Robin Olsen

Robin Patrick Olsen (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɪn ˈʊlsɛn]; born 8 January 1990) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Roma and the Sweden national football team.

Robin Olsen
SWE-SWI (8) (cropped)
Olsen lining-up for Sweden at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Robin Patrick Olsen[1]
Date of birth 8 January 1990 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
1997–2000 Malmö FF
2001 BK Olympic
2002–2006 FC Malmö
2006–2007 Bunkeflo IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 IF Limhamn Bunkeflo 8 (0)
2010 Bunkeflo FF 18 (0)
2011 IFK Klagshamn 19 (0)
2012–2015 Malmö FF 53 (0)
2015–2016 PAOK 11 (0)
2016Copenhagen (loan) 14 (0)
2016–2018 Copenhagen 57 (0)
2018– Roma 24 (0)
National team
2015– Sweden 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:05, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2019

Club career

Early life and career

Olsen's parents are Danish and he used to hold a Danish passport, but grew up in Sweden.[3] He began his career playing for Malmö youth teams before moving to the academy of BK Olympic. At the age of 16 he joined IF Limhamn Bunkeflo and made his debut in the Swedish second tier of a year later.[4]

Following a knee injury he went on to play for Bunkeflo FF and IFK Klagshamn.[4]

Malmö FF

In 2011, Olsen re-joined Malmö FF.[4] He made his Allsvenskan debut on 1 October 2012 in an away fixture against Syrianska FC, when first choice goalkeeper Johan Dahlin was suspended, and kept a clean sheet as the match ended 2–0 in Malmö's favour.[5] In the match on 5 April 2013 against Åtvidabergs FF Dahlin had to be substituted at half time for an injury and Olsen once again took his place. Olsen then managed to hold a clean sheet in the remaining part of the match as well as a further three matches before conceding a goal in stoppage time in his fourth match of the season in the away fixture against IFK Göteborg. Olsen kept Dahlin out of the starting eleven for some further matches before he was given the place on the bench once again. In total Olsen played 10 matches for Malmö FF during the league title winning 2013 season, an unusual feat for a second choice goalkeeper. Previously to the start of the 2014 season the club sold Johan Dahlin, making Olsen the first choice goalkeeper. In the 2014 season Olsen made 29 out of 30 league appearances and was a vital piece of the team that defended the clubs league title and qualified for the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. For his performances in the league Olsen was awarded Allsvenskan goalkeeper of the year.[6] He was also nominated for Swedish goalkeeper of the year at Fotbollsgalan.[7]


On 1 July 2015, it was announced that Olsen had signed a four-year contract with PAOK FC,[8][9][10] with a transfer fee of nearly €650,000 being paid to Malmö.[11]


On 26 January 2016, it was announced that Olsen would join F.C. Copenhagen on loan from PAOK for six months.[12] According to F.C. Copenhagen's manager Ståle Solbakken, the Danish team was in search for a goalkeeper due to the injury of Stephan Andersen.[13] The performances of 26-year-old international in the Superleague Greece and Europa League until January were below average, but he retained his good form since he joined the Danish club and increased his chances to be included in Sweden national team's squad ahead of Euro 2016. As a consequence of his performance, F.C. Copenhagen wanted to make the loan move permanent.[14]

On 24 May 2016, it was announced that Olsen would remain with F.C. Copenhagen signing a four-year contract. F.C. Copenhagen paid a transfer fee of almost €600,000 to PAOK.[15]


In 2018, Olsen helped Sweden reach their first World Cup quarterfinal since the 1994 FIFA World Cup and gained international interest from some of Europe's top clubs. On 24 July 2018, Olsen signed a five-year contract with the Italian club A.S. Roma with a reported fee of around €12,000,000.[16]

Olsen's arrival to the club was announced just five days after the departure of Roma's starting goalkeeper Alisson.[16]

He marked his debut for the Italian capital side in 2018–19 Serie A with a clean sheet in the 1-0 away victory against Torino F.C. on 19 August 2018.[17]

International career

Olsen was eligible for international play for both Denmark and Sweden.[3] When he came to Malmö FF he said that he would prefer to play for Denmark but in 2014 he opted to play for Sweden according to Danish international coach Morten Olsen.[3][18] On 15 January 2015 he made his debut for Sweden in a friendly fixture against the Ivory Coast.[19]

In May 2018 he was named in Sweden's 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[20]

Career statistics

Robin Olsen (vs. AIK in 2013, cropped)
Olsen playing for Malmö FF in 2013.
Robin Olsen (2014)
Olsen playing for Malmö FF in 2014.
Russia-Sweden 2015 (9)
Olsen representing Sweden in 2015.


As of match played 6 March 2019[21]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Limhamn Bunkeflo 2007 N/A N/A 0 0
2008 N/A N/A 0 0
2009 8 0 8 0
Total 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Bunkeflo 2010 18 0 18 0
Klagshamn 2011 19 0 19 0
Malmö FF 2012 1 0 1 0 2 0
2013 10 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
2014 29 0 4 0 12 0 45 0
2015 13 0 4 0 0 0 17 0
Total 53 0 10 0 12 0 75 0
PAOK 2015–16 11 0 1 0 7 0 19 0
Total 11 0 1 0 7 0 19 0
Copenhagen 2015–16 (loan) 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2016–17 33 0 0 0 15 0 48 0
2017–18 24 0 1 0 12 0 37 0
Total 71 0 1 0 27 0 99 0
Roma 2018–19 24 0 2 0 6 0 32 0
Career total 204 0 14 0 52 0 269 0


As of 23 March 2019[21]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2015 2 0
2016 6 0
2017 8 0
2018 11 0
2019 1 0
Total 28 0



Malmö FF




  1. ^ "Champions League squad list submitted". A.S. Roma. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Sweden" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 29. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Robin Olsen vägrar välja landslag". (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "PAOK reach deal to sign Robin Olsen". 1 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Matchinformation: Syrianska FC - Malmö FF". (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Här är vinnarna i Allsvenskans stora pris". (in Swedish). Allsvenskan. 6 November 2014. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Nomineringarna till Fotbollsgalan 2014". (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  8. ^ Συμφωνία για την απόκτηση του Ρόμπιν Όλσεν (in Greek). 1 July 2015.
  9. ^ Επίσημο: Στον ΠΑΟΚ ο Όλσεν (in Greek). 2 July 2015.
  10. ^ Ο ΠΑΟΚ ανακοίνωσε τον Όλσεν (in Greek). 2 July 2015.
  11. ^ Ετσι συμφώνησαν ΠΑΟΚ-Μάλμε για Ολσεν (in Greek). 3 July 2015.
  12. ^ Στην Κοπεγχάγη ο Όλσεν (in Greek). Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  13. ^ Medie: FCK lejer Robin Olsen (in Danish). Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  14. ^ F.C. København want to make Olsen's move permanent. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  15. ^ Στην Κοπεγχάγη ο Όλσεν (in Greek). Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  16. ^ a b "Roma sign Robin Olsen as replacement for Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson". 25 July 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  17. ^ "TORINO 0-1 ROMA: MATCH REPORT, REACTION AND KEY STATISTICS". 19 August 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Malmö-målmand siger nej tak til Morten Olsen". (in Danish). Politiken. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  19. ^ "Startelvan mot Elfenbenskusten". (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  20. ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced?". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Robin Olsen". (in Swedish). Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2013.

External links

2012 Malmö FF season

The 2012 season was Malmö FF's 101st in existence, their 77th season in Allsvenskan and their 12th consecutive season in the league. They competed in Allsvenskan where they finished in 3rd position. Malmö FF also participated in one competition in which the club continued playing in for the 2013 season, 2012–13 Svenska Cupen. The season was Rikard Norlings first full season as the club's manager as he joined the club halfway through the 2011 season. Ulrich Vinzents was appointed new club captain as the former captain, Daniel Andersson, announced that he would prioritise his coaching career as one of Malmö FF's three assistant managers. However, injury problems for the club's defender saw Andersson playing ten out of twelve league matches before the break for UEFA Euro 2012 and thus also holding the captaincy, Andersson continued to play sporadically after the summer break. Appointed captain Vinzents was injured in an early stage of the season and Miiko Albornoz was brought into the starting eleven, Albornoz held the position until the end of the season. Due to these circumstances third captain Jiloan Hamad held the captaincy for the majority of the matches throughout the season.

