Player Profile – GudjohnsenJuly 9, 2007
Full name: Eider Smari Gudjohnsen
Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
Date of Birth: 15th September 1978
Previous Teams: Chelsea, England; Bolton Wanderers, England; KR Reykjavik, Iceland; PSV Eindhoven, Holland; FC Valur, Iceland.
National Squad/Number of Appearances: Iceland/40+
Gudjohnsen joined Barcelona from Chelsea in 2006. As a player he has a reputation for versatility in forward positions. During his career he has played as both a striker and a midfielder and shows great technical ability with a natural flair on the ball and an eye for goal. He is held to be especially good in the air and, despite his height, has two quick feet.
- Gudjohnsen is the first Icelandic player to play for Barcelona.
- He made his debut in the Icelandic league at the age of 16.
- Gudjohnsen is the captain of the Icelandic squad and has been named Icelandic Player of the Year three times in a row (2004, 2005 and 2006).
- Gudjohnsen made football history when he came on as a substitute for his father in an international against Estonia. This is believed to be the first time that a father and son have played in the same match at an international level.
- During his time at Chelsea Gudjohnsen played as a striker, central midfielder, defensive midfielder and left and right winger.
- He scored the winning goal in his debut match for Barcelona against Celta Vigo.
- During his time with Barca Gudjohnsen has won the Spanish Supercup (2006-7).
- At Chelsea Gudjohnsen won two League titles (2004-5/2005-6), the Carling Cup (2004-5) and the Charity Shield (2000-1).
- At PSV he won a League title (1996-7), the Dutch Cup (1995-6) and the Supercup (1996-7).
- Gudjohnsen is contracted to Barcelona until 2010.
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