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Arnór Guðjohnsen (born 30 April 1961) is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker. He spent seven years with Belgian club Anderlecht and was the top scorer in the 1986–87 season. He is the father of striker Eiður Guðjohnsen. His younger son, also named Arnór, signed for Swansea City in July 2017, at the age of 16.[1]

Arnór Guðjohnsen
Arnór, junto a su hijo Eidur..jpg
Arnór (left) with his son Eiður
Personal information
Full name Arnór Guðjohnsen
Date of birth (1961-07-30) 30 July 1961 (age 58)
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
1978 Iceland U19 2 (0)
1978 Iceland U21 1 (0)
1979–1997 Iceland 73 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Club careerEdit

Starting his career at Víkingur in Iceland, Arnór also played for Valur & Stjarnan, K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen & R.S.C. Anderlecht in Belgium, FC Girondins de Bordeaux in France, BK Häcken & Örebro SK in Sweden.

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

International careerEdit

He is the father and agent of striker Eiður Guðjohnsen. Arnór and Eiður are the only father and son to play for a national football team during the same game, in a match on 24 April 1996 in which Iceland beat Estonia 3–0 in Tallinn. Arnór was 34 and Eiður was 17 at the time. Eiður came on as a second-half substitute for his father, so they never actually played together.

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 scheduled to appear alongside one another, Eiður broke his ankle in an Under-18 tournament. He missed the next two seasons, in which time Arnór retired from football. Arnór later said "It remains my biggest regret that we didn't get to play together, and I know it's Eiður's too".[citation needed]

Arnór played 73 games for the Icelandic national team and scored 14 goals,[2] four of them in a game against Turkey. He played his last international in October 1997 against Liechtenstein.

International goalsEdit

Iceland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Arnór goal.[3][4]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 2 June 1982 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 9   England 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2 25 May 1986 19   Republic of Ireland 1–1 1–2 Iceland Triangular Tournament
3 24 September 1986 22   Soviet Union 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 1988 qualifying
4 30 May 1990 31   Albania 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying
5 8 August 1990 Ovara Vølli í Gundadali, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 32   Faroe Islands 3–2 3–2 Friendly
6 17 July 1991 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 39   Turkey 2–1 5–1
7 3–1
8 4–1
9 5–1
10 20 May 1993 Stade Municipal, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg 47   Luxembourg 1–0 1–1 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
11 16 June 1993 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 49   Hungary 2–0 2–0
12 11 February 1996 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta 64   Malta 4–0 4–1 1996 Rothmans International Tournament
13 1 June 1996 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland 66   Macedonia 1–1 1–1 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
14 11 October 1997 73   Liechtenstein 3–0 4–0

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

Appearances and goals listed by year[3][4]
National team Year Apps Goals
Iceland
1979 2 0
1980 3 0
1981 3 0
1982 4 1
1983 3 0
1984 2 0
1985 1 0
1986 5 2
1987 2 0
1988 3 0
1989 2 0
1990 5 2
1991 7 4
1992 3 0
1993 6 2
1994 5 0
1995 5 0
1996 7 2
1997 5 1
Total 73 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arnor Gudjohnsen: Eidur Gudjohnsen's half-brother happy to join Swansea City". BBC Sport. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  2. ^ Iceland – Record International Players – RSSSF
  3. ^ a b "Arnór Guðjohnsen – goals". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Arnór Guðjohnsen – appearances". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Archived from the original on 29 August 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.

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