Fróði Benjaminsen

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Fróði Benjaminsen
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs Faroe Islands 2013-03-22 - Fróði Benjaminsen 02.jpg
Personal information
Full name Fróði Benjaminsen
Date of birth (1977-12-14) 14 December 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Toftir, Faroe Islands
Playing position Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Víkingur Gøta
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2003 B68 Toftir 139 (37)
2004 Fram Reykjavík 16 (3)
2005–2007 B36 Tórshavn 77 (22)
2008– HB Tórshavn 208 (76)
2017– Víkingur Gøta 4 (1)
National team
1994–1995 U19 Faroe Islands 4 (0)
1999– Faroe Islands 90 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2017 [2].
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 November 2016 [1]

Fróði Benjaminsen (born 14 December 1977) is a Faroese international footballer who plays professionally as a defender or midfielder for Víkingur Gøta. Benjaminsen previously played for HB Tórshavn, B68 Toftir, Fram Reykjavík and B36 Tórshavn.[3] He has appeared a record 89 times for the Faroe Islands, and captained the national team since 2008. In 2015, he retired from the national team, but continued to play for HB Tórshavn in 2016.[4] On 16 August 2016, Benjaminsen came out of international retirement, and was included in the Faroe Islands squad against Hungary[5] in the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification.

Club career[edit]

In 2004 Benjaminsen transferred to Fram Reykjavík of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[6] On 20 December 2004 he signed a contract with B36 Tórshavn to return to his home country.[7]

Benjaminsen retired from club and international football in October 2015, but on 10 March 2016, Benjaminsen came out of retirement and signed a one-year deal with HB Tórshavn.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reports
1 21 August 2002 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Liechtenstein 2–1 3–1 Friendly [8]
2 18 August 2004 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Malta 3–2 3–2 Friendly [9]
3 22 March 2009 Kópavogur, Iceland  Iceland 1–0 2–1 Friendly [10]
4 7 June 2011 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Estonia 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [11]
5 6 September 2011 Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade, Serbia  Serbia 1–2 1–3 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [12]
6. 6 September 2013 Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 1–0 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [13]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

B36 Tórshavn
Havnar Bóltfelag

Individual[edit]

  • Effodeildin Best Player: 2001, 2009,[20] 2010,[21] 2013[22]
  • Effodeildin Best Midfielder: 2013[22]
  • Team of the Year 2013[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.faroesoccer.com/content.php?pid=182
  2. ^ http://www.faroesoccer.com/player.php?teamID=2853&playerID=26
  3. ^ FaroeSoccer.com, Fróði Benjamin's profile
  4. ^ a b Arge, Tróndur (10 March 2016). "Fróði heldur fram í HB" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Heldarskarð, Neli (16 August 2016). "Fróði Benjaminsen aftur á landsliðnum" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Mørk, Jákup (6 January 2004). "Hans Fróði í sáttmálaklemmu" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Nielsen , Terji (20 December 2004). "Fróði og Ingi í B36". in.fo. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Football – Match Friendlies : Faroe Islands vs. Liechtenstein
  9. ^ Football – Match Friendlies : Faroe Islands vs. Malta
  10. ^ Football – Match Friendlies : Iceland vs. Faroe Islands
  11. ^ Faroe Islands stun Estonia to end 16-year wait
  12. ^ Pajić, Djordje. "Faroese win keeps Serbia on track". uefa. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Kasakstan - Føroyar 2-1" (in Faroese). Faroe Soccer. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  14. ^ Faroesoccer.com (chose 2005 and you will see that B36 won the Faroese Championship. Chose B36 and you will find that Fróði Benjaminsen has played 26 matches for B36 in 2005.
  15. ^ Faroesoccer.com, chose 2006 and you will see that B36 played the final against KÍ, chose B36 and you will see that Benjaminsen played 4 of 5 matches in the Faroese Cup 2006, it is called Steypakappingin in Faroese.
  16. ^ Faroesoccer.com, B36 - HB B 1 - 1, Mik 07-03-2007 kl. 18:00 (Benjaminsen scored the goal for B36, they won after penalties 5-3. Stórsteypakappingin is the Faroese word for Faroe Islands Super Cup
  17. ^ Faroesoccer.com, chose the years 2009, 2010 and 2013 and the team HB and you will find Benjaminsen's name there.
  18. ^ Faroesoccer.com, EB/Streymur - HB 1 - 3
  19. ^ Faroesoccer.com, HB - Víkingur 2 - 1, Sun 14-03-2010 kl. 15:00, "Stórsteypadystur" is the Faroese word for "Faroe Islands Super Cup"
  20. ^ "Fróði Benjaminsen, HB Tórshavn Player of the Year". Soccer and Equipment. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  21. ^ "Season review: Faroe Islands". UEFA. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Her eru tey bestu í fótbólti 2013" (in Faroese). KVF. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  23. ^ fsf.fo, Heidi og Fróði ársins leikarar 2013.

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