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Gylfi Sigurdsson is an Icelandic international midfielder who plays for Everton. Born on September 8, 1989, Sigurdsson played at FH Hafnarfjorour and the Breidablik academy in his homeland as a junior. He moved to Reading in July 2005 and took in loan spells at Shrewsbury Town and Crewe Alexandra. A goal-scoring midfield technician with a knack for spectacular set-piece strikes, Hoffenheim took Sigurdsson to the Bundesliga for £6.5million in August 2010.
In January 2012 he returned to English football, linking up with former Reading boss Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City. That summer, Tottenham Hotspur paid £8million to take him to North London but Sigurdsson was never a regular and rejoined the Swans in 2014. After three more seasons at the Liberty Stadium, Sigurdsson signed for Everton for a reported £45million.
Sigurdsson is a full Icelandic international and played every minute of his country's miraculous run to the quarter-finals of the 2016 UEFA European Championships.