2008 SK Brann season

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The 2008 season was SK Brann's 100th season and their 22nd consecutive season in the Norwegian Premier League.

Information[edit]

Manager: Mons Ivar Mjelde
League: Norwegian Premier League
Shirt supplier: Kappa
Shirt sponsor: Sparebanken Vest
Average league attendance: 16,954
League: 8th
Norwegian Cup: 4th round (0-8 vs. Molde)
Champions League: Third qualifying round (0-1 (h) and 1-2 (a) vs. Marseille)
UEFA Cup: First round (2-0 (h) and 0-2 (a) vs. Deportivo Coruña. Brann lost 2-3 on the penalty shootout)
Top goal scorer: Thorstein Helstad (11 in league, 13 over-all)
Player of the year: Olafur Örn Bjarnason[1][2]

Squad[edit]

Matches and goals updated as of November 21, 2008 and is for league only.

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 Iceland DF Birkir Sævarsson
3 Norway DF Bjørn Dahl
4 Norway DF Cato Guntveit
5 Jamaica MF Rodolph Austin
6 Norway DF Azar Karadas
7 Norway MF Hassan El Fakiri
8 Iceland MF Gylfi Einarsson
9 Norway MF Jan Gunnar Solli
10 The Gambia FW Njogu Demba-Nyrén
11 Norway MF Petter Vaagan Moen
12 Norway GK Håkon Opdal
13 Norway MF Erik Huseklepp
No. Position Player
14 The Gambia MF Tijan Jaiteh
15 Norway DF Erlend Hanstveit
17 Norway MF Eirik Bakke (C)
18 Iceland DF Ólafur Örn Bjarnason
19 Norway DF Nicolai Misje
20 Norway MF Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen
21 Iceland DF Kristján Örn Sigurðsson
22 Norway FW Thorstein Helstad
24 Norway GK Kenneth Udjus
25 Norway DF Yaw Ihle Amankwah
28 Iceland DF Ármann Björnsson
77 Scotland FW Robbie Winters

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Sweden FW Joakim Sjöhage (on loan to IF Elfsborg)
Australia DF Michael Thwaite (on loan to Melbourne Victory)
No. Position Player
Norway DF Knut Walde (on loan to Løv-Ham)
Norway MF Nicolai Misje (on loan to Bryne FK)

Transfers[edit]

Players in[edit]

Only first team squad transfers

Winter 2007–08

Summer 2007–08

Players out[edit]

Only first team squad transfers

Winter 2007–08

Summer 2007–08

Results [18][edit]

Date Host Agg. Visitor Ground Attendance Tournament
February 13 SK Brann 0-2 Everton FC Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,207 UEFA Cup
February 21 Everton FC 6-1 SK Brann Goodison Park, Liverpool 38,000 UEFA Cup
March 30 SK Brann 4-2 Fredrikstad FK Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,119 Tippeligaen
April 5 Aalesunds FK 4-2 SK Brann Color Line Stadion, Ålesund 10,778 Tippeligaen
April 14 SK Brann 1-1 Strømsgodset IF Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,282 Tippeligaen
April 19 Stabæk 3-0 SK Brann Nadderud Stadion, Bærum 6,515 Tippeligaen
April 27 SK Brann 2-1 Lillestrøm SK Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,228 Tippeligaen
May 3 Tromsø IL 0-0 SK Brann Alfheim Stadion, Tromsø 7,285 Tippeligaen
May 12 Loddefjord IL 1-4 SK Brann Alvøen gress, Bergen 3,231 Norwegian Cup
May 16 SK Brann 1-0 Vålerenga Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,896 Tippeligaen
May 25 Viking FK 1-2 SK Brann Viking Stadion, Stavanger 16,500 Tippeligaen
May 31 SK Brann 3-4 Molde FK Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,710 Tippeligaen
June 4 Rosenborg BK 1-1 SK Brann Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim 20,011 Tippeligaen
June 7 Austevoll 2-3 SK Brann Eidsbøen kunstgress, Austevoll 2,500 Norwegian Cup
June 28 Ham-Kam 0-0 SK Brann Briskeby gressbane, Hamar 5,445 Tippeligaen
July 1 SK Brann 3-1 Valdres FK Brann Stadion, Bergen 4,455 Norwegian Cup
July 5 SK Brann 4-1 Bodø/Glimt Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,845 Tippeligaen
July 14 FC Lyn Oslo 1-1 SK Brann Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 6,558 Tippeligaen
July 20 SK Brann 1-2 Aalesunds FK Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,655 Tippeligaen
July 23 Molde FK 8-0 SK Brann Aker Stadion, Molde 4,452 Norwegian Cup
July 27 Fredrikstad FK 1-0 SK Brann Nye Fredrikstad Stadion, Fredrikstad 12,292 Tippeligaen
July 29 SK Brann 1-0 FK Ventspils Brann Stadion, Bergen 5,972 Champions League (Q)
August 2 SK Brann 4-1 Ham-Kam Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,106 Tippeligaen
August 5 FK Ventspils 2-1 SK Brann Ventspils Olimpiskais Stadions, Ventspils 2,000 Champions League (Q)
August 9 Strømsgodset IF 2-0 SK Brann Marienlyst Stadion, Drammen 5,814 Tippeligaen
August 13 SK Brann 0-1 Marseille Brann Stadion, Bergen 11,197 Champions League (Q)
August 24 SK Brann 0-0 Rosenborg BK Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,552 Tippeligaen
August 27 Marseille 2-1 SK Brann Stade Vélodrome, Marseille 55,000 Champions League (Q)
August 31 Bodø/Glimt 3-1 SK Brann Aspmyra Stadion, Bodø 6,391 Tippeligaen
September 14 SK Brann 1-1 Viking FK Brann Stadion, Bergen 17,296 Tippeligaen
September 18 SK Brann 2-0 Deportivo Coruña Brann Stadion, Bergen 8,777 UEFA Cup
September 22 Lillestrøm SK 1-1 SK Brann Åråsen Stadion, Lillestrøm 8,750 Tippeligaen
September 28 SK Brann 2-0 FC Lyn Oslo Brann Stadion, Bergen 15,833 Tippeligaen
October 2 Deportivo Coruña 2-0 SK Brann Estadio Riazor, A Coruña 19,000 UEFA Cup
October 6 Molde FK 3-2 SK Brann Aker Stadion, Molde 6,969 Tippeligaen
October 19 SK Brann 1-2 Stabæk Brann Stadion, Bergen 15,879 Tippeligaen
October 26 SK Brann 1-1 Tromsø IL Brann Stadion, Bergen 16,006 Tippeligaen
November 2 Vålerenga 0-1 SK Brann Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 9,724 Tippeligaen

