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Transfer Flashback: Johann Berg Gudmundsson to Charlton

Transfer Flashback: Johann Berg Gudmundsson to Charlton

The 28-year-old made his debut in the opening match of the season, but he had to wait until the 20th of September to open his goalscoring account at the Valley.

Supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to sign the winger, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.

Born in Reykjavik, Johann started his career at Breidablik, but moved to England early in his career when his parent decided to relocate there. He had spells with the youth team at Chelsea and Fulham, but decided to move back to Iceland in 2008 to rejoin his boyhood club.

Gudmundsson signed a five-year deal at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar back in 2009. But, he had to wait two seasons before he was given his first opportunity in the first team, which proved to be important as he went on to score on his debut for the club in the first round of Europa League Qualifiers. He managed to score four goals in his breakthrough season and six in the next, before adding another 15 goals to his tally in his final two seasons in Holland.

On the 1st of July 2014, Charlton Athletic signed Johann Berg Gudmundsson on a two-year deal. The Icelandic international made his debut in the opening match of the season, but he had to wait until the 20th of September to score his first goal for the club.

He made a name for himself by producing a number of wonder strikes that really caught the eye, including a goal against Cardiff City on Boxing Day, which won goal of the season. Gudmundsson went on to score 11 goals in his first campaign in England, and then went on to enjoy an even better time of things the following season as he produce six goals and was the joint-highest assist maker in the Championship.

However, the Addicks failed to hold onto him as Burnley snapped him up on a three-year deal, following Charlton’s relegation to League One.

It comes as no surprise that supporters lost their minds over Charlton securing the services of Gudmundsson as he turned out to be a stunning coup, with an incredible amount of goals and assists to his name. The Icelandic winger is one of the best players to have played at the Valley in recent years, and will always be remembered.

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