Sölvi Ottesen

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Sölvi Ottesen
2014-05-30 Austria - Iceland football match, Sölvi Ottesen 0321.jpg
Sölvi Ottesen at an Austria–Iceland match in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Sölvi Geir Ottesen Jónsson
Date of birth (1984-02-18) 18 February 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty
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)
2013–2015 Ural 33 (0)
2015– Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty 2 (1)
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 5 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 January 2015

Sölvi Geir Ottesen Jónsson (born 18 February 1984) is an Icelandic footballer, a centre-back. He is currently playing for Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty.

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]

On 14 February 2015, He transferred to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty.[7]

International career[edit]

Ottesen (blue) played for Iceland national football team in 2014

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

Honours[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Sweden[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sölvi Ottesen". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sölvi Ottesen". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Jonas Riedel (13 June 2008). "Sölvi Ottesen till Sönderjyske" (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  4. ^ F.C. København henter Sölvi Ottesen
  5. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/matches/season=2011/round=2000117/match=2002392/postmatch/report/index.html#ottesen+sends+fck+through
  6. ^ «УРАЛ» ЗАКЛЮЧИЛ 2-ЛЕТНЕЕ СОГЛАШЕНИЕ С ИСЛАНДСКИМ ЗАЩИТНИКОМ СОЛВИ ОТТЕСЕНОМ
  7. ^ 舜天官宣冰岛国脚正式加盟 at sports.sina.com 14 February 2015 Retrieved 15 February 2015

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denmark Jacob Stolberg
SønderjyskE captain
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Iceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason