Arnór Guðjohnsen

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a family name, but this person is properly referred to by the given name Arnór.
Arnór Guðjohnsen
Arnór, junto a su hijo Eidur..jpg
Arnór (left) with his son Eiður
Personal information
Full name Arnór Guðjohnsen
Date of birth (1961-04-30) 30 April 1961 (age 55)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1978 Víkingur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978 Víkingur 12 (7)
1978–1983 SK Lokeren 138 (26)
1983–1990 Anderlecht 139 (40)
1990–1992 Bordeaux 52 (8)
1993 BK Häcken 24 (4)
1994–1998 Örebro SK 100 (24)
1998–2000 Valur 41 (22)
2001 Stjarnan 18 (5)
Total 524 (136)
National team
1978 Iceland U19 2 (0)
1978 Iceland U21 1 (0)
1979–1997 Iceland 73 (14)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Arnór Guðjohnsen (born 30 April 1961) is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker. He is most famous for his seven-year stint with Belgian club Anderlecht and was the top scorer in the 1986–87 season. He is the father of striker Eiður Guðjohnsen.

Club career[edit]

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.

Arnór took the final penalty of the 1984 UEFA Cup Final shootout which was saved by Tottenham's Tony Parks.

International career[edit]

He is the father and agent of Molde 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 just 17 when it happened. 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 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 retired from football.

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

Arnór played 73 games for the Icelandic national team and scored 14 goals,[1] four of them in a game against Turkey. He played his last international in October 1997 against Liechtenstein.

International goals[edit]

Iceland score listed first, score column indicates score after each Arnór goal.[2][3]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
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
7 3–1
8 4–1
9 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

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Appearances and goals listed by year[2][3]
National team Year Apps Goals
Iceland
1979 2 0
1980 3 0
1981 3 0
1982 4 1
1983 3 0
1984 2 0
1985 1 0
1986 5 2
1987 2 0
1988 3 0
1989 2 0
1990 5 2
1991 7 4
1992 3 0
1993 6 2
1994 5 0
1995 5 0
1996 7 2
1997 5 1
Total 73 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iceland – Record International Players – RSSSF
  2. ^ a b "Arnór Guðjohnsen – goals". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Arnór Guðjohnsen – appearances". Football Association of Iceland (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 June 2016. 

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