Olav Nilsen

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Olav Nilsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-01-24) 24 January 1942 (age 75)
Place of birth Norway
Playing position Midfielder/Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1975 Viking 414 (63)
National team
1962–1971 Norway 62 (19)
Teams managed
1975 Viking
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Olav Nilsen (born 24 January 1942) is a former footballer from Norway. He was a striker in his early career, but was later used as a midfielder. He scored 19 goals in 62 matches for the Norway national football team.[1]

On club level Nilsen played for Viking, being team captain during their heyday in the early 1970s. With Nilsen a commanding figure, they won three league championships in 1972, 1973 and 1974. The supporters nicknamed him "Olav Viking".


  1. ^ "Norway - Record International Players". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-02-09. 

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