2013 Svenska Supercupen

Svenska Supercupen 2013, Swedish Super Cup 2013, was the 7th Svenska Supercupen, an annual football match held by the winners of the previous season's Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen competitions. This marked the first time that the cup was held after the end of the standard league season. The match was played at Swedbank Stadion, Malmö, on 10 November 2013, and was played by the 2013 Allsvenskan champions Malmö FF and the 2012–13 Svenska Cupen champions IFK Göteborg. The match was IFK Göteborg's fourth and Malmö FF's second appearance in the competition. The two clubs played against each other for the first time in the cup's history and it was the second time that the competition was hosted at Swedbank Stadion.

In Sweden the match was broadcast live on TV4 Sport. Andreas Ekberg from Lund was the referee for match, his first time officiating the competition. Malmö FF won the match after two goals from Emil Forsberg and a late winner by Guillermo Molins. Malmö FF took the lead twice during the course of the game before scoring the winning goal in injury time in the second half. This marked the first time that Malmö FF won Svenska Supercupen.

2014 Allsvenskan

The 2014 Allsvenskan, part of the 2014 Swedish football season, was the 90th season of Allsvenskan since its establishment in 1924. The 2014 fixtures were released on 20 December 2013. The season started on 30 March 2014 and concluded on 1 November 2014. Malmö FF were the defending champions from the 2013 season.

Malmö FF won the Swedish championship this season, their 21st Allsvenskan title and 18th Swedish championship overall, in the 27th round on 5 October 2014 when they won 3–2 in the away fixture against AIK at Friends Arena. Malmö FF became the first club to defend a Swedish championship by winning consecutive Allsvenskan titles since Djurgårdens IF in the 2003 season.

A total of 16 teams contested the league; 14 returning from the 2013 season and two that were promoted from Superettan.

2014 Svenska Supercupen

Svenska Supercupen 2014, Swedish Super Cup 2014, was the 8th Svenska Supercupen, an annual football match contested by the winners of the previous season's Allsvenskan and Svenska Cupen competitions. The match was played at Malmö Stadion, Malmö, on 9 November 2014, and was played by the 2014 Allsvenskan champions Malmö FF and the 2013–14 Svenska Cupen champions IF Elfsborg. The match was IF Elfsborg's second in the competition and their first since 2007. It was Malmö FF's second successive appearance and third in total, it was also the first time that the competition was hosted at Malmö Stadion and the first time the competition was hosted at an alternative home venue.

In Sweden the match was broadcast live on TV12. Martin Strömbergsson from Gävle was the referee for match, his first time officiating the competition. His older brother Markus had previously officiated three Svenska Supercupen matches. Malmö FF won the match on penalties 5–4 after the match had ended 2–2 after extra time. IF Elfsborg took the lead through Viktor Claesson in the first half, Malmö FF equalized Elfsborg's lead in the 89th minute of ordinary time. Malmö FF then took the lead through Emil Forsberg in the second half of extra time, only to have their lead equalized by Viktor Prodell on a penalty in the last minute of extra time. The match proceeded to penalties which Malmö FF won 5–4 after Elfsborg had missed their last two penalties. This was the first time Svenska Supercupen went to extra time and penalties in its eight-year history.

2015 Malmö FF season

The 2015 season was Malmö FF's 104th in existence, their 80th season in Allsvenskan and their 15th consecutive season in the league. They competed in Allsvenskan where they finished fifth, 2014–15 Svenska Cupen where they were knocked out in the quarter-finals and the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League where they were knocked out in the group stage. Malmö FF also participated in one competition in which the club continued playing in for the 2016 season, 2015–16 Svenska Cupen. The season began with the group stage of Svenska Cupen on 22 February, league play started on 6 April and concluded on 31 October. The season concluded with the last Champions League group stage match on 8 December.

