2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Johann GUDMUNDSSON

Age
28
Height
186.0 cm
Date of Birth 27 October 1990
International Caps
69
International Goals
7

Gudmundsson is one of the mainstays of the Iceland squad thanks to his dangerous left foot, powerful shot, and a turn of pace that sees him at the origin of many a counter-attack. He is the ideal wide player, getting forward as well as tracking back diligently – a quality that serves him well for his Premier League club, Burnley, who play a similar style of football to the national team he represents.

As a youngster, Gudmundsson plied his trade in England for Chelsea and Fulham’s youth teams, but his first pro contract was on home soil for top-flight team Breidablik in Kopavogur, where he rubbed shoulders with Iceland team-mates Alfred Finnbogason, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Elfar Freyr Helgason and Gudmundur Kristjansson.

This will be the second major tournament for the 28-year-old after he played all five matches at UEFA EURO 2016.