Paying a tribute to my grandfather. He passed away on march 4th 2017.
He was my hero growing up. Played for ÍA Akranes his whole career and won the Icelandic Premier league multiple times. He played as a defender and he was tough as nails, from what I read and heard. He had 20+ caps for the Icelandic national team and captained Iceland 4 games. He put a full Idrætsparken stadium to silence when he scored the 1st goal against Denmark in 1959 in the Olympic playoffs.
He attended most of my matches when I played, one summer, he told me he would give me 100 ISK for each goal I scored that season, I ended up scoring around 30 goals 😂 And when I played against his old club in the playoffs for the title in 1989, he supported my club against his old club.
He had so many stories and he loved telling his grandkids his stories. I remember when I was young, visiting grandpa was highlight of the week.
He finally gets to rest in peace now.
Thanks for everything.
Sveinn Teitsson 01.03.1931 - 04.03.3017.