MS Odense Archive

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Often Imitated Never Duplicated

February 28th 2018 was the end date of a fantastic journey started September 11th 2011. Goldenboy Paolo Baggio has to retire because of injury in the golden league XI debut against FC Prague Slivers – A more than worthy last opponent for a player with a great career and a celebrity like status. 38 years and 21 seasons after the road to Scotland U20 started. HTU Awards, NT glory and Hattrick Masters; Baggio did it all and only his Masters match was not reached with his favourite club MS Odense.

Many great matches has been played by Goldenboy but the most memorable was played July 25th 2012 at Ecaterina Teodoroiu. The home team FC X-Team was the host of the Golden League match where Baggio scored his first goal of the total nine he reached. A classic moment in Golden League as well as Baggio career. The HTU Awards won and the battle of the top goalkeepers against Charles ‘Charlie Boy’ Colbourne is also unforgettable and part of both players, and a federation, legacy. Only the perfect ending with a Charlie Boy versus Goldenboy farewell match is missing. Who was the best? Charlie Boy might have won that competition but the headline fits Baggio, because there have been many great goalkeepers in Golden League through the years, but not as Baggio – Often Imitated Never Duplicated.

Paolo Baggio has entered MS Odense Hall Of Fame, but has also joined the MSO staff. The club is proud to be able to set such a strong lineup of legends behind coach Joakim Morgansson. We are delighted to present Šerif ‘Mr GL’ Bošnjak and Goldenboy Paolo Baggio as an assistant coach duo alongside Alfred Burch and Kenneth Ebbensgaard as medic and form coach.

So even though a big career end now, you have not heard the last of Goldenboy Paolo Baggio

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Huge Talent To Replace The Legend

September 8th 2011 might be the most important day in MSO history. That was the day one of our scouts found a talented Scottish goalkeeper named Paolo Baggio. Twenty seasons later Baggio can look back on a successful career with 75 international matches with Scotland U20, Scotland NT and a Hattrick Masters appearance. In addition multiple HTU Awards, Golden League moments and record breaking transfers has been linked with his name and career.

At age 38 Baggio ain’t the future of MSO on the field, even though he will continue to be a top figure after his future Hall Of Fame induction. Therefor MSO ha been searching for a successor of the most legendary player to ever represent MSO and today the transfer was made. Cameroon U20 goalkeeper Clinton Kenmogne was signed and is now the most expensive incoming transfer for MSO ever as MSO has payed 15.000.000£ to Kenmogne’s motherclub Rayonero B to release him – It is a lot of money fro one player but this is one with an impressive 44 U20 matches and even though he is still under 21 he has magnificent experience. Players like that cost a lot and for MSO to keep doing better and better, players like Kenmogne is necessary in addition to the many homegrown players in the squad.

We are happy to welcome Clinton Kenmogne to the MSO family and we know that this is the guy we need for future plans

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Six years with ‘The Next Big Thing’

September 14, 2011
9/11 – A day most will remember for the rest of our life. It was also a historic day for MS Odense. In a much more positive days though and it has become even more defining that i could ever imagine. MSO was searching for a big talent. One who could change the club forever. One with a good chance to play for U20 – the first MSO player to ever reach U20/NT.

‘The hoss’ hatchet men’ from Scotland, managed by, the current U20 manager at the time, the Hoss was selling an eye catching young goalkeeper talent. At age 17,16 the young goalkeeper transferred to Odense on the day most of us just refer to as 9/11 today. 800000$ was the price and Scotland U20 was the main aim for MSO and a very young Paolo Baggio. The hopes and dreams for Baggio was sky high and in no time he got the nickname ‘The Next Big Thing’.

The inspiration that made the transfer was mutual for both MSO and Baggio. The idea was to make Baggio as good as Truls Vorgaard – Vorgaard was one of the best, probably the best, U20 goalkeeper in the world back then. Huge ambitions for both Baggio and MSO. He couldn’t match Vorgaard but he made his own legacy by getting 28 matches for Scotland U20, 46 matches for NT and one match in HT Masters. He has been honoured with HTU- and MS Awards and have a lifelong ongoing feud with Rochdale United’s Charles ‘Charlie Boy’ Colbourne. Six years ago there was a little hope and some dreams, but it was never expected to be anything compared to this. The money earned and spend for his transfers in and out of MSO tells the story of a great goalkeeper too – Just take a look at the end of this post. Where historic top 20’s for MSO can be seen

‘The Next Big Thing’ Paolo ‘Goldenboy’ Baggio is still active and hopefully he will play a handful of seasons more – only injuries can stop him. three weeks from now Baggio will celebrate his 37th birthday, but is far from done. Today he played match number 201 for MSO and got clean sheet number 81. To mention his two goals scored against FC X-Team and Langer House back in 2012 will be to cruel…. well 😉

MSO is on their way to the best level in the 30 season long history. Baggio started it all six years ago and now he lead the talents to ever better times and greater moments. Even more important is the history in the making. the one i will look back at six years from know 😉

Most matches played
https://imgur.com/AJDMDBe

Best Stats
https://imgur.com/y6QG24E

Most goals
https://imgur.com/GQEbmbK