Fróði Benjaminsen

Fróði Benjaminsen (born 14 December 1977) is a Faroese international footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Skála ÍF.[3] Benjaminsen previously played for HB Tórshavn, B68 Toftir, Fram Reykjavík and B36 Tórshavn.[4] He has appeared a record number of times for the Faroe Islands, and captained the national team since 2008. In 2015, he retired from the national team, but continued to play for HB Tórshavn in 2016.[5] On 16 August 2016, Benjaminsen came out of international retirement, and was included in the Faroe Islands squad against Hungary[6] in the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification.

Fróði Benjaminsen
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs Faroe Islands 2013-03-22 - Fróði Benjaminsen 02.jpg
Personal information
Full name Fróði Benjaminsen
Date of birth (1977-12-14) 14 December 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Toftir, Faroe Islands
Position(s) Defender, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Skála ÍF
Number TBA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2003 B68 Toftir 139 (37)
2004 Fram Reykjavík 16 (3)
2005–2007 B36 Tórshavn 77 (22)
2008–2016 HB Tórshavn 208 (76)
2017 Víkingur Gøta 21 (4)
2018 NSÍ Runavík 26 (4)
2019– Skála 24 (2)
National team
1994–1995 Faroe Islands U19 4 (0)
1999–2017 Faroe Islands 94 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:27, 18 December 2020 (UTC) [2]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2017 [1]

Club careerEdit

In 2004 Benjaminsen transferred to Fram Reykjavík of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild.[7] On 20 December 2004 he signed a contract with B36 Tórshavn to return to his home country.[8]

Benjaminsen retired from club and international football in October 2015, but on 10 March 2016, Benjaminsen came out of retirement and signed a one-year deal with HB Tórshavn.[5]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Benjaminsen goal.
List of international goals scored by Fróði Benjaminsen
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reports
1 21 August 2002 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands   Liechtenstein 2–1 3–1 Friendly [9]
2 18 August 2004 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands   Malta 3–2 3–2 Friendly [10]
3 22 March 2009 Kópavogur, Iceland   Iceland 1–0 2–1 Friendly [11]
4 7 June 2011 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands   Estonia 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [12]
5 6 September 2011 Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade, Serbia   Serbia 1–2 1–3 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying [13]
6. 6 September 2013 Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan 1–0 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification [14]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

B36 Tórshavn
Havnar Bóltfelag
Víkingur

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.faroesoccer.com/content.php?pid=182
  2. ^ http://www.faroesoccer.com/player.php?teamID=2853&playerID=26
  3. ^ Leivur Frederiksen (28 February 2019). "Fróði Benjaminsen spælir fyri Skála" (in Faroese). Kringvarp Føroya.
  4. ^ FaroeSoccer.com, Fróði Benjamin's profile
  5. ^ a b Arge, Tróndur (10 March 2016). "Fróði heldur fram í HB" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
  6. ^ Heldarskarð, Neli (16 August 2016). "Fróði Benjaminsen aftur á landsliðnum" (in Faroese). in.fo. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  7. ^ Mørk, Jákup (6 January 2004). "Hans Fróði í sáttmálaklemmu" (in Faroese). in.fo. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  8. ^ Nielsen , Terji (20 December 2004). "Fróði og Ingi í B36". in.fo. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. ^ Football – Match Friendlies : Faroe Islands vs. Liechtenstein
  10. ^ Football – Match Friendlies : Faroe Islands vs. Malta
  11. ^ Football – Match Friendlies : Iceland vs. Faroe Islands
  12. ^ Faroe Islands stun Estonia to end 16-year wait
  13. ^ Pajić, Djordje. "Faroese win keeps Serbia on track". uefa. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  14. ^ "Kasakstan - Føroyar 2-1" (in Faroese). Faroe Soccer. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  15. ^ Faroesoccer.com (chose 2005 and you will see that B36 won the Faroese Championship. Chose B36 and you will find that Fróði Benjaminsen has played 26 matches for B36 in 2005.
  16. ^ Faroesoccer.com, chose 2006 and you will see that B36 played the final against KÍ, chose B36 and you will see that Benjaminsen played 4 of 5 matches in the Faroese Cup 2006, it is called Steypakappingin in Faroese.
  17. ^ Faroesoccer.com, B36 - HB B 1 - 1, Mik 07-03-2007 kl. 18:00 (Benjaminsen scored the goal for B36, they won after penalties 5-3. Stórsteypakappingin is the Faroese word for Faroe Islands Super Cup
  18. ^ Faroesoccer.com, chose the years 2009, 2010 and 2013 and the team HB and you will find Benjaminsen's name there.
  19. ^ Faroesoccer.com, EB/Streymur - HB 1 - 3
  20. ^ Faroesoccer.com, HB - Víkingur 2 - 1, Sun 14-03-2010 kl. 15:00, "Stórsteypadystur" is the Faroese word for "Faroe Islands Super Cup"
  21. ^ "Fróði Benjaminsen, HB Tórshavn Player of the Year". Soccer and Equipment. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  22. ^ "Season review: Faroe Islands". UEFA. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  23. ^ a b "Her eru tey bestu í fótbólti 2013" (in Faroese). KVF. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  24. ^ fsf.fo, Heidi og Fróði ársins leikarar 2013.

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