Alexander Aas

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Alexander Aas
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-09-14) 14 September 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Skien, Norway
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Skiens Grane
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995-2004 Odd Grenland 170 (6)
2004-2007 Odense 49 (2)
2007-2012 Strømsgodset 118 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 August 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Alexander Aas (born 14 September 1978) is a retired Norwegian football defender. Aas spent most of his career playing for Odd Grenland, before moving to Denmark for a two-year spell with Odense. In 2007 he was brought back to Norwegian football by Strømsgodset, where he is currently club captain.

Aas has been capped by Norway 8 times, scoring 1 goal.

He is known for his long throw-ins.[1]

Career[edit]

Odd Grenland[edit]

Alexander Aas came to Odd Grenland from Skiens Grane as a junior player. He got called up to the main squad in 1996 and made his debut against Hamarkameratene. He played 3 games during his first season with Odd Grenland (2 league and 1 cup match). At the end of August 1996 he broke his ankle during a training session.[2]

In April 1997 he broke his leg.[2] In 1998 he had his breakthrough in Odd Grenland and played all 26 league matches and scored 2 goals and helped Odd Grenland secure a spot in Tippeligaen 1999. He also got a spot on the Norway national under-21 football team.[2] Alexander won the 2000 Norwegian Football Cup Final with Odd Grenland. The team's first cup championship in 39 years. In 2000 he had a trial with Southampton.[1]

On September 20, 2001 he was in the starting line-up for Odd Grenland when they played their first match in the UEFA Cup against Helsingborg. The match ended 2-2 on Odd stadion and they played 1-1 in Helsingborg. Odd Grenland lost on away goals.[1]

He went on a 10 day trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004 and played one game for their reserve team.[3]

Odense BK[edit]

In January 2005 he signed a two-year contract with Odense. In the summer of 2006, Alexander signed a two-year extension.

Strømsgodset[edit]

In December 2006, Odense BK sold Alexander Aas to Strømsgodset IF.[4]

Aalexander Aas took over as captain for Strømsgodset IF in 2008 after Øyvind Leonhardsen retired.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007 Strømsgodset Tippeligaen 25 2 5 0 30 2
2008 19 1 4 1 23 2
2009 25 1 2 0 27 0
2010 12 0 6 0 18 0
2011 25 3 2 0 27 3
2012 12 3 2 0 14 3
Career Total 118 10 21 1 139 11

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Oddrane profil". Oddrane.no. Retrieved 2009-06-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Blikstad, Eivind; Herulf Gram Dokka; Roar Gunleiksaas; Per Arne Løkaas (April 1999). Veien tilbake: ODDs BALLKLUBB 1968-1998. Telemarksavisa. ISBN 82-993724-3-7. 
  3. ^ "Alexander Aas til Wolves". Nettavisen. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  4. ^ "OB sælger Aas til Strømsgodset". OB Online. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  5. ^ "Alexander Aas ny SIF kaptein". godset.no. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 

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