Sölvi Ottesen

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Sölvi Ottesen
2014-05-30 Austria - Iceland football match, Sölvi Ottesen 0321.jpg
At a Austria - Iceland match in 2014
Personal information
Full name Sölvi Geir Ottesen Jónsson
Date of birth (1984-02-18) 18 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2000 Víkingur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Víkingur 36 (0)
2004–2008 Djurgården 35 (2)
2008–2010 SønderjyskE 54 (6)
2010–2013 Copenhagen 43 (8)
2013– Ural 33 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Iceland U21 11 (0)
2005– Iceland 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 January 2015
Ottesen (blue) in 2014

Sölvi Geir Ottesen Jónsson (born 18 February 1984 in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic footballer, a centre back. He is currently playing for Russian Premier League club Ural.

Club career[edit]

Born in Reykjavík he started his career at Vikingur, where he came through the academy. Ottesen made 32 appearances for Vikingur between 2001 and 2004. Ottesen signed for Swedish side Djurgården in 2004 after being an integral part of Vikingur's fortunes. He was capped 35 times, scoring 2 goals for Djurgården.[1][2]

Following a string of impressive performances, he signed a three-year contract with SønderjyskE who play in the Danish Superliga.[3] On 18 June 2009 it was reported that Ottesen would be going on a trial with Glasgow Celtic in Scotland. Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið stated that he had been invited to train with Celtic during pre-season with a view to a deal subject to a permission from his Danish club, SönderjyskE. In June 2010, he signed a three-year contract with defending Superliga champions F.C. Copenhagen.[4]

With an impressive start in the Danish capital, Sölvi Ottesen scored a vital goal in the UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round against Rosenborg BK securing F.C. Copenhagen a place in the group stage for the second time in the club history.[5]

On 1 August 2013 he signed a two year contract with Ural.[6]

International career[edit]

He has been capped twenty-two times so far for Iceland.





  1. ^ "Sölvi Ottesen". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Sölvi Ottesen". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  3. ^ Jonas Riedel (2008-06-13). "Sölvi Ottesen till Sönderjyske" (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  4. ^ http://fck.dk/index.php?pageid=754&newsid=10338
  5. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/matches/season=2011/round=2000117/match=2002392/postmatch/report/index.html#ottesen+sends+fck+through
  6. ^ http://www.fc-ural.ru/main/news/ural/1351/

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denmark Jacob Stolberg
SønderjyskE captain
Succeeded by
Iceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason