Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The best ever - # 4. Guðni Bergsson

4. Guðni Bergsson – Bergsson was a part of the successful Valur side during the eighties in Icelandic football. The defender started his professional career in the 2. Bundesliga at 1860 Munich where he played on loan for one season. Bergsson started his professional career in the game pretty late and had started studying law when he received an offer from English Premiership club Tottenham. Of course he couldn´t say no to an offer from a manager in the shape of Terry Venables. Bergsson never managed to be cement his place in the side mainly because the side was considerably formidable at that time.

The defender returned back home to Valur and played one season for the club until he was signed by Bolton Wanderers during the spring of 1995. Bergsson played his first game for Bolton against Liverpool in the League Cup final at Wembley. He played at Bolton for eight years and was captain during his final years at the club. Believe it or not but he played his best football as a 38 year old in the best league in the world. He had a glittering international career which sadly ended on a sour note due to a fall out between Bergsson (then captain of the national side) and manager Gudjon Thordarson. Bergsson played his farewell international game in 2003 having been drafted back into the side by then Iceland manager Ásgeir Sigurvinsson.

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