Roald Poulsen

Roald Poulsen
Personal information
Full name Roald Poulsen
Date of birth (1950-11-28) 28 November 1950
Place of birth Odense, Denmark
Teams managed
Years Team
1977-1982 OKS
1983-1987 B 1913
1988-1992 Odense Boldklub
1993-1994 Viborg FF
1994-1996 Zambia
1996-1998 Odense Boldklub
1998-1999 Al-Rayyan Sports Club
2002 Zambia
2004-2005 Engen Santos
2005-2006 Dalum IF
2006 B 1913
2006-2007 FC Fyn

Roald Poulsen (born 28 November 1950) is a Danish football (soccer) manager, who most prominently won the 1989 Danish championship with Odense BK and managed the Zambia national football team.

Poulsen started his coaching career with amateur club OKS. From 1983 to 1987, he managed B 1913. From 1988 to 1992, Poulsen managed Odense BK, with whom he won the 1989 Danish championship[1] and 1992 Danish Cup tournament. From 1993 to 1994, Poulsen managed Viborg FF. In 1994, Poulsen was named manager of the Zambia national football team,[1] which he managed until 1996. He returned to Odense BK in 1996, and brought with him Zambian internationals Mwape Miti and Andrew Tembo.[2] In 1998, he moved to Qatar in order to manage Al-Rayyan Sports Club, staying at the club until 1999.

From 1999 to 2004 he led the FC Copenhagen Sports College in South Africa, only interrupted by a brief spell as national manager of Zambia in 2002.[1] He coached South African club Engen Santos from 2004 to 2005. In 2005, Poulsen returned to Denmark to manage Dalum IF. He moved in B 1913 in 2006, before moving to FC Fyn later that year. He stayed at FC Fyn until December 2007.[3]

In January 2009 he was named technical director of Cape United Soccer School of Excellence in Cape Town.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 Brian Lindholt, Roald Poulsen til Sydafrika, Fyns Amts Avis, November 27, 2008.
  2. Kasper Hansen, Roald Poulsen: Mine to sønner...,, October 4, 2006.
  3. Ole Holbech, Roald Poulsen stopper som cheftræner i FC FYN, TV2 fyn, December 19, 2007.

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