Jesper Olsen

Date of birth20 March 1961
Place of birthDenmark
NationalityDanish
PositionMidfielder

A tiny, yet fabulously gifted wing man, Jesper soon won the fans over with his enterprising 'old-fashioned' style. FA Cup winner 1985. A wingman in the true 'United tradition,' who left behind many happy memories.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Ajax 01 Jul 1984
Manchester United 01 Jul 1984

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1984-85 Manchester United League Cup 2
1
1984-85 Manchester United League Division One 36
5
1984-85 Manchester United UEFA Cup 6
1
1985-86 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1985-86 Manchester United FA Cup 3
2
2
1985-86 Manchester United League Cup 3
1985-86 Manchester United League Division One 25
3
11
1986-87 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1986-87 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1986-87 Manchester United League Division One 22
6
3
1987-88 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
1987-88 Manchester United League Cup 3
1
1987-88 Manchester United League Division One 30
7
2
1988-89 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 6
4


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
25 Aug 1984 Manchester United v Watford D 1-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1984 Southampton v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
01 Sep 1984 Ipswich Town v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1984 Manchester United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1984 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 5-0 League Division One
15 Sep 1984 Coventry City v Manchester United W 0-3 League Division One
19 Sep 1984 Manchester United v Raba Vasas ETO W 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 1984 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
29 Sep 1984 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
03 Oct 1984 Raba Vasas ETO v Manchester United D 2-2
Agg: 2-5
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
06 Oct 1984 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1984 Burnley v Manchester United W 0-3
Agg: 0-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
13 Oct 1984 Manchester United v West Ham United W 5-1 League Division One
20 Oct 1984 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
24 Oct 1984 PSV Eindhoven v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Oct 1984 Everton v Manchester United L 5-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1984 Manchester United v Everton L 1-2 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Arsenal W 4-2 League Division One
07 Nov 1984 Manchester United v PSV Eindhoven W 1-0
Agg: 1-0
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Nov 1984 Leicester City v Manchester United W 2-3 League Division One
17 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1984 Sunderland v Manchester United L 3-2 League Division One
28 Nov 1984 Manchester United v Dundee United D 2-2 UEFA Cup 3rd round 1st leg
01 Dec 1984 Manchester United v Norwich City W 2-0 League Division One
15 Dec 1984 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 League Division One
22 Dec 1984 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 3-0 League Division One
26 Jan 1985 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
02 Feb 1985 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
09 Feb 1985 Newcastle United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
15 Feb 1985 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1985 Manchester United v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
06 Mar 1985 Manchester United v Videoton W 1-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
09 Mar 1985 Manchester United v West Ham United W 4-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
12 Mar 1985 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1985 West Ham United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
20 Mar 1985 Videoton v Manchester United L 1-0
Agg: 1-1 (4-5)
UEFA Cup 4th round 2nd leg
23 Mar 1985 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 4-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1985 Liverpool v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-1 League Division One
06 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Stoke City W 5-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1985 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
13 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Liverpool D 2-2 FA Cup Semi-final
17 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Liverpool W 2-1 FA Cup Semi-final replay
21 Apr 1985 Luton Town v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
24 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
27 Apr 1985 Manchester United v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
04 May 1985 Norwich City v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
06 May 1985 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
11 May 1985 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
18 May 1985 Manchester United v Everton W 1-0 FA Cup Final
10 Aug 1985 Everton v Manchester United L 2-0 FA Charity Shield
17 Aug 1985 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 4-0 League Division One
20 Aug 1985 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
24 Aug 1985 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
26 Aug 1985 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1985 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 1-0
Agg: 2-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Oct 1985 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 League Division One
19 Oct 1985 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1985 Chelsea v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
29 Oct 1985 Manchester United v West Ham United W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1985 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-0 League Division One
09 Nov 1985 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
16 Nov 1985 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
23 Nov 1985 Leicester City v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
26 Nov 1985 Liverpool v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
30 Nov 1985 Manchester United v Watford D 1-1 League Division One
07 Dec 1985 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 1-0 League Division One
14 Dec 1985 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
21 Dec 1985 Manchester United v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1985 Everton v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
09 Jan 1986 Manchester United v Rochdale W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Jan 1986 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest L 2-3 League Division One
25 Jan 1986 Sunderland v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1986 Manchester United v Sunderland W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1986 West Ham United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
09 Feb 1986 Liverpool v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
22 Feb 1986 Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion W 3-0 League Division One
01 Mar 1986 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
05 Mar 1986 West Ham United v Manchester United D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
09 Mar 1986 Manchester United v West Ham United L 0-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
15 Mar 1986 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1986 Manchester United v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1986 Manchester United v Chelsea L 1-2 League Division One
13 Apr 1986 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 League Division One
19 Apr 1986 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1986 Manchester United v Leicester City W 4-0 League Division One
03 May 1986 Watford v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1986 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
25 Aug 1986 Manchester United v West Ham United L 2-3 League Division One
30 Aug 1986 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic L 0-1 League Division One
06 Sep 1986 Leicester City v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1986 Manchester United v Southampton W 5-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1986 Watford v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1986 Everton v Manchester United L 3-1 League Division One
28 Sep 1986 Manchester United v Chelsea L 0-1 League Division One
04 Oct 1986 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
29 Oct 1986 Manchester United v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 3rd round
01 Nov 1986 Manchester United v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1986 Southampton v Manchester United L 4-1 League Cup 3rd round replay
08 Nov 1986 Oxford United v Manchester United L 2-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1986 Norwich City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
22 Nov 1986 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
29 Nov 1986 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
07 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur D 3-3 League Division One
13 Dec 1986 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
20 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1986 Liverpool v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
27 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 4-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1987 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Manchester City W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal W 2-0 League Division One
31 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Coventry City L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
07 Feb 1987 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
14 Feb 1987 Manchester United v Watford W 3-1 League Division One
21 Feb 1987 Chelsea v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
02 May 1987 Manchester United v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division One
04 May 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 4-0 League Division One
09 May 1987 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 3-1 League Division One
15 Aug 1987 Southampton v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Watford W 2-0 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Charlton Athletic v Manchester United W 1-3 League Division One
31 Aug 1987 Manchester United v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1987 Coventry City v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
12 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1987 Everton v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
26 Sep 1987 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Luton Town v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1987 Hull City v Manchester United W 0-1
Agg: 0-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Oct 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United W 2-4 League Division One
17 Oct 1987 Manchester United v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1987 West Ham United v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
28 Oct 1987 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1987 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division One
15 Nov 1987 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
18 Nov 1987 Bury v Manchester United W 1-2 League Cup 4th round
21 Nov 1987 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
12 Dec 1987 Manchester United v Oxford United W 3-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1987 Portsmouth v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1987 Manchester United v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 League Division One
10 Jan 1988 Ipswich Town v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Southampton L 0-2 League Division One
20 Jan 1988 Oxford United v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup Quarter-final
24 Jan 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Chelsea W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1988 Manchester United v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
10 Feb 1988 Derby County v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
20 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1988 Norwich City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1988 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
26 Mar 1988 Manchester United v West Ham United W 3-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Derby County W 4-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1988 Liverpool v Manchester United D 3-3 League Division One
12 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
02 May 1988 Oxford United v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
07 May 1988 Manchester United v Portsmouth W 4-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1988 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1988 Liverpool v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
10 Sep 1988 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
17 Sep 1988 Luton Town v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1988 Rotherham United v Manchester United W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
26 Oct 1988 Manchester United v Norwich City L 1-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1988 Everton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1988 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
05 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1988 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One


