Benedikt Pálmason

April 21, 2004

About Athlete

My name is Benedikt Pálmason and I live in Iceland. Born and raised in Garðabær, a suburb of Reykjavik where I have played soccer since 4 years old. I live with my parents and two brothers, Jakob (22) and Magnús (11) who are also soccer players. Besides soccer I truly enjoy spending time with family and friends and trying different types of sports such as golf, skiing and exercising. I have always been considered a team player and I give my all to every challenge. My favorite subjects in High School have been math, english and human studies. I look forward to acquiring a high quality education and playing soccer in the US at a high level.




I have always played for Stjarnan FC since I was 4 years old.

Additional sporting info

Stjarnan FC youth has won the Icelandic championship year after year, and I have played a big role in that success. I have also played with Stjarnan FC at a professional level as a central defensive midfielder. I started as a centre back and transitioned to a central defensive midfielder at age 15.

Personal Best

U-14 champions of Iceland with Stjarnan FC 2018
U-14 8th place with Stjarnan FC in Helsinki cup 2018
U-14 in training squad for the U-14 National team 2018
U-15 champions of Iceland with Stjarnan FC 2019
U-16 3rd place in the National Championship with Stjarnan FC 2020
U-16 winners of reycup with Stjarnan FC 2020
U-17 champions of Iceland with Stjarnan FC 2021
U-18 3rd place in the National Championship with Stjarnan FC

What makes you different?

Willing to do the dirty work.

Why do you want to compete in college?

Combining my education with playing soccer is first and foremost a privilege. Since I was very young, I have dreamed of matching my college expereince and playing soccer at a high level.

College Goals?

College is for me an opportunity to utilize my skillset and acquire a high-level education while meeting new people and capitalizing on my soccer background.