Newcastle Sign 18 Year-Old Forward From Faroe Islands

We are getting news from some of our readers in the Faroe Islands, that Newcastle United have signed an 18 year-old striker from the islands.

Jóhan Símun Edmundsson tussling with Frank Ribery – true!

This is certainly not official as yet, but we are being told he has signed for the club.

The4 player mentioned is Jóhan Símun Edmundsson on a free transfer from his club B68 in the Faroe Islands.

We are told he is an excellent prospect at just 18 years of age, and he can play attacking midfield, as a a winger, or up front as an out and out striker.

The lad was born in the Faroe Islands on July 26th, 1991 and we have found that he played for the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying.

In fact the photograph above, in which the lad is shown, was when France played the Faroe Islands in the Worlds Cup.

So the lad is a Faroe Islands International and not surprisingly he has blond/white hair.

He is said to have signed a short-term contract only until the summer – presumably so the club can take a good look at him.

The Faroe Islands are currently ranked 118th in the FIFA rankings, and have been managed recently by Irishman Brian Kerr.

The Faroe Islands is located half between the northern part of Scotland and Iceland, and is north-west of the Shetland Islands – so he’ll presumably not being wearing gloves anytime soon in Newcastle. 😀

If any of our Faroe Island readers are reading this – can you confirm this news?

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #1

    Good, as the youngsters seemed to have dried up a bit lately , not that they ever get a chance anyway ! Our coaches are technically so poor, they never get developed properly.

    Still good to see anyway.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Rotonda heights How do you know our coaches are poor our U18 side is in the quarter finals of the FAYC & doing well in their league. You dumbnut.

  • Nojdani

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #3

    I can confirm it as it was on the public radio only minutes ago!

  • OHurley

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #4


    I think Rotonda might be a WUM. Just being as negative as possible to get us wound up like. I ignore him because his comments are usually crap.

  • Vest

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #5

    I’m from the Faroe Islands, and it is his agent that has confirmed this great news to the press.

    He and another young lad form the Faroe Islands were training with NUFC in mid december.

    Personally I think this is the brightest talent in the Faroe Islands. I.e. he scored the winner against Russia at U21 level.

    As a NUFC fan, I’m absolutely delighted.


  • matty g

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s also on the official B68 website. It is however in Faroese!

  • Nojdani

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #7


    I totally agree with you…..absolutely delighted!!!!

  • OHurley

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Glad that we’ve got a new young gun who shows a lot of promise. I have a feeling we might have all the talent we need for the premiership within 5 years.

  • brownrob

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #9
  • OHurley

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Speaking of young guns, I haven’t really been keeping up with our U21 side. How’s LuaLua doing?

  • jim

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #11

    brownrob-aye thats him scoring-and its in their newspapers aswell-well sumit is lol

  • Mark-o

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Ive just had a look at the B68 website and, i dont speak faroese i had a look at the pictures. It seem their league is played entirly on artificial grass!! Wonder how long it’ll take him to adapt? Apart from the odd friendly i doubt he’ll have much experience.

  • matty g

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Are there any streams for tonights game??

  • Robby Bobson

    Feb 5, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Matty G – doubt it unless the game is on TV they only have one camera at championship games.

    Great news we have another youngster in…we have a few strikers with Airey and that Swedish Adjei, Ranger and Vuckic, but the more the merrier.

    To be playing full international at 18 is of course very good, even though no offence to anyone, the Faroe Islands aren’t exactly a very competitive national team.

  • Vest

    Feb 5, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #15

    All the U21 games at played on gras. That should not be a problem.

    On the B68 website the news is altso confirmed.

    Today I’m a happy man :o)

  • chuck

    Feb 5, 2010 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #16

    Hmmm !
    What does this mean ? a return to an earlier policy of stocking the youth system with prospects to be developed for the future.
    And if that`s the case does it have a bearing on whether or not Ashley intends to hold onto the club, as opposed to selling on gaining promotion to the PL.
    It`s quite possible he may very well want to hang on for a while, following the recent new s
    that in the coming season EPL teams will be recieving tv revenues of fifty million per team, not hay as the expression goes.
    Seemingly each season the amount increases ,
    in which case a properly run side could likely make a nice profit.
    One only has to look at the recent US, Gulf States and far East interest`s who have bought their way into the league, attracted no doubt by the prospects of both decent earnings and the show biz aspect of owning a PL club.

  • Joey Barton 666

    Feb 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Funny enough I got told about this earlier, from an iclandic fella at work, didn’t think much of it but he said he was the faroes best player. Can’t wait for the nights game, I’m gannin for a draw though, anything else is a bonus.

  • kristfro

    Feb 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #18

    This lad might be decent, but I’m sorry, the quality of football on the Faeroe Islands is just ridiculous. Their best teams are about as good as the best in the norwegian third flight and their national team would probably struggle in league 2…

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Thankyou for your intelligent , well reasoned and creative input as always.

    Dumbnut – how old are you and how long did it take to come up with that gem ? Amazing how brave and abusive 12 year olds get these days behind their keyboards.

    Have just an ounce of originality, cos dumbnut doesn’t really cut it. Try again, no school till Monday.

    O’Hurley kisses too mate. All I’m saying is we don’t exactly have an Arsene Wenger type coaching our kids and bringing them through.
    I’m a bit huurt you think my comments are crap, when you just endlessly spou such wisdom – not ! but hey that’s just my opinion, keep it civil dude.

  • kristfro

    Feb 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Says on the website its only a deal until the summer, more like a trial then

  • MacToon

    Feb 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Colo’s being rested…. apparantly

  • MacToon

    Feb 5, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Colo is missing, injured and Best n Carroll lead the attack.

    Nolan n Guthrie mf with Jonas and Routledge either side.

  • bardur

    Feb 5, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #23

    i can confirm it it is posted on the web of his old club

  • Cyril_ToNic

    Feb 5, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #24

    This is great news for the Faroese national team.
    Johan Símun is a great player, and now he is not in a position to score against my team HB.


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