Gunni Jónsson

Gunni Jónsson joined Motherwell on a one month trial in November 1997 having previously played for Íþróttabandalag Akraness in his native Iceland. Alex McLeish was desperate to strengthen his defensive options as the side had went on a run of seven games without winning which included conceding four goals to both Dundee United and Hearts.

He made his debut against Aberdeen and he slotted into the centre of defence, any hopes of Jónsson being the man to solve Motherwell’s defensive worries were quickly dashed, in a performance with a number of errors he gave away a last minute penalty that allowed the Dons to snatch a 1-2 victory. He was given a second chance however as he featured the following week against St Johnstone, but things would go from bad to worse as not only was he dispossessed easily which allowed the Saints to score but he gave away another penalty as the Steelmen crashed to 3-4 defeat, McLeish had missed the game due to illness but no doubt the reviews of Gunni from the coaching staff were not favourable as he would not play for the club again with his short term deal cut short.

Jónsson would spend his career representing a number of clubs in Iceland, Norway and Germany, after retiring he went into club management in Iceland. Between 1997 and 2002 he managed to win 12 full international caps for his country.

Gunnlaugur Jónsson
Date of Birth:
29th November 1974
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

Íþróttabandalag Akraness 1993 1997
Motherwell 1997 1998
Kongsvinger IL 1998
Örebro SK 1998 1999
Íþróttabandalag Akraness 1999 2000
KFC Uerdingen 05 2000 2001
Íþróttabandalag Akraness 2001 2005
Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur 2005 2008

Well Career:

Apps Goals
2 0
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
0 0
0 0
2 0