Elias Valderhaug

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Elias Valderhaug
Personal information
Full name Elias Valderhaug
Date of birth (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Valderøy, Norway
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Åkra
Number 1
Youth career
Valder
Åkra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 Molde 2 (0)
2010 Kristiansund (loan) 9 (0)
2012 Start (loan) 1 (0)
2012 Kongsvinger 12 (0)
2013–2014 Kristiansund 9 (0)
2014– Åkra 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 August 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Elias Valderhaug (born 26 April 1990) is a Norwegian football who plays as a goalkeeper for Åkra in 3. Divisjon. He has previously played for Molde in Tippeligaen, and has also had spells with Start and Kongsvinger.

Career[edit]

Valderhaug was born in Valderøy[1] and played for IL Valder and Åkra IL before joining Molde in 2007.[2] He made his debut on the first-team, when he replaced Knut Dørum Lillebakk in the 87th minute in the quarter-final of the 2009 Norwegian Football Cup against Rosenborg on 9 August 2009.[3] Valderhaug was sent on loan together with his team-mate Jacob Meidell to the nabour club Kristiansund BK in August 2012,[4] where he played nine matches in the Second Division.[5] Valderhaug made his debut in Tippeligaen against Sarpsborg 08 on 20 November 2011, after Ole Gunnar Solskjær decided to let him play the last two games of the season instead of Espen Bugge Pettersen, since Molde already had won Tippeligaen that year.[6]

Valderhaug joined Start on a short-term loan-deal on 12 April 2012, due to injuries on both their goalkeepers, Alexander Lund Hansen and Johnny Kristiansen.[7] Valderhaug played Start's match against HamKam three days later,[8] but returned to Molde in the middle of June even though the loan lasted to 1 August as both Start's goalkeeper had returned from their injuries.[9]

Valderhaug joined Kongsvinger in August 2012 on a short-term contract to the end of the 2012 season,[10] and played 12 matches for the team in the First Division.[1] After seeing out his short-term contract, Valderhaug moved back to his home-county Møre og Romsdal and signed a two-year contract with the newly promoted First Division side Kristiansund BK.[5]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 August 2013[1]
Club performance League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009 Molde Tippeligaen 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 2 0 4 0 6 0
2010 Kristiansund (loan) Second Division 9 0 - 9 0
2012 Start (loan) Adeccoligaen 1 0 2 0 3 0
2012 Kongsvinger 12 0 0 0 12 0
2013 Kristiansund 1 0 0 0 1 0
2014 1. Divisjon 8 0 0 0 8 0
2014 Åkra 3. Divisjon 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 34 0 7 0 41 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Elias Valderhaug". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Andreassen, Jon (12 April 2012). "Derfor ville Valderhaug til Start" (in Norwegian). Fædrelandsvennen. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Match report Molde-Rosenborg". nifs.no (in Norwegian). A-pressen. 
  4. ^ Hustad, Trond (12 August 2010). "Molde-duo leies ut til Kristiansund" (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Valderhaug skal spille for Kristiansund". glomdalen.no (in Norwegian). [[Glåmdalen (newspaper)|]]. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Solskjær setter Bugge Pettersen på benken". rbnett.no (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Molde-keeper til Start". Norwegian News Agency (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). 12 April 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Kjøllesdal, Svein Rune (15 April 2012). "- Møtte til kamp og trodde jeg skulle spille". fvn.no (in Norwegian). Fædrelandsvennen. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  9. ^ Karlsen, Håvard (14 June 2012). "Valderhaug ferdig i Start". fvn.no (in Norwegian). Fædrelandsvennen. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Tomren, Lasse (1 August 2012). "Valderhaug til KIL". aftenposten.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten.