Todi Jónsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Todi Jónsson
Personal information
Full name Todi Adam Jónsson
Date of birth (1972-02-02) 2 February 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Vejle, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
KÍ Klaksvík
IF Lyseng
Aarhus GF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 17 (9)
1992 17 (4)
1993 B36 10 (3)
1994–1997 Lyngby FC 76 (18)
1997–2005 FC København 167 (54)
2005–2006 Start 36 (4)
2007 Fremad Amager 7 (0)
2009 8 (1)
Total 338 (93)
National team
1991–2005 Faroe Islands 45 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 August 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2007

Todi Adam Jónsson (born 2 February 1972) is a retired Danish-born Faroese former professional football striker who has been playing for Danish premier league clubs Lyngby FC and FC København, Norwegian club Start and Danish club Fremad Amager. He started and ended his football career at Faroese side .[1]

He has played 45 matches for Faroe Islands national football team and is currently (2012) number two on the top goal scorer's list with 9 goals.[2] Jónsson is the most scoring foreign football player in the Danish Superliga (Premier League) with 72 goals.[3] He was previously top scorer for FC København at all times together with Lars Højer Nielsen, they both scored 54 goals for FCK,[4] but they have later been surpassed by Cesar Santin and Dame N'Doye.

Club career[edit]

He spent a large portion of his career at the Danish Superliga side FC Copenhagen, having arrived in 1997 from Lyngby BK together with the new CEO Flemming Østergaard. Todi, as he is known by the FC Copenhagen fans, is one of the all time leading goal scorers for the club and a member of the Hall of Fame as decided by fan club voting. From 1997 to 2005 Todi played 207 matches for FC Copenhagen and scored 68 goals.

On 25 June 2009, it was announced that he had rejoined KÍ Klaksvík, who whoever were unable to maintain their place in the Faroese top division.[5] Jónsson ended his football career with the club where he started. He played his last match for KÍ Klaksvík on 3 October 2009 against EB/Streymur.[6]

International career[edit]

In the Faroe Islands, Jónsson is the most successful football player of all time, having played on an internationally high level for the better part of a decade with the Danish Champions FC Copenhagen. Furthermore Todi was the most successful goalscorer for the Faroe Islands national football team with 9 goals in 45 caps, until Rógvi Jacobsen scored his 9th goal against Lithuania in September 2007, then fully overtaking Todi's record away to Italy two months later. Todi is also the only Faroese player to score a hat-trick in an international match. (Bergur Magnussen did score 6 times in the match against the Åland Islands back in 1989, but this match is not officially recognised.)

However, Todi is also remembered for his premature and controversial international retirement in the spring of 2001, as he decided to concentrate himself fully on his club career. After that Todi won only two more caps, both in 2005.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 July 1991 Gundadalur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands  Turkey 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2 6 September 1995 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Russia 2–1 2–5 1996 Euro qualifying
3 11 October 1995 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino  San Marino 1–0 3–1
4 2–0
5 3–1
6 4 September 1996 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Spain 1–1 2–6 1998 WC Qualifying
7 30 April 1997 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 2–1 2–1
8 8 June 1997 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands  Malta 2–0 2–1
9 4 February 2000 La Manga, Spain  Iceland 2–0 2–3 Friendly


KÍ Klaksvík
FC København


External links[edit]