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Eidur Gudjohnsen Says He Will Play For Chapecoense If They Need Him

Conall Cahill
By Conall Cahill
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Chelsea and Barcelona legend Eidur Gudjohnsen has pledged his support to Brazilain club Chapecoense in the wake of the tragic plane crash involving the club last week.

In the wake of the tragic plane crash in which the players and staff from Brazilian top flight team Chapecoense sadly died, there has been solidarity shown to the club by other football clubs in the country who have promised, among other things, to loan players to Chapecoense for free for the 2017 season and to introduce a rule that prevents Chapecoense being relegated from the Brazilian top division for three seasons.

In addition, Colombian champions Atletico Nacional have asked CONMEBOL, the South American federation, to award the Brazilian club the Copa Sudamericana title (they were due to play the final against Chapecoense in a two-legged final).

There have been players and clubs around the world showing the support for Chapecoense since the accident, including Arsenal defender Gabriel who has worked with several of those involved in the crash and made an emotional message in tribute to them after Arsenal's game against Southampton in the League Cup.


There have been rumours flying around to the effect that Ronaldinho might sign up to play for Chapecoense - but much of this seems to be backed up by photoshopped images and images from the past that show Ronaldinho holding a Chapecoense top.

And now Chelsea and Barcelona legend Eidur Gudjohnsen - who played for Iceland as a bit-part substitute during the Euros - has said he will play for Chapecoense.

Maybe Gudjohnsen has been fooled by the rumours, judging by his tweet. But nevertheless it is a lovely gesture from a man who achieved so much in the game.



In the midst of such a terrible tragedy, it would be nice to see some of the game's legends come together, if even as a token representation of the football world uniting behind Chapecoense.

SEE ALSO: Watch: Special Moment As Anfield Erupts With 'YNWA' For Chapecoense


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