Everton star Gylfi Sigurdsson reveals he wants to become DARTS player when football career ends – The Sun
GYLFI SIGURDSSON wants to follow in his father's footsteps when he hangs up his boots – by becoming a darts player.
The Everton star’s dad Sigurdur Adalsteinsson is Iceland’s greatest ever oche ace.
The midfielder told Sky Sports: “He started playing darts a long, long time ago when it was not very popular in Iceland.
“He’s been champion of Iceland quite a few times.
“Of course he is getting older now and there are more younger players coming in so he has very good competition now.”
Asked if he was one of those darts prospects, Sigi said: “Not yet. But give me a few years and maybe after my football career has finished, I’ll get into my darts a bit more.”
I trust the club, medical staff, Premier League and the government so I am happy to go back to training
Remarkably, Sigurdsson’s old man is also one of Iceland’s best fishermen.
The Toffees hero said: “My grandad was a fisherman and my dad was a fisherman.
“I’ve been trying to keep him away from fishing, I want him to play a bit more golf and darts, but it’s what he’s been doing his whole life.”
With Premier League football suspended since March 13, Sigurdsson has had plenty of time to practise his arrows.
But he says he is now ready to return to football.
He added: “I trust the club, medical staff, Premier League and the government so I am happy to go back to training.
“It’s more fun than training on your own for all these weeks.”
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