Ann Kristin Aarønes

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Ann Kristin Aarønes
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-01-19) 19 January 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Ålesund, Norway
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
New York Power
National team
Norway[1] 111 (60)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).
Olympic medal record
Women's Football
Bronze 1996 Atlanta Team Competition

Ann Kristin "Anka" Aarønes (born 19 January 1973 in Ålesund) is a retired Norwegian footballer.

She first played for Spjelkavik IL, then for Trondheims-Ørn and the Norwegian national team. Later she played for the WUSA's New York Power, during the first season.[1]

Aarønes played 111 international matches for Norway between 1990 and 1999, scoring 60 goals. She was the top scorer at the 1995 World Cup, which was won by Norway. Also with the Norway team she won Bronze at the 1996 Olympics. In 1993 she became a European Champion with Norway, having been a runner-up in 1991. Aarønes also played for Norway in the 1997 European Cup and the 1999 World Cup. At club level with Trondheims-Ørn she won six cup competitions and five league championships between 1993 and 2000.


  1. ^ a b Pedersen, Ole Petter. Ann Kristin Aarønes (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2009-05-18.