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Name Eidur Gudjohnsen
Gender Male
Ethnic Icelander
Job Icelander Footballer

Affiliation

Org Iceland National Team
Club as Player xxxx

Relationship

Son Sveinn Gudjohnsen
  Andri Gudjohnsen

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Eidur Gudjohnsen on Paul Scholes] I’m more an admirer of Paul Scholes than I am of Ronaldo. Ronaldo is a fantastic player, but he has 10 other great players around him every week … Scholes is one of the most complete footballers I’ve ever seen. His one-touch play is phenomenal. Whenever I have played against him, I never felt I could get close to him

2016 10 06 Retrieve

[Eidur Gudjohnsen says Iceland boss Lars Lagerback highlighted England’s failings] This is something Lars Lagerbeck pointed out. [That] in recent years we are playing against the most overrated national team side - looking back it is true. There is always so much pressure for them to do well at a major championship and they haven’t for a long time.

2016 10 08 Retrieve

[Iceland’s Eidur Gudjohnsen reflects on their win over England at UEFA EURO 2016] We had belief. English football always had a big influence on Icelandic football, so we were playing against players we probably watched on a Saturday. This is something Lars Lagerback pointed out. [That] in recent years we are playing against the most overrated national team side - looking back it is true. I don’t think we can say we outplayed England but we were more resilient, had more character and showed a greater togetherness as a team - that’s what got us where we ended up

2016 12 05 Tweet

[Eidur Gudjohnsen offers to play for Chapecoense after tragic plane crash] Out of respect I would play for Chapecoense if they have a place for me! If not just to play with @10Ronaldinho again #ForcaChape

2019 09 18 Retrieve

[Gudjohnsen slams ‘disrespectful’ Barkley after Chelsea penalty miss. Barkley immediately stepped up to take the kick despite the presence of regular takers Jorginho and Willian on the pitch, with the latter in particular appearing to protest his call] It’s almost disrespectful to your team-mates to do something like what Ross Barkley did this evening. I’m pretty sure it’s clear who is the penalty taker before the game. Just to create all the fuss, the tension between your team-mates and yourself and then go on to miss the penalty, you just put yourself under so much more pressure than actually just taking a penalty

If you’re the manager in a situation like this where you’ve got one, two, three, four players standing over the ball, and there is a question on who is going to take the penalty, don’t you want your captain to step in and say, ‘Listen, it’s been decided before the game who is the penalty taker’?

Show that authority as the captain to make the decision for everyone who’s on the pitch