Ove Jensen

For the Danish Olympic cyclist, see Ove Jensen (cyclist).
Ove Jensen
Personal information
Date of birth (1919-11-07)7 November 1919
Date of death 22 April 2011(2011-04-22) (aged 91)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
National team
1945 Denmark U21 1 (0)
1945-1948 Denmark 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ove Jensen (November 7, 1919 – April 22, 2011) was a Danish amateur footballer,[1] who played 12 games for the Denmark national football team and was an unused substitute as Denmark won bronze medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[2] He was a quick and very elegant goalkeeper, who modeled his game on legendary Danish international goalkeeper Svend Jensen.[3] He played his club football with B.93, and made his international debut in 1945. He competed for the Danish goalkeeper spot with Egon Sørensen and Eigil Nielsen.[3] In 1947, Jensen was selected for the Europe XI team, but was an unused substitute as the team lost 1-6 to the Great Britain national football team at Hampden Park.[3] Jensen played 12 international games until 1948, when he was eclipsed by Eigil Nielsen.


  1. "Profile". haslund.info. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  2. http://www.dbu.dk/landshold/Landsholdsdatabasen/LBasePlayerInfo.aspx?playerid=2765&allmatch=1#match
  3. 1 2 3 Lundberg, Knud (1986). Dansk Fodbold. 1. Fra Breslau til Bronceholdet. Copenhagen: Rhodos. pp. 138–139. ISBN 87-7245-132-7.

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