Harald Hansen (footballer)

Harald Hansen (14 March 1884 in Copenhagen – 10 May 1927 in Aarhus) was a Danish amateur football (soccer) player, who played as a defender for the Denmark national football team, with whom he won silver medals at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. He played his entire club career for Copenhagen club B 93.[1]

Harald Hansen
Football at the 1912 Summer Olympics - Denmark squad (Hansen).JPG
Hansen with Denmark at the 1912 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Harald Hansen
Date of birth (1884-03-14)14 March 1884
Place of birth Copenhagen, Denmark
Date of death 10 May 1927(1927-05-10) (aged 43)
Place of death Aarhus, Denmark
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1899–1916 B.93 117 (45)
National team
1908–1912 Denmark 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Hansen took part in the first official Danish national team game, played at the 1908 Summer Olympics. He played all Denmark's three matches at the tournament, as the team won silver medals. Four years later, Hansen played all three Danish matches at the 1912 Olympics. In the semi-finals against the Netherlands, Hansen scored an own goal, as Denmark won 4-1. Like in 1908, Denmark met Great Britain in the final, and once more they won silver medals. Hansen ended his national team career after the 1912 Olympics, having played seven national team games.


  1. ^ "Harald Hansen". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 March 2021.

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