Official: FC Pune City sign Eidur Gudjohnsen as their marquee player

Pune, Aug 24: Indian Super League side FC Pune City have officially signed former Chelsea and FC Barcelona attacker, Eidur Gudjohnsen as their marquee player.

The 37-year-old forward who has played for several big clubs around the world is set to join the Indian side. He will replace Adrian Mutu as their marquee player.

Iceland's Eidur Gudjohnsen (right) and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson salute fans at the end of the Euro 2016 quarterfinal

FC Pune City confirmed the news on Twitter. The tweet read:

The former Iceland international and legend got a major breakthrough in his career when he joined English Premier League giants Chelsea FC in 2000. He was a member of the historic Blues side of Jose Mourinho which had won back to back Premier League titles.

In 2006, Mourinho sold Gudjohnsen to FC Barcelona where he spent 3 seasons. Playing alongside the likes of Thierry Henry, Ronaldinho, etc, the man won the coveted UEFA Champions League in 2007.

He returned to England in 2010 when his the then club AS Monaco sent him on loan to Tottenham Hotspur. The succeeding season he joined Stoke City.

Gudjohnsen has earned 88 international caps for the Iceland national team. He has still not retired from international football. He was a part of the Iceland which scripted history in Euro 2016 by reaching the quarter-final. They had defeated England in the round of 16.

The forward's into the Pune squad will definitely bolster the squad. The club has new manager this time around and with Gudjohnsen's presence they would definitely want taste tje ultimate success.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 15:43 [IST]
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