|Date of birth||24 January 1942|
|Place of birth||Norway|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Olav Nilsen (born 24 January 1942) is a former footballer from Norway. He was a striker in his early career, but was later used as a midfielder. He scored 19 goals in 62 matches for the Norway national football team.
On club level Nilsen played for Viking, being team captain during their heyday in the early 1970s. With Nilsen a commanding figure, they won three league championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974. The supporters nicknamed him "Olav Viking".