Finn Seemann Player Profile


  • Full Name: Finn Ludvig Seemann
  • Born: October 18th, 1944 (Oslo, Norway)
  • Position: Outside Right
  • Signed: October 25th, 1965
  • First Manager: Jerry Kerr
  • Career Totals: 67 appearances, 17 goals
  • Also Played For: Lyn Oslo


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1967-68 26 26 6 0 0 22 4 4 2
1966-67 23 (3) 26 8 0 0 13 (3) 5 10 3
1965-66 15 15 3 0 0 14 3 1 0
Totals: 64 (3) 17 49 (3) 12 15 (0) 5

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Apr 20th, 1968 20/04/68 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 4
Apr 17th, 1968 17/04/68 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 4
Apr 13th, 1968 13/04/68 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 2 - 1
Apr 3rd, 1968 03/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Mar 30th, 1968 30/03/68 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 5

 Recent First Team Goals
Feb 3rd, 1968 03/02/68 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3
Dec 30th, 1967 30/12/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 9 - 0
Nov 25th, 1967 25/11/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1967 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Aug 16th, 1967 16/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Feb 3rd, 1968 03/02/68 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3 (48')
Dec 30th, 1967 30/12/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 9 - 0 (7')
Nov 25th, 1967 25/11/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2 (63')
Sep 23rd, 1967 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2 (44')
Aug 16th, 1967 16/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0 (-)
Aug 16th, 1967 16/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0 (-)
Mar 4th, 1967 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1 (81')
Mar 4th, 1967 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1 (44')
Feb 25th, 1967 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3 (61') p
Jan 21st, 1967 21/01/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0 (51')
Oct 25th, 1966 25/10/66 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (A) 2 - 1 (59') p
Oct 22nd, 1966 22/10/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 2 (44')
Sep 3rd, 1966 03/09/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 4 (10') p
Aug 31st, 1966 31/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 3 (75')
Jan 3rd, 1966 03/01/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1 (50')
Nov 13th, 1965 13/11/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 1 (40')
Nov 6th, 1965 06/11/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2 (89')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Apr 20th, 1968 20/04/68 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 4
Apr 17th, 1968 17/04/68 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 4
Apr 13th, 1968 13/04/68 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 2 - 1
Apr 3rd, 1968 03/04/68 Division One vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Mar 30th, 1968 30/03/68 Division One vs. Celtic (H) 0 - 5
Mar 20th, 1968 20/03/68 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Mar 16th, 1968 16/03/68 Division One vs. Raith Rovers (H) 3 - 3
Mar 6th, 1968 06/03/68 Division One vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 2
Mar 2nd, 1968 02/03/68 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Feb 17th, 1968 17/02/68 2nd Round vs. Hearts (H) 5 - 6
Feb 10th, 1968 10/02/68 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 0 - 1
Feb 3rd, 1968 03/02/68 Division One vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 3
Jan 27th, 1968 27/01/68 1st Round vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 1
Jan 20th, 1968 20/01/68 Division One vs. Morton (A) 2 - 5
Jan 2nd, 1968 02/01/68 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 0
Dec 30th, 1967 30/12/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 9 - 0
Dec 23rd, 1967 23/12/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Dec 16th, 1967 16/12/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 5
Dec 2nd, 1967 02/12/67 Division One vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Nov 25th, 1967 25/11/67 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 3 - 2
Oct 14th, 1967 14/10/67 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 6
Oct 7th, 1967 07/10/67 Division One vs. Morton (H) 3 - 2
Sep 23rd, 1967 23/09/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Sep 16th, 1967 16/09/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Aug 19th, 1967 19/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Aug 16th, 1967 16/08/67 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Mar 18th, 1967 18/03/67 Division One vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Mar 11th, 1967 11/03/67 3rd Round vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Mar 8th, 1967 08/03/67 3rd Round 2nd Leg vs. Juventus (H) 1 - 0
Mar 4th, 1967 04/03/67 Division One vs. Airdrie (H) 3 - 1
Feb 25th, 1967 25/02/67 Division One vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3 (sub)
Feb 18th, 1967 18/02/67 2nd Round vs. Falkirk (H) 1 - 0
Feb 11th, 1967 11/02/67 Division One vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 3
Feb 8th, 1967 08/02/67 3rd Round 1st Leg vs. Juventus (A) 0 - 3
Feb 4th, 1967 04/02/67 Division One vs. Clyde (A) 0 - 2
Jan 28th, 1967 28/01/67 1st Round vs. Hearts (A) 3 - 0
Jan 21st, 1967 21/01/67 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1967 03/01/67 Division One vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 2 (sub)
Jan 2nd, 1967 02/01/67 Division One vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 0
Dec 10th, 1966 10/12/66 Division One vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Dec 3rd, 1966 03/12/66 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 3 - 0
Nov 16th, 1966 16/11/66 2nd Round 2nd Leg vs. Barcelona (H) 2 - 0
Nov 12th, 1966 12/11/66 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Nov 5th, 1966 05/11/66 Division One vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 2 (sub)
Oct 29th, 1966 29/10/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 4
Oct 25th, 1966 25/10/66 2nd Round 1st Leg vs. Barcelona (A) 2 - 1
Oct 22nd, 1966 22/10/66 Division One vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 2
Sep 17th, 1966 17/09/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 4
Sep 10th, 1966 10/09/66 Division One vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
Sep 3rd, 1966 03/09/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 4
Aug 31st, 1966 31/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. St Johnstone (H) 5 - 3
Aug 20th, 1966 20/08/66 Sectional Tie vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 4
Feb 26th, 1966 26/02/66 Division One vs. Morton (A) 0 - 2
Feb 7th, 1966 07/02/66 1st Round vs. Falkirk (H) 0 - 0
Jan 29th, 1966 29/01/66 Division One vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 4
Jan 22nd, 1966 22/01/66 Division One vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 4
Jan 15th, 1966 15/01/66 Division One vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Jan 3rd, 1966 03/01/66 Division One vs. Dundee (H) 2 - 1
Dec 25th, 1965 25/12/65 Division One vs. Stirling Albion (A) 4 - 2
Dec 18th, 1965 18/12/65 Division One vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Dec 11th, 1965 11/12/65 Division One vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 0
Nov 27th, 1965 27/11/65 Division One vs. Clyde (H) 0 - 2
Nov 20th, 1965 20/11/65 Division One vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 0
Nov 13th, 1965 13/11/65 Division One vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 1
Nov 6th, 1965 06/11/65 Division One vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 2
Oct 30th, 1965 30/10/65 Division One vs. Morton (H) 4 - 2
Oct 27th, 1965 27/10/65 Division One vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 2


Competition History


Comp
LGE 49 (3) 12 0 0
SC 6 0 0 0
LC 5 4 0 0
FAIRS 4 1 0 0
Totals: 64 (3) 17

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


Biography


Finn began his career with his hometown club Lyn Oslo, going on to win the Norwegian league championship in 1964. He was a Norwegian international and had played in the 1966 World Cup qualifying stage matches prior to being brought to Tannadice by Jerry Kerr in October 1965. Signing professional forms with United meant that he lost any chance of more international honours, as Norway had a strict amateur rule that allowed only their home based players in the side. Finn was a right winger but played a few times on the left side during his time with United.

He made his debut two days later against Rangers at Ibrox and went on to become a regular in the line up as United qualified for European football for the first time, by finishing in 5th place in Division One, the Club's highest ever position at the time. He was in the side that faced Barcelona in Spain as United made their debut in the European arena and he scored the second goal, a penalty that ensured a famous victory. He also played in the return leg at Tannadice, as well as both legs against Juventus in the next round. In the summer of 1967, he was part of a sixteen man squad that travelled to America to represent Dallas Tornado in the United Soccer Association.

After three successful years with United, he left in June 1968, playing his last game against his former club Lyn Oslo in a friendly in Norway. Finn then signed for DWS Amsterdam for a fee estimated at £25,000, and later signed for Utrecht. When Norway scrapped their strict amateur rule in 1969 Finn was again able to play for his country. He was also capped three times for Norway in bandy, a sport similar to Ice Hockey, and having visited the United States of America with United a few years before, he moved to the States in 1973 and became a placekicker for the American Football team the Houston Oilers. He returned once more to Lyn Oslo before injury forced him to play out his career among the country’s lower divisions.

Tragically, Finn died in a road accident near Lillehammer in Norway in September 1985.

Last updated on Monday, October 31st, 2016 by B Orr.





Debut

October 27th, 1965
Rangers 2 - 0 Dundee United

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