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Brandur Olsen

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Place of birth  Faroe Islands
Name  Brandur Olsen
Playing position  Midfielder
Role  Footballer

Number  36
Height  1.74 m
0000–2011  B71 Sandoy
Weight  73 kg
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Full name  Brandur Hendriksson Olsen
Date of birth  (1995-12-18) 18 December 1995 (age 19)
Current teams  F.C. Copenhagen (#36 / Midfielder), Faroe Islands national football team (Midfielder)

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Brandur Hendriksson Olsen (born December 19, 1995, grew up in Skálavík) is a Faroese professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Danish Superliga club Randers FC. Hendriksson has been capped for the Faroe Islands at youth and senior level.


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FC Copenhagen

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In September 2014, after some impressive performances while captaining the reserves, Hendriksson signed professional terms with FC Copenhagen and was given squad number 36. Hendriksson was included in the matchday squad for the first time for the Danish Superliga home match against FC Midtjylland on 15 August 2014, although he remained on the bench. On 30 October 2014 he made his first team debut for F.C. Copenhagen in the cup match against FC Roskilde.

On 13 April 2015, Olsen made his first appearance for F.C. Copenhagen in the Danish Superliga, coming in as a substitute in an away win against Silkeborg. On 14 May 2015, Hendriksson scored the winning goal for F.C. Copenhagen in a 3–2 extra-time win against FC Vestsjælland in the 2014–15 Danish Cup Final, after coming off the bench in the 84th minute. Two weeks later Hendriksson scored the winning goal again from a freekick in a 1–0 win against Odense Boldklub, which secured F.C. Copenhagen a second-placed finish in the Danish league.

Vendsyssel FF

On 22 December 2015 it was confirmed, that Olsen, who struggled with gaining playing time in Copenhagen, had signed a loan contract for the rest of the season with the Danish 1st Division-club, Vendsyssel FF.

Randers FC

In July 2016, Hendriksson signed a three-year deal with Danish Superliga club Randers FC. Making him the third Faroese player to sign for a Danish top division team in 2016, after his former Vendsyssel FF team-mate Hallur Hansson was signed by AC Horsens and Jóan Símun Edmundsson was signed by Odense Boldklub

International career

Hendriksson, described by several figures in the game as one of the brightest prospects, to come through in Faroese football in recent years, made his full international debut for the Faroe Islands national football team on 11 October 2014, coming off the bench in the second half of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland at Windsor Park. On 14 October 2014, he was in the starting line up for the Euro qualifier against Hungary at Tórsvøllur, the Faroe Islands national football stadium. Playing in the number 10 role, Hendriksson impressed with his range of passing, his creative ability and his general high energy performance. He played the full 90 minutes and afterwards received very positive reviews from the Faroese media.

On 13 June 2015, Hendriksson scored his first international goal in a 2–1 win over former European champions Greece.

International goals

Scores and results list Faroe Islands' goal tally first.


  • Danish Cup: 2014–15
  • Olsen or Hendriksson

    Since Olsen is a very common surname in Denmark, Brandur Hendriksson Olsen since June 2015 calls himself Brandur Hendriksson when playing football; he has the name Hendriksson on the back of his shirt both when he plays for FC Copenhagen and when he plays for the Faroese national football team. He said to Danish media, that he has always had Hendriksson as his middle name and he thought that is sounded more Faroese than Olsen and he also wanted to make his father proud, as his fathers first name is Hendrik.


    Brandur Olsen Wikipedia

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