Eidur Gudjohnsen

Date of birth15 September 1978
Place of birthReykjavic
NationalityIcelandic
Weight83 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

Chelsea won the race for Eidur Gudjohnsen's signature - the negotiations being helped along by his father who had played against then-boss Luca Vialli in the 1990 European Cup Winners Cup Final.

Initially, he made sporadic substitute appearances within Vialli's rotation system but after the Italian's departure and the subsequent sale of Tore Andre Flo, he came into his own.

He marked his first Chelsea start with his first goal for the club against Liverpool and hit a purple patch in December with a brace against Derby County, a fierce drive against Bradford City and a classic Boxing Day double at Ipswich Town.

He went on to become Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's regular strike partner for the second half of the season and their productive combination was crucial to Chelsea's much-improved form that resulted in a UEFA Cup spot.

An alert, intelligent frontrunner with excellent ball control and dribbling skills, Eidur had a superb first season in the Premiership and became a firm crowd favourite in the process.

Eidur's contract at Chelsea was extended to June 2008 in July 2004.

Eidur joined Barcelona in June 2006 with a four-year contract.

He joined Stoke City in August 2010 with a one-year contract.

Eidur re-joined Bolton Wanderers in December 2014 with a contract to June 2015.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Valur 01 May 1994 01 Sep 1995
PSV Eindhoven 01 Sep 1995 01 May 1998
KR Reykjavík 01 May 1998 06 Aug 1998
Bolton Wanderers 06 Aug 1998 12 Jul 2000
Chelsea 12 Jul 2000 14 Jun 2006
Barcelona 14 Jun 2006 01 Jul 2009
AS Monaco 01 Jul 2009 31 Aug 2010
Tottenham Hotspur 28 Jan 2010 31 May 2010 L
Stoke City 31 Aug 2010 30 Jun 2011
Fulham 31 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L
AEK Athens 19 Jul 2011 01 Jul 2012
Cercle Brugge 02 Oct 2012 13 Jan 2013
Club Brugge 13 Jan 2013 30 Jun 2014
Bolton Wanderers 05 Dec 2014 30 Jun 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Bolton Wanderers League Cup
1
1999-00 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1999-00 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 6
3
1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Charity Shield
1
2000-01 Chelsea FA Cup 1
2
3
2000-01 Chelsea League Cup
1
2000-01 Chelsea Premier League 17
13
10
2000-01 Chelsea UEFA Cup
2
2001-02 Chelsea FA Cup 6
1
3
1
2001-02 Chelsea League Cup 5
3
2001-02 Chelsea Premier League 26
6
14
2
2001-02 Chelsea UEFA Cup 3
3
2002-03 Chelsea FA Cup 3
2
1
2002-03 Chelsea League Cup
2
2002-03 Chelsea Premier League 20
15
10
1
2002-03 Chelsea UEFA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2
2
2003-04 Chelsea League Cup 1
2
2003-04 Chelsea Premier League 17
9
6
1
2003-04 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 8
2
3
2004-05 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1
2004-05 Chelsea League Cup 1
5
1
2004-05 Chelsea Premier League 30
7
12
1
2004-05 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 9
2
2
1
2005-06 Chelsea FA Community Shield 1
2005-06 Chelsea FA Cup 3
1
2005-06 Chelsea League Cup 1
2005-06 Chelsea Premier League 16
10
2
2
2005-06 Chelsea UEFA Champions League 4
2
2006-07 Barcelona UEFA Champions League 2
2
2
1
2007-08 Barcelona UEFA Champions League
1
2008-09 Barcelona UEFA Champions League
1
2009-10 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
2
1
2009-10 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 3
8
1
2010-11 Fulham Premier League 4
6
1
2010-11 Stoke City League Cup
1
2010-11 Stoke City Premier League
4
2014-15 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1
1
2014-15 Bolton Wanderers League Championship 12
9
5
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Sep 1998 Hull City v Bolton Wanderers W 2-3
Agg: 3-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Aug 1999 Darlington v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
24 Aug 1999 Bolton Wanderers v Darlington W 5-3
Agg: 6-4
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Sep 1999 Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers W 1-4 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
13 Oct 1999 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers W 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
30 Nov 1999 Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Cup 4th round
14 Dec 1999 Bolton Wanderers v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Cup Quarter-final
02 Apr 2000 Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa L 0-0 (1-4) FA Cup Semi-final
13 Dec 2014 Bolton Wanderers v Ipswich Town D 0-0 League Championship
19 Dec 2014 Millwall v Bolton Wanderers W 0-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2014 Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 League Championship
28 Dec 2014 Huddersfield Town v Bolton Wanderers L 2-1 League Championship
03 Jan 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United D 1-1 League Championship
17 Jan 2015 Sheffield Wednesday v Bolton Wanderers W 1-2 League Championship
24 Jan 2015 Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 2015 Rotherham United v Bolton Wanderers L 4-2 League Championship
