Frode Olsen

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Frode Olsen
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Full nameFrode Olsen
Date of birth (1967-10-12) 12 October 1967 (age 53)
Place of birth Stavanger, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
FK Vidar
Senior career*
1990 Rosenborg BK 1 (0)
1991 Strømsgodset IF 22 (0)
1992–1996 IK Start 117 (0)
1997–1999 Stabæk 76 (0)
2000–2002 Sevilla FC 33 (0)
2002–2004 Viking FK 57 (0)
National team
1995–2003 Norway 26 (0)
Teams managed
Klepp IL (women)
Bryne FK (sports director)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frode Olsen (born 12 October 1967) is a retired football goalkeeper with 26 international caps for Norway.

During his career he played for clubs like Viking F.K., Stabæk IF, IK Start and Sevilla FC. He won the Kniksen award as goalie of the year three years in a row from 1997 to 1999.

After retirement, he coached the Klepp IL women's team, then he commentated Spanish football on the Norwegian TV channel TV 2. After TV 2 lost the broadcasting contract for Spanish football, [1] he began working as a studio analyst covering Tippeligaen. While being employed at TV 2, he was the sports director of Bryne FK between January and September 2008. [2]

His favorite English team is Luton Town F.C.. [3]

He has also qualified as a referee, officiating on games in Youth Football local to Stavanger from May 2011. [4]

In 2012, Frode Olsen was convicted to 7 months in prison for having sexual intercourse with his then 15 year old niece. [5]

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  1. "TV 2 mister spansk fotball" (in Norwegian).
  2. "Frode Olsen slutter i Bryne" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-07-12.
  3. "Tett på nett: Frode Olsen" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2007-07-18.
  4. ", Frode Olsen" (in Norwegian).[ permanent dead link ]
  5. "Idrettskjendis fikk sju måneders fengsel for seksuelle overgrep" (in Norwegian).