Kjell Olofsson Player Profile


  • Full Name: Kjell Ove Olofsson
  • Born: July 23rd, 1965 (Gothenburg, Sweden)
  • Height: 6'
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: October 28th, 1996 (£400,000)
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 119 appearances, 46 goals
  • Also Played For: Moss, Orgryte


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1998-99 39 (4) 43 10 0 1 32 (2) 7 7 (2) 3
1997-98 44 (1) 45 23 0 0 31 (1) 18 13 5
1996-97 28 (3) 31 13 1 0 22 (3) 12 6 1
Totals: 111 (8) 46 85 (6) 37 26 (2) 9

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

 Recent First Team Starts
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
May 8th, 1999 08/05/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
May 1st, 1999 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 2
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Apr 20th, 1999 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Mar 6th, 1999 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0 (54')
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0 (44')
Mar 6th, 1999 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0 (65')
Mar 6th, 1999 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0 (62')
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2 (51')
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0 (34')
Jan 30th, 1999 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1 (33')
Jan 2nd, 1999 02/01/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1 (70')
Nov 28th, 1998 28/11/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0 (17')
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2 (67')
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1 (78')
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1 (72')
Apr 7th, 1998 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2 (48')
Mar 15th, 1998 15/03/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1 (75')
Mar 8th, 1998 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3 (52')
Mar 8th, 1998 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3 (18')
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2 (7')
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1 (81')
Feb 7th, 1998 07/02/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0 (68')
Jan 27th, 1998 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (24')
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4 (28')
Dec 20th, 1997 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1 (27')
Nov 15th, 1997 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1 (84')
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0 (83')
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0 (17')
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1 (88')
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1 (26')
Oct 18th, 1997 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0 (2')
Sep 27th, 1997 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2 (61')
Sep 20th, 1997 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2 (45')
Sep 13th, 1997 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2 (63')
Aug 2nd, 1997 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1 (11')
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0 (55')
Mar 15th, 1997 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1 (68')
Mar 12th, 1997 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0 (47')
Mar 8th, 1997 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1 (87')
Mar 1st, 1997 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1 (90')
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1 (15')
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1 (59')
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1 (55')
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0 (68')
Dec 28th, 1996 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0 (2')
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0 (51')
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0 (21')
Nov 16th, 1996 16/11/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 3 (80')
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1 (56')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
May 15th, 1999 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4 (sub)
May 8th, 1999 08/05/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
May 1st, 1999 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 2
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2
Apr 20th, 1999 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1
Apr 17th, 1999 17/04/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 4 - 0
Apr 10th, 1999 10/04/99 Semi Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 2
Apr 6th, 1999 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 3
Apr 3rd, 1999 03/04/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1999 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 13th, 1999 13/03/99 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Mar 6th, 1999 06/03/99 4th Round Replay vs. Clydebank (H) 3 - 0
Mar 3rd, 1999 03/03/99 4th Round vs. Clydebank (A) 2 - 2
Feb 27th, 1999 27/02/99 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
Feb 9th, 1999 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H) 1 - 0
Feb 6th, 1999 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
Feb 2nd, 1999 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 30th, 1999 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Jan 2nd, 1999 02/01/99 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Dec 26th, 1998 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Dec 20th, 1998 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
Dec 12th, 1998 12/12/98 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 1
Dec 5th, 1998 05/12/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 1
Nov 28th, 1998 28/11/98 SPL vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 0
Nov 22nd, 1998 22/11/98 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Nov 15th, 1998 15/11/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 1 - 2
Nov 7th, 1998 07/11/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Oct 31st, 1998 31/10/98 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 2
Oct 24th, 1998 24/10/98 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 0
Oct 17th, 1998 17/10/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 2
Sep 26th, 1998 26/09/98 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 3 - 1
Sep 23rd, 1998 23/09/98 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Sep 19th, 1998 19/09/98 SPL vs. Dundee (A) 2 - 2
Sep 12th, 1998 12/09/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0
Aug 30th, 1998 30/08/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Aug 22nd, 1998 22/08/98 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Aug 19th, 1998 19/08/98 3rd Round vs. Ross County (A) 0 - 2 (sub)
Aug 16th, 1998 16/08/98 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Aug 8th, 1998 08/08/98 2nd Round vs. Stirling Albion (H) 2 - 2
Aug 1st, 1998 01/08/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 2
May 9th, 1998 09/05/98 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 2
May 2nd, 1998 02/05/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1998 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 2
Apr 18th, 1998 18/04/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 0 - 1
Apr 11th, 1998 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 0
Apr 7th, 1998 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 2
Mar 28th, 1998 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Mar 21st, 1998 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Mar 15th, 1998 15/03/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 1
Mar 8th, 1998 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3
Feb 18th, 1998 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A) 3 - 2
Feb 14th, 1998 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H) 1 - 1
Feb 7th, 1998 07/02/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0
Jan 31st, 1998 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 2
Jan 27th, 1998 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Jan 24th, 1998 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 0
Jan 10th, 1998 10/01/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 1
Jan 3rd, 1998 03/01/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Dec 27th, 1997 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 4
Dec 20th, 1997 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Dec 13th, 1997 13/12/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 1
Dec 9th, 1997 09/12/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0
Dec 6th, 1997 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 0 - 0
Nov 30th, 1997 30/11/97 Final vs. Celtic (N) 0 - 3
Nov 22nd, 1997 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4
Nov 15th, 1997 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 1
Nov 9th, 1997 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 5 - 0
Nov 1st, 1997 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 3 - 1
Oct 25th, 1997 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 1
Oct 18th, 1997 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 0
Oct 15th, 1997 15/10/97 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N) 3 - 1
Oct 4th, 1997 04/10/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 3
Sep 27th, 1997 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
Sep 20th, 1997 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Sep 13th, 1997 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 1 - 2
Sep 9th, 1997 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Aug 26th, 1997 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H) 1 - 1
Aug 23rd, 1997 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 5
Aug 20th, 1997 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 1
Aug 17th, 1997 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Aug 12th, 1997 12/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Trabzonspor (A) 0 - 1
Aug 9th, 1997 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A) 4 - 2
Aug 2nd, 1997 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jul 30th, 1997 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H) 9 - 0
Jul 23rd, 1997 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A) 8 - 0
May 7th, 1997 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1
Apr 22nd, 1997 22/04/97 Semi Final Replay vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 1
Apr 19th, 1997 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Apr 14th, 1997 14/04/97 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N) 0 - 0
Apr 5th, 1997 05/04/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 2
Mar 22nd, 1997 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 1
Mar 15th, 1997 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 1
Mar 12th, 1997 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 0
Mar 8th, 1997 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H) 4 - 1
Mar 1st, 1997 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 2 - 1 (sub)
Feb 25th, 1997 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0
Feb 22nd, 1997 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 3 - 2
Feb 16th, 1997 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Feb 8th, 1997 08/02/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0
Feb 1st, 1997 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 0
Jan 25th, 1997 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A) 2 - 0
Jan 18th, 1997 18/01/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 1
Jan 11th, 1997 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 3 - 1
Jan 4th, 1997 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 2 - 0
Jan 1st, 1997 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 4 - 0
Dec 28th, 1996 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A) 1 - 0
Dec 26th, 1996 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 0 (sub)
Dec 21st, 1996 21/12/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 1
Dec 14th, 1996 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 1
Dec 10th, 1996 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 0
Dec 7th, 1996 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 2 - 0
Nov 30th, 1996 30/11/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1
Nov 23rd, 1996 23/11/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 1 - 2
Nov 16th, 1996 16/11/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 3 - 3
Nov 2nd, 1996 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 3 - 1
Oct 26th, 1996 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 85 (6) 37 0 1
SC 16 (1) 8 1 0
LC 6 (1) 0 0 0
UEFA 4 1 0 0
Totals: 111 (8) 46

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


Biography


The Swedish striker had played for several Scandinavian clubs as well as the Swedish Olympic team when he arrived in Scotland in October 1996 from Norwegian side Moss FK. Originally brought in as a trialist by manager Tommy McLean, Kjell signed a short-term contract on the morning of his first appearance for United. Playing alongside fellow debutant Erik Pedersen in a 1-0 win over Hearts at Tannadice, he was immediately signed of a longer deal for a fee of £400,000.

He was rarely out of the side for the rest of that season, becoming the Club's top scorer as he helped fire United to a third place finish in the Premier Division on their return to the top-flight, and qualifying for a European place. A powerful striker with a great finish, he quickly became a firm favourite with the fans, and continued his prolific form into the 1997-98 season. Two of his 23 goals that season came in a vital match against Hibs at the tail end of the campaign which secured United's Premier status whilst condemning the Edinburgh side to relegation. He collected a League Cup runners-up medal against Celtic at Ibrox Stadium in November 1997.

Still a regular under new manager Paul Sturrock during the 1998-99 season, he found the net less frequently, but hit a run of form after the turn of the year, scoring vital goals against Dundee, Aberdeen and Rangers. For such a prolific striker, Kjell never quite managed to complete a hat-trick in his time at Tannadice, but he did score a brace on seven different occasions. When his contract expired in May 1999 he returned to Norway where he re-joined Moss FK. Rumours about a move back to Scotland with Aberdeen failed to materialise, and he retired as a professional player in 2002 finishing his career with Moss.

Kjell returned to Tannadice in January 2012 to be inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame.

Last updated on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


7

Season:
1998-99





Debut

October 26th, 1996
Dundee United 1 - 0 Heart of Midlothian

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    Kjell was born on this date in Gothenburg, Sweden.


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 0 Hearts
    League (Premier Division)

    Pre-match interest centred mainly round the possible appearance of the two Scandinavians in United's side and when the teams were announced the surprise was not the presence of the pair, but the fact


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Goal

    Motherwell 1 - 3 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    It was debut day for two players as Lance Key in goal and Lars Zetterlund made their debuts. The Swedes presence in midfield meant United had three Scandinavians in their ranks for the first time sinc


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 5 - 0 Aberdeen
    League (Premier Division)

    The visitors were eclipsed in a five minute spell during which we scored three times and at the end of which the Dons were reduced to ten men following the dismissal of Windass. But for Leighton in th


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 0 - 1 Hearts
    League (Premier Division)

    Hearts scored their first goal at Tannadice in three years to record their first win in five years. After Hamilton volleyed Hearts ahead, there wasn't much goalmouth action. The nearest we came to an


  • 100th Appearance

    Queen's Park 0 - 0 Dundee United
    Scottish Cup (3rd Round)

    A match best forgotten by the United support. In control for the first half when we struck the woodwork twice, we lost the plot after the break and rarely looked like averting the necessity of a repla


  • Last Goal

    Aberdeen 0 - 4 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    After Billy Dodds headed us in front nine minutes from the break, a whirlwind spell of three goals in as many minutes buried Aberdeen with Joe Miller, Kjell Olofsson and Billy Dodds all finding the ne


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Celtic
    League (SPL)

    The final game of the season brought an improved performance, but still no joy on the home front. Celtic won this nothing at stake encounter thanks to a couple of opportunist first half goals by Mark