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
1977-78 Denmark Inter Tourn 1
1977-78 Denmark UEFA Under-18
1
1977-78 Denmark Under-18 1
1977-78 Denmark Under-18 International Tournament 4
2
1978-79 Denmark Inter Tourn 2
2
1
1978-79 Denmark UEFA Under-18 5
1978-79 Denmark Under-18 International Tournament 2
1979-80 Denmark Under-21 1
1980-81 Denmark International Friendly 1
1980-81 Denmark UEFA Under-21 3
1
1980-81 Denmark Under-21 2
1980-81 Denmark Under-23 1
1981-82 Denmark International Friendly 2
1981-82 Denmark Nordic Championships 1
1981-82 Denmark UEFA Under-21 1
1981-82 Denmark Under-21 1
1982-83 Denmark International Friendly 2
1982-83 Denmark Nordic Championships 1
1982-83 Denmark UEFA European Championship 3
1
2
1983-84 Denmark International Friendly
1
1983-84 Denmark UEFA European Championship 4
2
1984-85 Denmark FIFA World Cup 3
1984-85 Denmark International Friendly 1
1
1985-86 Denmark FIFA World Cup 4
1
3
1985-86 Denmark International Friendly 1
1
1985-86 Denmark Unofficial 1
1986-87 Denmark International Friendly 2
1986-87 Denmark UEFA European Championship
2
1987-88 Denmark International Friendly 5
1
1987-88 Denmark UEFA European Championship 1
1990-91 Denmark International Friendly 1
1
1990-91 Denmark Under-20 1


