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Arnar Gunnlaugsson

Full name: Arnar Bergmann Gunnlaugsson
Birthdate: 03.03.1973
Birthplace: Akranes, Iceland
Position: Winger, striker
Joined from: Bolton Wanderers
Signed by: Martin O'Neill
Nationality: Iceland
First game: Sheffield Wednesday, 06.02.1999
Last game: Chelsea, 13.10.2001
Games: 40 (13 starts + 27 subs)
Goals: 4
Player Profile

The Iceland forward, nicknamed 'Arnie', probably wasn't worth the £2 million dished out for his services from Bolton Wanderers in 1999. He was only a bit-part player for the club and most of his appearances were as 'super sub', scoring all his goals after coming on as a substitute.

He was a good luck charm for the Foxes in penalty shoot-outs, too, stepping up first to score in all of City's three penalty shoot-outs in the 1999-2000 campaign - living up to the Icelandic stereotype of being 'cool'.

Gunnlaugsson was a regular goalscorer for Iceland club Akranes, topping the domestic league scoring charts in both of his spells with the club, which surrounded a less successful stint with Dutch club Feyenoord. His move to England came via Bolton, but he failed to repeat his goal heroics of his time in his homeland in Lancashire and City quickly swooped to give him a chance for a return to form in front of goal.

He put in determined performances but often lacked that finishing touch, something which condemned him to the bench for long spells at Filbert Street. It forced him to move to Stoke City, where he turned a loan move in to a permanent one before having an unsuccessful stint north of the border with Dundee United. He returned to his homeland to finish his playing career.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
1998-99Premier League9---------9-
1998_219_
1999-00Premier League2-3-2-----7-
1999_219_
2000-01Premier League173311-1---224
2000_219_
2001-02Premier League2---------2-
2001_219_
Total303613-1---40 4
_219_

Appearances

DateResultOppositionCompetitionStartSubGoals
1 06.02.1999 0 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday (H) Premier League
2 20.02.1999 0 - 5 Arsenal (A) Premier League
3 01.03.1999 1 - 2 Leeds United (H) Premier League
4 13.03.1999 1 - 1 Charlton Athletic (H) Premier League
5 06.04.1999 2 - 2 Aston Villa (H) Premier League
6 10.04.1999 0 - 0 West Ham United (H) Premier League
7 18.04.1999 2 - 2 Chelsea (A) Premier League
8 21.04.1999 1 - 0 Liverpool (A) Premier League
9 24.04.1999 1 - 0 Coventry City (H) Premier League
10 15.12.1999 0 - 0 Leeds United (H) League Cup 4
11 22.12.1999 2 - 1 Hereford United (H) FA Cup 3 rep
12 12.01.2000 3 - 3 Fulham (H) League Cup 5
13 15.01.2000 1 - 1 Chelsea (A) Premier League
14 19.01.2000 0 - 0 Arsenal (H) FA Cup 4 rep
15 22.01.2000 1 - 3 West Ham United (H) Premier League
16 30.01.2000 1 - 2 Chelsea (A) FA Cup 5
17 28.09.2000 1 - 3 Red Star Belgrade (A) UEFA Cup 1 leg 2
18 28.10.2000 2 - 1 Derby County (H) Premier League 1
19 01.11.2000 0 - 3 Crystal Palace (H) League Cup 3
20 04.11.2000 1 - 0 Manchester City (A) Premier League
21 11.11.2000 1 - 1 Newcastle United (H) Premier League 1
22 16.12.2000 3 - 1 Charlton Athletic (H) Premier League 1
23 01.01.2001 1 - 2 Bradford City (H) Premier League
24 14.01.2001 0 - 2 Ipswich Town (A) Premier League
25 20.01.2001 0 - 0 Arsenal (H) Premier League
26 27.01.2001 2 - 1 Aston Villa (A) FA Cup 4 1
27 31.01.2001 0 - 1 Southampton (A) Premier League
28 17.02.2001 3 - 0 Bristol City (H) FA Cup 5
29 24.02.2001 2 - 0 Sunderland (H) Premier League
30 03.03.2001 2 - 0 Liverpool (H) Premier League
31 10.03.2001 1 - 2 Wycombe Wanderers (H) FA Cup 6
32 01.04.2001 0 - 2 Charlton Athletic (A) Premier League
33 04.04.2001 1 - 2 Aston Villa (A) Premier League
34 07.04.2001 1 - 3 Coventry City (H) Premier League
35 14.04.2001 1 - 2 Manchester City (H) Premier League
36 16.04.2001 0 - 2 Derby County (A) Premier League
37 21.04.2001 0 - 3 Middlesbrough (H) Premier League
38 28.04.2001 0 - 1 Newcastle United (A) Premier League
39 18.08.2001 0 - 5 Bolton Wanderers (H) Premier League
40 13.10.2001 0 - 2 Chelsea (A) Premier League

Transfers

Club Fee Date
IN  Bolton Wanderers £2,000,000 05.02.1999
OUT  Stoke City On loan 03.03.2000
OUT Released Free May 2002
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