Sölvi Ottesen

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Sölvi.
Sölvi Ottesen
2014-05-30 Austria - Iceland football match, Sölvi Ottesen 0321.jpg
Sölvi Ottesen at an Austria–Iceland match in 2014.
Personal information
Full name Sölvi Geir Ottesen Jónsson
Date of birth (1984-02-18) 18 February 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Reykjavík, Iceland
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Wuhan Zall
Number 6
Youth career
2000 Víkingur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Víkingur 36 (0)
2004–2008 Djurgården 35 (2)
2008–2010 SønderjyskE 54 (6)
2010–2013 Copenhagen 43 (8)
2013–2015 Ural 33 (0)
2015 Jiangsu Sainty 26 (3)
2016– Wuhan Zall 14 (1)
National team
2004–2006 Iceland U21 11 (0)
2005– Iceland 28 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 January 2016

Sölvi Geir Ottesen Jónsson (born 18 February 1984) is an Icelandic footballer, a centre-back. He is currently playing for China League One club Wuhan Zall.

Club career[edit]

Born in Reykjavík, Sölvi started his career at Vikingur, where he came through the academy. He made 32 appearances for Vikingur between 2001 and 2004. Sölvi signed for Swedish side Djurgården in 2004 after being an integral part of Vikingur's fortunes. He was capped 35 times, scoring 2 goals for Djurgården.[1][2]

Following a string of impressive performances, Sölvi signed a three-year contract with SønderjyskE who play in the Danish Superliga.[3] On 18 June 2009 it was reported that he would be going on a trial with Glasgow Celtic in Scotland. Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið stated that he had been invited to train with Celtic during pre-season with a view to a deal subject to a permission from his Danish club, SönderjyskE. In June 2010, he signed a three-year contract with defending Superliga champions F.C. Copenhagen.[4]

With an impressive start in the Danish capital, Sölvi scored a vital goal in the UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round against Rosenborg BK securing F.C. Copenhagen a place in the group stage for the second time in the club history.[5]

On 1 August 2013 he signed a two-year contract with Ural.[6] On 14 February 2015, Sölvi transferred to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Sainty.[7] On 4 February 2016, he transferred to China League One club Wuhan Zall.[8]

International career[edit]

Ottesen (blue) played for Iceland national football team in 2014

He has been capped twenty-eight times so far for Iceland.






  1. ^ "Sölvi Ottesen". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sölvi Ottesen". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Jonas Riedel (13 June 2008). "Sölvi Ottesen till Sönderjyske" (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. Retrieved 23 January 2010. 
  4. ^ F.C. København henter Sölvi Ottesen
  5. ^ http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/matches/season=2011/round=2000117/match=2002392/postmatch/report/index.html#ottesen+sends+fck+through
  7. ^ 舜天官宣冰岛国脚正式加盟 at sports.sina.com 14 February 2015 Retrieved 15 February 2015
  8. ^ 卓尔官宣签约奥特森 at sports.sohu.com 4 February 2016 Retrieved 4 February 2016

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Denmark Jacob Stolberg
SønderjyskE captain
Succeeded by
Iceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason