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Ten facts about Eggert Jónsson

8 July 2015

Defender is formerly of Hearts and Wolves

Fleetwood Town announced Eggert Jónsson as the Club’s most recent signing this afternoon after he completed his move from Danish side FC Vestsjaelland.

So, here is a quick lowdown to help you get to know the Cod Army’s latest arrival a little better ahead of the start of the new campaign.

- Eggert Jónsson is 26-years-old and was born in Reykjavik, Iceland on 18th August 1988.

- Jónsson is a versatile player capable of playing anywhere across the backline as well as in central midfield.

- He began his career in his homeland before signing for Hearts in the SPL in July 2005, aged 16.

- He spent six-and-a-half years at Tynecastle and made 153 appearances in all competitions.

- Town will be the Icelander’s third Football League Club having moved to Wolves for £250,000 in January 2012 but was unable to help them avoid relegation from the Premier League.

- Following relegation to the Championship, Jónsson found first team opportunities limited and spent time on loan at fellow Championship outfit Charlton Athletic in November 2012.

- After Wolves were relegated to League One in 2013, Jónsson had his contract terminated by mutual consent before joining Portuguese side Beleneses.

- Following a season in the Portuguese Primera Liga, he left on a free transfer before signing for FC Vestsjaelland in January.

- His last appearance for the Danish outfit was in the Danish Cup Final where his side finished as runners-up after a 3-2 defeat in extra-time to FC Copenhagen.

- Jónsson is a full Iceland international having earned 19 caps, the first of which came alongside Town’s Technical Director Gretar Steinsson in a 3-0 defeat to Denmark in November 2007.

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