Gudni Bergsson

Where is Gudni Bergsson now?

Ex Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers defender Gudni Bergsson retired from football in 2003 after a 20-year playing career.

Making over 450 appearances and scoring 31 goals including 10 during one season for Bolton, Bergsson was known as ‘Mr Reliable’ because of his consistent performances over the years.

On the international scene he was also a mainstay for the Iceland national side in the 1990’s winning 80 caps.
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After leaving Spurs in 1995 and unsure as to whether he could pursue his career in football, Bergsson started studying law and became a certified lawyer when he retired from playing.

He also dipped his toe in the media world and presented a TV show in his native Iceland called  “Boltinn með Guðna Bergs“.

Bergsson still has links with Bolton Wanderers and is the president of the Former Players Association and he also scouts young Icelandic talent on a part-time basis.

Following the Iceland national team’s success at Euro 2016, he revealed that he had recommended four of their players to Bolton when they were still in the Icelandic youth system but the club weren’t interested at the time.

Bergsson was elected as president of the Football Association of Iceland in February 2017 and was re-elected for a second two-year term in 2019.

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Gudni Bergsson: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBolton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur

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