Born in the Faroe Islands in August 1994, Sonni Nattestad was selected for his country at U17, U19 and U21 level before winning his first senior cap against Malta in a friendly on November 19th, 2013. Since then, the 26-year-old has gone on to feature 31 times for the North Atlantic archipelago.
At club level, the 6ft 6in central defender made his first-team debut with Faroese side 07 Vestur as a 17-year-old in 2011 before making the switch to Danish side Midtjylland three years later. He made four appearances in the Superliga before going on loan to first division side Horsens and he also spent just under a year on loan at Vejle Boldklub.
A move to FH Hafnarfjordur of Iceland followed in 2016 and Nattestad was an unused substitute in both legs of FH’s Champions League first qualifying round tie with Dundalk that summer. He spent the second half of the Úrvalsdeild campaign on loan at Fylkir.
Norway was his next port of call but a move to Molde FK in December 2016 was badly disrupted by injury and in March 2018 he moved to Alesund on a six-month loan deal where he played regularly. He had subsequent loan spells at AC Horsens in Denmark and FC Frederica in Denmark before he returned to the Faroes in January 2020 to join B36 Torshavn.
Nattestad made 22 starts for Torshavn, helping them to a fourth-place finish in the Meistaradeildin and he also played in their Europa League qualifying round victories over St Joseph’s, FCI Levadia and The New Saints before missing the playoff round defeat to CSKA Sofia.