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Glódís Perla Among Top 10 Footballers in Europe

By Yelena

Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir
Photo: Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir / Instagram.

Icelander Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir has been ranked the tenth-best footballer in Europe by football news outlet The ranking described her as an “absolute rock” and an “integral part” of her team Bayern Munich’s defence, which only conceded seven goals in the entire 2022-2023 season. RÚV reported first.

In the early years of her career, Glódís, now 27, played youth football in Denmark. Her first senior club was Iceland’s HK/Víkingur. She made her national Icelandic team debut more than a decade ago, in 2012 and has played more than 100 matches with the national team.

Glódís played professionally in both Denmark and Sweden before signing with FC Bayern Munich in July 2021. She is not the only Icelander on the team, which also includes forward Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir and goalkeeper Cecilia Rán Rúnarsdóttir.

Other Icelanders that have seen success in European women’s football leagues in recent years include Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir, a 21-year-old forward currently playing for VfL Wolfsburg, and former national team captain and European champion Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, a midfielder currently at Juventus F.C. Women.

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