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Gudjohnsen joins AEK Athens

July 19, 2011

Former Chelsea and Barcelona forward Eidur Gudjohnsen has signed for Greek Super League side AEK Athens on a two-year deal.

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GettyImagesEidur Gudjohnsen won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2009

Gudjohnsen, 32, had been close to a move to Championship club West Ham, but after the deal stalled he quickly decided on a move to AEK.

The Icelandic international has played for Tottenham, Stoke and Fulham in the past 18 months but told AEK's official website he is now looking forward to the challenge of playing in a new country.

He said: "I'm happy and excited to be here. It is a new step in my career and a challenge for me. I will give it my all.''

Gudjohnsen won the Eredivisie with PSV as well as back-to-back Premier League titles during his time at Chelsea, while his spell at Barcelona culminated in winning the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and the Champions League.