Andri Gudjohnsen, son of former Barcelona and Chelsea striker Eidur, is a surprise inclusion in Real Madrid’s 40-man Champions League squad as Carlo Ancelotti picks 15 youth players
- The squad includes the 25 first-team players and 15 players from the youth team
- Eidur Gudjohnsen was at Barcelona for three years between 2006 and 2009
- He won the treble in his final season under Pep Guardiola and retired in 2017
- Son Andri now plays for Clasico rivals Real Madrid having been at La Masia
Even casual watchers of the Premier League in the 2000s will be well familiar with Eidur Gudjohnsen, who bagged 78 goals in all competitions for Chelsea and formed a potent partnership with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink during his time at Stamford Bridge.
Now his son Andri has been selected as part of Real Madrid’s provisional 40-man Champions League squad
After leaving the Blues, Eidur moved to Barcelona in 2006, taking in the formative years of Lionel Messi’s career and playing in his part in Pep Guardiola’s treble-winning side.
Eidur Gudjohnsen was at Barcelona for three years and won the treble under Pep Guardiola
The forward played 88 times for Iceland before hanging up his boots in September 2017
The 88-cap Iceland international announced his retirement from football in 2017, with his three boys all picking up the baton.
Middle son Andri spent time at Barcelona’s La Masia academy between 2010 and 2013 before moves to Gava and then Barca’s city rivals Espanyol.
A switch to Real Madrid in 2018 followed, with the 19-year-old – a centre forward like his father – making his debut for the B team against Levante last Sunday before earning his first Iceland senior cap in a 2-0 loss to Romania on Thursday.
Andri Gudjohnsen (left) was at La Masia – but joined Barca’s arch-rivals Real Madrid in 2018
All 25 first-team players have been named by Ancelotti for Europe, with Gudjohnsen among 15 youth-team players also to be selected.
After the fierce Clasicos that took place between Real and Barca while Eidur was at Nou Camp, except goodwill to be at a minimum when the first crunch match of this season takes place between the two clubs in Catalonia on Sunday, October 24.