Þórður Guðjónsson

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Thordur Gudjonsson
Personal information
Full name Þórður Guðjónsson
Date of birth (1973-10-14) 14 October 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Akranes, Iceland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 KA Akureyri 16 (2)
1991–1993 ÍA Akranes 53 (36)
1993–1997 VfL Bochum 73 (10)
1997–2000 Genk 92 (27)
2000–2002 UD Las Palmas 8 (1)
2000–2001 Derby County (loan) 10 (1)
2001–2002 Preston North End (loan) 7 (0)
2002–2005 VfL Bochum 44 (3)
2005–2006 Stoke City 2 (0)
2006–2008 ÍA Akranes 24 (5)
Total 329 (85)
National team
1989 Iceland U17 10 (7)
1989–1993 Iceland U19 14 (6)
1992–1995 Iceland U21 10 (3)
1993–2004 Iceland 58 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Thordur Gudjonsson (Icelandic: Þórður Guðjónsson) (born 14 October 1973) is a retired Icelandic footballer.[1]

Club career[edit]

Gudjonsson was born in Akranes started his career with local teams KA Akureyri and ÍA Akranes, and moved to German team VfL Bochum in 1993. He spent four years at Bochum before moving to Belgium side Genk in 1997. He stayed at Genk for three seasons until in 2000 he moved to Spanish side UD Las Palmas, but saw limited playing action and was loaned out to English Premier League club Derby County. At Derby he played ten league matches for the club in 2000–01 and scored once in the league against West Ham United.[2] In 2001–02, he played eight matches for Preston North End before making a return to Bochum in 2002. He remained at Bochum until January 2005 when he joined Stoke City.[3] His brother Bjarni and father Gudjon had both played and managed Stoke City respectively. He managed just two substitute appearances towards the end of the 2004–05 season and after playing just once in the League Cup in 2005–06 he returned to Iceland with ÍA Akranes.

Personal life[edit]

Þórður father Gudjon and brothers, Bjarni and Joey have all been involved with professional football.

He retired in 2008 to take up politics.[4]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Iceland in a September 1993 World Cup qualifier against Luxemburg. He went on to earn 58 caps, scoring 13 goals for the national team.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Derby County 2000–01 Premier League 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
Preston North End 2001–02 First Division 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Stoke City 2004–05 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2005–06 Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 19 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 1
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Þórður Guðjónsson" (in Icelandic). KSÍ. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hammers slam sad Rams". BBC. 14 April 2001. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Gudjonsson completes Stoke switch". BBC Sport. 28 January 2005. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Stoke player moves to politics". BBC Sport. 25 February 2009. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Passo Alpuin, Luis Fernando; Nygård, Jostein (25 April 2013). "Iceland - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 

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