Arnór Guðjohnsen

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Arnór Guðjohnsen
Personal information
Full name Arnór Guðjohnsen
Date of birth (1961-07-30) 30 July 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1978 Víkingur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978 Víkingur 12 (7)
1978–1983 SK Lokeren 138 (26)
1983–1990 Anderlecht 139 (40)
1990–1992 Bordeaux 52 (8)
1993 BK Häcken 24 (4)
1994–1998 Örebro SK 100 (24)
1998–2000 Valur 41 (22)
2001 Stjarnan 18 (5)
Total 524 (136)
National team
1979–1997 Iceland 73 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arnór Guðjohnsen (born 30 April 1961) is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker. He is most famous for his seven-year stint with Belgian club Anderlecht and was the top scorer in the 1986–87 season. He is the father of striker Eiður Guðjohnsen.

Club career[edit]

Guðjohnsen played for the following teams during his career. Víkingur, Valur & Stjarnan in Iceland, K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen & R.S.C. Anderlecht in Belgium, FC Girondins de Bordeaux in France, BK Häcken & Örebro SK in Sweden.

Guðjohnsen took the final penalty of the 1984 UEFA Cup Final shootout which was saved by Tottenham's Tony Parks.

International career[edit]

He is the father and agent of Club Brugge K.V. striker Eiður Guðjohnsen. Arnór and Eiður are the only father and son to play for the Iceland national football team during the same game. Arnór was 34 and Eiður was just 17 when it happened. Although they never actually played together, Eiður came on as a second-half substitute for his father in a match on 24 April 1996. Iceland beat Estonia 3–0.

At 25 he had been asked his biggest wish, to which he replied "to play international football alongside Eiður". However, shortly before a match in Reykjavik in which father and son were finally scheduled to appear alongside one another, young Eiður broke his ankle in an Under-18 tournament. He duly missed the next two seasons, in which time Arnór hung up his boots.

"It remains my biggest regret that we didn't get to play together, and I know it's Eiður's too" said Guðjohnsen.[citation needed]

Guðjohnsen played 73 games for the Icelandic national team and scored 14 goals,[1] four of them in a game against Turkey. He played his last international in October 1997 against Liechtenstein.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iceland – Record International Players – RSSSF

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