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Westman Islands Footballer Breaks Goal Record

Tryggvi Guðmundsson of the ÍBV football club in the Westman Islands broke the 25-year-old goal record held by Ingi Björn Albertsson yesterday when he scored the 127th goal of his career, straight from a free kick, contributing to ÍBV’s 4-1 victory over Stjarnan from Garðabær.

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Tryggvi Guðmundsson. From the website of the Football Association of Iceland.

“To tell you the truth, I feel exactly the same now as I did before the game. I’m primarily satisfied with us achieving these three cherished points. I guess that goal record has been talked about so much that I’ve become immune to it,” Tryggvi told Morgunblaðið after the game.

“But it was good to break the record this way, from this fine free kick,” Tryggvi commented, adding that he will probably feel different about breaking the record after taking some time to consider the achievement.

“I’m positively content with my career overall, both at home and abroad, but I have plenty left. It’s not on the program to quit just yet and I won’t talk that way,” Tryggvi stressed.

The footballer, who turns 38 in July, states that he is in a good physical shape despite having missed ÍBV’s first five games in the top division while recovering from an embolism.

Tryggvi is likely to hold on to his record for a while because the runner-up is 47 goals behind him; Björgólfur Takefusa of Fylkir from Reykjavík has scored 80 goals in his career.

ESA

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