2006 SK Brann season

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The 2006 season was SK Brann's 98th season and their 20th consecutive season in the Norwegian Premier League. The season opened on 10 April, with a tie in Fredrikstad, in a match best remembered by an amazing scissor kick goal from Charlie Miller. 8 month later, on 10 December, Brann finished the season with a tie against Helsingborgs IF in their last group stage match in the 2006-07 Royal League.

Information[edit]

Manager: Flag of Norway.svg Mons Ivar Mjelde
League: Norwegian Premier League
Shirt supplier: Umbro (Kappa from 1 December)
Shirt sponsor: Sparebanken Vest
Highest league attendance: 19,348 (v Rosenborg, October 22)
Lowest league attendance: 13,528 (v Lillestrøm, April 18)
Average league attendance: 16,707
League: Silver
Norwegian Cup: 4th round
Europe: UEFA Cup, second qualifying round
Royal League: Quarter finals
Top goalscorer league: Bengt Sæternes, 10 goals
Top goalscorer season: Bengt Sæternes, 11 goals
Player of the year: Håkon Opdal

Squad[edit]

Brann's most used line-up in 2006 (4-4-2).

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Norway GK Johan Thorbjørnsen
2 Slovenia DF Janez Zavrl (until October 2006)
3 Norway DF Bjørn Dahl
4 Norway DF Cato Guntveit (injured whole season)
5 Norway MF Martin Knudsen
6 Norway MF Helge Haugen
7 Scotland FW Robbie Winters
8 Norway MF Martin Andresen (C)
9 Norway FW Thorstein Helstad (from June 2006)
10 Norway FW Bengt Sæternes
11 Norway MF Petter Vaagan Moen
12 Norway GK Håkon Opdal
13 Norway MF Erik Huseklepp
14 Norway MF Ardian Gashi (from September 2006)
No. Position Player
14 Honduras MF Maynor Suazo (until July 2006)
15 Norway DF Erlend Hanstveit
16 Scotland MF Charlie Miller
17 Norway DF Christian Kalvenes (until August 2006)
17 Norway MF Eirik Bakke (from September 2006)
18 Iceland DF Ólafur Örn Bjarnason
19 Norway MF Nicolai Misje
20 Norway MF Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen (injured most of the season)
21 Iceland DF Kristján Örn Sigurðsson
22 Norway FW Kristian Ystaas
24 Norway GK Steffen Haraldsen
25 Albania FW Migen Memelli
28 Iceland DF Ármann Björnsson (from August 2006)
30 Cameroon MF Arnaud Monkam

Results[edit]

