Robin Olsen

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Robin Olsen
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Personal information
Full name Robin Patrick Olsen
Date of birth (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Copenhagen
Number 25
Youth career
1997–2007 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 IF Limhamn Bunkeflo 8 (0)
2010–2011 Bunkeflo FF 18 (0)
2011–2012 IFK Klagshamn 19 (0)
2012–2015 Malmö FF 53 (0)
2015–2016 PAOK 11 (0)
2016 Copenhagen (loan) 14 (0)
2016– Copenhagen 46 (0)
National team
2015– Sweden 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2017

Robin Olsen (born 8 January 1990) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for F.C. Copenhagen as a goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Olsen's parents are Danish and he used to hold a Danish passport, but grew up in Sweden.[1] He began his career playing for Malmö youth teams before moving to the academy of BK Olympic. At the age of 16 he joined IF Limhamn Bunkeflo and made his debut in the Swedish second tier of a year later.[2]

Following a knee injury he went on to play for Bunkeflo FF and IFK Klagshamn.[2]

Malmö[edit]

In 2011, Olsen re-joined Malmö FF.[2] He made his Allsvenskan debut on 1 October 2012 in an away fixture against Syrianska FC, when first choice goalkeeper Johan Dahlin was suspended, and kept a clean sheet as the match ended 2–0 in Malmö's favour.[3] In the match on 5 April 2013 against Åtvidabergs FF Dahlin had to be substituted at half time for an injury and Olsen once again took his place. Olsen then managed to hold a clean sheet in the remaining part of the match as well as a further three matches before conceding a goal in stoppage time in his fourth match of the season in the away fixture against IFK Göteborg. Olsen kept Dahlin out of the starting eleven for some further matches before he was given the place on the bench once again. In total Olsen played 10 matches for Malmö FF during the league title winning 2013 season, an unusual feat for a second choice goalkeeper. Previously to the start of the 2014 season the club sold Johan Dahlin, making Olsen the first choice goalkeeper. In the 2014 season Olsen made 29 out of 30 league appearances and was a vital piece of the team that defended the clubs league title and qualified for the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. For his performances in the league Olsen was awarded Allsvenskan goalkeeper of the year.[4] He was also nominated for Swedish goalkeeper of the year at Fotbollsgalan.[5]

PAOK[edit]

On 1 July 2015, it was announced that Olsen had signed a four-year contract with PAOK FC,[6][7][8] with a transfer fee of nearly €650,000 being paid to Malmö.[9]

F.C. Copenhagen[edit]

On 26 January 2016, it was announced that Olsen would join F.C. Copenhagen on loan from PAOK FC for six months.[10] According to F.C. Copenhagen's manager Ståle Solbakken the Danish team was in search for a goalkeeper due to the injury of Stephan Andersen.[11] The performances of 26-year-old international in Super League and Europa League until January were below average, but he retained his good form since he joined the Danish club and increased his chances to be included in Sweden national team's squad ahead of Euro 2016. As a consequence of his performance F.C. Copenhagen wanted to make the loan move permanent.[12]

On 24 May 2016, it was announced that Olsen would remain with F.C. Copenhagen signing a four-year contract. Copenhagen paid a transfer fee of almost €600,000 to PAOK FC.[13]

International career[edit]

Olsen was eligible for international play for both Denmark and Sweden.[1] When he came to Malmö FF he said that he would prefer to play for Denmark but in 2014 he opted to play for Sweden according to Danish international coach Morten Olsen.[1][14] On 15 January 2015 he made his debut for Sweden in a friendly fixture against the Ivory Coast.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 August 2017.[16]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IF Limhamn Bunkeflo 2007 0 0 0 0
2008 0 0 0 0
2009 8 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Bunkeflo FF 2010 18 0 18 0
Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
IFK Klagshamn 2011 19 0 19 0
Total 19 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Malmö FF 2012 1 0 1 0 2 0
2013 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2014 29 0 4 0 12 0 45 0
2015 13 0 4 0 0 0 17 0
Total 53 0 10 0 12 0 75 0
PAOK 2015–16 11 0 1 0 7 0 19 0
Total 11 0 1 0 7 0 19 0
F.C. Copenhagen 2015–16 (loan) 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2016–17 33 0 0 0 15 0 48 0
2017–18 7 0 0 0 6 0 13 0
Total 54 0 0 0 21 0 75 0
Career total 163 0 11 0 40 0 214 0

International[edit]

As of 13 November 2017.[16]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2015 2 0
2016 6 0
2017 8 0
Total 16 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF
Copenhagen

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Robin Olsen vägrar välja landslag". dn.se (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "PAOK reach deal to sign Robin Olsen". www.paokfc.gr. 1 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Matchinformation: Syrianska FC - Malmö FF". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Här är vinnarna i Allsvenskans stora pris". allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nomineringarna till Fotbollsgalan 2014". fogis.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Συμφωνία για την απόκτηση του Ρόμπιν Όλσεν (in Greek). 1 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Επίσημο: Στον ΠΑΟΚ ο Όλσεν (in Greek). 2 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Ο ΠΑΟΚ ανακοίνωσε τον Όλσεν (in Greek). 2 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Ετσι συμφώνησαν ΠΑΟΚ-Μάλμε για Ολσεν (in Greek). 3 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Στην Κοπεγχάγη ο Όλσεν (in Greek). www.paokfc.gr. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  11. ^ Medie: FCK lejer Robin Olsen (in Danish). www.bold.dk. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  12. ^ F.C. København want to make Olsen's move permanent. www.sdna.gr. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  13. ^ Στην Κοπεγχάγη ο Όλσεν (in Greek). www.paokfc.gr. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Malmö-målmand siger nej tak til Morten Olsen". politiken.dk (in Danish). Politiken. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "Startelvan mot Elfenbenskusten". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Robin Olsen". soccerway.com (in Swedish). Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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