Andreas Skov Olsen

Andreas Skov Olsen (Danish pronunciation: [ˈskʌwˀ ˈoˀlsn̩]; born 29 December 1999) is a Danish professional footballer who plays as a winger for Belgian First Division A side Club Brugge and the Denmark national team.

Andreas Skov Olsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Hillerød, Denmark
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Club Brugge
Number 7
Youth career
Alsønderup SG&I
2012–2018 Nordsjælland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 Nordsjælland 41 (22)
2019–2022 Bologna 70 (3)
2022– Club Brugge 24 (10)
National team
2017 Denmark U-18 1 (0)
2017–2018 Denmark U-19 10 (7)
2017–2020 Denmark U-21 18 (9)
2020– Denmark 23 (8)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:39, 18 September 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21:39, 25 September 2022 (UTC)

Youth careerEdit

Olsen started his career at local club, ASGI from Alsønderup, outside of Hillerød, but later joined the FC Nordsjælland at the age of 12.[1]

Club careerEdit

NordsjællandEdit

Already at the age of 17, Olsen was called up by the coach of the Danish national under-21 football team, to replace an injured Kasper Junker in June 2017. He then got his debut for the U21 national team in a game against Sweden U21.[2]

The winger got his first senior call up on 17 July 2017, where he sat on the bench for the whole game against OB. He was also with the first team squad in Sweden in the summer 2017, where he played a in a friendly match.

Olsen got his debut for FC Nordsjælland on 23 July 2017 at the age of 17. He started on the bench, but replaced Emiliano Marcondes in the 95th minute in a 3–2 victory against Brøndby IF in the Danish Superliga.[3] Few days later, he played 72 minutes in a Danish Cup game against amateur side Vejgaard B, where he both scored and assisted a goal.

On 12 July 2018, Olsen scored his first European goal in a Europa League Qualifier against Cliftonville.[4]

Olsen was officially promoted to the first team squad from the summer 2018. Olsen had a turbulent first half season in the Danish Superliga scoring 11 goals despite his young age.[5] He ended the season scoring 22 league goals.

BolognaEdit

On 24 July 2019, it was confirmed, that Olsen had left Denmark after two seasons in the Danish Superliga, to join Italian Serie A club Bologna.[6]

Club BruggeEdit

On 28 January 2022, Bologna announced Olsen's transfer to Club Brugge in Belgium, where he signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.[7] He made his debut on 2 February in a Belgian Cup match against Gent, coming off the bench for Ruud Vormer at half-time and providing the decisive assist for Charles De Ketelaere, securing a 1–0 win for his team.[8][9] On 17 July 2022, Olsen scored the winning goal for Club in the 2022 Belgian Super Cup against Gent.[10]

International careerEdit

Olsen was called up to the senior Denmark squad for the UEFA Nations League matches against Belgium and England in September 2020.[11] He made his debut on 7 October 2020 in a friendly against Faroe Islands and scored a goal in a 4–0 win.[12]

In June 2021, he was included in the national team's bid for 2020 UEFA Euro, where the team reached the semi-finals.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 18 September 2022
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nordsjælland 2017–18 Danish Superliga 5 0 2 1 7 1
2018–19 36 22 2 1 6 3 44 26
Total 41 22 4 2 6 3 51 27
Bologna 2019–20 Serie A 26 1 0 0 26 1
2020–21 26 2 0 0 26 2
2021–22 18 0 1 0 19 0
Total 70 3 1 0 71 3
Club Brugge 2021–22 Belgian Pro League 15 6 2 0 17 6
2022–23 9 4 0 0 2 1 1 1 12 6
Total 24 10 2 0 2 1 1 1 29 12
Career total 135 35 7 2 8 4 1 1 151 42

InternationalEdit

As of match played 25 September 2022[14]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Denmark 2020 2 1
2021 13 5
2022 8 2
Total 23 8
Scores and results list Denmark's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Olsen goal.
List of international goals scored by Andreas Skov Olsen
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 October 2020 MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark 1   Faroe Islands 1–0 4–0 Friendly
2 31 March 2021 Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 5   Austria 1–0 4–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 4–0
4 7 September 2021 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 11   Israel 3–0 5–0
5 9 October 2021 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova 12   Moldova 1–0 4–0
6 12 November 2021 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 14   Faroe Islands 1–0 3–1
7 13 June 2022 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 21   Austria 2–0 2–0 2022–23 UEFA Nations League A
8 25 September 2022 Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark 23   France 2–0 2–0

HonoursEdit

Club Brugge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "17-årige Olsen efter debut for FC Nordsjælland: Kræver hårdt arbejde hver dag". tonsser.com. 17 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Kasper Junker EM-testes søndag". bold.dk. 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ "NORDSJAELLAND VS. BRONDBY 3 - 2". soccerway.com. 23 July 2017.
  4. ^ UEFA.com. "Cliftonville-Nordsjælland | UEFA Europa League 2018/19". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2022-05-15.
  5. ^ FCN-komet har indfriet sæsonmål: Det er stort, bold.dk, 14 January 2019
  6. ^ Andreas Skov Olsen al Bologna, bolognafc.it, 24 July 2019
  7. ^ "Skov Olsen al Bruges" (Press release) (in Italian). Bologna. 28 January 2022. Retrieved 28 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Club Brugge wil met Danish Dynamite AA Gent in de vernieling spelen". Proximus (in Dutch). 5 February 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Gent vs. Club Brugge – 2 February 2022". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  10. ^ "CLUB BEATS GENT 1-0 AND LIFTS THE SUPERCUP". clubbrugge.be. 17 July 2022. Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Denmark vs Belgium live stream: Watch today's Nations League game online". squawka.com. 5 September 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  12. ^ "Denmark v Faroe Islands game report". ESPN. 7 October 2020.
  13. ^ "26 spillere klar til EM for Danmark" [26 players ready for the European Championship for Denmark]. Danish Football Association (in Danish). 25 May 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Andreas Skov Olsen". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Club Brugge completes hat trick of Belgian titles". AP News. 15 May 2022. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  16. ^ "Skov Olsen sikrer Club Brugge belgisk Super Cup-triumf - TV 2". TV2 Sport (in Danish). 17 July 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2022.

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