Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim
|Date of birth||14 January 1975|
|Place of birth||Norway|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).
Aarsheim has stayed with Viking FK for the majority of his career, arriving from local club Hundvåg as a youth team player. Making his debut for Viking in 1994, he stayed with the club until 2005, playing a total of 422 games. A creative midfielder, Aarsheim was at his peak during the 2001 season, when, as captain, he led Viking to a league lead before suffering a serious ankle injury in a game against SK Brann halfway through the season. Although he made an extremely popular five minute comeback in the Norwegian cup final victory over rivals Bryne FK later in the year, Aarsheim never really recovered from the injury. He played only 4 games in the 2002 season, and he was injured for large parts of the 2003 season as well.
He remained captain of Viking until the end of the 2004 season, but midway through the 2005 season he was released on a free transfer, joining league leaders IK Start. In the summer of 2007 he surprisingly joined Randaberg IL, a club playing in the fourth tier of Norwegian football, together with Øyvind Svenning.
He made his national team debut in a 3-2 win against South Korea in January 2001, earning a total of three caps for Norway. His last international match was an August 2001 friendly match against Turkey.
||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2007)|
- Kleppe, Per Sigve (2007-07-13). "Sjokksigneringene på plass". Rogalands Avis (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-09-15.
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