John Petersen (footballer)

John Petersen (born 22 April 1972) is a retired Faroese football striker and the current manager for the Faroe Islands women's national football team.

John Petersen
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-04-22) 22 April 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Faroe Islands
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 Skála ÍF 32 (21)
1993 B68 Toftir 9 (3)
1994 GÍ Gøta 48 (40)
1995 Skive IK ? (?)
1995–1996 GÍ Gøta 30 (19)
1997–2000 B36 Tórshavn 54 (54)
2000 ÍF Leiftur 15 (5)
2001–2004 B36 69 (49)
2005 Holstebro BK 3 (0)
2005 B68 3 (2)
2005–2006 Skive IK 9 (3)
National team
1995–2004 Faroe Islands 57 (8)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Skála ÍF
2011 B36 Tórshavn
2019– Faroe Islands (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

A prolific striker, Petersen has won Faroese league winner medals with GÍ Gøta and B36 Tórshavn. He then moved to play with compatriots Jens Martin Knudsen, Sámal Joensen and Jens Erik Rasmussen at Leiftur in the Icelandic league only to return to the Faroe Islands after a disappointing season in which the team relegated. Petersen was Faroese league top goalscorer in the 1994 season.[1] He also had a short spell with Danish sides Holstebro BK and Skive IK. John Petersen is the second most scoring footballer in the Faroese league, with 147 goals.

International careerEdit

Petersen made his debut for the Faroe Islands in an October 1995 European Championship qualifying match against San Marino, coming on as a substitute for Todi Jónsson. On 7 September 2002, Petersen scored 2 goals within the first 8 minutes in a European Championship qualifying match, to give the Faroe Islands a 2–0 lead against Scotland. Given the chance to extend Faroe Islands lead to 3-0 after half time, alone with the goalie, Petersens attempt went above the post, as the ball hit a trench before impact. The final score ended 2-2. He has collected 57 caps since, scoring eight goals.[2] He is also the seventh most capped player for the Faroe Islands national side.

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 24 April 1996 Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade, Serbia   Yugoslavia 1–3 1–3 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
2. 14 October 1998 Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland   Scotland 1–2 1–2 2000 Euro qualifying
3. 7 October 2000 Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland    Switzerland 1–0 1–5 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying
4. 7 September 2002 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands   Scotland 1–0 2–2 2004 Euro qualifying
5. 2–0
6. 27 April 2003 Svangaskarð, Toftir, Faroe Islands   Kazakhstan 2–0 3–2 Friendly
7. 24 February 2004 La Manga, San Fernando, Spain   Luxembourg 1–1 4–2 Friendly
8. 2–1

Manager careerEdit

Petersen was head coach of B36 Tórshavn in 2011.[3] He was coach of Skála ÍF for one and a half years in 2007 and 2008.[4] He was assisting coach for AB Argir in 2009 and assisting coach for Viborg FF in 2007.[5] Petersen was assisting coach for Faroe Islands national football team in the period 2006 to 2008. He was the head coach of the Faroe Islands U19 women's national team.[6] and since January 2019 he has been the head coach for the Faroe Islands women's national football team.[7]

Handball careerEdit

Petersen has played on the national handball team of the Faroe Islands. He played for the clubs StÍF and Neistin.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Faroe Islands - List of topscorers - RSSSF
  2. ^ Faroe Islands - Record International Players - RSSSF
  3. ^ Sportal.fo, John og Mikkjal skulu venja B36
  4. ^ Sportal.fo, John skal venja Skála
  5. ^ "B68.fo". Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
  6. ^ "John Petersen skal venja U19-genturnar" (in Faroese). Faroe Islands Football Association. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  7. ^ Ósá, Jákup (17 January 2019). "John Petersen nýggjur landsliðsvenjari". Norðlýsið. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
  8. ^ "B68.fo". Archived from the original on 16 September 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2007.

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