Markus Rosenberg was appointed permanent club captain, succeeding Guillermo Molins, who he had temporarily replaced during the summer of 2014 due to Molins being injured. For the first time in the history of the club, Malmö FF appeared in consecutive UEFA Champions League group stages. The club was not as successful on the domestic stage as they failed to defend their title by finishing fifth in the league. This was the first time that Malmö FF missed out on the top-four since the 2009 season.

2015–16 PAOK FC season

The 2015–16 season was PAOK's 90th in existence and the club's 57th consecutive season in the top flight of Greek football. The team will enter the Greek Cup in the Second Round and will also compete in UEFA Europa League starting from the Group stage.

On 18 June 2015, Igor Tudor become PAOK's manager after signing a three-year contract. In 2016, he was sacked after poor results. Vladimir Ivić was appointed his successor.

2018 FIFA World Cup Group F

Group F of the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place from 17 to 27 June 2018. The group consisted of Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea. Sweden and Mexico were the top two teams that advanced to the round of 16. The incumbent World Cup champions, Germany, placed last, making it the first time since 1938 that the Germans did not advance beyond the first round, and the first time ever, the group stage. The early German exit was "greeted with shock in newspapers around the world".

2018–19 A.S. Roma season

The 2018–19 season was Associazione Sportiva Roma's 91st in existence and 90th season in the top flight of Italian football. Having finished third the previous season, the club competed in Serie A, the Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League.

The season was coach Eusebio Di Francesco's second in charge of the club. On 18 June, Di Francesco extended his contract to remain as manager until 2020. However, after a poor string of results and elimination from the Champions League, Di Francesco was sacked on 7 March and replaced with former Roma manager Claudio Ranieri.

Bunkeflo FF

Bunkeflo FF is a Swedish football club located in Bunkeflostrand.

Christopher Olsen (actor)

Christopher Olsen (born September 19, 1946) is a former American child actor.

Olsen is perhaps best known as the kidnapped boy Hank McKenna in The Man Who Knew Too Much. Other roles include The Fastest Gun Alive, with Glenn Ford; Return to Warbow, with Phil Carey; James Mason's son in Bigger Than Life; and Robert Stack's son in The Tarnished Angels.

He also appeared in numerous television series episodes, including Cheyenne, Lassie, The Millionaire, Make Room for Daddy, and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

Day of Fire (album)

Day of Fire is the eponymous debut album of alternative rock band Day of Fire. The songs, written by lead singer Joshua Brown and lead guitarist Gregg Hionis, deal with human weakness. "Reap and Sow" is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.

Det Gyldne Bur

Det Gyldne Bur (The Golden Cage) is an award given to the best goalkeeper in Danish football each year. The winner is found by votes among the goalkeepers in the two top divisions of Danish football; the Danish Superliga and Danish 1st Division. The award has been handed out by Danish sports paper TIPS-Bladet since 1984.

Ensemble neoN

Ensemble neoN is a contemporary classical music ensemble.

The ensemble was founded by Julian Skar and Jan Martin Smørdal in 2008. Ensemble neoN was awarded the Spellemannprisen for their albums The Forester (2013, with Susanna Wallumrød) and Neon (2016). They were also awarded the Pauline Hall prize in 2011.Members include conductor Magnus Loddgard, dancer-soprano Silje Aker Johnsen who was awarded the 2013 Performer of the Year award by the Norwegian Society of Composers, and violinist Karin Hellqvist who was awarded the Interpreter´s prize from the Swedish Society of Composers in January 2016.

IFK Klagshamn

IFK Klagshamn is a Swedish football club located in Klagshamn outside of Malmö.

List of Malmö FF players (25–99 appearances)

This list is about Malmö FF players with between 25 and 99 league appearances. For a list of all Malmö FF players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Malmö FF players. For the current Malmö FF first-team squad, see First-team squad.

