Logi Ólafsson

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Logi Ólafsson
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-11-14) 14 November 1954 (age 64)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Teams managed
Years Team
1987–1989 Valur women
1990–1992 Víkingur
1993–1994 Iceland women
1995 ÍA
1996–1997 Iceland
1997–1999 ÍA
2000–2001 FH
2001–2003 Lillestrøm (assistant)
2003–2005 Iceland
2007–2010 KR
2010–2012 Selfoss
2012–2013 Stjarnan
2017–2018 Víkingur

Logi Ólafsson (born 14 November 1954) is an Icelandic football coach.

He is a former coach of Iceland men's national team and women's national team.[1]

Logi started his managerial career in charge of Valur women's side for two seasons, before moving on to manage Víkingur men's team where he won the Icelandic Championship in 1991. In 1993, following his spell at Víkingur he became the coach of the Iceland women's national football team, but left the following year. He then spent a season at ÍA, winning the Icelandic Championship again in 1995.[2]

Logi Ólafsson was in charge of Iceland men's national team between years 1996 and 1997, before returning to ÍA where they finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the years 1997, 1998 and 1999. From 2000 he took on a new challenge in managing the First Division side of FH. He won promotion in his first season and finish 3rd in the 2001 Úrvalsdeild the year after. In the following season he would move to manage Norwegian club Lillestrøm alongside Arne Erlandsen. In 2003, he returned to manage the men's national team, this time in a joint role with Ásgeir Sigurvinsson.

In 2007, he took charge of KR, and won the 2008 Icelandic Cup[3]. Yet he was forced out after three years in charge due to a slow league start. He was not out of a job for long, as he joined Selfoss and won promotion to the 2012 Úrvalsdeild. Overall he stayed there for three seasons. In 2013, Logi transferred to Garðabær to take charge of Stjarnan. He steered them to 3rd place, the club's all-time highest finish, delivering to the club its first ever Europa League Qualification Round.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Logi Ólafsson profile". KSI.is. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Logi ráðinn þjálfari Víkinga". Visir.is. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Own goal gives KR Reykjavík the cup". UEFA.com. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2011.