Niklas Gunnarsson signed on loan from Valerenga in January 2016 and quietly established himself as a solid and dependable defender capable of playing either in the centre or the right of the defence.
2016 SCOTTISH CUP STATS
Minutes played 171
Substituted in 4
Substituted out 1
Yellow cards 0
Red cards 0
He only made 15 appearances for the Club, however it's two 3-2 wins over Rangers which really caught the eye amongst the Hibernian support. The first appearance came in a Ladbrokes Championship meeting, which saw him net his first goal for the club, smashin in the third goal in a home victory over the Gers in April 2016.
The second will be remembered more fondly though, as Gunnarsson came on as a late substitute in the 2016 Scottish Cup Final victory at Hampden Park, replacing Paul Hanlon with seven minutes remaining.
Gunnarsson was awarded with a senior international debut for Norway in recognition for his performances in May 2016, coming on as a substitute against Portugal in a UEFA Euro 2016 warm up match in Porto.
Full name Niklas Gunnarsson
Date of birth 27th April 1991
Place of birth Tønsberg, Norway
Height 6ft 2in