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 Stats: 67 appearances, 17 goals
Full Debut: October 27th, 1965 - Rangers 2 - 0 Dundee United (League - Division One)
First Goal: November 6th, 1965 - Dundee United 2 - 2 Heart of Midlothian (League - Division One)
Also Played For:Lyn Oslo

 Season  League Apps Gls GtGR Yel Red W D L
 1967/68  Division One 26 6 0.23 - - 34.6% 26.9% 38.5%
 1966/67  Division One 23 (3) 8 0.31 - - 46.2% 19.2% 34.6%
 1965/66  Division One 15 3 0.20 - - 40.0% 26.7% 33.3%
64 (3) 17 0.25

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Most Recent 1st Team Starts:
 Apr 20th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 4
 Apr 17th, 1968 League  (A)  vs. Kilmarnock 0 - 4
 Apr 13th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Clyde 2 - 1
 Apr 3rd, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Rangers 0 - 0
 Mar 30th, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Celtic 0 - 5
 
 Most Recent Goals:
 Feb 3rd, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 3
 Dec 30th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 9 - 0
 Nov 25th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2
 Sep 23rd, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2
 Aug 16th, 1967 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 5 - 0

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.

 Goals Scored
Nov 6th, 1965 League  (H)  vs. Hearts 2 - 2 (89')
Nov 13th, 1965 League  (A)  vs. Falkirk 4 - 1 (40')
Jan 3rd, 1966 League  (H)  vs. Dundee 2 - 1 (50')
Aug 31st, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. St Johnstone 5 - 3 (75')
Sep 3rd, 1966 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 3 - 4 (10') p
Oct 22nd, 1966 League  (A)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2 (44')
Oct 25th, 1966 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup  (A)  vs. Barcelona 2 - 1 (59') p
Jan 21st, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 2 - 0 (51')
Feb 25th, 1967 League  (A)  vs. Dunfermline 3 - 3 (61') p
Mar 4th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 1 (44')
Mar 4th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Airdrie 3 - 1 (81')
Aug 16th, 1967 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 5 - 0 (-)
Aug 16th, 1967 League Cup  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 5 - 0 (-)
Sep 23rd, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Hibernian 2 - 2 (44')
Nov 25th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Kilmarnock 3 - 2 (63')
Dec 30th, 1967 League  (H)  vs. Stirling Albion 9 - 0 (7')
Feb 3rd, 1968 League  (H)  vs. Aberdeen 2 - 3 (48')

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