Arnór Guðjohnsen

Arnór Guðjohnsen

Arnór Guðjohnsen (born 30 April 1961) is a former Icelandic footballer who played for R.S.C. Anderlecht, among others, and finished top scorer with that club in the Belgian First Division 1986-87 season. He is the father of FC Barcelona striker Eiður Guðjohnsen.

Club career

Arnór 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.

International career

He is the father and agent of FC Barcelona striker Eiður Guðjohnsen. Arnór and Eidur are the only father and son to play for their country during the same game. Arnór was 34 and Eidur was just 17 when it happened. Although they never actually played together, Eidur came on as a half time substitute for his father. Iceland beat Estonia 3-2, with Arnór scoring.

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 and bought a fishing rod.

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

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


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