D.O.B: 15th September 1978
Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
Shirt Number: 22
Height: 6' 1"
Previous clubs: FC Valur, PSV Eindhoven,
KR Reykjavik, Bolton Wanderers
Signed: 20th June 2000
Chelsea debut: 13/08/00 (Charity Shield:
Honours: Icelander International
Charity Shield Winner's Medal: 2000
Under 16's, 18's, 21's caps with Iceland.
Eidur Gudjohnsen had an interrupted start to his career as a teenager
after breaking his ankle, leaving him in extreme pain and no solution
for a cure. He was Ronaldo's strike partner at PSV, but they despaired
that he would not play again and he was released, only to be snapped
up by Bolton. He had finally found a doctor who recognised the problem
and put him through training sessions that resolved the issue.
Big and skilful, he is a crowd favourite.
His first season at Chelsea was tough,
due to the current inform strikers. However he still managed to kick
13 goals, mainly from the bench.
The 2002/2003 season saw him as a starting
player who scored 23 goals. Known for his fine link-up play and his
eye for the through ball, he is considered to be one of the best strikers