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Icelandic left wing signs two year contract for the "Zebras"

Sigurdsson from Kobenhavn to Kiel

Icelandic international Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson is to return to the German Bundesliga after one year in Denmark.

Right before their VELUX EHF Champions League match against Pick Szeged, THW Kiel have announced the transfer of the EHF EURO 2012 All-Star-Team member from Kobenhavn to the "Zebras".

The left winger has signed a two year contract valid from 1 July 2012.

Sigurdsson (32) played ten years in Germany for Tusem Essen, VfL Gummersbach and – until 2011 – Rhein Neckar Löwen, before he joined Danish champions AG Kobenhavn.

After only one year he is to return – and he will be the successor of the Swede Hendrik Lundström, who leaves THW after this season after eight years in the black and white jersey.

"It has always been my great wish to play once in a lifetime for THW Kiel. Now I am really looking forward to this club, the spectators and the great arena," the player was quoted as saying in a THW press release.

He will be the fourth new player in Kiel, after THW had signed his current teammate Rene Toft Hansen (line player/AG Kobenhavn), right back Marko Vujin (MKB Veszprem) and young German pivot Patrick Wiencek (VfL Gummersbach).

As well as Lundström, the Czech international Daniel Kubes will quit as a player, but is in discussions to become assistant coach to Alfred Gislason.

Sigurdsson started his career in the same club as Gislason – KA Akueryri in Iceland. Now the final match of the Group Stage of the VELUX EHF Champions League season will be something special for the left wing, as then he will face his future club the most decisive match for the first place in Group D.


TEXT: Björn Pazen