Olafur Gottskalksson

Date of birth12 March 1968
Place of birthKeflavik
NationalityIcelandic
Weight88 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionGoalkeeper

Gottskalksson immediately established himself as first-choice goalkeeper for Brentford in 2000-01 after signing from Hibernian during the 2000 summer break. An excellent shot stopper his assured performances inspired confidence in the Bees' defence and he made early-season penalty saves against Wycombe Wanderers and Notts County.

He has also been known to join the attack for late corners when the situation requires and almost scored against Swindon Town in April when he headed narrowly over the bar.

He won a runners-up medal in the LDV Vans Trophy after appearing for Brentford in the final against Port Vale.

Gottskalksson went on the Griffin Park transfer list in February 2002 before being forced to retire with a shoulder injury in November 2002.

He recovered sufficiently to join Torquay United in September 2004 with a contract to the end of the season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
IA Akranes
KR Reykjavík
Keflavik 29 Jul 2000
Hibernian 29 Jul 1997 11 Jul 2000
Brentford 11 Jul 2000 18 Nov 2002
Stockport County 22 Jul 2002 03 Aug 2002 T
Margate 01 Jul 2004 22 Sep 2004
Grimsby Town 16 Aug 2004 20 Aug 2004 T
Torquay United 22 Sep 2004 03 Feb 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1999-00 Hibernian Scottish Premier League 12 23
1
2000-01 Brentford FA Cup 1 3
2000-01 Brentford LDV Vans Trophy 7 10
2000-01 Brentford League Cup 4 5
2000-01 Brentford League Division 2 45 7 63
1
2001-02 Brentford FA Cup 2 1 3
2001-02 Brentford League Cup 2 1 4
2001-02 Brentford League Division 2 28 7 31
2004-05 Torquay United FA Cup 1 2
2004-05 Torquay United LDV Vans Trophy 1 3
2004-05 Torquay United League One 15 1 23


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
31 Jul 1999 Hibernian v Motherwell D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
08 Aug 1999 Dundee v Hibernian W 3-4 Scottish Premier League
14 Aug 1999 Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
21 Aug 1999 St Johnstone v Hibernian D 1-1 Scottish Premier League
28 Aug 1999 Hibernian v Rangers L 0-1 Scottish Premier League
11 Sep 1999 Dundee United v Hibernian L 3-1 Scottish Premier League
19 Sep 1999 Hibernian v Kilmarnock L 0-3 Scottish Premier League
25 Sep 1999 Hibernian v Celtic L 0-2 Scottish Premier League
02 Oct 1999 Aberdeen v Hibernian D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
16 Oct 1999 Motherwell v Hibernian D 2-2 Scottish Premier League
23 Oct 1999 Hibernian v Dundee W 5-2 Scottish Premier League
31 Oct 1999 Hibernian v Dundee United W 3-2 Scottish Premier League


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 Clean sheets Conceded Y R
1988-89 Iceland UEFA Under-21 3 2
1989-90 Iceland UEFA Under-21 3 1 3
1990-91 Iceland B v A 1 1
1990-91 Iceland International Friendly
1
1991-92 Iceland International Friendly 1
1992-93 Iceland International Friendly
1
1996-97 Iceland International Friendly 1 3
1997-98 Iceland Cyprus Tournament 1 1
1997-98 Iceland FIFA World Cup 2 1 4
1997-98 Iceland International Friendly
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
13 Sep 1988 Iceland v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
28 Sep 1988 Finland v Iceland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
30 May 1989 Iceland v West Germany D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
05 Sep 1989 Iceland v Finland W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
10 Oct 1989 Netherlands v Iceland W 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 4
25 Oct 1989 West Germany v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
27 Apr 1991 England v Iceland L 1-0 B v A
07 May 1991 Malta v Iceland W 1-4 International Friendly
04 Sep 1991 Iceland v Denmark D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 1993 USA v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Apr 1997 Slovakia v Iceland L 3-1 International Friendly
20 Jul 1997 Iceland v Norway L 0-1 International Friendly
27 Jul 1997 Iceland v Faroe Islands W 1-0 International Friendly
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
09 Feb 1998 Norway v Iceland L 1-0 CYPRUS TOURNAMENT Group B


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