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
19 Jul 1977 Denmark v Poland D 1-1 U18 INTER TOURN
21 Jul 1977 Denmark v Netherlands L 0-2 U18 INTER TOURN
23 Jul 1977 Denmark v Norway D 2-2 U18 INTER TOURN
23 Nov 1977 Denmark v Scotland L 0-2 UEFA U18 Preliminary
28 Dec 1977 Israel v Denmark L 2-0 U18 INTER TOURN
29 Dec 1977 West Germany v Denmark L 8-0 U18 INTER TOURN
31 Dec 1977 Greece v Denmark D 0-0 U18 INTER TOURN
01 Jan 1978 Norway v Denmark L 2-1 INTER TOURN
02 May 1978 Denmark v Portugal D 3-3 U18
17 Jul 1978 Netherlands v Denmark W 1-3 INTER TOURN
19 Jul 1978 Poland v Denmark D 1-1 U18 INTER TOURN
21 Jul 1978 Norway v Denmark W 2-3 U18 INTER TOURN
11 Oct 1978 Sweden v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
26 Oct 1978 Denmark v Sweden W 4-1 UEFA U18 Group 5
28 Dec 1978 Greece v Denmark L 2-1 INTER TOURN
29 Dec 1978 Israel v Denmark D 1-1 INTER TOURN
01 Jan 1979 Switzerland v Denmark W 0-2 INTER TOURN
24 May 1979 Bulgaria v Denmark L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 4
26 May 1979 Denmark v Poland W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
28 May 1979 Scotland v Denmark L 2-1 UEFA Under-18 Group 4
04 Jun 1980 Norway v Denmark D 1-1 U21
12 Jul 1980 USSR v Denmark L 2-0 International Friendly
27 Aug 1980 Switzerland v Denmark L 1-0 U21
14 Oct 1980 Denmark v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
31 Oct 1980 Italy v Denmark L 1-0 U21
18 Nov 1980 Scotland v Denmark L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group
02 Jun 1981 Denmark v Italy W 2-0 U23
23 Jun 1981 Sweden v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group
23 Sep 1981 Norway v Denmark W 0-1 U21
13 Oct 1981 Denmark v Scotland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group
06 May 1982 Denmark v Sweden D 1-1 NORDIC CUP
19 May 1982 Austria v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
27 May 1982 Denmark v Belgium W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Aug 1982 Denmark v Finland W 3-2 NORDIC CUP
01 Sep 1982 Romania v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
22 Sep 1982 Denmark v England D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Oct 1982 Denmark v Czechoslovakia L 1-3 International Friendly
10 Nov 1982 Luxembourg v Denmark W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
27 Apr 1983 Denmark v Greece W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
01 Jun 1983 Denmark v Hungary W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
21 Sep 1983 England v Denmark W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
12 Oct 1983 Denmark v Luxembourg W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
26 Oct 1983 Hungary v Denmark L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 3
16 Nov 1983 Greece v Denmark W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
08 Jun 1984 Denmark v Bulgaria D 1-1 International Friendly
12 Jun 1984 France v Denmark L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
24 Jun 1984 Denmark v Spain L 1-1 (4-5) UEFA European Championship Semi-final
12 Sep 1984 Denmark v Austria W 3-1 International Friendly
26 Sep 1984 Denmark v Norway W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
17 Oct 1984 Switzerland v Denmark L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
08 May 1985 Denmark v East Germany W 4-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1985 Denmark v USSR W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
13 Nov 1985 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 Mar 1986 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 International Friendly
16 May 1986 Denmark v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
20 May 1986 Paraguay v Denmark L 2-1 Unofficial
04 Jun 1986 Denmark v Scotland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
08 Jun 1986 Denmark v Uruguay W 6-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
13 Jun 1986 Denmark v West Germany W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
18 Jun 1986 Denmark v Spain L 1-5 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
10 Sep 1986 East Germany v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
24 Sep 1986 Denmark v West Germany L 0-2 International Friendly
12 Nov 1986 Czechoslovakia v Denmark D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1987 Denmark v Czechoslovakia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Aug 1987 Sweden v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
23 Sep 1987 West Germany v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1987 Denmark v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
27 Apr 1988 Austria v Denmark L 1-0 International Friendly
10 May 1988 Hungary v Denmark D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 1988 Denmark v Czechoslovakia L 0-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1988 Denmark v Belgium W 3-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 1990 Sweden v Denmark W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Sep 1990 Denmark v Wales W 1-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 1991 England v Denmark W 1-5 Under-20


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