Ólafur Jóhannesson

  • Date of birth : 30/06/1957
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Iceland Iceland
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Ólafur Jóhannesson

Iceland
Ólafur Jóhannesson
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Ólafur Jóhannesson

Iceland

Date of birth: 30 June 1957
Nationality: Icelandic
Playing career: Haukar
Coaching career: Skallagrímur (three times), FH Hafnarjördur (three times), Thróttur Reykjavík, Haukar, Selfoss, ÍR Reykjavík, Iceland

• Turned from playing to coaching at age of 24; led a low-key existence while simultaneously working as a carpenter for 20 years until taking charge of FH for third time in 2003.

• Guided FH to their highest-ever placing in Icelandic League – second – in his debut campaign before a maiden title on the club's 75th anniversary in 2004.

• Maintained success by leading FH to further championships – in runaway fashion – in 2005 and 2006. Although the sequence ended when the team finished second in 2007, one point behind Valur Reykjavík, they found consolation in a first Icelandic Cup triumph.

• Left FH to take charge of Iceland in October 2007, replacing Eyjólfur Sverrisson after he had overseen a disappointing end to UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying campaign with successive defeats by Latvia and Liechtenstein.

• Guided Iceland to promising 2-2 draw away to Norway in opening 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifier but unable to consolidate as team won only once in eight games – at home to FYR Macedonia – and finished bottom of five-team group.

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General info

  • Name: Ólafur Jóhannesson
  • Date of birth: 30/06/1957
  • Country: Iceland
  • Team: Iceland (Iceland ISL)

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    21/11/07: Denmark 3-0 Iceland
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (First round)
    18/09/90: FH 1-3 Dundee United

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPWDL
Iceland9117
Total9117

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPWDL
FH10235
Total10235
UEFA Europa League
ClubPWDL
FH10343
Total10343
Last updated: 24/06/2012 02:00 CET
 
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