Sunday, September 15, 2013

15 September 1978 - Iceland's Greatest Goalscorer

On 15 September 1978, Eiður Guðjohnsen, Iceland's all-time leading scorer, was born in Reykjavík.

A striker/midfielder, he started his career in 1994 with Valur Reykjavík, but spent only one season there. Since then, he has played for twelve different clubs, including successful spells with PSV (1995-97), Chelsea (2000-06), and Barcelona (2006-09), collecting league titles with all three. The one with Barcelona was in the 2008-09 season, when he also won the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

He earned his first cap in 1996 and made history in April of that year when he came on as a substitute to replace his father, Arnór (though the two were never played together). He has since amassed a total of 74 caps, scoring a team-record 24 goals in the process.

Guðjohnsen currently plays for Brugge, whom he joined in January 2013.


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