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Bolton Wanderers Favourite Eidur Gudjohnsen Announces Retirement

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Goodbye Sweet Prince

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Former Bolton Wanderers striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has announced that he is retiring from the game.

One of the club’s best players in the last 15 years, the Icelandic forward has called time on his career after a globe-trotting 23 year adventure ride taking in spells in Iceland, Holland, England, India, Norway, Greece, France, Spain, Belgium and China.

Arriving at Bolton in 1998 as a teenager fresh from a spell with PSV in Holland, he endeared himself to the fans over an exciting two year period which resulted in 19 goals in 59 appearances.

He left for Chelsea for £4m in 2000 amid hard financial times for the club and would go on to star for Barcelona, Monaco, Spurs, Stoke and Fulham before ending back at Bolton in 2014 where he would score 5 goals in 21 games before being shafted by the club. He also made 88 appearances for Iceland, scoring 26 goals.

He’ll go down as one of the best players in the club’s recent history and we wish him a very happy retirement.