Jóan Símun Edmundsson

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Jóan Símun Edmundsson
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs Faroe Islands 2013-03-22 - Jóan Símun Edmundsson 01.JPG
Edmundsson lining up for the Faroe Islands in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jóan Símun Edmundsson
Date of birth (1991-07-26) 26 July 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Toftir, Faroe Islands
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Forward
Club information
Current team
Odense Boldklub
Number 7
Youth career
B68 Toftir
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 B68 Toftir 49 (10)
2010 Newcastle United (loan) 0 (0)
2010–2012 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2011 Gateshead (loan) 5 (0)
2012–2013 Viking 8 (0)
2012 Fredericia (loan) 8 (0)
2014 AB 9 (2)
2014–2015 HB 11 (6)
2015 Vejle Boldklub 26 (10)
2016– Odense Boldklub 5 (0)
National team
2006-2007 Faroe Islands U17 9 (0)
2008 Faroe Islands U19 3 (0)
2009–2012 Faroe Islands U21 9 (3)
2009– Faroe Islands 37 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 May 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:18, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Jóan Símun Edmundsson (born 26 July 1991) is a Faroese professional footballer who plays for Danish club Odense Boldklub, and the Faroe Islands national team.

Club career[edit]

Edmundsson started his career with B68 Toftir. In December 2009, he joined Newcastle United on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal, after a successful trial during a reserve friendly against Hibernian.[1] He signed a permanent deal in June as a hot prospect for the future.[2]

Edmundsson made his first team debut for Newcastle in a friendly against Norwich City on 25 July 2010.[3] On 7 January 2011, Edmundsson joined Gateshead on a 28-day loan.[4] He made his Gateshead debut on 8 January 2011 against Kidderminster Harriers.[5] Edmundsson scored his first goal for Gateshead on 15 January 2011 in the FA Trophy in a 6–0 win against Hampton & Richmond Borough.[6]

Edmundsson signed for Viking on 15 February 2012.[7]

In December 2014 after having played for AB and HB in the Faroe Islands, he signed a two-year contract with Vejle Boldklub.[8] In January 2016 Edmundsson signed a 2 and a half year contract with Danish Superliga club Odense Boldklub.[9]

On 28 November 2015, Edmundsson scored what Danish TV3+ commentators later dubbed as "The Goal of the Century" in Danish football, and made comparisons with high profile players such as Lionel Messi, George Best and Diego Maradona.[10] In a 1-3 loss against Silkeborg IF in the Danish 1st Division, Edmundsson shook off most of the Silkeborg midfielders, and danced through the middle into the box, evading three more challenges, before hitting a placed shot in the back of the net.[11]

In December 2015, Edmundsson won the TV3+ "Best Goal of the Year award", beating notable players such as Neymar and Lionel Messi.[12]

International career[edit]

Edmundsson was capped at under-19, under-21, during which he scored a memorable goal in a shock 1–0 win over Russia, and full international level while playing in his homeland, making his debut against France in August 2009. He scored his first senior goal in the 2–1 defeat to Estonia on 11 August 2010, this was the first goal of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying.[13]

On 14 November 2014, he scored the only goal of the game to defeat Greece in Piraeus, the Faroes' first competitive victory since June 2011.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 December 2015[15][16][17]
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
B68 Toftir 2008 23 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 4
2009 25 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 26 6
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 48 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 50 10
Newcastle United (loan) 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newcastle United 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gateshead (loan) 2010–11 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1
Viking 2012 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Fredericia (loan) 2012–13 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Viking 2013 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 1
AB 2014 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2
HB 2015 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 6
Vejle 2014-15 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 3
Vejle 2015-16 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 7
OB 2015-16 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career totals 120 28 4 1 0 0 1 1 79 12
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Premier League, Football League, Faroe Islands Premier League and Football Conference.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the FA Trophy, Football League Trophy and play-offs.

International[edit]

[16]

Faroe Islands national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 8 1
2011 4 0
2012 4 0
2013 9 0
2014 5 2
2015 5 1
2016 1 1
Total 37 5
International goals
Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.[16]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 August 2010 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia
1–0
1–2
Euro 2012 qualifying
2 1 March 2014 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar  Gibraltar
1–1
4–1
Friendly
3 14 November 2014 Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus, Greece  Greece
1–0
1–0
Euro 2016 qualifying
4 4 September 2015 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Northern Ireland
1–1
1–3
5 28 March 2016 Estadio Municipal de Marbella, Marbella, Spain  Liechtenstein
2–0
3–2
Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jóan Símun Edmundsson
  2. ^ http://www.soccerandequipment.com/august-2010-roundup.html
  3. ^ "Norwich City 2 – NUFC 1". nufc.co.uk. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Gateshead swoop for Magpie pair". gateshead-fc.com. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gateshead 2-2 Kidderminster Harriers". Gateshead FC. 9 January 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gateshead 6-0 Hampton & Richmond Borough". Gateshead FC. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.rogalandsavis.no/sport/viking/article5930741.ece
  8. ^ http://www.vejle-boldklub.dk/index.php?spiller=7313
  9. ^ Wamsler, Morten (29 January). "OB køber offensivspiller i Vejle" (in Danish). Odense Boldklub. Retrieved 30 January 2016.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ "TV: Scorer som Messi - er det årets mål i Danmark?" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ny Messi – er det ÅRETS MÅL i Bet25 Ligaen?" (in Danish). TV3sport.dk. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.vejle-boldklub.dk/index.php?nyheder&newsId=8225
  13. ^ "Last-gasp Estonia deny Faroes". Sky Sports. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "The Faroes stun Greece with brilliant away win". UEFA. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Joan Edmundsson Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  16. ^ a b c "Edmundsson, Jóan". National Football Teams. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  17. ^ "Jóan Símun Edmundsson" (in Faroese). Faroe Soccer. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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