Highlights[edit]

Matches (goals)[edit]

The table shows matches and goals in the Norwegian Premier League, Norwegian Cup, Champions League and UEFA Cup, and was last updated after the game against Vålerenga on November 2, 2008.[32]

No. Position Player Premiership Norwegian Cup CL UEFA Total
1 GK Johan Thorbjørnsen 3 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (0)
12 GK Håkon Opdal 19 (0) 3 (0) 4 (0) 2 (0) 28 (0)
24 GK Kenneth Udjus 6 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 9 (0)
3 DF Bjørn Dahl 22 (0) 3 (0) 4 (0) 4 (0) 33 (0)
15 DF Erlend Hanstveit 26 (0) 3 (1) 4 (0) 4 (0) 35 (1)
18 DF Ólafur Örn Bjarnason 22 (4) 3 (1) 4 (0) 4 (1) 33 (6)
21 DF Kristján Örn Sigurðsson 20 (1) 1 (0) 3 (1) 4 (0) 28 (2)
23 DF Michael Thwaite 2 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 4 (0)
25 DF Yaw Ihle Amankwah 4 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 5 (0)
2 DF/MF Birkir Sævarsson 8 (1) 0 (0) 2 (0) 1 (0) 11 (1)
6 DF/FW Azar Karadas 21 (3) 4 (0) 4 (0) 3 (0) 32 (3)
28 DF/FW Ármann Smári Björnsson 8 (0) 2 (0) 1 (1) 2 (0) 13 (1)
4 DF/MF Cato Guntveit 13 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 17 (0)
5 MF Rodolph Austin 9 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0) 11 (1)
7 MF Hassan El Fakiri 17 (0) 3 (0) 4 (0) 2 (0) 26 (0)
8 MF Gylfi Einarsson 14 (3) 2 (0) 2 (0) 2 (0) 20 (3)
9 MF Jan Gunnar Solli 23 (1) 4 (0) 2 (0) 4 (1) 33 (2)
11 MF Petter Vaagan Moen 23 (3) 2 (0) 3 (0) 4 (1) 32 (4)
13 MF Erik Huseklepp 19 (3) 4 (0) 4 (0) 4 (0) 31 (3)
14 MF Tijan Jaiteh 15 (1) 3 (0) 3 (0) 1 (0) 22 (1)
17 MF Eirik Bakke 21 (0) 1 (0) 3 (0) 3 (0) 28 (0)
19 MF Nicolai Misje 0 (0) 2 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0)
20 MF/FW Trond Fredrik Ludvigsen 7 (0) 3 (1) 1 (0) 0 (0) 11 (1)
10 FW Demba-Nyrén 17 (3) 2 (1) 4 (1) 2 (0) 25 (5)
22 FW Thorstein Helstad 12 (11) 1 (2) 0 (0) 2 (0) 15 (13)
27 FW Mathias Møvik 1 (0) 1 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0)
77 FW Robbie Winters 18 (1) 4 (3) 3 (0) 2 (0) 27 (4)

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