Súni Olsen

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Súni Olsen
Súni Olsen 2012.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-03-07) 7 March 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 GÍ Gøta 48 (20)
2001–2002 FC Zwolle 22 (3)
2002–2005 GÍ Gøta 47 (26)
2005–2007 AaB Aalborg 26 (1)
2008 Viborg FF 7 (1)
2008 B36 Tórshavn 2 (0)
2009–2010 Víkingur 38 (10)
2011–2013 B36 Tórshavn 43 (8)
2014- Víkingur
National team
2001– Faroe Islands 53 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 July 2014

Súni Olsen (born 7 March 1981) is a Faroese professional football midfielder who currently plays at Faroese club Víkingur.

Club career[edit]

He started his career at Faroese club GÍ Gøta, after a successful season in 2000, in which he scored 13 league goals, moved to Dutch side FC Zwolle in 2001, becoming the second Faroese international to play in the Netherlands after Jan Allan Müller played for Go Ahead Eagles in 1990/1991. He returned to GÍ in 2002, and after a prolific amount of goals for a midfielder, he attracted the attention of Danish team AaB, where he was later joined by Faroese team mate Jón Rói Jacobsen. In 2008, he was allowed to leave to Viborg on a free transfer, after failing to break into the first team squad at Aalborg. After a disappointing season at Viborg FF, he left Denmark and went back to the Faroe Islands at B36 Tórshavn. He played 2 games before he broke his foot and then did not play another match for B36. On October 2008, he agreed to leave B36 for Jógvan Martin Olsen's new side, Víkingur.

International career[edit]

Olsen made his debut for the Faroe Islands national football team in January 2001, in a Nordic Championship match against Sweden, coming on as a substitute for Sámal Joensen. He played magnificently against Estonia in a friendly in Summer 2008, scoring one goal and making two assists, bringing the Faroe Islands level, after being 3-0 down at half time. On 15th October 2013, Suni Olsen retired from International football following an 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Austria.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 September 2003 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Lithuania 1-1 1-3 Euro 2004 Qualifying
2 4 June 2008 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 3-3 3-4 Friendly
3 22 March 2009 Kópavogur, Iceland  Iceland 1-0 2-1 Friendly
4 9 September 2009 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Lithuania 1-0 2-1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying

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