Egil Olsen

  • Date of birth : 22/04/1942
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Norway Norway
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Egil Olsen

Norway
Egil Olsen
Norway coach Egil Olsen ©Getty Images

Egil Olsen

Norway

Date of birth: 22 April 1942
Nationality: Norwegian
Playing career: Østsiden IL, Vålerenga IF, Sarpsborg FK, SK Frigg, Hasle-Løren IL
Coaching career: SK Frigg (three times), Hasle-Løren IL, Østsiden IL, Fossum IF, Lyn Oslo FC, Aalesunds FK, Norway (twice), Vålerenga IF, Wimbledon FC, Fredrikstad FK, Iraq

• Born in Fredrikstad, Olsen began playing with local side Østsiden before breaking into higher-level football with Oslo club Vålerenga. A useful winger, nicknamed 'Drillo' for his talent as a dribbler, he was capped 16 times by Norway between 1964 and 1971.

• Began coaching while still active as a player at Frigg and Hasle-Løren. Spent six years in charge of Norway's Under-21 team before establishing his reputation at club level with Lyn and Aalesund.

• Appointed caretaker of Norway's senior team in October 1990. Made stunning start including 6-1 win against Cameroon in first match and 2-1 defeat of Italy in a 1992 UEFA European Championship qualifier to win permanent role.

• Transformed Norway's fortunes with direct style of play, taking country to successive FIFA World Cups in 1994 and 1998 and to second place in FIFA world rankings. Stood down after France '98, where Norway beat Brazil, with record of 44 wins, 27 draws and just 16 defeats.

• After unsuccessful spell in England with Wimbledon, returned to international management with Iraq and was reappointed as Norway coach in January 2009. Failed to reach 2010 World Cup but will remain in charge until summer 2012, when Ståle Solbakken will take over.

Last updated: 09/09/10 17.23CET

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General info

  • Name: Egil Olsen
  • Date of birth: 22/04/1942
  • Country: Norway
  • Team: Norway (Norway NOR)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2010/12
  • Friendlies 2010/12

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Preliminary round )
    14/11/90: Cyprus 0-3 Norway
  • Club: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (First round)
    17/09/98: Rapid Bucureşti 2-2 Vålerenga

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPWDL
Norway241455
Norway U-196321
Total301776

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
ClubPWDL
Vålerenga1010
Total1010
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPWDL
Vålerenga2101
Total2101
Last updated: 03/10/2013 12:34 CET
 
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