Ben Olsen

Date of birth03 May 1977
Place of birthHarrisburg
NationalityAmerican
Weight65 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

Having appeared in the Sydney Olympics for the USA team that narrowly missed out on a bronze medal, Ben crossed the Atlantic to join Nottingham Forest for an extended loan period in October 2001.

He immediately took to English football, proving to be a very pacy and effervescent wide-right midfield player. He featured regularly before suffering a broken ankle in March when he returned to the United States.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Washington DC United 01 Jul 1998 11 Oct 2000
Nottingham Forest 12 Oct 2000 07 May 2001 L
Washington DC United 08 May 2001

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 14
4
2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
21 Oct 2000 Nottingham Forest v Watford L 0-2 League Division 1
25 Oct 2000 Nottingham Forest v Burnley W 5-0 League Division 1
28 Oct 2000 Stockport County v Nottingham Forest W 1-2 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End W 3-1 League Division 1
12 Nov 2000 Gillingham v Nottingham Forest W 1-3 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Tranmere Rovers W 3-1 League Division 1
29 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Division 1
13 Dec 2000 Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town L 1-3 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Nottingham Forest L 3-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Nottingham Forest v Crewe Alexandra W 1-0 League Division 1
30 Dec 2000 Nottingham Forest v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Fulham v Nottingham Forest L 1-0 League Division 1
21 Feb 2001 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-1 League Division 1
07 Mar 2001 Nottingham Forest v Barnsley W 1-0 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 USA World Youth Cup 3
1
1998-99 USA International Friendly 1
1
1
1998-99 USA Under-21 1
1998-99 USA US Cup 1
1
1999-00 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 1
2
1
1999-00 USA FIFA Confederations Cup 2
1
1
1
1999-00 USA International Friendly 2
2
1
1999-00 USA Olympics 3
1
1999-00 USA US Nike Cup 1
2
2000-01 USA FIFA World Cup
1
2000-01 USA International Friendly 1
2000-01 USA Olympics 5
1
2002-03 USA International Friendly 2
1
1
1
2005-06 USA CONCACAF Gold Cup 1
2005-06 USA FIFA World Cup
1
2005-06 USA International Friendly 4
4
2
2
2006-07 USA Copa America 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Jun 1997 China PR v USA W 0-1 World Youth Cup Group C
19 Jun 1997 Republic of Ireland v USA L 2-1 World Youth Cup Group C
22 Jun 1997 Ghana v USA L 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
25 Jun 1997 Uruguay v USA L 3-0 World Youth Cup Group F
06 Nov 1998 USA v Australia D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 1999 USA v Germany L 0-1 U21
21 Feb 1999 USA v Chile W 2-1 International Friendly
11 Mar 1999 USA v Guatemala W 3-1 US Cup
13 Mar 1999 USA v Mexico L 1-2 US Cup Final
24 Jul 1999 New Zealand v USA W 1-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
30 Jul 1999 USA v Germany W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B
03 Aug 1999 USA v Saudi Arabia W 2-0 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
08 Sep 1999 USA v Jamaica D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Jan 2000 USA v Iran D 1-1 International Friendly
29 Jan 2000 Chile v USA W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Feb 2000 USA v Haiti W 3-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
16 Feb 2000 USA v Peru W 1-0 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
19 Feb 2000 USA v Colombia D 2-1 (1-2) CONCACAF Gold Cup Quarter-final
12 Mar 2000 USA v Tunisia D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Apr 2000 USA v Honduras W 3-0 Olympics North and Central America final round group D
25 Apr 2000 USA v Canada D 0-0 Olympics North and Central America final round group D
28 Apr 2000 USA v Guatemala W 4-0 Olympics North and Central America final round semi-final
30 Apr 2000 USA v Honduras L 1-2 Olympics North and Central America final round group D
03 Jun 2000 USA v South Africa W 4-0 US NIKE CUP
06 Jun 2000 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 USA v Mexico W 3-0 US NIKE CUP
13 Sep 2000 USA v Czech Republic D 2-2 Olympics Finals Group C
16 Sep 2000 USA v Cameroon D 1-1 Olympics Finals Group C
19 Sep 2000 USA v Kuwait W 3-1 Olympics Finals Group C
23 Sep 2000 USA v Japan W 2-2 (5-4) Olympics Quarter-final
29 Sep 2000 USA v Chile L 0-2 Olympics 3rd place
11 Oct 2000 USA v Costa Rica D 0-0 FIFA World Cup CONCACAF semi-final group E
27 Jan 2001 USA v China PR W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Nov 2002 USA v El Salvador W 2-0 International Friendly
18 Jan 2003 USA v Canada W 4-0 International Friendly
08 Feb 2003 USA v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Jul 2005 Cuba v USA W 1-4 CONCACAF Gold Cup Group B
12 Nov 2005 Scotland v USA D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Jan 2006 USA v Canada D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Jan 2006 USA v Norway W 5-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 2006 USA v Japan W 3-2 International Friendly
19 Feb 2006 USA v Guatemala W 4-0 International Friendly
22 Mar 2006 Germany v USA L 4-1 International Friendly
11 Apr 2006 USA v Jamaica D 1-1 International Friendly
26 May 2006 USA v Venezuela W 2-0 International Friendly
22 Jun 2006 Ghana v USA L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 2007 Argentina v USA L 4-1 Copa America Group C
02 Jul 2007 USA v Paraguay L 1-3 Copa America Group C


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.