Arne Dokken

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Arne Dokken
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Personal information
Full name Arne Dokken
Date of birth (1955-08-27) 27 August 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Drammen, Norway
Youth career
Åssiden IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1977 Strømsgodset IF 43 (26)
1978–1981 Lillestrøm SK 79 (35)
1981–1983 Panathinaikos FC 23 (10)
1983–1984 Apollon Smyrnis 24 (6)
1984–1986 Rosenborg BK 25 (5)
National team
1977–1984 Norway 24 (2)
Teams managed
1985 Rosenborg BK
1986–1987 Rosenborg BK
2000–2002 Strømsgodset IF
2004 Sandefjord
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Arne Dokken (born 27 August 1955) is a Norwegian former football player and coach. He played as striker for several Norwegian clubs and two Greek clubs and 24 matches for Norway national football team scoring two goals. In eight seasons in the Norwegian Premier League he played 147 matches scoring 64 goals.[1] He was top scorer in Norwegian Premier League 1975 and 1980. He is currently sports director of Sandefjord Fotball, where his son Kenneth Dokken is a player.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Arne Dokken was born in Drammen, started his career in Åssiden IF and went to Strømsgodset IF 19 years old. In the 1975 season he became top scorer in Norwegian Premiere League. He continued to Lillestrøm SK winning gold medals in the Norwegian Cup 1978 and the league 1981. He then became professional in Panathinaikos in Greece and on loan to Apollon Smyrnis[2][3][4] also in Greece before he returned to Norway where he finished his career as player in Rosenborg BK.

International career[edit]

Dokken was capped once for Norway boys team, four times for the Norway u-19 and 11 times for Norway u-21. He was capped 24 times for the Norway national football team scoring two goals.[5]

Managerial career[edit]

He started his career as coach in Rosenborg 1985 successfully as the team won gold medals. He was thereafter director of sports in Rosenborg BK and in FC Lyn Oslo. He continued to Strømsgodset IF as coach and head of sports[6] and to Sandefjord Fotball where he was head coach in the 2004 season. He then became sports director in Hønefoss BK before he returned to Sandefjord Fotball as sports director.

Achievements[edit]

As a player[edit]

Lillestrøm SK
Panathinaikos

As a manager[edit]

Rosenborg BK

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics for Arne Dokken" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Greece 1981/82". RSSSF The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Greece 1982/83". RSSSF The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "Greece 1983/84". RSSSF The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 27 December 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Statistics for Arne Dokken". The Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  6. ^ "Trenere" (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF. Retrieved 4 August 2013.