The day father and son played professional football game together

The day father and son played professional football game together

Iceland. An island, a country lost in the North Atlantic Ocean. 331.000 People live in a volcanic soil, characterized desert wind, rain and a full hearty sympathy inhabitants boast that could leave their babies sleep nap outdoors without fear of being kidnaped or cold (so they get used) and they get their pay nothing for university studies that anywhere in the world usually cost a significant amount of money.

In that context, in this strange context, It also plays football. Because Iceland has selection and to make matters worse he has beaten a world champion another, including the current, which defeated 2-0 in the early 90. There is a selection of many achievements, beyond some figures isolated. In one of them we will stop today: but Eidur Gudjohnsen, The former Barcelona, what in 1996 He got his country go down in history of football forever.

When the famous change.
When the famous change.

In a qualifying match for the World Cup in France 1998, a 24 April 1996, Icelandic playmaker replaced Arnór Guðjohnsen, Or what is the same, to your father, giving the strange situation that this was the first and so far only time father and son have played together on the same computer. The son had 17 years, the father 34. One was a promise, the other an accomplished veteran who had played in Belgium (Anderlecht) and France (Girondins), among other countries.

It was an emotional change, a relay generation full-fledged. There have been many cases of father and son players (the Queen, los Schmeichel, the Alonso, the Maldini), but in no case the relief was so representative. Thus, Colgados today for football I remember such a fact wistfully. Never a succession could be done more correctly. For something, were Nordic.

Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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