Egil Fjetland

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Egil Fjetland
Personal information
Full name Egil Fjetland
Date of birth (1962-08-12) 12 August 1962 (age 51)
Place of birth Stavanger, Norway
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000-1988 Vidar
1989-1992 Viking 48 (11)
National team
1980 Norway U19 5 (0)
1989 Norway B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Egil Fjetland (born 12 August 1962) is a Norwegian former footballer who played as a forward for Vidar and Viking, where he won the Norwegian Cup and Tippeligaen. He is the twin brother of Jan Fjetland.

Club career[edit]

Fjetland was born in Stavanger and started his career in the local club Vidar.[1] Vidar experienced its heyday in the mid 80's, when they were playing at the second tier and fighthing for promotion.[2] Fjetland was one of the key-members in Vidar's team, and in the promotion-playoff in 1986 Vidar won the first match against Drøbak-Frogn. However, Fjetland was sent off and couldn't help his team in the second match against Tromsø, which Vidar lost and missed out on promotion.[3] In total Fjetland played 235 matches[4] and scored 113 goals for Vidar.[5]

Fjetland played for Viking from 1989 to 1992 where he played a total of 92 matches (including friendlies) scoring 21 goals for the club,[6] and was together with Ingve Bøe and Børre Meinseth Viking's joint topscorer with 4 goals in 1992.[7] With Viking, Fjetland won the Norwegian Cup in 1989 and Tippeligaen in 1991.[6]

International career[edit]

Fjetland played his first match with the Norwegian flag on the shirt on 7 August 1979, when Norway U16 met Finland U16. He played a total of four matches and scored one goal for the Under-16 team, in addition to five matches for the Norway U19 in 1980. He also played one match for Norway B against England B on 22 May 1989.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Fjetland's is the twin-brother of Jan Fjetland, and in addition to playing together at Vidar they both spent the 1989-season at Viking. The 1989 Norwegian Cup final was the last they played together, and they were the last brothers to start a match together for Viking until 2011 when Valon and Veton Berisha repeated the feat.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Egil Fjetland at transfermarkt.en
  2. ^ Frøiland, Eirik B. (10 May 2008). "Lærlingene som ble læremestere". aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian) (Stavanger Aftenblad). Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fair Play ligaen: Vidar" (in Norwegian). Førde IL Fotball. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Adelskalender Menn A-lag" (in Norwegian). FK Vidar. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Flest Mål A-lag Menn" (in Norwegian). FK Vidar. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Fjetland, Egil". Viking FK. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Olsen, Olav Rege (8 September 2009). "Kan bli svakeste toppscorer på 16 år". aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian) (Stavanger Aftenblad). Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Egil Fjetland's profil". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Nilssen, Knut Arne (20 June 2011). "Familien Berishas store dag". aftenbladet.no (in Norwegian) (Stavanger Aftenblad). Retrieved 8 July 2012.