Anthon Olsen

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Anthon Olsen
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Denmark squad.JPG
Personal information
Full name Ole Anthon Olsen
Nationality Danish
Born (1889-09-14)September 14, 1889
Copenhagen
Died March 17, 1972(1972-03-17) (aged 82)
Gentofte
Years active circa 1910 – 1927
Sport
Sport Football
Position Forward
Team Boldklubben af 1893
Achievements and titles
National finals Danish football champions: 1916, 1927
Olympic finals 1912
Updated on 22 September 2015.

Ole Anthon Olsen (September 14, 1889 in Copenhagen – March 17, 1972 in Gentofte) was a Danish amateur football player, who played in the forward position. He scored 14 goals in 16 games for the Denmark national football team, and won a silver medal at the 1912 Summer Olympics.[1]

Born in Copenhagen, Olsen played for a handful of Copenhagen clubs. While playing for B 93, he made his Danish national team debut. He was selected for the Danish squad at the 1912 Summer Olympics, playing all Denmark's three games at the tournament. He scored seven goals in the tournament, and was Danish to scorer as the team won olympic silver medals. After the 1912 Olympics, he scored six goals in five games until September 1915, making his Danish national team total 13 goals in eight games.

With B 93, he won the 1916 Danish football championship, scoring two goals in the championship final 3-2 win against KB. For the national team, he did not recover his impressive goal scoring form from his early years, and in his last eight national team games until October 1927, he scored one goal in eight games. He ended his national team career in 1927, having won his second Danish championship with B 93.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ole Olsen". Olympic Sports database. Roto Sports, Inc. 2011. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Anthon Olsen". Landshold (in Danish). Dansk Boldspil-Union. 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2015.