Bengt Sæternes

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Bengt Sæternes
Personal information
Full name Bengt Henning Sæternes
Date of birth (1975-01-01) 1 January 1975 (age 40)
Place of birth Egersund, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Egersund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Egersund 82 (36)
1994–1996 Eiger 40 (46)
1996–1997 Viking 6 (0)
1997–1998 Odd Grenland 28 (14)
1998–2002 Bodø/Glimt 113 (61)
2002–2004 Club Brugge 40 (13)
2004–2007 Brann 61 (28)
2007–2008 OB 9 (1)
2008–2010 Vålerenga 78 (23)
2010–2011 Viking 21 (4)
Total 478 (226)
National team
1996–1997 Norway U-21 3 (0)
2002–2007 Norway 7 (0)
Teams managed
2012–2013 UD Vecindario (assistant)
2013–2014 Egersund
2014– Sandnes Ulf
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Bengt Sæternes (born 1 January 1975) is a Norwegian former professional football player who played as a centre forward from 1991 until 2011.

He began his playing career at local clubs Egersund and Eiger, whilst he had spells at Viking, Odd Grenland, Bodø/Glimt, Club Brugge, Brann, OB, and Vålerenga. Sæternes was capped seven times for Norway.

Before the 2012–13 Tercera División, Sæternes joined UD Vecindario as assistant coach on a one-year contract. He rejected offers from Norway in order to "learn everything I can of Spanish football."[1]

Career[edit]

Bengt Sæterners had short stints in both Viking and Odd Grenland until his career boosted in Bodø/Glimt. He was the club's top scorer in a number of seasons before he was sold to the Belgian First Division club Club Brugge. His stay in Belgium was ruined by multiple injuries, and he decided to return to Norway in the of summer 2004. Despite the general public believed that he would transfer to the champions Rosenborg, Bengt chose Brann instead. He made an instant impact in Bergen by demonstrating great goal scoring abilities clearly proven in the 2004 cup final, when he scored 3 goals. After a great 2004 season, the 2005 and the beginning of the 2006 season was a disappointment, mainly due to a long lasting injury. Sæternes never managed to copy the success from his first season in Brann. Since then he has played both in OB, Vålerenga and before he returned to Viking.

Ahead of the 2012-season, Viking terminated Sæternes' contract, after only one season at the club.[2]

International career[edit]

Sæternes played three matches for Norway U-21 in 1996 and 1997, and was later capped seven times for Norway between 2002 and 2007.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1999 Bodø/Glimt Tippeligaen 25 16 0 0 25 16
2000 20 13 3 2 23 15
2001 24 11 3 3 27 14
2002 18 12 4 7 22 19
2004 Brann 8 5 2 4 10 9
2005 18 9 1 1 19 10
2006 25 9 2 1 27 10
2007 10 5 1 2 11 7
2007–08 OB Superliga 9 1 0 0 9 1
2008 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 26 5 6 5 32 10
2009 28 11 5 5 33 16
2010 25 7 2 3 27 10
2011 Viking 21 4 3 3 24 7
Career Total 257 108 32 36 289 144

Honours[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Norway[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sæternes prøver lykken i Spania tv2.no
  2. ^ Nilssen, Knut Arne (28 March 2012). "Sæternes har fått trenertilbud". aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian). Stavanger Aftenblad. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bengt Sæternes's profil". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 

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