early-season switch to centre back where he proved to be a revelation.

He performed very much in the style of fellow countryman Hermann Hreidarsson, another former player for the Griffin Park club.

He performed equally well in both positions, putting his passing skills and excellent positional sense to good use.

Ingimarsson won a runners-up medal in the LDV Vans Trophy when he appeared for the Bees in the 2-1 defeat by Port Vale in April 2001 and added a further cap for Iceland when he appeared in the friendly fixture with Poland in November 2000.

Ingimarsson became his former Brentford manager Steve Coppell's first signing for Reading when he joined the Royals in October 2003 on a three-year contract.

It was extended to June 2008 in November 2005, then to June 2009 in November 2006, to June 2010 in July 2007 and to June 2011 in May 2010.

Ingimarsson joined Ipswich Town in July 2011 with a one-year contract that was cancelled in January 2012.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
IBV Vestmannaeyjar 01 Jan 1999 18 Nov 1999
Torquay United 21 Oct 1999 17 Nov 1999 L
Brentford 18 Nov 1999 30 Jun 2002
Wolverhampton Wanderers 01 Jul 2002 23 Oct 2003
Brighton and Hove Albion 11 Feb 2003 05 May 2003 L
Reading 23 Oct 2003 30 Jun 2011
Ipswich Town 01 Jul 2011 06 Jan 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Brentford FA Cup 1
2000-01 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 6
1
2000-01 Brentford League Cup 4
1
2000-01 Brentford League Division 2 42
3
3
2001-02 Brentford FA Cup 2
2001-02 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Brentford League Cup 2
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2 46
6
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
2002-03 Brighton and Hove Albion League Division 1 15
1
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 2
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Division 1 10
3
2
2
2003-04 Reading FA Cup 1
2003-04 Reading League Cup 2
2003-04 Reading League Division 1 24
1
1
1
1
2004-05 Reading FA Cup 3
1
2004-05 Reading League Championship 43
1
3
1
2004-05 Reading League Cup 2
2005-06 Reading FA Cup 3
2005-06 Reading League Championship 46
2
1
2005-06 Reading League Cup 4
2006-07 Reading FA Cup 3
2006-07 Reading League Cup 1
2006-07 Reading Premier League 38
2
4
2007-08 Reading FA Cup 1
2007-08 Reading Premier League 33
1
2
6
2008-09 Reading League Championship 26
1
1
2008-09 Reading League Cup 2
1
2009-10 Reading FA Cup 6
3
2009-10 Reading League Championship 25
1
1
2010-11 Reading FA Cup 1
2010-11 Reading League Championship 12
1
2011-12 Ipswich Town League Championship 6
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
12 Aug 2000 Northampton Town v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 Brentford v Swansea City D 0-0 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Bristol City v Brentford D 2-2 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Oxford United v Brentford W 0-1 League Division 2
28 Aug 2000 Brentford v Bristol Rovers L 2-6 League Division 2
02 Sep 2000 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers D 0-0 League Division 2
05 Sep 2000 Brentford v Bristol City W 2-1
Agg: 4-3
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Reading v Brentford L 4-0 League Division 2
16 Sep 2000 Brentford v Millwall D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Sep 2000 Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Notts County v Brentford D 2-2 League Division 2
26 Sep 2000 Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford L 2-0
Agg: 2-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Brentford v AFC Bournemouth W 3-2 League Division 2
14 Oct 2000 Brentford v Peterborough United W 1-0 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Brentford v Colchester United W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Luton Town v Brentford L 3-1 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Port Vale v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Brentford v Walsall W 2-1 League Division 2
04 Nov 2000 Cambridge United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Brentford v Rotherham United L 0-3 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Brentford v Kingstonian L 1-3 FA Cup 1st round
02 Dec 2000 Brentford v Wigan Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
12 Dec 2000 Bristol City v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
16 Dec 2000 Wrexham v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
23 Dec 2000 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Swindon Town v Brentford W 2-3 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 Brentford v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division 2
06 Jan 2001 Brentford v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Jan 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Brentford D 2-2 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
13 Jan 2001 Bristol Rovers v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Jan 2001 Stoke City v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
23 Jan 2001 Bury v Brentford W 0-1 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Oldham Athletic v Brentford L 3-0 League Division 2
30 Jan 2001 Barnet v Brentford W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
03 Feb 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Brentford v Reading L 1-2 League Division 2
14 Feb 2001 Swansea City v Brentford W 2-3 LDV Vans Trophy Semi-final - southern section
16 Feb 2001 Millwall v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Brentford v Bristol City W 2-1 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Brentford v Notts County W 3-1 League Division 2
03 Mar 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Peterborough United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Brentford v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
13 Mar 2001 Southend United v Brentford W 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (1st leg)
16 Mar 2001 Colchester United v Brentford L 3-1 League Division 2
20 Mar 2001 Brentford v Southend United W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy Final - southern section (2nd leg)
31 Mar 2001 Brentford v Wrexham W 1-0 League Division 2
22 Apr 2001 Brentford v Port Vale L 1-2 LDV Vans Trophy Final
25 Apr 2001 Brentford v Cambridge United D 2-2 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Rotherham United v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
01 May 2001 Swansea City v Brentford L 6-0 League Division 2
03 May 2001 Brentford v Luton Town D 2-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Brentford v Bury W 3-1 League Division 2
11 Aug 2001 Wigan Athletic v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Brentford v Port Vale W 2-0 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Brentford v Norwich City W 1-0 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Chesterfield v Brentford W 0-1 League Division 2
27 Aug 2001 Brentford v Cambridge United W 2-1 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Brentford v Tranmere Rovers W 4-0 League Division 2
12 Sep 2001 Newcastle United v Brentford L 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Notts County v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Brentford v Bristol City D 2-2 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Brentford v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
25 Sep 2001 Swindon Town v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Brentford v Colchester United W 4-1 League Division 2
05 Oct 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
13 Oct 2001 Brentford v Peterborough United W 2-1 League Division 2
17 Oct 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford L 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
20 Oct 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
23 Oct 2001 Brentford v Bury W 5-1 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Reading v Brentford W 1-2 League Division 2
03 Nov 2001 Brentford v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division 2
10 Nov 2001 Stoke City v Brentford L 3-2 League Division 2
17 Nov 2001 Brentford v Morecambe W 1-0 FA Cup 1st round
20 Nov 2001 Huddersfield Town v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division 2
01 Dec 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Brentford L 5-3 League Division 2
04 Dec 2001 Cardiff City v Brentford L 3-1 League Division 2
08 Dec 2001 Scunthorpe United v Brentford L 3-2 FA Cup 2nd round
15 Dec 2001 Brentford v Wrexham W 3-0 League Division 2
21 Dec 2001 Brentford v Northampton Town W 3-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2001 Cambridge United v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
29 Dec 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
12 Jan 2002 Port Vale v Brentford L 2-1 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Brentford v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
22 Jan 2002 Northampton Town v Brentford L 1-0 League Division 2
24 Jan 2002 Brentford v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-0 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 Colchester United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
09 Feb 2002 Brentford v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League Division 2
12 Feb 2002 Brentford v Cardiff City W 2-1 League Division 2
16 Feb 2002 Peterborough United v Brentford D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Brentford v Notts County W 2-1 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Oldham Athletic v Brentford L 3-2 League Division 2
02 Mar 2002 Bristol City v Brentford W 0-2 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Brentford v Swindon Town W 2-0 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Wrexham v Brentford W 0-3 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Brentford v Chesterfield D 0-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers W 1-0 League Division 2
19 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Brentford W 1-3 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Brentford v Stoke City W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Bury v Brentford L 2-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 3-0 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Brentford v Reading D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2002 Huddersfield Town v Brentford D 0-0 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
01 May 2002 Brentford v Huddersfield Town W 2-1
Agg: 2-1
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
11 May 2002 Brentford v Stoke City L 0-2 League Division 2 Play-Offs Final


