André Bergdølmo

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André Bergdølmo
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-10-13) 13 October 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
0000–1990 Skjetten
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Lillestrøm 119 (9)
1997–2000 Rosenborg 83 (3)
2000–2003 Ajax 69 (6)
2003–2005 Borussia Dortmund 28 (0)
2005–2007 F.C. Copenhagen 33 (3)
2007–2008 Strømsgodset 43 (7)
2008–2009 Sørum 28 (8)
Total 403 (36)
National team
1996–2005 Norway 63 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Lillestrøm (assistant)
2010–2013 Lillestrøm (junior)
2014– Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

André Bergdølmo (born 13 October 1971) is a former Norwegian football defender. He was capable of playing in all defensive positions on the field, and while most often taking up a position on the left side, his favourite was that of right full back.

Bergdølmo began his senior career at Lillestrøm in 1991, before transferring to Rosenborg for a fee of NOK 700,000 ahead of the 1997 season. From there, he went on to play for clubs in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, over a period of seven years from 2000 to 2007. He then returned to Norway, spending the final two years of his career at Strømsgodset. Upon retiring at the end of the 2008 season, Bergdølmo had won the League Championship seven times with three different clubs, and earned 63 caps for the Norwegian national football team.

He is currently employed as head coach at Kongsvinger IL Toppfotball.[1]

Club career[edit]

Bergdølmo started his playing career in Skjetten, and went from there to Lillestrøm in 1991, where he gradually became known as one of the best defenders in Norway. After six seasons at Åråsen, he went to Norwegian champion team Rosenborg in the spring of 1997. This move was controversial, and Bergdølmo fell out of favour with the Lillestrøm fans.[2] The same year he made his national team debut.

Bergdølmo won three league titles with Rosenborg, and was ever-present for Norway at the Euro 2000. After the European Championships he was bought by Dutch giants Ajax. Used as a central defender, he helped to win the Dutch league title in 2002. In the summer of 2003 he moved on to German team Borussia Dortmund, where he played for two seasons before signing with F.C. Copenhagen in the summer of 2005. He made his debut for F.C. Copenhagen in a match against FC Nordsjælland on 31 July 2005, and his last match for the club was an UEFA Champions League match in Group F against Scottish Celtic on 26 September 2006. He reached 53 appearances for Copenhagen, scoring five goals, four of which on penalty.

He moved to Strømsgodset on 15 March 2007, where he signed a two-year contract. He retired at the end of the 2008 season, but would continue playing sporadically for Sørum on the eighth tier of Norwegian football.[3]

International career[edit]

Bergdølmo made his debut for Norway on 18 January 1997, and was a regular since the late nineties. He played his last match on 12 November 2005, and amassed 63 caps in total.[4]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Rosenborg
Ajax
FC København

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bergdølmo ferdig i KIL". Østlendingen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bergdølmo netthetset av LSK-supportere". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Jacobsen, Anita. "Skal spille i 7. divisjon". Indre Akershus Blad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 16 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Norway – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 30 October 2010.