Martin Olsson

  • Date of birth : 17/05/1988
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
 
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Martin Olsson

Martin Olsson

A former Swedish Under-21 international, Martin Olsson emerged as the first-choice left-back for the senior national side during the latter stages of the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign. Also more than capable of playing on the left wing, he has spent his whole career in England with Blackburn Rovers FC, who were relegated from the Premier League in 2012.

• Joined Blackburn in January 2006 after word began to spread of his exceptional talent while he was playing youth football in Sweden for Högaborgs BK.

• Made his Blackburn debut as a substitute in a UEFA Cup second qualifying round tie against Finnish club Myllykosken Pallo-47 in August 2007 – it remains his only outing in UEFA club competition.

• Made only scant appearances in his first two seasons at Blackburn but featured prominently for Sweden's Under-21 side and was a member of the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship final squad in his native land, playing three times.

• Broke into the Blackburn first team under manager Sam Allardyce in 2009/10 and, when fit, became a fixture in the side at left-back under successor Steve Kean, scoring Premier League goals in vital home wins against Liverpool FC (3-1) and Bolton Wanderers FC (1-0).

• Made a sensational start to his senior international career, scoring twice on his debut – as a 66th-minute substitute – in a 4-2 defeat of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 29 May 2010; he also found the net on his first two competitive starts, in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers away to San Marino (5-0) and Finland (2-1).

Last updated: 22/05/12 16.06CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/05/2014 05:56 CET
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-2SwedenSweden9000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundSwedenSweden4-2NorwayNorway4600
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-2EvertonEverton400
27.08.2013English League CupSecond roundNorwichNorwich6-3BuryBury9010
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-1SwedenSweden9000
24.09.2013English League CupThird roundWatfordWatford2-3NorwichNorwich12000
29.09.2013English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-1NorwichNorwich9000
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-3ChelseaChelsea9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-1AustriaAustria9010
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-5GermanyGermany9000
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1NorwichNorwich9000
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0CardiffCardiff9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City7-0NorwichNorwich9000
09.11.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich3-1West HamWest Ham9000
15.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentPortugalPortugal1-0SwedenSweden9000
19.11.2013FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwedenSweden2-3PortugalPortugal9000
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-1NorwichNorwich9000
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool5-1NorwichNorwich9000
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-2NorwichNorwich9000
15.12.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1SwanseaSwansea9000
21.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0NorwichNorwich9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-2FulhamFulham9000
28.12.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-1NorwichNorwich9000
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundNorwichNorwich1-1FulhamFulham9000
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-0NorwichNorwich9000
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-0HullHull9000
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0NewcastleNewcastle9000
01.02.2014English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff2-1NorwichNorwich9000
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0Man. CityMan. City9000
11.02.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham2-0NorwichNorwich9000
02.03.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa4-1NorwichNorwich9000
08.03.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1StokeStoke9000
15.03.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-2NorwichNorwich9000
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-0SunderlandSunderland9000
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea3-0NorwichNorwich9000
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1West BromWest Brom8100
12.04.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-0NorwichNorwich9000
20.04.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-3LiverpoolLiverpool9001
26.04.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United4-0NorwichNorwich9000
04.05.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea0-0NorwichNorwich9000
11.05.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-2ArsenalArsenal9000

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General info

  • Name: Martin Olsson
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 17/05/1988 (25)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 23
  • Club: Norwich ( ENG)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second qualifying round)
    30/08/07: Blackburn 2-0 MYPA
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Qualifying round)
    08/10/06: Sweden 2-0 Iceland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Sweden72
Sweden U-21121
Sweden U-1941
Total234

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Blackburn10
Total10
Last updated: 08/01/2014 06:35 CET
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