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.