Abraham Løkin

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Abraham Løkin
birthday June 16, 1959
place of birth FuglafjørðurFaroe Islands
position midfield
Years station
ÍF Fuglafjørður
Years station Games (goals) 1
1977-1980 ÍF Fuglafjørður
1981 IK Sleipner
1982-1984 NSÍ Runavík
1985 ÍF Fuglafjørður 1 (0)
1985-1986 Odense BK
1986 NSÍ Runavík 14 (0)
1987-1988 B36 Tórshavn
1989 ÍF Fuglafjørður 6 (0)
1989-1990 BK Frem Copenhagen
1990-1991 ÍF Fuglafjørður 13 (6)
1992-1993 B68 Toftir 28 (6)
1993-1994 US Boulogne
1994 ÍF Fuglafjørður 6 (0)
1995-1996 B68 Toftir 10 (0)
1996-1998 NSÍ Runavík II 6 (0)
1996-1999 NSÍ Runavík 14 (3)
1997 → B68 Toftir II (loan) 1 (0)
1997 → B68 Toftir (loan) 5 (1)
1999 ÍF Fuglafjørður 4 (1)
2000-2003 NSÍ Runavík II 6 (0)
2000-2002 NSÍ Runavík 8 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
1988-1994 Faroe Islands 22 (0)
Stations as a trainer
Years station
1984 NSÍ Runavík
1986 NSÍ Runavík
1989 ÍF Fuglafjørður
1990 ÍF Fuglafjørður
1991 ÍF Fuglafjørður
Faroe Islands U-19
2008 ÍF Fuglafjørður
2009-2011 ÍF Fuglafjørður
2013 NSÍ Runavík
2017 NSÍ Runavík (U18)
2017 NSÍ Runavík
1 Only league games are given.

Abraham Løkin (born June 16, 1959 as Abraham Hansen in Fuglafjørður ) is a former Faroese football player and current coach . The Faroese Football Association named him as the Faroese representative at the UEFA Jubilee 52 Golden Players .



Løkin began his career with ÍF Fuglafjørður , with whom he became national champion in 1979 . In 1981 he moved to Sweden to IK Sleipner in Division 2 and after a year returned to NSÍ Runavík in the Faroe Islands before, apart from a single assignment for ÍF, ​​he signed with Odense BK in 1985 and in the 1st Division , the then Denmark’s highest division. After the Faroese stopover at NSÍ, with whom he won 2-1 against LÍF Leirvík in 1986 by scoring the winning goal in the cup final , he still played for B36 Tórshavn and ÍF before he ran back to Denmark at BK Frem Copenhagen in 1989/90 . Because of health problems in the family Løkin returned to the Faroe Islands and after a year and a half in the second division at ÍF Fuglafjørður he moved to the first division side B68 Toftir , with whom he celebrated his second championship title in 1992. At that time he played in a team with Øssur Hansen, among others . In 1993 Løkin left his homeland again and went to France to play underclass US Boulogne , but returned home to ÍF Fuglafjørður after only one season. In 1995 he was after another change with B68 Toftir in the cup final against HB Tórshavn , which was lost 1: 3. From 1996 Løkin was under contract with NSÍ Runavík. In the first season he still played in the second division and reached promotion to the top division as first place, after which he was used in both the first and second division. In the meantime it has also been loaned to B68 Toftir. In 1999 he returned briefly to ÍF Fuglafjørður before he spent the last few years at NSÍ Runavík in the first and second team, for which he completed only a few games per season. In 2003 he finally ended his career as a player at the age of 44.

National team

Løkin played 22 times for the national team between 1988 and 1994 , but remained without a goal. His first game on August 24, 1988 against Iceland in Akranes , which was lost 0-1, was also the Faroe Islands' first official international match. As his greatest success in his career, he called himself the 1: 0 win against Austria on September 12, 1990. On September 7, 1994, he denied the qualifier for Euro 1996 against Greece his last game for the national team, which in Toftir 1 : 5 was lost.

Coaching career

Løkin acted as player- coach for NSÍ Runavík in 1984 and was replaced by Asbjørn Mikkelsen after the seventh game day . Another engagement came in 1986, this time Løkin supervised the entire NSÍ season as a player-coach. In 1989 this was repeated at ÍF Fuglafjørður on the side of Páll Guðlaugsson . In the next two years he helped out in a total of three cup games as a coach.

For several years Løkin was in charge of the Faroe Islands' U19 team . In early 2008 he was also temporarily responsible for the first team of ÍF Fuglafjørður. From the 15th match day of the 2009 season he assisted Jón Simonsen as coach of the same team, in the next season he was solely responsible for it. In 2010 he was with ÍF Fuglafjørður in the Faroese Cup final, which was lost 0-1 against EB / Streymur . In the last two seasons he finished seventh in the league. After the tenth game day of the 2011 season, Løkin resigned from his position as coach due to professional reasons. For the 2013 season he returned to the office of coach at NSÍ Runavík. After the 15th matchday he left the club to work in Norway.

In 2017 Løkin looked after NSÍ Runavík's U18. This season he reached the cup final, which was lost on penalties against HB Tórshavn . In the final round of the championship, the runner-up succeeded. He also helped out as a coach for a game of the second team in the 1st Deild .



Abraham Løkin was originally a food technician by profession. He worked as a quality inspector in the fish industry. His sons Bogi (* 1988) and Karl (* 1991) are also soccer players. On October 11, 2008, Bogi took a 1-0 lead in a new edition of the classic Faroe Islands-Austria and has been a “national hero” ever since.

Individual evidence

  1. Golden Players take center stage , November 29, 2003. Accessed December 2, 2010.
  2. Løkin the Faroes' linchpin , January 26, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  3. Round 03 of the Formula Division , April 11, 2008. Accessed December 2, 2010.
  4. June Round-Up , July 26, 2009. Accessed December 2, 2010.
  5. October Round-Up , November 6, 2009. Accessed December 2, 2010.
  6. ÍF Fuglafjørður coach Abraham Løkin quits (English), May 30, 2011. Accessed August 19, 2011.
  7. Coach and player news , June 30, 2013. Accessed March 19, 2014.
  8. ^ Goalkeepers switching sides , January 31, 2010. Accessed December 2, 2010.

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