Oskar Nørland

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Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Team Competition

Niels Christian Oskar Nørland[1] (4 October 1882 in Roskilde – 18 May 1941 in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen) was a Danish amateur football (soccer) player, who played 14 games as a forward for the Denmark national football team and won silver medals at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. He also won a gold medal at the unofficial 1906 Summer Olympics. Nørlund played his entire career with Copenhagen club KB, with whom he won several Danish football championships.

He was selected for the unofficial Danish national team at the 1906 Summer Olympics in Athens, which Denmark went on to win. He played in Denmark's first official national team game at the 1908 Summer Olympics, where he played two games as Denmark won silver medals. Four years later, he played another two games at the 1912 Summer Olympics, as Denmark won silver yet again. He ended his Danish national team career in October 1916, having played 14 games, though scoring no goals despite his forward position.

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  1. ^ He was born Niels Christian Oskar Nielsen, but changed his last name to Nørland in 1914.

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