Date Host Agg. Visitor Ground Attendance Tournament
10 April Fredrikstad 1-1 Brann Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad 9,017 Tippeligaen
18 April Brann 1-1 Lillestrøm Brann Stadion, Bergen 13,528 Tippeligaen
24 April Start 0-1 Brann Kristiansand Stadion, Kristiansand 7,782 Tippeligaen
30 April Brann 3-1 Vålerenga Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,150 (cap.) Tippeligaen
3 May Molde 0-2 Brann Aker Stadion, Molde 6,575 Tippeligaen
7 May Brann 2-2 Stabæk Brann Stadion, Bergen 15,056 Tippeligaen
10 May Follese 0-1 Brann Skogen idrettsplass, Askøy 1,526 Norwegian Cup
13 May Sandefjord 0-2 Brann Storstadion, Sandefjord 6,152 Tippeligaen
16 May Brann 2-1 Tromsø Brann Stadion, Bergen 18,568 (cap.) Tippeligaen
21 May Odd Grenland 1-3 Brann Odd Stadion, Skien 6,183 Tippeligaen
28 May Brann 2-0 Lyn Brann Stadion, Bergen 15,331 Tippeligaen
5 June Rosenborg 0-0 Brann Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim 19,215 Tippeligaen
8 June FBK Voss 0-4 Brann Prestegardsmoen Kunstgras, Voss 2,350 Norwegian Cup
  • SK Brann entered the summer break as undefeated league leaders. Their win/loss record in the league was 7-4-0 with 19 goals for and 7 goals against.
Date Host Agg. Visitor Ground Attendance Tournament
2 July Ham-Kam 4-0 Brann Briskeby Gressbane, Hamar 6,218 Tippeligaen
5 July Brann 3-1 Levanger IL Brann Stadion, Bergen 1,948 Norwegian Cup
13 July Glentoran 0-1 Brann The Oval, Belfast 1,743 UEFA Cup qualifying round
17 July Brann 2-0 Viking Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,555 Tippeligaen
20 July Start 3-1 Brann Kristiansand Stadion, Kristiansand 4,486 Norwegian Cup
27 July Brann 1-0 Glentoran Brann Stadion, Bergen 3,547 UEFA Cup qualifying round
30 July Brann 3-1 Fredrikstad Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,282 Tippeligaen
2 August Lillestrøm 2-0 Brann Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm 11,582 Tippeligaen
6 August Brann 0-1 Start Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,426 Tippeligaen
10 August Brann 3-3 Åtvidaberg Brann Stadion, Bergen 2,684 UEFA Cup qualifying round
13 August Vålerenga 2-1 Brann Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 16,848 Tippeligaen
24 August Åtvidaberg 1-1 Brann Värendsvallen, Växjö 786 UEFA Cup qualifying round
27 August Brann 2-1 Molde Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,360 Tippeligaen
11 September Stabæk 1-2 Brann Nadderud Stadion, Bærum 6,117 Tippeligaen
17 September Brann 5-3 Sandefjord Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,900 Tippeligaen
24 September Tromsø 3-1 Brann Alfheim Stadion, Tromsø 4,264 Tippeligaen
2 October Brann 1-0 Odd Grenland Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,767 Tippeligaen
15 October Lyn 2-0 Brann Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 10,643 Tippeligaen
22 October Brann 1-3 Rosenborg Brann Stadion, Bergen 19,348 (cap.) Tippeligaen
29 October Brann 2-1 Ham-Kam Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,930 Tippeligaen
5 November Viking 5-0 Brann Viking Stadion, Stavanger 16,251 Tippeligaen
9 November Rosenborg 1-3 Brann Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim 5,755 Royal League
26 November Brann 2-2 Helsingborg Brann Stadion, Bergen 3,535 Royal League
3 December Brann 1-1 OB Brann Stadion, Bergen 2,432 Royal League
7 December Brann 3-2 Rosenborg Brann Stadion, Bergen 3,152 Royal League
10 December Helsingborg 2-2 Brann Österås IP, Hässleholm 2,944 Royal League

Highlights[edit]

  • 5 June: Rosenborg-Brann 0-0 in front of 19,215 spectators.
  • 8 June: After knockin FBK Voss out of the Norwegian Cup, SK Brann enteres the summer break as undefeated league leaders. Their win/loss record in the league is 7-4-0 with 19 goals for and 7 goals against.
  • 2 July: Brann resumes the season in the worst possible way. They lose 0-4 in Hamar against the relegation-fighting Ham-Kam.
  • 20 July: Brann is eliminated from the Norwegian Cup after a 1-3 los in Kristiansand against IK Start.
  • 27 July: Brann advances to the 2nd UEFA Cup qualifying round, after winning 1-0 against Glentoran FC in both legs.
  • 24 August: Brann gets knocked-out of the UEFA Cup after a defeat on aggregate against the amateurs from the Swedish Åtvidabergs FF.
  • 17 September: Brann keeps the gold-dream alive with a 5-3 victory against Sandefjord Fotball.
  • 15 October: Brann loses to FC Lyn Oslo. Their two previous matchtes gave them one victory and one defeat. The gold-race seems to come down to the match between Rosenborg and Brann in Bergen. Brann have to win for the dream og gold to live on, while Rosenborg is almost guaranteed the goldmedals with a victory over their rivals in Brann.
  • 22 October: The Brann-Rosenborg showdown saw Rosenborg win 3-1, taking them six points clear of Brann with two rounds left. With an advantage of +13 over Brann in goal difference, Rosenborg are virtually assured of the title (99%), and can remove any doubt by picking up one point in either of their remaining matches.
  • 29 October: Brann beats Ham-Kam 2-0 and secures the silver medals. Rosenborg beats Viking FK, and take home the Norwegian Premier League trophy for the 20th time.
  • 2 November: Sport Director Per Ove Ludvigsen resigned after four year as chief in Brann.
  • 5 November: Brann is defeated in Stavanger, when Viking F.K. won 5-0. Brann's Premiership statistics were. Winn/loss: 14-4-7, goals scored: 39 goals against: 36, points: 46.
  • 6 November: Brann prepares for the Royal League-group stage. Brann is in group 1 with the Norwegian champions Rosenborg, the bronzemedalist from Denmark, Odense Boldklub and the number 4 in the Swedish league, Helsingborgs IF.
  • 24 November: Roald Bruun-Hanssen is hired as new Sports Director.
  • 26 November: Brann-Helsingborg 2-2, in the 2nd round of the Royal League. Cato Guntveit played his first match since 24 August, after being troubled with injuries most of the season.
  • 7 December: Brann qualified for the quarterfinals in the Royal League, after defeating Rosenborg 3-2 at home.
  • 10 December: Brann tied with Helsingborg in the last group stage match in the 2006-07 Royal League. The match was also Henrik "Henke" Larsson's last match before his loan-transfer to Manchester United. Both Brann and Helsingborg qualified for the quarterfinal in the Royal League, while Odense finished 3rd and qualified to the quarterfinal as one of the two best 3rd placed teams in the groupstage. Rosenborg was eliminated from the tournament.

