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Icelandic football star to score for sick children

Icelandic football player Eidur Smári Gudjohnsen signed a three-year agreement with Icelandic shipping company Eimskipafélag Íslands in Barcelona last Sunday in support of children who suffer from diseases with every goal he scores.

The agreement concludes that ISK 500,000 (EUR 5,600, USD 7,300) will go to Neistinn, a charity supporting sick children in Iceland, every time Gudjohnsen scores a goal for his team Barcelona in the Spanish Premier League. Fréttabladid reports.

Eimskipafélag Íslands will also donate ISK one million (EUR 11,300, USD 14,600) to Umhyggja, an Icelandic charity that supports children suffering from long-term diseases, for every goal Gudjohnsen scores in the European Premier League.

In exchange, Eimskipafélag Íslands has the right to use Gudjohnsen’s name and image to promote the shipping company in advertisements and presentations.

“I am proud to cooperate with Eidur Smári and I hope […] [we] will achieve great things together,” the CEO of Eimskipafélag Íslands Magnús Thorsteinsson said.

Thorsteinsson added that his company also wishes to do a good deed with the agreement by supporting Icelandic children suffering from diseases.

Gudjohnsen said the agreement is exciting for him and that he is proud Eimskipafélag Íslands wants to use his image to promote the company.

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