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Alfred Finnbogason: The Icelandic poacher

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1.04K   //    04 Dec 2012, 11:09 IST

Alfred Finnbogason is an Icelandic striker who currently plays in the Eredevisie for Heerenveen FC. Signed from the Belgian side Lokeren to replace their firing front man Bas Dost, who left for the Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, he has been in terrific form since his arrival.

While playing for Lokeren, he could not hit his scoring peak, and could manage only four goals in 22 appearances. However, his loan move at the start of 2012 to Swedish champions Helsingborg was a significant turnaround in his career, and he netted 12 goals in his 17 appearances. He caught the eyes of clubs as a possible transfer target when he scored one goal and assisted five against Polish champions Slask Wroclaw in their 6-1 victory in the UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round. In August 2012, he eventually signed for Heerenveen FC. Since making his debut in Eredevisie against Ajax, where he netted two goals in their 2-2 draw, he has been in red hot form. In his 13 appearances for the Eredevisie side, he has scored 11 goals with 2 assists in the league, and also added 4 goals in one game in the KNVB Beker Cup.

Playing as a striker, he has great aerial ability, good hold up technique in build up play, and also a good shooting technique. He might not have electrifying pace, but makes up for it with the strengths of his other attributes.

In the upcoming transfer window, he is going to catch enough headlines undoubtedly, linking him to various clubs like Liverpool, Juventus, Chelsea and Arsenal that require some striking firepower.

Have a look at him in this video:

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I am a P.H.D. student studying at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. I am also sports enthusiast and have a special liking for football. I am a supporter of Liverpool FC and Inter Milan.
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