The 29-year-old defensive midfielder is a born leader with all the qualities required of a captain. He is the one who will be first in line when it comes to breaking down the opposition’s attacks at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Full of energy, Gunnarsson has an eye for plugging holes in defences and is also a motivator off the pitch, with his bearded, heavily tattooed frame often seen leading the fans in the Viking clap.
Although he is not a regular for Cardiff City at the upper end of England’s second tier, he is one of the first names on the team-sheet for his country.
One of his strengths are his long throws which have turned into dangerous crosses into the box on many an occasion in the past. They are perhaps a legacy of his time spent flirting with a career as a handball player alongside his brother Arnor, who plies his trade for Bergischer HC in Germany.