Robin Olsen

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Robin Olsen
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Olsen lining-up for Sweden at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Robin Patrick Olsen[1]
Date of birth (1990-01-08) 8 January 1990 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Everton
(on loan from Roma)
Number 33
Youth career
1997–2000 Malmö FF
2001 BK Olympic
2002–2006 FC Malmö
2006–2007 Bunkeflo IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 IF Limhamn Bunkeflo 8 (0)
2010 Bunkeflo FF 18 (0)
2011 IFK Klagshamn 19 (0)
2012–2015 Malmö FF 53 (0)
2015–2016 PAOK 11 (0)
2016Copenhagen (loan) 14 (0)
2016–2018 Copenhagen 57 (0)
2018– Roma 27 (0)
2019–2020Cagliari (loan) 17 (0)
2020–Everton (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2015– Sweden 40 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:34, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:11, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Robin Patrick Olsen (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔ̌bːɪn ˈʊ̌lːsɛn]; born 8 January 1990) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Everton, on loan from Roma, and the Sweden national team.

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.[3] 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.[4]

Following a knee injury he went on to play for Bunkeflo FF and IFK Klagshamn.[4]

Malmö FF[edit]

In 2011, Olsen re-joined Malmö FF.[4] 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.[5] 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.

Prior 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.[6] He was also nominated for Swedish goalkeeper of the year at Fotbollsgalan.[7]

PAOK[edit]

Olsen signed a four-year contract with Greek team PAOK FC on 1 July 2015,[8][9][10] with a transfer fee of nearly €650,000 being paid to Malmö.[11]

Copenhagen[edit]

On 26 January 2016, Olsen would join F.C. Copenhagen on loan for six months,[12] to cover for the injured Stephan Andersen.[13] F.C. Copenhagen wanted to make the loan move permanent,[14] and on 24 May 2016 Olsen signed a four-year contract with the club for a transfer fee of almost €600,000.[15]

Roma[edit]

In July 2018, Olsen signed a five-year contract with the Italian club A.S. Roma with a reported fee of around €12,000,000,[16] replacing the outgoing Alisson.[16] He marked his debut for the team with a clean sheet in a 1-0 away victory against Torino F.C. on 19 August 2018.[17]

Loan to Cagliari[edit]

In August 2019, Olsen joined Cagliari Calcio on a season-long loan.[18] On 25 November 2019, Olsen was sent off in an away game against U.S. Lecce for pushing Gianluca Lapadula, who in turn had pushed Olsen for kicking the ball away. Both players were sent off, received a fine of €10,000, and Olsen was suspended for the next four Serie A matches. [19]

Loan to Everton[edit]

Olsen joined Premier League club Everton on a season-long loan on 5 October 2020.[20]

International career[edit]

Olsen was eligible for international play for both Denmark and Sweden.[3] 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.[3][21] On 15 January 2015, he made his debut for Sweden in a friendly fixture against the Ivory Coast.[22]

In May 2016, Olsen was called up for Sweden's squad for UEFA Euro 2016, as back-up keeper for Andreas Isaksson. After Sweden's early exit from the tournament, Isaksson retired and Olsen became Sweden's first-choice goalkeeper.

In May 2018 he was named in Sweden's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[23] At the 2018 World Cup, Olsen started in all five games for Sweden as they were eliminated by England in the quarter final.[24]

Career statistics[edit]

Olsen playing for Malmö FF in 2013.
Olsen playing for Malmö FF in 2014.
Olsen representing Sweden in 2015.

Club[edit]

As of match played 1 March 2020[25]
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Limhamn Bunkeflo 2007 Superettan
2008 Superettan
2009 Division 1 Södra 8 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Bunkeflo FF 2010 Division 5 Skåne Sydvästra A 18 0 18 0
IFK Klagshamn 2011 Division 2 Södra Götaland 19 0 19 0
Malmö FF 2012 Allsvenskan 1 0 1 0 2 0
2013 Allsvenskan 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2014 Allsvenskan 29 0 4 0 12 0 45 0
2015 Allsvenskan 13 0 4 0 0 0 17 0
Total 53 0 10 0 12 0 75 0
PAOK 2015–16 Superleague Greece 11 0 1 0 7 0 19 0
Total 11 0 1 0 7 0 19 0
Copenhagen 2015–16 (loan) Danish Superliga 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2016–17 Danish Superliga 33 0 0 0 15 0 48 0
2017–18 Danish Superliga 24 0 1 0 12 0 37 0
Total 71 0 1 0 27 0 99 0
Roma 2018–19 Serie A 27 0 2 0 6 0 35 0
Cagliari 2019–20 (loan) Serie A 17 0 2 0 19 0
Everton 2020–21 (loan) Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 224 0 16 0 52 0 291 0

International[edit]

As of 14 October 2020[25]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2015 2 0
2016 6 0
2017 8 0
2018 11 0
2019 9 0
2020 4 0
Total 40 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bunkeflo FF

IFK Klagshamn

Malmö FF

Copenhagen

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Champions League squad list submitted". A.S. Roma. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Sweden" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 29. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Robin Olsen vägrar välja landslag". dn.se (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "PAOK reach deal to sign Robin Olsen". www.paokfc.gr. 1 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Matchinformation: Syrianska FC - Malmö FF". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Här är vinnarna i Allsvenskans stora pris". allsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 6 November 2014. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Nomineringarna till Fotbollsgalan 2014". fogis.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  8. ^ Συμφωνία για την απόκτηση του Ρόμπιν Όλσεν (in Greek). 1 July 2015.
  9. ^ Επίσημο: Στον ΠΑΟΚ ο Όλσεν (in Greek). 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ Ο ΠΑΟΚ ανακοίνωσε τον Όλσεν (in Greek). 2 July 2015.
  11. ^ Ετσι συμφώνησαν ΠΑΟΚ-Μάλμε για Ολσεν (in Greek). 3 July 2015.
  12. ^ Στην Κοπεγχάγη ο Όλσεν (in Greek). www.paokfc.gr. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  13. ^ "el:Medie: FCK lejer Robin Olsen" (in Danish). www.bold.dk. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  14. ^ "F.C. København want to make Olsen's move permanent". www.sdna.gr. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  15. ^ Στην Κοπεγχάγη ο Όλσεν (in Greek). www.paokfc.gr. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Roma sign Robin Olsen as replacement for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson". ESPN.com. 25 July 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  17. ^ "TORINO 0-1 ROMA: MATCH REPORT, REACTION AND KEY STATISTICS". www.asroma.com. 19 August 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Olsen è del Cagliari". cagliaricalcio.com (in Italian). 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  19. ^ https://www.euronews.com/2019/11/26/cagliari-keeper-olsen-banned-for-four-matches-for-brawl
  20. ^ "Everton complete loan deal for keeper Olsen". evertonfc.com. 5 October 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  21. ^ "Malmö-målmand siger nej tak til Morten Olsen". politiken.dk (in Danish). Politiken. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  22. ^ "Startelvan mot Elfenbenskusten". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  23. ^ Crawford, Stephen (4 June 2018). "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - Final 23-man lists". Goal. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  24. ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Teams - Sweden - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  25. ^ a b "Robin Olsen". soccerway.com (in Swedish). Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  26. ^ "Skåne sydvästra | Division 5 | Fotbollsserier 2010 | Fotboll | everysport.com". www.everysport.com. Retrieved 10 October 2020.

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