Thor André Olsen

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Thor André Olsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-04-28) 28 April 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Mo i Rana, Norway
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1982–1986 Mo IL
1987–1990 Molde FK 78
1991–1993 SK Brann 59
1994–1997 Djurgårdens IF 99
1998 AaB
1999IFK Norrköping (loan) 6
1999 Lillestrøm SK 0
2000–2007 Mo IL
National team
1985–1989 Norway U21 3 (0)
1989 Norway B 1 (0)
Teams managed
2001–2007 Mo (goalkeeping coach)
2008 Stålkameratene (interim)
2009–2010 Stålkameratene
2011–2018 Mo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thor André Olsen (born 28 April 1964 [1] ) is a Norwegian football coach and former goalkeeper. His last position was head coach in Mo IL.

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Club career

Thor André Olsen played for Mo IL, Molde FK, SK Brann, Djurgårdens IF, Aalborg, IFK Norrköping and Lillestrøm SK.

In 1987, Olsen transferred to Molde. In 1988, newspaper VG named him player of the year in Norwegian football. [2] In 1991, he went on to play for Brann where he played three seasons. Olsen then continued his career in Sweden, where he joined then second tier side Djurgården. In his first season at the club, he helped the team win promotion to Allsvenskan. In 1995, He received the Årets Järnkamin award from supporters club Järnkaminerna for his performances and values.

He retired from football in 2004.

International career

Thor André Olsen represented the Norway national under-21 team three times, debuting on 21 May 1985 against Sweden. [3] In 1989 he played one game for Norway B against England B at Stavanger Stadion.

Coaching career

In 2001, he became playing goalkeeping coach in Mo IL. Between 2008 and 2010, he was coaching Stålkameratene, before returning to Mo where he was head coach until 2018.

Honours

Club

Djurgårdens IF

Individual

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References

  1. http://www.weltfussball.de/spieler_profil/thor-olsen
  2. "Årets Spiller 1962-96:" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Archived from the original on 31 October 2004. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  3. "Thor André Olsen national team profile" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Football Federation . Retrieved 27 November 2019.