Erlend Hanstveit

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Erlend Hanstveit
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Personal information
Full name Erlend Hanstveit
Date of birth (1981-01-28) 28 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Left wingback
Club information
Current team
SK Brann
Number 3
Youth career
000–1998 Osterøy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2008 SK Brann[1] 202 (8)
2009–2011 Gent 50 (0)
2011–2013 Helsingborgs IF 52 (1)
2014– SK Brann 17 (1)
National team
2000–2004 Norway U21 26 (0)
2004–2005 Norway 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 May 2006

Erlend Hanstveit (born 28 January 1981 in Bergen) is a Norwegian footballer who plays for SK Brann. He has won the Norwegian Premier League, the Norwegian Cup, the Belgian Cup and Allsvenskan, in addition to caps for the Norway national football team.

Career[edit]

Hailing from Osterøy, he joined Norwegian Premier League team Brann in June 1998 despite interest from big clubs like PSV Eindhoven, Leeds United and Manchester United, with whom he had a trial in December 1997. Originally a midfielder, he gradually became a first team regular at Brann as well as the Norway national under-21 football team, playing 27 international U-21 matches in total. During 2001–02, Erlend Hanstveit converted to defence, settling in the left back position, where he has played since. On 28 January 2004, his 23rd birthday, Hanstveit made his debut for the senior national team.

Hanstveit became one of the mainstays in Brann, with over 200 Norwegian Premier League matches and over 270 matches in total. During his 10-year career in Brann, Hanstveit won one Premiership gold, two silver, and two bronze, in addition to the 2004 Norwegian Cup and Norwegian Cup silver in 1999. He was also the club's vice-captain from 2004 to 2008.

In early December 2008, he joined Celtic on a week-long trial but failed to win a contract with the Scottish Premier League club.[2] However, he did not accept Brann's contract offer either, due to his wish to play abroad. During the winter break of 2008–09 he joined the Belgian team KAA Gent, coached by Michel Preud'homme.[3]

On 24 August 2011 it was announced that Hanstveit would be joining Swedish club Helsingborgs IF on a free transfer. Gent had wanted to extend his contract but the Norwegian wanted to move.

On 20 December 2013, Hanstveit signed a two years contract with SK Brann.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1998 SK Brann Tippeligaen 4 0 0 0 4 0
1999 11 0 4 1 11 1
2000 8 0 0 0 8 0
2001 24 1 4 0 28 1
2002 23 4 3 0 26 4
2003 17 2 2 0 19 2
2004 24 0 5 2 29 2
2005 22 1 4 2 26 3
2006 24 0 3 0 27 0
2007 19 0 4 0 23 0
2008 26 0 3 1 26 1
2008–09 K.A.A. Gent Jupiler Pro League 12 0 0 0 12 0
2009–10 24 0 0 0 24 0
2010–11 14 0 0 0 14 0
2011 Helsingborgs IF Allsvenskan 7 1 0 0 7 1
2012 16 0 0 0 16 0
2013 29 0 0 0 29 0
2014 SK Brann Tippeligaen 17 1 5 0 22 1
Career Total 320 10 37 6 357 16

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Brann
Gent
Helsingborgs IF

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlend Hanstveit's profile at brann.no
  2. ^ "Bergen left-back could be perfect solution for Celtic". The Herald. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Hanstveit klar for Gent". VG (in Norwegian). 16 January 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009.