Sophus Hansen

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Sophus Hansen
Personal information
Full name Sofus Peter Hansen
Date of birth 16 November 1889
Place of birth Denmark
Date of death 19 February 1962(1962-02-19) (aged 72)
Place of death Copenhagen, Denmark
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Boldklubben Frem
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1906–1921 Boldklubben Frem 160 (0)
National team
1911–1920 Denmark 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Olympic medal record
Men’s Football
Silver medal – second place 1912 Stockholm Team competition

Sophus Peter Hansen (16 November 1889 – 19 February 1962) was a Danish amateur football (soccer) player and referee. He won a silver medal with the Denmark national football team at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He also participated with the Danish team at the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Born in Copenhagen, he played his entire career as a goalkeeper for local club Boldklubben Frem. He made his national team debut in 1911, and was the first player to reach 25 caps for the Danish national team. He played a record-setting 31 Danish national team games, before ending his national team career in 1920. The record was broken by Poul "Tist" Nielsen in October 1923.

In his civil life Hansen was employed, at first as a stonemason, and later as an insurance man. In the years 1922-1934 excelled as a football referee refereeing about 20 internationals. In the 1930 Mitropa Cup Hansen refereed both the semifinals and both legs of the final between Sparta Prague and Rapid Vienna. Hansen was also a respected football jurist.

He died in February 1962, while living at Østerbro in Copenhagen.



  • Sophus Målmand, 1949

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