Anthon Olsen

Football, Olympic athlete

1889 – 1972


Who was Anthon Olsen?

Ole Anthon Olsen was a Danish amateur football player, who played in the forward position. He scored 14 goals in 16 games for the Denmark national football team, and won a silver medal at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Born in Copenhagen, Olsen played for a handful of Copenhagen clubs. While playing for B 93, he made his Danish national team debut. He was selected for the Danish squad at the 1912 Summer Olympics, playing all Denmark's three games at the tournament. He scored seven goals in the tournament, and was Danish to scorer as the team won olympic silver medals. After the 1912 Olympics, he scored six goals in five games until September 1915, making his Danish national team total 13 goals in eight games.

With B 93, he won the 1916 Danish football championship, scoring two goals in the championship final 3-2 win against KB. For the national team, he did not recover his impressive goal scoring form from his early years, and in his last eight national team games until October 1927, he scored one goal in eight games. He ended his national team career in 1927, having won his second Danish championship with B 93.

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Sep 14, 1889
  • Denmark
Mar 17, 1972

on July 23, 2013


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