eidur gudjohnsen - fact file

2010        forward

Born on 15th September 1978 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Height : -  1.85m  (6' 1")

Weight : -  - kgs    (st lbs)

 
 

Eidur Gudjohnsen signed for Spurs as a loan player from French club Monaco in January 2010, with the team needing some cover up front as Robbie Keane had been allowed to go to Glasgow Celtic on loan until the end of the season.   

Started in his homeland with Vaulr Reykjavik, before making a move to PSV Eindhoven, where Frank Arnesen was a Director of Football and a former team-mate of Gudjohnsen's father, but this was ended by an ankle injury that saw him move back home to Iceland with KR Reykjavik and moved to Bolton Wanderers as a 20 year old in 1998, with some help of fellow Icelander and former Spurs and Bolton defender Gudni Bergsson.    

His goals helped Bolton in the Championship in his two years there and was bought by Chelsea in the summer of 2000.  Joining the Pensioners at a time when Roman Abramovich was pumping money into the club to gain success, Eidur won two Premier League titles and a League Cup winners medal, but with changes in the management, he was sold to Barcelona in 2006, where he won the treble of the Champions League, Copa Del Rey and the La Liga title in 2008-09.  At the end of that season, it was clear that the Icelander was not part of the future plans for Barca and he left to join AS Monaco on a two-year deal, but failed to settle and was soon sidelined by the coach.

Wanting some on-pitch time, Spurs signed him on loan until the end of the season from under the noses of West Ham United, who thought they had a loan deal with the player, Eidur only had limited playing time in the first team, scoring once against Stoke City away in the Premier League and once in the FA Cup against Fulham in the next match, but he spent most of his time on the bench at the club.

Subsequently joined Stoke City before the 2010-11 season on a one year deal, but following what seemed to be a difference in opinion about the way he should be playing in the team and the style they adopted, he then went on loan to Fulham in January 2011.  On his return to the Britannia Stadium, he found himself being released an in July 2011, Eidur moved to play in Greece with AEK Athens.  He was a big hit at the club, but in October 2011, he broke two bones in his leg in a clash with the Olympiakos goalkeeper.  He returned from injury earlier than expected and played the last two months of the season, although in July 2012, with AEK hit, like many Greek clubs, with the failing economy, Eidur agreed to the termination of his contract to save the club his wages. 

He next rocked up at Seattle Sounders, where Gudjohnsen had a trial, but he was not taken on, so returned to Europe to sign for Cercle Brugge in Belgium ,where he had grown up while his father played in that country, but his stay at Cercle was brief and after three months, he moved across the city to play for Cercle's rivals Club Brugge.

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MIDDLE NAME :   Smari

Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Valur Reykjavik (Iceland) 1995 ?? ??  17 7
PSV Eindhoven (Holland) 1995 ?? ??  13 3
KR Reykjavik (Iceland) 1998 ?? ??  6 0
Bolton Wanderers 1998 ?? ??  73 26
Chelsea ?? 4,000,000 ??  ?? ??
Barcelona (Spain) ?? 12,000,000 + 3,000,000 cond. ??  ?? ??
Monaco (France) Summer 2009 ?? ??  11 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR January 2010 Loan 10th February 2010 v  Wolverhampton Wanderers (Premier League) (away)   lost 0-1 14 2
Stoke City 31st August 2010 Free ??  ?? ??
Fulham 31st January 2011 Loan 5th February 2011 v Aston Villa (Premier League) (away)  drew 2-2 ?? ??
AEK Athens (Greece) 19th July 2011 ?? ??  ?? ??
Seattle Sounders (USA) 5th September 2012 Trial ??  ?? ??
Cercle Brugge (Belgium) 2nd October 2012 Free ??  ?? ??
Club Brugge (Belgium) 13th January 2013 300,000 ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
Valur Reykjavik (Iceland)
17 League appearances; 2 goals
PSV Eindhoven (Holland)
13 League appearances; 3 goals
KR Reykjavik (Iceland)
6 League appearances; 0 goals
Bolton Wanderers
59 League appearances; 19 goals
5 FA Cup appearances; 4 goals
9 League Cup appearances; 3 goals
?? Other appearances; ?? goals
Chelsea
186 League appearances; 54 goals
25 FA Cup appearances; 10 goals
16 League Cup appearances; 6 goals
34 European appearances; 8 goals
Barcelona (Spain)
72 League appearances; 10 goals
15 Spanish Cup appearances; 5 goals
22 European appearances; 5 goals
Monaco (France)
9 League appearances; 0 goals
2 Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 European appearances; 0 goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (loan)
11 League appearances; 1 goal
3 FA Cup appearances; 1 goal
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Stoke City

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
Fulham (loan)
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
- Other appearances; goals
AEK Athens (Greece)

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Seattle Sounders (USA) (trial)
- League appearances; goals
Cercle Brugge (Belgium)

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Club Brugge (Belgium)

- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
Iceland international
63 full caps;  24 goals  (as of 29.01.2011)
11 Under-21 caps; 5 goals
9 Under-19 caps; 2 goals
27 Under-17 caps; 6 goals
Champions League winners medal 2008-2009 (Barcelona)
Spanish Champions winners medal 2008-2009 (Barcelona)
UEFA Super Cup winners medal 2008-2009 (Barcelona)
Spanish Cup winners medal 2008-2009 (Barcelona)
Spanish Super Cup winners medal 2006, 2009 (Barcelona)
Premier League winners medal 2004-2005, 2005-2006  (Chelsea)
Community Shield winners medal 2000, 2005 (Chelsea)
League Cup winners medal 2004-2005  (Chelsea)
Dutch Championship winners medal 1996-1997  (PSV Eindhoven)
Dutch Cup winners medal 1995-96  (PSV Eindhoven)
Johan Cruyff Shield (Dutch Super Cup) winners medal 1996  (PSV Eindhoven)
Icelandic Cup winners medal 1998  (KR Reykjavik)
 

Milestones
- appearance

 
2009

Eidur Gudjohnsen was =81st richest man in British sport with 10m.
 

His father Arnor, played for Anderlecht among other clubs and was in the 1984 side that lost to Spurs on penalties in the UEFA Cup final ... with his spot-kick being one of the two saved by Tony Parks at White Hart Lane in the shoot-out.
On 24.04.1996, Eidur got a taste of international football in the Icelandic national team, when he came on as a second half substitute in Tallin in a friendly against Estonia, when he replaced his father Arnor.
Married to Ragnhildur, the couple have three children - Sveinn Aron, Andri Lucas and Daniel Tristan.
Sons Sveinn and Andri were in the Barcelona academy team in 2009.
 

           

 

What they said about Eidur Gudjohnsen
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What Eidur Gudjohnsen said about ...
... about getting Champions League qualification ...  .01.05 2010 (THFC programme)

"Mainly it's a mental thing to get over that finishing line.  We need to be strong enough characters, to look at ourselves and be big enough players and a big enough team, to take that last step."

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