Todi Jónsson

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Todi Jónsson
Personal information
Full name Todi Adam Jónsson
Date of birth (1972-02-02) 2 February 1972 (age 51)
Place of birth Vejle, Denmark
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker
Team information
Current team
Frederikssund IK (Manager)
Youth career
KÍ Klaksvík
Lyseng
AGF
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1989–1992 50 (18)
1993 B36 10 (3)
1994–1997 Lyngby 76 (18)
1997–2005 Copenhagen 167 (54)
2005–2006 Start 36 (4)
2007 FC Amager 7 (0)
2009 8 (1)
Total338(93)
International career
1991–2005 Faroe Islands 45 (9)
Managerial career
2008–2009 FC Amager (sporting director)
2022 NSÍ Runavík
2022– Frederikssund IK
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Todi Adam Jónsson (born 2 February 1972) is a Faroese former professional footballer who played as a striker for Danish premier league clubs Lyngby FC and FC Copenhagen, Norwegian club Start and Danish club Fremad Amager. He started and ended his football career at Faroese side KÍ Klaksvík. [1]

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He has played 45 matches for Faroe Islands national football team and is currently (2018) number two on the top goal scorer's list with 9 goals. [2] Jónsson is the highest scoring foreign football player in the Danish Superliga (Premier League) with 72 goals. [3] He was previously the all-time top scorer for FC København together with Lars Højer Nielsen, they both scored 54 goals for FCK, [4] but they have later been surpassed by Cesar Santin and Dame N'Doye.

Club career

Jónsson spent a large portion of his career at the Danish Superliga side FC Copenhagen, having arrived in 1997 from Lyngby BK together with the new CEO Flemming Østergaard. Todi, as he is known by the FC Copenhagen fans, is one of the all-time leading goal scorers for the club and a member of the Hall of Fame as decided by fan club voting. From 1997 to 2005 he played 207 matches for FC Copenhagen and scored 68 goals.

On 25 June 2009, it was announced that Jónsson had rejoined KÍ Klaksvík, who, however, were unable to maintain their place in the Faroese top division. [5] He ended his football career with the club where he started. He played his last match for KÍ Klaksvík on 3 October 2009 against EB/Streymur. [6]

International career

In the Faroe Islands, Jónsson is arguably the most successful football player of all time, having played at an internationally high level for the better part of a decade with the Danish Champions FC Copenhagen. Furthermore, Todi was the most successful goalscorer for the Faroe Islands national football team with 9 goals in 45 caps, until Rógvi Jacobsen scored his 9th goal against Lithuania in September 2007, then fully overtaking Todi's record away to Italy two months later. Todi is also the only Faroese player to score a hat-trick in an international match. (Bergur Magnussen scored 6 times in the match against the Åland Islands back in 1989, but this match is not officially recognised.)

Todi is remembered for his premature and controversial international retirement in the spring of 2001, as he decided to concentrate fully on his club career. After that he won only two more caps, both in 2005.

Career statistics

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Jónsson goal.
List of international goals scored by Todi Jónsson
No.DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
115 July 1991 Gundadalur, Tórshavn, Faroe IslandsFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1–01–1 Friendly
26 September 1995 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe IslandsFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 2–12–5 UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
311 October 1995 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San MarinoFlag of San Marino.svg  San Marino 1–03–1UEFA Euro 1996 qualifying
42–0
53–1
64 September 1996 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe IslandsFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 1–12–6 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
730 April 1997 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali, MaltaFlag of Malta.svg  Malta 2–12–11998 FIFA World Cup qualification
88 June 1997 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe IslandsFlag of Malta.svg  Malta 2–02–11998 FIFA World Cup qualification
94 February 2000 La Manga, SpainFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 2–02–3Friendly

Honours

KÍ Klaksvík

FC Copenhagen

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References

  1. Tipsbladet.dk (Danish)
  2. Football.fo
  3. Ligafodbold.dk
  4. Superstars.dk, FLEST MÅL FOR FCK, ALLE [ permanent dead link ]
  5. "Coming Soon page".
  6. FaroeSoccer.com, Todi A. Jónsson