Monday, October 1, 2018
Robin Olsen`s transfer from Danish FC Copenhagen to Roma gave an unexpected boost to the modest Bungeflo team, where the national goalkeeper of Sweden rediscovers his love for the game. The Amateur Club, which competes in the eighth level of Swedish football, usually has serious financial difficulties, but thanks to Olsen they received a huge profit of about 60, 000 euros, which is already in their bank account. As one of the clubs where Olsen plays between 12 and 23 years old, they are entitled to the so-called solidarity payments under FIFA rules after Olsen was sold to Roma for 8, 5 million euros, whichcan reach up to 12 million depending on its performance. Five per cent of the transfer money will be taken from FC Copenhagen and distributed among the clubs where Olsen was like a teenager, including Bunkeflo. `Not bad for a club via contacts with football picks that uses a combination of cheap membership cards, local sponsors, and sales of hot dogs and coffees in home games to raise funds. `A great deal like this could contribute to security and flexibility!', the club President told Reuters. `I wanted to find happiness and joy again - all my friends, my close friends, played here in Bunkeflo, it was important for me to regain my happiness.`, Olsen told Reuters. Four years later he played for Malmo FF in the Champions League before moving to PAOK and then to FC Copenhagen.