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Former Toon Youngster Scored Shock Goal in Euros Last Night

Faroe Islands' Joan Edmundsson celebrates after scoring against Greece Former Newcastle United academy prospect, Joan Edmundsson, scored a shock winner last night for Faroe Islands in their 1-0 qualifying victory over Greece.

A 1-0 win in Athens is comfortably their greatest victory on the world stage, but the success in European Championship qualifying group F piles on the misery for the home nation, who were crowned European Champions a mere 10 years ago. 

This was their first competitive win since 2011, with their last competitive away win coming back in 2001 against Luxembourg.

In December 2009, Simundsson joined Newcastle United on loan until the end of the season from B68 Toftir, with a view to a permanent deal, after a successful trial during a reserve friendly against Hibernian.  He later signed a permanent deal in June as a hot prospect for the future.

He made his first-team debut in a pre-season friendly against Norwich in 2010, but failed to break into the first-team set-up after that. After a short-lived loan spell at Gateshead, he moved to Norwegian club, Viking FK in 2012.

However, he has spent the past two years back home in the Faroe Islands, and is currently representing Havnar Bóltfelag, who were crowned as champions of the domestic league, Effodeildin, last season.  

Obviously, Simundsson failed to make the grade at Newcastle, but its always great to see former players doing so well for their respective clubs/nations. And when considering the importance of his goal last night, he has a lot to be proud of.

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About Harry Savill (Editor) (418 Articles)
I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

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