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Grindheim in 2006
|Date of birth||17 July 1983|
|Place of birth||Haugesund, Norway|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|2013||→ Vålerenga (loan)||14||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Christian Grindheim (born 17 July 1983) is a football midfielder who currently plays for the Tippeligaen club Vålerenga Fotball. Grindheim is known as a hardworking midfielder with tough tackling and powerful shots. He has made over 50 appearances for the Norway national team.
Grindheim was born in Haugesund and started his career in the local club Haugar, before he joined Haugesund where he made his debut for the first team in Tippeligaen at the age of 17. After Haugesund's relegation from the First Division in 2004, several Tippeliga-clubs was interested in the talented midfielder's signature. Viking, with Roy Hodgson as manager, made an offer for Grindheim, but he chose Vålerenga where he was a playing regularly for the team that won the league in 2005.
On 7 January 2008, Grindheim was transferred to Heerenveen.
On 15 June 2011, Grindheim transferred to FC Copenhagen on a three-year contract.
On 1 July 2013, Grindheim transferred to Vålerenga on a three-year contract.
Grindheim made his debut for the Norwegian national team, on 17 August 2005 in a friendly match against Switzerland. Grindheim played 45 minutes in a match Norway lost 2–0. He scored his first goal in Egil Olsen first match in his second stint as head coach of Norway, the friendly match against Germany on 11 February 2009, He reached his 50th cap in the friendly match against England.
|1||11 February 2009||LTU Arena, Düsseldorf||Germany||1–0||Win||Friendly|
|2||29 May 2010||Ullevaal stadion, Norway||Montenegro||2–1||Win||Friendly|
- Vålerenga IF
- SC Heerenveen
- F.C. Copenhagen
- "Christian Grindheim". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 November 2012.
- Skuseth, Karianne Nelly (26 May 2012). "For én nordmann er England-kampen ekstra spesiell". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). Retrieved 27 May 2012.
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- Christian Grindheim at National-Football-Teams.com