Original title: The Faroe Islands scored the first goal of the Bundesliga and made history, with a population of less than 50,000 and more than 8,000 people who played and tied the national football
In a match in the second round of the Bundesliga in the 2020-21 season, the newly promoted Bielefeld defeated Cologne 1-0, winning again in the Bundesliga after 11 years.
The Faroe Islands striker Edmundson, who came off the bench in the game, scored the only goal in the 78th minute of the second half. He became the first Faroe Islands player to appear and score in Bundesliga history.
Edmundson, 29, is the "one brother" of the Faroe Islands. In 2010, he joined the Premier League Newcastle echelon, but failed to play in the Premier League. In the following years, he moved to Norway, the Faroe Islands, Denmark and other leagues.
In the summer of 2018, Edmundsson moved from Odense in the Danish Premier League to Bielefeld in the Bundesliga. In the past two seasons, he played 46 games in Bundesliga and scored 9 goals. He is currently worth 650,000 euros in the transfer market.
The Faroe Islands are the "fish belly" of European football, but they also shine from time to time. In the 2016 European Cup qualifiers, the Faroe Islands defeated Greece at home and away, and it was Edmundson who won 1-0 away and scored the winning goal. The loss of this game also directly led to the dismissal of the Greek coach Ranieri. Then came the miracle of Ranieri's creation in Fox City.
In 2018, the Chinese U17 national team was invited to participate in the Nordic Cup. In the first two group matches, the U17 National Youth team lost 0-1 and 0-3 to Norway U16 and Iceland U16. In the final game, they shook hands with their opponents 1-1 against the Faroe Islands U16.