Transfer news: Rurik will join Sandhausen

It’s now official that Rurik will move on from FC Nurnberg and until summer he will be playing in Sandhausen. The new club is also a 2. Bundesliga club and is also fight in the top of the league, like Nurnberg.

I’d like to congratulate Rurik on the move, and I look forward to seeing his further development and fight for a place in the Icelandic Euro squad.

Transfer news: Rúrik will move on from FC Nurnberg in January

Rurik Gislason is going to move on from FC Nürnberg in the January transfer window, and there is interest from Denmark, where he has a past in Viborg FF, OB and FCK.

With his 181 matches in the Superligaen, Rurik Gislason is the Icelander listed for most performances in Denmark’s best football series. From 2007 to 2015, the offensive player broke his folds in Viborg FF, OB and FC Copenhagen.

The 181 matches have been standing since Rurik Gislason left FC Copenhagen in favor of FC Nürnberg in 2015, but it is not unthinkable that more matches will soon be added.

29-year-old Rurik Gislason can stand in front of a comeback in Danish football in the January transfer window.

He leaves FC Nürnberg in January. It’s still unclear what’s going to happen, but Rurik really wants to join Iceland in World Cup, and it requires him to play some time in the spring. There is no immediate prospect in Nuremberg, so he must go away, says Rurik Gislason’s agent, Magnus Agnar Magnusson, to tipsbladet.dk and adds:

“There is interest from Denmark, and that is also from Holland, Belgium and Turkey. The Danish clubs can remember Rurik from his time in Viborg, OB and FC Copenhagen, and it is my impression that he has a nice name in Denmark. We must see – it is not at all possible that he finds a club in Denmark.

Just over a year ago, tipsbladet.dk brought an interview with Rurik Gislason, who made it clear that he finds it hard to see himself in other Danish clubs than FC Copenhagen.

“There is only one club for me in Denmark. It is FC Copenhagen at this time. There are Danish clubs who have asked, but I have said that I will only play for FCK in Denmark. I felt so good at FCK and I have a lot of respect for the club. I also had a good time in Viborg and OB, but I received a lot of respect from the fans in FCK. It’s also about the level, for FCK playing in the top, but it’s mostly because I enjoyed it so much in the club. It would be a shame to play for another club in Denmark, said Rurik Gislason on January 6th to tipsbladet.dk.

Immediately, Rurik Gislason does not look like an obvious topic for FCK in the forthcoming transfer window, so the Irishman must eat their own words if the interest from Denmark is to be a club change.

“After playing for FC Copenhagen, it’s hard to play for another club in Denmark, because it will be on a completely different level. But Rurik is in a situation where he can not only choose between all clubs in the world, so if there is a good offer from Denmark, I’m sure he will consider it, “said the agent.

Rurik Gislason has had a bad season in Germany and has just played in three league matches for FC Nürnberg in the German 2nd Bundesliga.

Source: Tips Bladet

Rúrik to move away from Nurnberg this winter?

I’ve seen multiple German articles these last days, that talks about a possible move away from FC Nurnberg. Iceland just qualified for next years World Cup, and with Rúrik’s injury shortly before last years Euro Cup, he is looking to be a regular starter for his team. He takes nothing for granted, and will fight for his place in the Icelandic squad, that will be heading to Russia next year, but it’s hard when the FC Nurnberg coach is looking elsewhere for players and often leaves Rúrik out.

Rúrik’s contract expires in the summer 2018 and if FC Nurnberg want’s to earn a bit of cash, there could very well be a transfer on the way this winter.

2 new goals from Rúrik (Video)


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2017-07-11 FC Nurnberg training match against VfR Garching

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Video source: FCN Club TV

Rúrik: ‘This is my last chance!’

When Rurik Gislason (29) was substituted for Garching (5: 2) on Tuesday in the club test, the Icelander gave everything he had, shaking his opponents at high speed like pesky flies.

He scored a goal and made many dangerous actions – It seemed liked it had finally clicked for the national team player!
Gislason says: “It is my last chance to leave my footprints here. I can not afford another season with so few stakes.”

Since his transfer in 2015, the sympathetic Viking waits for his breakthrough at the club.
In his first season, he was set back by an Achilles tendon rupture, but under the ex-coach Alois Schwartz (50), he could only convince very little in the second year.

Gislason retrospectively: “I came full of hope with high expectations. Of course, I’ve promised myself more. For example, becoming a star.
I hope I can play an important role this year. Since I’ve been here, that was all I ever wanted.”

Article source: bild.de

Gislason will fight for his spot on the FCN team

German article from nordbayern.de – roughly translated.

BAMBERG – 1. FC Nürnberg is still looking for a striker, although a couple are still running at the Valznerweiher sports park. Rurik Gislason, for example, who is hoping for his breakthrough in his third year at the club – and not for the first time.

Life is far too good to be stressful. Rurik Gislason knows this. In his holidays he likes to fly the sun afterwards, to Florida or Dubai, even in everyday life, the friendly Icelander always feels deeply relaxed. Little can get him out of his way. He can be really angry if he feels unjustified. As by Alois Schwartz, his former coach.

Rurik has often been left out of the starting line up, for whatever reason. Last season, Gislason scored for the first time on the 21st day of the match, at the 0-2 in Munich. Far too little for one who is called unconditional teamplayer. And the next year with his country selection would like to go to the World Cup to Russia.

“He is developing and working well for himself,” says coach Köllner, “he takes things very well.” Gislason, as a substitute midfielder, beat Bohemians Prague and tried to set a sign, the two internal defenders, he also shaken a few times vigorously; Just before the end of the game. A success story, which has been denied him in the Second League so far. And in times when an offensive force is often measured by their goals.

“I am always optimistic,” he says, before the others in the squad he does not need to hide. “There is always competition in a big club like Nuremberg,” says Gislason, “but I’m sure the competition will be fair this season.”

Gislason is ready, “I feel fit, I’ve trained well,” he says. Even Iceland’s national coach Heimir Hallgrímsson is back on Gislason; In the World Cup qualification, he switched to the final victories in Kosovo and against Croatia in the final phase, during the test in Ireland Gislason was allowed to participate in 88 minutes.

“There is no reason for me not to be optimistic,” says Gislason, “for my career it would be a disaster to experience a season like the past.” At that time he had the feeling “never to get a chance to show me, I felt I deserved more chances.” Now, in preparation, he gets it – and seems to use it as well.

“I came here to have success with this great club,” says Gislason, whose contract expires next summer. “It is up to me and the club what the future brings.” For him hopefully a beautiful life. Especially as a footballer.

Thank you Rúrik!