Jan Dam (footballer)

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Jan Dam
Personal information
Full name Jan Christian Dam
Date of birth (1968-09-07) 7 September 1968 (age 48)
Place of birth Faroe Islands
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1995 HB Tórshavn 144 (22)
1995–1996 Ølstykke FC ? (?)
1996 KÍ Klaksvík 8 (1)
1997–1999 HB 37 (1)
2000–2001 B68 Toftir 30 (0)
2002–2004 HB 35 (0)
Total 254 (24)
National team
1990–2000 Faroe Islands 39 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jan Dam (born 7 September 1968) is a former Faroese football (defender), largely considered one of the best ever in his native country.[who?] He was especially popular back home for his fearless tackles and fighting spirit. At present, he works as a teacher at a private school in Haslev, Denmark and also as a trainer of the U19 team of KB Copenhagen football club.

Club career[edit]

Jan made his debut in Faroese football at the age of 17 with HB Tórshavn as a defender in the 1986 season and remained loyal to the club for 10 years before he moved abroad to Danish side Ølstykke FC. He returned home after only one season to join KÍ Klaksvík and later HB again and B68.

International career[edit]

Dam made his debut for the Faroe Islands in an August 1990 friendly match against Iceland in which he immediately scored from the penalty spot after coming on as a substitute for Abraham Løkin Hansen. The penalty was awarded after foul on Jan. His second match was the historic 1-0 defeat of Austria, his country's first competitive match. On his third international duty, away to Denmark, he famously set Brian Laudrup out of the game, despite Faroes lost the match 1-4. His last international match was an April 2000 friendly against Liechtenstein. Jan collected 39 caps, scoring 1 goal. [1]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 August 1990 Gundadalur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Iceland 2-2 2-3 Friendly


  1. ^ Faroe Islands - Record International Players - RSSSF

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