Abraham Løkin

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Abraham Løkin
Personal information
Full name Abraham Løkin
Date of birth (1959-06-16) 16 June 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1980 ÍF Fuglafjørður
1981 IK Sleipner
1982–1984 NSÍ Runavík
1985 Odense Boldklub
1986 NSÍ
1987–1988 B36 Tórshavn
1989 ÍF
1989–1990 BK Frem
1990–1991 ÍF
1992–1993 B68 Toftir 28 (6)
1993–1994 US Boulogne ? (?)
1994 ÍF 5 (0)
1995–1996 B68 15 (0)
1996–1998 NSÍ 9 (1)
1999 ÍF 4 (1)
2000–2002 NSÍ 8 (0)
National team
1988–1994 Faroe Islands 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Abraham Løkin (born Abraham Hansen 16 June 1959, Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands) is a former Faroe Islands football (soccer) player and former manager of Faroese football club ÍF Fuglafjørður. He is the father of Bogi Løkin and Karl Løkin.

In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's jubilee, he was selected by the Faroe Islands Football Association as the country's Golden Player - the greatest player of the last 50 years.[1]

Club career[edit]

Løkin is Fuglafjørður's most famous player, serving his local team for many years. He also had spells in Sweden, Denmark and France as well as at Faroe club teams NSÍ Runavík and B68.

He is currently signed as the manager for ÍF Fuglafjørður for the 2009/2010 season, with the possibility for prolonging.

International career[edit]

Løkin made his debut in an August 1988 friendly match against Iceland, the country's first FIFA-recognized match. He was a regular for the Faroe Islands in their first competitive years, earning a total of 22 caps (38 including unofficial matches). He played his last international match in September 1994 against Greece.[2]

Personal life[edit]

His son, Bogi Løkin, is also a Faroese international footballer and currently plays for ÍF Fuglafjørður along with his younger brother Karl Løkin, a Faroe Islands U21 player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefa/news/Kind=256/newsId=130150.html
  2. ^ Faroe Islands - Record International Players - RSSSF

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