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Full Name Egil Olsen
Profession Soccer Coach
Date of Birth April 22 , 1942
Current Age 81 years
Place of Birth Fredrikstad
Birth Country Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Birth Sign Taurus
Dead or Alive Alive ( 81 years old)

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Egil Olsen is one of the famous Soccer Coach, who was born on the memorable day of April 22 in the year 1942. Egil Olsen is a proud citizen of Norway.

Norwegian soccer manager and former soccer player who is best known for managing the Norway national team from 1990 to 1998, guiding them to World Cup final tournaments in 1994 and 1998. In 2007, he agreed to manage the Iraq national soccer team but was fired in 2008. In 2009, he returned to manage the Norway national team.

Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Egil Olsen continues to be an inspiration for many.

Personal Information

Details about Egil Olsen
Popular As: Egil Olsen
First Name: Egil
Last Name: Olsen
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 22
Birth Year: 1942
Age: 81-years

Career

In 1974, he graduated from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

In 2008, he starred in the television series FK Zebra.

Family

His parents are Signe Hansen and Morten Olsen. In 1998, he married Sigrun Vedelden. They have one daughter named Kine Olsen Vedelden. He starred alongside Rune Bratsethin the movie Alt for Norge.

Egil Olsen Timeline

1936
It is the first time Norway has won against Germany, since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
1986
He remained in charge for less than a year, and was sacked just before the club was relegated from the Premier League, having been top division members since 1986.
1990
He managed the Norway national team from 1990 to 1998, guiding them to World Cup final tournaments in 1994 and 1998, with Norway peaking at number two on the FIFA ranking.
1995
In 1995, as Norway manager Egil Olsen used one of his three votes to nominate Norway women's football star Hege Riise as the FIFA World Player of the Year.
1997
His long-ball philosophy, use of the 4–5–1 system and his teams' often extremely successful defending was considered boring by some, but Olsen's direct attacking style would also be praised whenever it was successful - notably in Norway's wins against Brazil in 1997 and 1998.
1999
In June 1999, the then 57-year-old Olsen made his appearance in English football, when he was named as manager of Wimbledon.