Matches (goals)[edit]

Matches and goal are for matches in the Norwegian Premier League, Norwegian Cup, Royal League and European Cup/UEFA Cup, and was last updated after the seasons last game 10 December.

No. Position Player Premiership Norwegian Cup Europe Royal League Total
1 GK Johan Thorbjørnsen 1 (0) 2 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 8 (0)
12 GK Håkon Opdal 25 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0) 3 (0) 31 (0)
24 GK Steffen Haraldsen 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
2 DF Janez Zavrl 7 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0) 0 (0) 10 (0)
3 DF Bjørn Dahl 23 (0) 3 (0) 3 (1) 5 (0) 34 (1)
15 DF Erlend Hanstveit 24 (0) 3 (0) 4 (0) 0 (0) 31 (0)
17 DF Christian Kalvenes 5 (0) 2 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 9 (0)
18 DF Ólafur Örn Bjarnason 25 (2) 4 (1) 4 (1) 5 (1) 38 (5)
21 DF Kristján Örn Sigurðsson 24 (3) 4 (1) 3 (0) 0 (0) 31 (4)
28 DF Ármann Smári Björnsson 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (1) 4 (1)
4 DF/MF Cato Guntveit 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 4 (0) 6 (0)
5 DF/MF Martin Knudsen 21 (0) 3 (0) 4 (0) 5 (0) 33 (0)
6 MF Helge Haugen 23 (1) 4 (0) 4 (0) 5 (0) 36 (1)
8 MF Martin Andresen 24 (3) 2 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 28 (3)
11 MF Petter Vaagan Moen 24 (3) 4 (0) 1 (0) 4 (0) 33 (3)
13 MF Erik Huseklepp 11 (0) 4 (1) 3 (0) 5 (3) 23 (4)
14 MF Maynor Suazo 1 (0) 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0)
14 MF Ardian Gashi 7 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (1) 12 (2)
17 MF Eirik Bakke 7 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 8 (0)
19 MF Nicolai Misje 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0)
30 MF Arnaud Monkam 1 (0) 3 (0) 2 (0) 5 (1) 11 (1)
16 MF/FW Charlie Miller 20 (6) 2 (0) 3 (0) 1 (0) 26 (3)
20 MF/FW Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen 4 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0) 4 (0) 11 (0)
7 FW Robbie Winters 25 (7) 3 (1) 2 (0) 2 (0) 32 (8)
9 FW Thorstein Helstad 12 (2) 1 (0) 2 (0) 2 (0) 17 (2)
10 FW Bengt Sæternes 25 (10) 2 (1) 2 (0) 0 (0) 29 (11)
22 FW Kristian Ystaas 0 (0) 2 (1) 0 (0) 4 (1) 6 (2)
25 FW Migen Memelli 19 (1) 3 (3) 3 (4) 4 (1) 29 (9)