Svavarsson returns to Iceland
Written by: Rasmus Boysen
The former Icelandic national player Vignir Svavarsson returns to Iceland after almost 15 years abroad.
The 38-year-old Icelandic line player and defense specialist, Vignir Svavarsson, returns after this season to where it all began. The experienced player of the Danish league club TTH Holstebro has signed a contract with the Icelandic top club, Haukar Topphandbolti, where he began his career.
In 2005 he left Iceland to join the Danish club Skjern Håndbold. He has subsequently played for TBV Lemgo, TSV Hannover-Burgdorf and GWD Minden in the German Bundesliga and HC Midtjylland and TTH Holstebro in the Danish league.
Vignir Svavarsson has a long career on the Icelandic national team behind him. He has played 234 caps and won a bronze medal at the Euros 2010 in Austria.
"It never came into consideration other than to come home to Haukar and finish my career at my club. I want to share my experience with younger players and contribute to winning titles with Haukar. I look forward to wearing the Haukar jersey again and meeting all the people in Ásvöllur,” Vignir Svavarsson states in a press release of Haukar Topphandbolti.
Haukar Topphandbolti has won the Icelandic Championship 11 times and participated in the EHF Champions League group phase 4 times.