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Sophus Hansen

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Full nameSofus Peter Hansen
Playing positionGoalkeeper

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Sophus Peter Hansen (November 16, 1889 February 19, 1962) was a Danish football (soccer) player, who won a silver medal with the Denmark national football team at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He also participated with the Danish team at the 1920 Summer Olympics.

Born in Copenhagen, he played his entire career as a goalkeeper for local club Boldklubben Frem. He made his national team debut in 1911, and was the first player to reach 25 caps for the Danish national team. He played a total 31 Danish national team games, before ending his national team career in 1920.

In his civil life Hansen was employed, at first as a stonemason, and later as a insurance man. In the years 1922-1934 excelled as a football referee refereeing about 20 internationals. In the 1930 Mitropa Cup Hansen refereed both the semifinals and both legs of the final between Sparta Prague and Rapid Vienna. Hansen was also a respected football jurist.

He died in February 1962, while living at Østerbro in Copenhagen.

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