Otto Fredrikson

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Otto Fredrikson
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Personal information
Full name Otto Fredrikson
Date of birth (1981-11-30) 30 November 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Valkeakoski, Finland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kongsvinger
Number 1
Youth career
1990–1995 Haka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 OLS Oulu
2000–2001 Tervarit Oulu 40 (0)
2002–2006 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0 (0)
2002–2003 Borussia Mönchengladbach II (loan) 15 (0)
2004–2005 Jaro (loan) 52 (0)
2006–2009 Lillestrøm 53 (0)
2010–2012 Spartak Nalchik 48 (0)
2014–2015 Lørenskog 3 (0)
2015– Kongsvinger 10 (0)
2015 Vålerenga (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2001–2003 Finland U21 12 (0)
2008–2011 Finland 13 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 July 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2011

Otto Fredrikson (born 30 November 1981 in Valkeakoski) is a Finnish football goalkeeper who plays for Kongsvinger. Otto was born in the unilingually Finnish-speaking municipality of Valkeakoski, but has Swedish heritage.

Club career[edit]

Tervarit[edit]

Fredrikson's career began in OLS, but he transferred to another Oulu based team Tervarit for seasons 2000–2001.

Borussia Mönchengladbach[edit]

During season 2001–02, he transferred to German Borussia Mönchengladbach. Fredrikson was at that time one of the most promising footballers in Finland. He represented Borussia Mönchengladbach until season 2005–06. During the years in Borussia he did not gain any caps in the first team, but did gain 15 caps in the reserves team. During seasons 2004 and 2005 he was loaned to Finnish club FF Jaro where he played 52 matches.

Lillestrøm[edit]

From 2006 to 2009, Fredrikson represented Norwegian club Lillestrøm. He gained 53 caps.

Spartak Nalchik[edit]

In February 2010, Fredrikson transferred to Russian PFK Spartak Nalchik. He made 48 appearances in the Russian league before suffering an injury in international friendly match between Finland and Turkey on 2012.

He did not re-emerge until 2014, when joining Lørenskog at the Norwegian third tier. In 2015 he signed for Kongsvinger, also a third-tier team, albeit formerly in the Norwegian Premier League. In the summer of 2015 he signed for Vålerenga on an emergency loan deal because Michael Langer was injured and Lars Hirschfeld is playing Gold Cup for Canada.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Finnish national team on 29 May 2008 against Turkey. After Jussi Jääskeläinen announced his retirement from international football, Fredrikson was the number one choice for Finland. During fall 2010, he started three out of four of Finland's Euro 2012 qualification games. However, Fredrikson has been away from the squad since May 2012, when he got injured before the friendly match against Turkey.

Club statistics[edit]

As of 27 July 2015
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Lillestrøm Tippeligaen 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2007 13 0 5 0 1 0 19 0
2008 19 0 2 0 1 0 22 0
2009 19 0 3 0 0 0 22 0
2010 PFC Spartak Nalchik Russian Premier League 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2011–12 26 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2014 Lørenskog 2. Divisjon 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2015 Kongsvinger 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2015 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 116 0 11 0 2 0 129 0


As of 16 November 2011
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 2 0
2009 1 0
2010 7 0
2011 3 0
Total 13 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lillestrøm

References[edit]

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