04 Feb 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round replay
07 Feb 2015 Derby County v Bolton Wanderers L 4-1 League Championship
10 Feb 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Fulham W 3-1 League Championship
14 Feb 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Watford L 3-4 League Championship
24 Feb 2015 Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers L 1-0 League Championship
28 Feb 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Brighton and Hove Albion W 1-0 League Championship
03 Mar 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Reading D 1-1 League Championship
14 Mar 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Millwall W 2-0 League Championship
17 Mar 2015 Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers L 1-0 League Championship
04 Apr 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Blackpool D 1-1 League Championship
06 Apr 2015 Cardiff City v Bolton Wanderers W 0-3 League Championship
11 Apr 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City L 1-2 League Championship
18 Apr 2015 Brentford v Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 League Championship
27 Apr 2015 AFC Bournemouth v Bolton Wanderers L 3-0 League Championship
02 May 2015 Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City L 0-1 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1993-94 Iceland UEFA Under-18 1
1994-95 Iceland UEFA Under-18 2
1994-95 Iceland UEFA Under-21 4
1995-96 Iceland International Friendly
1
1995-96 Iceland UEFA Under-18 1
1995-96 Iceland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1998-99 Iceland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1999-00 Iceland International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Iceland UEFA European Championship
3
1
2000-01 Iceland FIFA World Cup 7
2
2000-01 Iceland International Friendly 1
2000-01 Iceland Nordic Championships 1
2001-02 Iceland FIFA World Cup 3
2002-03 Iceland International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Iceland UEFA European Championship 5
4
1
2003-04 Iceland Summer Tournament 2
2003-04 Iceland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
2004-05 Iceland FIFA World Cup 6
5
1
2004-05 Iceland International Friendly 1
1
2005-06 Iceland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
2005-06 Iceland International Friendly 2
2006-07 Iceland UEFA European Championship 6
1
2
2007-08 Iceland International Friendly 1
1
2007-08 Iceland UEFA European Championship 2
1
2
1
2008-09 Iceland FIFA World Cup 6
1
2008-09 Iceland International Friendly 2
1
1
2009-10 Iceland FIFA World Cup 1
1
2010-11 Iceland International Friendly 1
2010-11 Iceland UEFA European Championship 2
1
2011-12 Iceland International Friendly 1
2011-12 Iceland UEFA European Championship 2
2012-13 Iceland FIFA World Cup
1
2012-13 Iceland International Friendly
1
2013-14 Iceland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2013-14 Iceland International Friendly
1
2014-15 Iceland UEFA European Championship 1
1
2015-16 Iceland International Friendly 1
2
1
2015-16 Iceland UEFA European Championship
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
08 May 1994 Iceland v Portugal L 0-7 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
06 Sep 1994 Iceland v Sweden L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
05 Oct 1994 Iceland v France L 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 2
11 Oct 1994 Turkey v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
22 Oct 1994 France v Iceland D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 2
15 Nov 1994 Switzerland v Iceland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
31 May 1995 Sweden v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
15 Aug 1995 Iceland v Switzerland L 2-4 UEFA U21 Group 3
10 Oct 1995 Iceland v Turkey L 2-3 UEFA U21 Group 3
24 Apr 1996 Estonia v Iceland W 0-3 International Friendly
07 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland L 2-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 7
10 Oct 1998 Armenia v Iceland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
18 Aug 1999 Faroe Islands v Iceland W 0-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Iceland v Andorra W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Sep 1999 Iceland v Ukraine L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
09 Oct 1999 France v Iceland L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
16 Aug 2000 Iceland v Sweden W 2-1 NORDIC CUP
02 Sep 2000 Iceland v Denmark L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Czech Republic v Iceland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Nov 2000 Poland v Iceland L 1-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Iceland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
25 Apr 2001 Malta v Iceland W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Iceland v Malta W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Iceland v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Sep 2001 Iceland v Czech Republic W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Denmark v Iceland L 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
