Pune: Indian Super League group FC Pune City on Wednesday announced a signing of former Chelsea and Barcelona star Eidur Gudjohnsen as a marquee actor for a 2016 book of a tournament.
The 37-year-old was a partial of a Chelsea side that won a Premier League twice in a quarrel in 2004-05 and 2005-06 and also won La Liga and Champions League with Barcelona in 2008-09.
Speaking during a introduction of a striker, Gaurav Modwel, CEO of FC Pune City said, “To me Eidur is a loyal marquee who will be an impulse to a rest of a squad.
He has finished profitable contributions to each group he has been a partial of – Chelsea, Barcelona or Iceland National team. we am concerned to declare his high touches and artistic prophesy that could upset any defence.”
The Iceland star started his bar career with Valur in Reykjavík in 1994 season. From 1995, he played for PSV in a Netherlands until 1998. He finished his inhabitant comparison group entrance during a age of 17 opposite Estonia in Tallinn in Apr 1996 when he came on as a half-time surrogate for his possess father, Arnor.
Gudjohnsen said, “There were other clubs meddlesome in me though when FC Pune City showed their interest, vigilant and plans, we knew this was it. we have a certainty of a manager and will safeguard that they find it formidable to leave me out. Everyone needs to be encouraged to succeed, and we have a same aim here. we adore a sport. we still adore going to training each day.”
In 1998, a brazen assimilated Bolton Wanderers in England. And in his second deteriorate with a Trotters he became their top-scorer with 21 goals. This cumulative a 4 million Pound send to Chelsea in a summer of 2000.
After dual unbroken pretension wins with Chelsea, scoring scored 78 goals in 263 appearances, Gudjohnsen assimilated European champions Barcelona in a summer of 2006. And his stay during a Catalan giants saw a bar winning a three-way in 2009.
He had a year-long spell during Monaco after that he came behind to England to play for Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City and Fulham. He left England to join AEK Athens for a year followed by a army with Belgian clubs Cercie Brugge and Club Brugge.
This was followed by an romantic lapse to Bolton in 2014, accurately 14 years after he left them to join Chelsea.
Gudjohnsen had a unchanging run with Iceland compartment their World Cup subordinate campaign. The play-off better to Croatia in 2013 looked as if he was all though finished until he finished a goal-scoring lapse in a Euro 2016 qualifier opposite Kazakhstan. When Iceland manager Lars Lagerback named him in his 23-man patrol for a Euro 2016 finals in France, it injected a new life in a striker’s prolonged career.
Pune conduct manager Antonio Habas said, “Eidur has knowledge of personification during top levels and a veteran proclivity to succeed. I’ve dignified him from distant for many years and am really vehement during a awaiting of us operative together for a advantage of FC Pune City.”