Eiður Guðjohnsen

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Eiður Guðjohnsen
Eidur Gudjohnsen 10mar2007.jpg
Eiður Guðjohnsen, 2007
Surname Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen
birthday September 15, 1978
place of birth ReykjavíkIceland
size 185 cm
position Storm
Years station
0000-1993 Valur Reykjavík
Years station Games (goals) 1
1993-1995 Valur Reykjavík 17 0(7)
1995-1996 PSV Eindhoven 13 0(3)
1996-1998 →  KR Reykjavík  (loan) 6 0(0)
1998-2000 Bolton Wanderers 55 (18)
2000-2006 Chelsea FC 182 (54)
2006-2009 FC Barcelona 72 (10)
2009-2010 AS Monaco 9 0(0)
2010 →  Tottenham Hotspur  (loan) 11 0(1)
2010-2011 Stoke City 4 0(0)
2011 →  Fulham FC  (loan) 10 0(0)
2011–2012 AEK Athens 10 0(1)
2012-2013 Cercle Bruges 13 0(6)
2013-2014 Club Bruges 46 0(7)
2014-2015 Bolton Wanderers 21 0(5)
2015-2016 Shijiazhuang Ever Bright 14 0(1)
2016 Molde FK 13 0(1)
2016 Pune City FC 0 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1992-1994 Iceland U-17 27 0(6)
1994-1996 Iceland U-19 09 0(2)
1996-2016 Iceland 88 (26)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
2019– Iceland U-21 (assistant coach)
1 Only league games are given.
Status: end of career

Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen (born September 15, 1978 in Reykjavík ) is a former Icelandic football player and current coach . He was the captain of the Icelandic national soccer team and is considered the best Icelandic soccer player in history. With 26 international goals, he is Iceland's record goalscorer .



Eiður Guðjohnsen played his first first division game at the age of 15 with his youth club Valur Reykjavík , where he became a regular at the age of 16. He quickly moved to PSV Eindhoven , where he made his debut in the first team at the age of 17. a. was Ronaldo's attack partner in the 1995/96 season .

When Eiður Guðjohnsen was seriously injured in 1996, he was loaned from Eindhoven to KR Reykjavík , where he quickly found his way back to his old strength, so that in 1998 he moved to the English club Bolton Wanderers , who were then playing in the English First Division. There he scored 21 goals in the 1999/2000 season. The Wanderers reached the FA Cup semi-finals this season.

In the summer of 2000, Chelsea FC committed Eiður for a £ 4 million transfer fee. Here he formed one of the best striker duos in the club's history with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink . Both together scored 50 goals in the 2001/02 season (Hasselbaink 27, Eiður Guðjohnsen 23). After Roman Abramowitsch bought the club, Eiður remained a regular player despite strong competition ( Drogba , Kezman , Crespo ) and scored twelve goals for his team in the 2004/05 season and was the only player alongside Frank Lampard in all 38 championship games. In the 2005/06 season Eiður Guðjohnsen was used by coach José Mourinho mainly in midfield, but came only to 26 missions and scored only two goals. When Andrij Shevchenko moved to the London capital club in the summer of 2006 , he saw no prospects at Chelsea and moved to the Spanish Primera División for FC Barcelona. On his debut against Celta Vigo , he scored the decisive goal to make it 3-2 for Barcelona in the 87th minute.

For the 2009/10 season Eiður signed a two-year contract with AS Monaco . In January 2010, Tottenham Hotspur loaned him until the end of the season. At the beginning of the 2010/11 season he moved to the English first division club Stoke City . However, the club already loaned him to league rivals Fulham FC in January 2011 .

After the loan, Eiður Guðjohnsen left Stoke City and joined the AEK Athens . There he signed a contract until 2013. In the fall of 2011, Eiður suffered a severe fracture of the fibula and had to take a break of four months. During the summer break of 2012, his contract was terminated by mutual agreement.

From October 2, 2012 Eiður was under contract with the Belgian first division club Cercle Bruges . In January 2013 he moved to league rivals, city rivals and top club Bruges Club . There he signed until the end of June 2014.

After being out of a club since June 2014, he signed a contract with English second division team Bolton Wanderers in early December 2014 , for which he had already played from 1998 to 2000.

National team

On April 24, 1996, 17-year-old Eiður Guðjohnsen made football history when he came on for his first international match for his 34-year-old father Arnór Guðjohnsen in Tallinn in an official international match against Estonia . This was the first and so far only time that a son was substituted on for his father in an international football match. Two months later they should both start together in a home game, but Eiður broke his leg in the meantime and only got fit again after his father had already resigned. On November 21, 2013 he announced his retirement from the national team after losing the playoff game for the 2014 World Cup against Croatia. On March 28, 2015, he was back in the starting line-up for the European Championship qualifier in Kazakhstan, despite his resignation at the end of 2013, and scored a 1-0 lead in a 3-0 win after 20 minutes.

On May 10, 2016, national coaches Lars Lagerbäck and Heimir Hallgrímsson nominated Eiður Guðjohnsen for the Icelandic squad for the 2016 European Championships in France . Eiður came on as a substitute for the final minutes of the 1-1 draw in the group game against Hungary and the quarter-finals they lost 5-2 against France .


Since January 4, 2019 , Eiður has been assistant coach of the Icelandic U-21 national team under head coach Arnar Viðarsson .


Eiður is the uncle of the Icelandic handball player Aron Pálmarsson , who is currently under contract with FC Barcelona .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gudjohnsen & Henrique Set For Barcelona Exit - Report , goal.com, August 31, 2009
  2. Tottenham complete Eidur Gudjohnsen loan capture
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  5. http://www.transfermarkt.de/eidur-gudjohnsen/profil/player/3176
  6. Eidur Gudjohnsen: “blij dat ik deze stap kan maken” , clubbrugge.be, January 14, 2013, accessed on January 14, 2013
  7. Eidur Gudjohnsen poised to sign for Bolton , skysports.com, accessed on December 5, 2014 (English)
  8. "Iceland's Gudjohnsen Resigns" , uefa.com
  9. "EM 2016 team from Iceland named" , Fussballnationalmannschaft.net, accessed on May 11, 2016