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Eidur Gudjohnsen chosen Sportsman of the Year

For the second year running, Chelsea football player Eidur Smári Gudjohnsen has been elected Icelandic Sportsman of the Year by the Association of Sports Correspondents. He received a total of 460 points, a perfect score, well above the runners-up, handball player Gudjón Valur Sigurdsson and women’s football player Ásthildur Helgadóttir. Sigurdsson got a total of 287 points, and Helgadóttir 203 points. Eidur ranked the highest on each of the 23 votes, the highest person being awarded 20 points in each case.

Besides receiving a trophy, Gudhohnsen was handed a check that he intends to hand over to an association of children with rare diseases, Einstök born.

Eidur Gudjonsen’s father, Arnor Gudjonsen, was also a professional soccer player and was selected sportsman of the year 1987.

The award has been presented annually for the last 50 years.

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