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Abraham Løkin



Abraham Løkin (born Abraham Hansen 16 June 1959, Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands) is a former Faroe Islands football (soccer) player and former manager of Faroese football club ÍF Fuglafjørður. He is the father of Elin Løkin, Bogi Løkin, Karl Løkin and Steffan Løkin.

In November 2003, to celebrate UEFA's jubilee, he was selected by the Faroe Islands Football Association as the country's Golden Player - the greatest player of the last 50 years.

Club career

Løkin is Fuglafjørður's most famous player, serving his local team for many years. He also had spells in Sweden, Denmark and France as well as at Faroe club teams NSÍ Runavík and B68.

He is currently signed as the manager for ÍF Fuglafjørður for the 2009/2010 season, with the possibility for prolonging.

International career

Løkin made his debut in an August 1988 friendly match against Iceland, the country's first FIFA-recognized match. He was a regular for the Faroe Islands in their first competitive years, earning a total of 22 caps (38 including unofficial matches). He played his last international match in September 1994 against Greece.

Personal life

His son, Bogi Løkin, is also a Faroese international footballer and currently plays for ÍF Fuglafjørður along with his younger brother Karl Løkin, a Faroe Islands U21 player.