Espen Bugge Pettersen

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Espen Bugge Pettersen
Espen Bugge Pettersen.jpg
Bugge Pettersen in 2008
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-05-10) 10 May 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Tønsberg, Norway
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Strømsgodset
Youth career
0000–1999 Tønsberg FK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Eik-Tønsberg 28 (0)
2002–2010 Sandefjord 240 (0)
2010–2014 Molde 68 (0)
2015– Strømsgodset 0 (0)
National team
2009– Norway 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 March 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 September 2012

Espen Bugge Pettersen (born 10 May 1980) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Strømsgodset IF and the Norway national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bugge Pettersen started his career in the local clubs Tønsberg FK and Eik-Tønsberg, and moved to Sandefjord Fotball before the 2002-season. In the nine seasons he played in Sandefjord, he played 240 of 250 league-matches.

Molde FK[edit]

On 31 July 2010, it was announced that Bugge Pettersen was sold from Sandefjord to Molde FK, signing a 3 1/2-year contract.[1] In his second season in Molde, he won the league championship with Ole Gunnar Solskjær as manager, and won the Kniksen award as the best goalkeeper in Tippeligaen.[2] Bugge Pettersen played 123 consecutive first-team matches for Sandefjord and Molde, from he missed the Tippeliga-match against Start on 1 October 2007, until Solskjær decided to let the second-choice goalkeeper, Elias Valderhaug, play the last two league-games after Molde won Tippeligaen in 2011.[3]

Strømsgodset IF[edit]

On 12 December 2014, Bugge Pettersen signed a two-year contract with Strømsgodset IF.[4]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut on 29 May 2010 against Montenegro, when he replaced Rune Jarstein as a substitute in the 89th minute.[5] The last couple of years, Bugge Pettersen have been Norway's second-choice goalkeeper, with Rune Jarstein being the first choice.[6] As of November 2012 he has been capped seven times,[7] and he started his first international game in a friendly matches against Thailand on 18 January 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Espen Bugge Pettersen is married to Lene Syversen, and together they have two children Storm and Pernille.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 December 2014[9]
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sandefjord 2002 Adeccoligaen 30 0 1 0 - 31 0
2003 30 0 2 0 - 32 0
2004 29 0 4 0 - 33 0
2005 25 0 0 0 - 25 0
2006 Tippeligaen 26 0 5 0 - 31 0
2007 22 0 2 0 - 24 0
2008 Adeccoligaen 30 0 0 0 - 30 0
2009 Tippeligaen 30 0 2 0 - 32 0
2010 18 0 0 0 - 18 0
Total 230 0 16 0 - 246 0
Molde 2010 Tippeligaen 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
2011 28 0 1 0 - 29 0
2012 23 0 1 0 5 0 29 0
2013 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 68 0 2 0 6 0 76 0
Strømsgodset 2015 Tippeligaen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Total 308 0 18 0 6 0 332 0

Honours[edit]

Molde

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bugge Pettersen klar for Molde". db.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Tveitan, Flemming Hofmann (27 November 2011). "Bugge Pettersen årets keeper". sb.no (in Norwegian). Sandefjords Blad. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Solskjær setter Bugge Pettersen på benken". rbnett.no (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "FRA MOLDE TIL STRØMSGODSET". www.godset.no (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  5. ^ Hasle, Anders Mehlum (31 May 2010). "Takket Drillo med Fleksnes-parodi". sb.no (in Norwegian). Sandefjords Blad. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hvem av disse vinner keeperkampen?". fvn.no (in Norwegian). Fædrelandsvennen. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Søfting, Thomas. "Landslaget". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Fotballfrue i særklasse". rbnett.no (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Espen Bugge Pettersen". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  • Profile at Sandefjord Fotball's official website

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