Malmö Fotbollförening, also known simply as Malmö FF, is a Swedish professional association football club based in Malmö. The club is affiliated with Skånes Fotbollförbund (The Scanian Football Association), and plays its home games at Stadion. Formed on 24 February 1910, Malmö FF is the most successful club in Sweden in terms of trophies won. The club have won the most league titles of any Swedish club with twenty-one, a joint record eighteen Swedish championship titles and a record fourteen national cup titles. The team competes in Allsvenskan as of the 2015 season; this is Malmö FF's 15th consecutive season in the top flight, and their 80th overall. The main rivals of the club are Helsingborgs IF, IFK Göteborg and, historically, IFK Malmö.Since playing their first competitive match, more than 480 players have made a league appearance for the club, many of whom have played between 25 and 99 matches. Former Allsvenskan top scorer Lars Larsson fell three short of 100 appearances for Malmö FF, scoring 52 goals in those matches. Pontus Jansson, Jimmy Durmaz, Daniel Majstorović, Jonas Thern, Mats Magnusson and Stefan Schwarz are among the former players who have been awarded league winners medals. Out of the players currently at the club, Swedish midfielder Simon Kroon is the closest player to 100 appearances; he has played 51 matches for Malmö FF.

As of 31 October 2015, a total of 155 players have played between 25 and 99 competitive matches for the club. Of those players, nine are still playing for the club and can add to their total.

Olsen (surname)

Olsen Danish pronunciation: [ˈoːˀlsn̩] is a Danish-Norwegian patronymic surname meaning "son of Ole". The surname Olesen Danish pronunciation: [ˈoːləsn] has a similar origin. The Swedish parallel form is Olsson – "son of Ola". Danish and Norwegian immigrants to English-speaking countries often changed the spelling to Olson in order to accommodate English orthographic rules.

Notable people with the surname include:

Andrea Olsen (born 1961), American politician

Anton Olsen, Spanish–American War Medal of Honor recipient

Ben Olsen (born 1977), American soccer player

Bjørnar Olsen Norwegian archaeologist

Brian Olsen (born 1975), American mixed martial artist

Carsten Olsen, Danish plant ecologist and physiologist

Charles Olsen, American poet renowned for his provocative style and large body of works

Frances Olsen (born 1945), American law professor at UCLA, feminist law scholar.

Greg Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people

Gregory Olsen (born 1945), American entrepreneur and scientist, space tourist

Harold Olsen (1895–1953), American college sports coach

Helle Olson, better known as Helle Helle, Danish writer born 1965

Jens Olsen (1872–1945), Danish clockmaker and locksmith

John Olsen (born 1928), Australian artist

John Olsen, 42nd Premier of South Australia

Ken Olsen (1926–2011), American engineer, co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation

Kirsten Olesen (born 1949), Danish actress

Kristoffer Olsen (1883–1948), a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics

Larry Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people

Lisa Olsen (born 1956), Canadian skydiver

Maria Olsen, South African film producer

Maria Olsen, New Zealand artist

Martin Olsen, Danish boxer

Merlin Olsen, Hall of Fame NFL American football player and TV color commentator

Michael Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people

Niels Olsen, original name of Cornelius Cruys, 17th century Norwegian-Dutch admiral in Russian service

Ole Olsen (disambiguation), multiple people

Peder Olsen Walløe (1716–1793), Danish-Norwegian Arctic explorer

Penelope Diane Olsen, Australian ornithologist and author

Peter B. Olsen (1848–1926), American politician

Robin Olsen, (born 1990), Swedish football goalkeeper

Scott Olsen (born 1984), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins

Súni Olsen, a Faroese football player

Tava Olsen, New Zealand professor in supply chain management

Tillie Olsen (1912–2007), American writer, feminist, and political activist

Viktor Olsen (born 1924), Norwegian long-distance runner

Olsen (first name?) A controversial 19th century cartographer and Danish nationalist (see Duchy of Schleswig#Name and naming dispute)

Patrik Carlgren

Patrik Carlgren (born 8 January 1992) is a Swedish footballer goalkeeper who plays for Danish club Randers FC.

Valhall (band)

Valhall is a Norwegian doom metal band.

The band is noted for having briefly had former Ulver drummer Erik Lancelot in their ranks, and for having Fenriz (of Darkthrone) (1987-present) as their main drummer.

A.S. Roma – current squad
Sweden squads

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.