|Full name||Uni Jógvansson Arge|
|Date of birth||20 January 1971|
|Place of birth||Tórshavn, Faroe Islands|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Uni Jógvansson Arge (born 20 January 1971 in Tórshavn) is a Faroese journalist, writer, musician, singer, and a former international football striker. He is also a former handball player. He played 105 matches for the handball club Kyndil from Tórshavn and scored 693 goals for the club.
Arge started his career with HB Tórshavn and made the first team in 1988. In June that year he came on as a substitute against IF from Fuglafjørður and scored two minutes later. HB Tórshavn went on to win both the Championship and the Cup in 1988. Arge is the most scoring player ever in HB Tórshavn's history. He scored 182 goals in 231 matches and won the Championship three times and the Cup four times. HB were runners up in the League with Arge in the team four times and attended two more Cup finals, which they eventually lost. In 1998, he moved to Iceland to join Leiftur in Ólafsfjørður and later IA in Akranes. In Iceland he played 50 matches and scored 22 goals. With IA he won the Cup in 2000 becoming the first ever Faroese footballer to win the Cup abroad. Together with the famous Faroese goalkeeper, Jens Martin Knudsen, he also was a finalist in 1998 with Leiftur, which were defeated 2-0 by IBV. Returning from Iceland in 2001 he joined HB Tórshavn and retired in 2002. He made a memorable comeback in 2005 when he came on as a substitute against TB from Tvøroyri and scored a beautiful goal after only 40 seconds. Arge has played several matches in the European Cup for HB, Leiftur and Akranes and scored against Apoel Nicosia in a 1-1 draw with HB in 1997.
Arge made his debut for the Faroe Islands national football team in an August 1992 friendly match against Israel and earned 37 caps and 8 goals between 1992 and 2002. He is most memorable for scoring his country's first ever World Cup goal against Cyprus in April 1993. His goal against Spain in the Faroe Islands in 1996 is also famous for his celebration after defeating the world's best goalkeeper at that time, Zubizarreta. One of his best performances was in the 2-2 draw against Bosnia Herzegovina on homeground in 1999, where he scored both the Faroese goals. He also had a massive influence on the remarkable comeback against Slovenia in the Faroes in 2000, where the Faroese team came from being behind 0-2 to clinch a 2-2 draw three minutes from time with goals from Arge and Øssur Hansen. Arge formed the perhaps best Faroese attacking duo ever together with former FC Copenhagen star striker Todi Jónsson.
- Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.
|1||25 April 1993||Tsirion Stadium, Limassol, Cyprus||Cyprus||3-1||3-1||1994 WC Qualifying|
|2||4 September 1996||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands||Spain||2-6||2-6||1998 WC Qualifying|
|3||8 June 1997||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands||Malta||1-0||2-1||1998 WC Qualifying|
|4||9 June 1999||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1-1||2-2||2000 Euro qualifying|
|6||26 April 2000||Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein||Liechtenstein||1-0||1-0||Friendly|
|7||3 September 2000||Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands||Slovenia||1-2||2-2||2002 WC Qualifying|
|8||13 February 2002||Pafiako Stadium, Paphos, Cyprus||Liechtenstein||1-0||1-0||Friendly|
Uni Arge is educated journalist from The Danish School of Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark, and has for many years worked for different Faroese media sources, both as employed and free-lance, also during his years as an international footballer. In 2004, he published his first book "Komin er nú onnur øld", analysing various political and social aspects of life on the Faroes. In 2011, he published his second book Framtíðin kallar (Future is calling).
- Komin er nú onnur øld, Tjarnardeild, Tórshavn, 2004. ISBN 99918-935-7-1
- Framtíðin kallar, Sprotin, Tórshavn, 2011. ISBN 978-99918-71-57-8 
- Sálarfrøðingar í Føroyum - 1973-2013, Felagið Føroyskir Sálarfrøðingar 2014
- Føroyar framá - ÍSF 75 ár, ÍSF 2014
In November 2007, Arge released his first solo album, "Mitt í sjónum", which has two meanings, it can mean "in the middle of the ocean" and "in the middle of visions". In July 2009 he released his second album, "Meldurtíð," and in November 2014 his third album, "Meðan vindurin strýkur," var released. He has written all the songs himself and performs as a singer and a guitarist on all three albums. Many of his songs have become popular on the islands.
On Myspace he states that he is sitting on those tiny islands thinking and writing about "love, insecurity, determination, rainy days, crossroads in life, narrow minded islanders and everything else that comes to mind." He is influenced by The Beatles, John Lennon, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, ELO, Simon & Garfunkel and Faroese artists Frændur, Kári P. and Teitur. As a former footballer, journalist and songwriter he seems to be pretty sure of his mission in life: "I think I was born to express myself in every way possible, so that's what I have decided to do," he writes on Myspace. These are his albums:
- "Mitt í sjónum", 2007
- "Meldurtíð", 2009
- "Meðan vindurin strýkur", 2014
- Lítla Dímun - gimsteinurin í sjónum, 71 min., 2014
- Gjógv - millum Norðhavið og Skarðið, 53 min., 2016
His father is author, journalist, politician and football announcer Jógvan Arge, who is one of the most famous radio reporters of the Faroe Islands and one of the best selling authors too. He was a member of Tórshavn City Council from 2000 to 2016. His grandfather, Niels Juel Arge (1920-1995), was the director of the Faroese Broadcasting (Útvarp Føroya) from 1960 til 1990. Their work at the Faroese Broadcasting is recognized as a huge contribution to Faroese culturel heritage. They have written 35 books on various historical matters relating to the Faroe Islands. His uncle, Magni Arge, was managing director of the Faroese airline, Atlantic Airways from 1995 to 2013. He was in 2015 elected to the Faroese Parliament, Løgtingið, og came second to the leader of the Faroese Republican Party, Høgni Hoydal, to be elected to the Danish Parliament, Folketinget, where he has been serving most of the time since, because Hoydal is serving as the Minister of Fisheries in the Faroe Islands.
- Uni Arge at National-Football-Teams.com