Olga Færseth

Andrea Olga Færseth (born 23 May 1975) is an Icelandic former multi-sport athlete. She was a member of the Icelandic national teams in both football and basketball. In 1994, Olga won the national championship and national cup in both football and basketball.[1]

Olga Færseth
Personal information
Full name Andrea Olga Færseth
Date of birth (1975-10-06) 6 October 1975
Place of birth Keflavík, Iceland
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1982–1990 Keflavík
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Keflavík 12 (54)
1992–1994 Breiðablik 37 (45)
1995–2002 KR 101 (144)
2003–2005 ÍBV 34 (45)
2006–2008 KR 45 (35)
2010 Selfoss 4 (3)
Total 233 (326)
National team
1991–1992 Iceland U17 9 (6)
1993–1995 Iceland U21 9 (3)
1994–2006 Iceland 54 (14)

Basketball career
Career information
Playing career1990–1995
PositionGuard
Number7, 12
Career history
1990–1994Keflavík
1994–1995Breiðablik
Career highlights and awards
As player:
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Football

Club career

Olga started her senior career with Keflavík in 1991[2] but moved to Breiðablik in 1992 where she became Icelandic champion in 1992 and 1994.[3][4] In 1995 she joined KR where she became Icelandic champion three years in a row (1997-1999).[5][6][7] She is the leading scorer in the Icelandic women's top division, scoring 269 goals in 217 games.[8][9]

International career

Olga played 54 games for the Icelandic national football team, scoring 14 goals.[10]

Honours

Club

Individual

Basketball

Club career

Olga played for five seasons in the Icelandic top-tier league, winning the national championship four times. She was voted the domestic player of the year in 1994[14] and was twice selected for the domestic All-first team, in 1993 and 1994.[15] In 1994 she set a finals record by scoring 111 points in the finals series (22.2 points per game).[16] The record stood for 22 years until it was broken by Haiden Denise Palmer in 2016.[17] She spent the 1995-96 season in United States, playing for Brewton–Parker College in Georgia.[18] After tearing a cruciate ligament in her knee in 1996 she decided to retire from basketball an focus solely on football.[19]

International career

Between 1991 and 1994, Olga played 16 games for the Icelandic national basketball team.[20] She was a member of the team that won bronze at the 1993 Games of the Small States of Europe in Malta.[21]

Honours

Club

Individual

References

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