Oliver Risser

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Oliver Risser
Oliver Risser - 2009-09-27 at 19-27-10.jpg
Personal information
Full name Oliver Hanjorge Risser[1]
Date of birth (1980-09-17) 17 September 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Windhoek, South West Africa
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
KFC Oosterzonen
Youth career
Ramblers FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 SpVgg EGC Wirges 21 (0)
2003–2005 Borussia Dortmund II 33 (1)
2005–2006 SV Sandhausen 28 (0)
2006 Breidablik 6 (0)
2006–2007 Bonner SC 32 (2)
2008 Hannover 96 II 6 (0)
2009 Manglerud Star 15 (1)
2009Lyn (loan) 7 (0)
2010 Lyn 11 (1)
2010–2011 KuPS 8 (0)
2011–2013 Swindon Town 32 (3)
2012–2013Stevenage (loan) 12 (1)
2013 Aldershot Town 14 (0)
2013 KFC Oosterzonen 7 (0)
2014– Eastleigh 0 (0)
National team
2002– Namibia 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:02, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Oliver Hanjorge Risser (born 17 September 1980) is a Namibian international footballer who plays for Belgian Third Division B side KFC Oosterzonen. Risser is a defensive midfielder, and can also play in central defence. He is of German descent.

Club career[edit]

Born in Windhoek, Risser started his senior career with SpVgg EGC Wirges in 1999 and moved to Borussia Dortmund's reserve team in 2003, spending two seasons with the club in the German third division. He spent most of the 2005–06 season with SV Sandhausen in Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, one of the leagues in the fourth tier of German football. In April 2006, he moved to Icelandic first-division side Breidablik for three months, before returning to fourth-division football in Germany and signing with Bonner SC of Oberliga Nordrhein, where spent the entire 2006–07 season. He moved to Hannover 96 II in January 2008 after a few months without a club, but left the club at the end of the season. After another eight months without a club, Risser moved to Norway, joining Manglerud Star in March 2009.

On 21 August 2009, Lyn agreed a loan deal for him from Manglerud Star.

In June 2011, Risser went on a one-week trial with English League Two side Swindon Town, and after three days, manager Paolo Di Canio announced that Risser was to be offered a contract.[3] He signed a two-year deal along with Ibrahim Atiku on the same day, 10 July.[3] Ten days later, on 20 July, he was named Swindon captain for the 2011–12 season.[4] He made a goalscoring debut for Swindon, netting the club's second goal with a 30-yard strike against Crewe Alexandra in a 3–0 win at The County Ground on the opening day of the season.[5] In October 2011, Risser was replaced by Paul Caddis as club captain after losing his place in the side due to a groin injury.[6] He scored his second goal for the club in a 1–1 draw against AFC Wimbledon in the Football League Trophy on 8 November 2011, a game in which Swindon went on to win 3–1 on penalties.[7] Risser received the first red card of his Swindon career in a 2–1 away win against Northampton Town, receiving a straight red card for a tackle on Northampton's John Johnson.[8] He went on to score two further goals during the campaign, in 2–0 victories against Torquay United and Barnet respectively.[9][10] Risser made 40 appearances during the season, scoring four goals,[11] as Swindon were promoted to League One as champions.[12]

In August 2012, Risser joined League One side Stevenage on loan until January 2013, with a view to a permanent move.[13][14] He made his Stevenage debut in the club's 3–2 loss to Dagenham & Redbridge in the Football League Trophy on 4 September 2012.[15] Risser scored his first goal for Stevenage in a 1–1 draw against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium on 22 September; netting with a glancing header from a Filipe Morais cross.[16] He went on to make 13 appearances during the loan spell, although Stevenage turned down the option to make the move permanent, and Risser returned to his parent club in January 2013.[17]

Shortly after returning to Swindon, it was announced that Risser had left the club after his contract was terminated by mutual consent.[18] He subsequently signed for League Two side Aldershot Town on a free transfer on 6 January.[19] Under manager Dean Holdsworth, he was a regular fixture in the side but after the arrival of new manager Andy Scott he was limited to appearances on the bench. By the end of the season he had made 15 appearances for Aldershot, scoring no goals. Risser was then believed to be one of the thirteen players made redundant as a result of the club going to administration.[20]

International career[edit]

Risser has 27 caps for the Namibia national football team[21] and represented Namibia at the 2008 African Cup of Nations.

Personal life[edit]

Risser's younger brother, Wilko, is also a footballer.[22]

Honours[edit]

Swindon Town

Career statistics[edit]

As of 19 January 2013.

Club[edit]

Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SpVgg EGC Wirges 2000–01 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2002–03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Borussia Dortmund II 2003–04 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 1
2004–05 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Total 33 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
SV Sandhausen 2005–06 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Total 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
Breiðablik 2006 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Bonner SC 2006–07 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
Total 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 2
Hannover 96 II 2007–08 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Manglerud Star 2009 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
Lyn (loan) 2009 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Lyn 2010 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Total 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 1
KuPS 2010 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Swindon Town 2011–12[23] 32 3 3 0 0 0 5 1 40 4
Total 32 3 3 0 0 0 5 1 40 4
Stevenage (loan) 2012–13[24] 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 1
Total 12 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 13 1
Aldershot Town 2012–13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career totals 216 9 3 0 0 0 6 1 225 10
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the 3. Liga, Úrvalsdeild, Norwegian Second Division, Adeccoligaen, Veikkausliiga, and the Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

International[edit]

National team Season Apps Goals
Namibia 2002[21] 1 0
2003[21] 4 0
2004[21] 1 0
2005[21] 0 0
2006[21] 1 0
2007[21] 4 0
2008[21] 8 0
2009[21] 3 0
2010[21] 2 0
2011[21] 3 0
Total 27 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oliver Risser – Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Oliver Risser – ESPN". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Risser and Atiku earn deals at Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Oliver Risser named new Swindon Town captain". BBC Sport. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Swindon 3–0 Crewe". BBC Sport. 6 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Oliver Risser disappointed by captaincy drop at Swindon". BBC Sport. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Swindon 1–1 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Northampton 1–2 Swindon". BBC Sport. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  9. ^ "Swindon 2–0 Torquay". BBC Sport. 20 March 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Barnet 0–2 Swindon". BBC Sport. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Games played by Oliver Risser in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  12. ^ "English League Two 2011–2012 : Table". Statto.com. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  13. ^ "Stevenage sign Oliver Risser". Stevenage F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  14. ^ "Stevenage sign Patrick Agyemang, Dani Lopez and Oliver Risser". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  15. ^ "Dag & Red 3–2 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 4 September 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  16. ^ "Doncaster 1–1 Stevenage". BBC Sport. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  17. ^ "Swindon Town: Risser returns to Swindon". Gazette & Herald. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Aldershot Town sign Oliver Risser after Swindon Town exit". BBC Sport. 7 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  19. ^ "Aldershot Town's Oliver Risser eyes fresh start after Swindon exit". BBC Sport. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  20. ^ "Aldershot Town: Administrators make 13 players redundant". BBC Sport. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Risser, Oliver". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  22. ^ "Aldershot Town sign Namibia striker Wilko Risser". BBC Sport. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
  23. ^ "Swindon 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  24. ^ "Stevenage 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 September 2012.

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