Olivier Occean

Olivier Occean

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Olivier Occean (born 23 October 1981 in Brossard, Quebec) is a Canadian footballer player who currently plays for SpVgg Greuther Fürth in the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga.

Club career

College soccer

Occean played college soccer at Southern Connecticut State University in the NCAA Division II, from 2001 to 2003. While at the college, Occean was twice named an NCAA All-American. He finished his career with 57 goals, including 21 as a senior, and 22 in 2001. During this time he also played for Vermont Voltage in the USL Premier Development League.

Upon graduating from college, Occean was selected 26th overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the MetroStars. Occean surprised many by coming from an unheralded Division II program and impressing, and looked likely to make the team. However, Occean surprised even more when, while the MetroStars were playing in the preseason La Manga Cup, Occean impressed the Metrostars' competitors Odd Grenland so much that the team immediately offered him a contract. With Major League Soccer not willing to compete financially with the Norwegian club, Occean ended up with Odd.

Odd Grenland

Occean immediately impressed in Norway, earning a starting spot and immediately scoring goals. In his first season with Odd Grenland, Occean led the team in goals with 14, although the team slumped to a mid-table finish.


He signed a five-year contract with Lillestrøm on 10 December 2005. The deal was worth approximately €885,000 plus about...
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