21 Aug 2002 Iceland v Andorra W 3-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Iceland v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Iceland v Scotland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
16 Oct 2002 Iceland v Lithuania W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
29 Mar 2003 Scotland v Iceland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 Apr 2003 Finland v Iceland L 3-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Iceland v Faroe Islands W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Jun 2003 Lithuania v Iceland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
20 Aug 2003 Faroe Islands v Iceland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Sep 2003 Iceland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 2003 Germany v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
30 May 2004 Iceland v Japan L 2-3 SUMMER TOURNAMENT
05 Jun 2004 England v Iceland L 6-1 Summer Tournament
18 Aug 2004 Iceland v Italy W 2-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Iceland v Bulgaria L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Sep 2004 Hungary v Iceland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
09 Oct 2004 Malta v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
13 Oct 2004 Iceland v Sweden L 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
04 Jun 2005 Iceland v Hungary L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Jun 2005 Iceland v Malta W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
17 Aug 2005 Iceland v South Africa W 4-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Iceland v Croatia L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Sep 2005 Bulgaria v Iceland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
28 Feb 2006 Trinidad and Tobago v Iceland L 2-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Iceland v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Latvia v Iceland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Iceland v Sweden L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Spain v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
02 Jun 2007 Iceland v Liechtenstein D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Iceland v Northern Ireland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
13 Oct 2007 Iceland v Latvia L 2-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Liechtenstein v Iceland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
26 Mar 2008 Slovakia v Iceland W 1-2 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Iceland v Azerbaijan D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Norway v Iceland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Sep 2008 Iceland v Scotland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2008 Netherlands v Iceland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Oct 2008 Iceland v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Feb 2009 Iceland v Liechtenstein W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Apr 2009 Scotland v Iceland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Jun 2009 Iceland v Netherlands L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
12 Aug 2009 Iceland v Slovakia D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Iceland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
14 Nov 2009 Luxembourg v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Iceland v Liechtenstein D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2010 Iceland v Portugal L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group H
04 Jun 2011 Iceland v Denmark L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group H
10 Aug 2011 Hungary v Iceland L 4-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Norway v Iceland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
06 Sep 2011 Iceland v Cyprus W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
15 Aug 2012 Iceland v Faroe Islands W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Slovenia v Iceland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup
14 Aug 2013 Iceland v Faroe Islands W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Switzerland v Iceland D 4-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group E
10 Sep 2013 Iceland v Albania W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group E
11 Oct 2013 Iceland v Cyprus W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group E
15 Oct 2013 Norway v Iceland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group E
28 Mar 2015 Kazakhstan v Iceland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
03 Sep 2015 Netherlands v Iceland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
10 Oct 2015 Iceland v Latvia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group A
31 Jan 2016 USA v Iceland L 3-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2016 Norway v Iceland L 3-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2016 Iceland v Liechtenstein W 4-0 International Friendly
18 Jun 2016 Iceland v Hungary D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
03 Jul 2016 France v Iceland L 5-2 UEFA European Championship Quarter-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.