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 and the grandfather or striker Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen. His younger son, also named Arnór, signed for Swansea City in July 2017, at the age of 16.
Arnór (left) with his son Eiður
|Full name||Arnór Guðjohnsen|
|Date of birth||30 July 1961|
|Place of birth||Reykjavík, Iceland|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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".
|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|
|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|
- RSC Anderlecht
- Belgian First Division: 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87
- Belgian Cup: 1987–88, 1988–89
- Belgian Super Cup: 1985, 1987
- UEFA Cup: 1983-84 (runners-up)
- European Cup Winners' Cup: 1989-90 (runners-up)
- Jules Pappaert Cup: 1983, 1985
- Bruges Matins: 1985, 1988
Girondins de BordeauxEdit
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- Iceland – Record International Players – RSSSF
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- "Tijdperk-Vanden Stock: 20 landstitels, 8 bekers en 3 Europabekers".
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- "Homme de la saison belge".
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