Andri Gudjohnsen is the third generation of the famous striker family after grandfather Arnor and father Eidur. While the latter celebrated great successes with Barca, the junior is drawing attention to himself in the reserve of arch-rivals Real Madrid – and could soon even play for the Ancelotti-Elf.
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Between all the big names, another is currently penetrating the royal foreground. One that is historically sonorous. Compared to the two Madrid visions of the future, Andri Gudjohnsen could already swirl around Benzema for the star ensemble in the current season.
Gudjohnsen is already at Real. The son of ex-star striker Eidur Gudjohnsen, who, ironically enough, laced his shoes for arch rivals FC Barcelona between 2006 and 2009 and won the Champions League with the Catalans, is currently storming for the Castilla, the second representation of the Madrilenians.
Gudjohnsen: Great legacy and mega-quota in the offspring
Through the small Catalan club CF Gava, Gudjohnsen junior landed at Barca’s city rivals Espanyol, where he played his way into Real Madrid and finally joined the Los Blancos offspring in 2018 at the age of 16. In order to lure the right footer to Madrid despite other offers, Real also steered his now 15-year-old brother Daniel to him.
Andri really got off to a flying start at Real, scored a whopping 31 goals in 29 games for the U17s and quickly earned a reputation as one of the greatest storm talents in Europe.
As a reward, the teenager was allowed to train in the U18 at the age of 16. At that time, nobody less than the club icon Raul managed the fortunes there. It is also the 44-year-old who is coaching Gudjohnsen in the reserve today.
At Castilla, whose squad has included Gudjohnsen this season, he has also made a name for himself: one goal and one assist have been recorded after five appearances.
While his father acted on the outside and behind the front in addition to the position in the front line, Andri Gudjohnsen is a classic nine. The attacker impresses with his body-hugging game, his dynamism and a pronounced pull towards the goal.
Until then, Gudjohnsen will be able to gain match practice at the highest international level in addition to Castilla appearances with the Icelandic national team.
After causing a sensation in the U17s (ten goals in 19 games) and U19s (four goals in ten games), the striker has already scored two goals after four appearances for the senior national team.