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Iceland UEFA Under-18 4
1
1
1996-97 Iceland UEFA Under-21 3
1997-98 Iceland International Friendly
1
1997-98 Iceland UEFA Under-21 2
1998-99 Iceland UEFA Under-21 5
1
1999-00 Iceland UEFA Under-21 2
2000-01 Iceland International Friendly
1
2001-02 Iceland International Friendly 2
2002-03 Iceland International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Iceland UEFA European Championship 3
2003-04 Iceland International Friendly 2
2003-04 Iceland Summer Tournament 2
2003-04 Iceland UEFA European Championship 1
2005-06 Iceland International Friendly 1
2006-07 Iceland International Friendly 1
2006-07 Iceland UEFA European Championship 7
1
2007-08 Iceland International Friendly 1
2007-08 Iceland UEFA European Championship 4


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
04 Oct 1995 Belarus v Iceland D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 15
06 Oct 1995 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 15
07 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland L 2-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 7
14 May 1996 Iceland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 7
09 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
07 Jun 1997 FYR Macedonia v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
11 Jun 1997 Iceland v Lithuania L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
05 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Sep 1997 Romania v Iceland L 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
06 Jun 1998 South Africa v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Iceland v France L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Oct 1998 Armenia v Iceland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
14 Oct 1998 Iceland v Russia L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
05 Jun 1999 Iceland v Armenia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Jun 1999 Russia v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Sep 1999 Iceland v Ukraine W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Oct 1999 France v Iceland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
15 Nov 2000 Poland v Iceland L 1-0 International Friendly
08 Jan 2002 Kuwait v Iceland D 0-0 International Friendly
22 May 2002 Norway v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Iceland v Andorra W 3-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Iceland v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
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 Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Scotland v Iceland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 Apr 2003 Finland v Iceland L 3-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Germany v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
31 Mar 2004 Albania v Iceland L 2-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Latvia v Iceland D 0-0 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Iceland v Japan L 2-3 SUMMER TOURNAMENT
05 Jun 2004 England v Iceland L 6-1 Summer Tournament
28 Feb 2006 Trinidad and Tobago v Iceland L 2-0 International Friendly
15 Aug 2006 Iceland v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
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
28 Mar 2007 Spain v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
02 Jun 2007 Iceland v Liechtenstein D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Sweden v Iceland L 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Iceland v Canada D 1-1 International Friendly
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
13 Oct 2007 Iceland v Latvia L 2-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Liechtenstein v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F


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