Espen Ruud

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Not to be confused with Espen Rud. ‹See Tfd›
Espen Ruud
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-26) 26 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Porsgrunn, Norway
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back, Right wing back
Club information
Current team
OB
Number 2
Youth career
Hei
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Odd Grenland 86 (16)
2008– OB 172 (19)
National team
2009– Norway 35 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 January 2014

Espen Ruud (born 26 February 1984) is a Norwegian football defender who plays for Odense.

Club career[edit]

He joined the Odd Grenland from local team Hei in 2003. Ruud established himself in the Odd squad by 2005.

International career[edit]

Ruud has 21 caps for his country on youth level including 13 caps for Norway U-21,[1] and received his first call-up to the senior squad for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Malta and Hungary.[2]

He made his debut for Norway in a friendly match against Switzerland on 14 November 2009,[3] and scored his first goal for Norway in a friendly match against Northern Ireland on 29 February 2012.[4] Ruud received the Gold Watch after his 25th cap against Switzerland on 12 October 2012.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2003 Odd Grenland Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 2 0
2004 9 0 1 1 10 1
2005 21 1 5 0 26 1
2006 24 5 1 0 25 5
2007 23 8 5 1 28 9
2008 Adeccoligaen 7 2 2 0 14 1
2008–09 Odense Superliga 31 4 0 0 31 4
2009–10 32 1 0 0 32 1
2010–11 32 6 0 0 32 6
2011–12 31 3 0 0 31 3
2012–13 27 3 0 0 27 3
2013–14 19 2 0 0 19 2
Career Total 258 35 14 2 272 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Espen Ruud's profil". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Andersen, Gorm S.; Sondre Midhun (22 May 2007). "Ruud med i landslagstroppen". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  3. ^ Søfting, Thomas. "Espen Ruud" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Strand, Sigbjørn (29 February 2012). "Norsk superspurt ga tremålsseier i Nord-Irland". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ruud fikk gullklokka". Norwegian News Agency (in Norwegian) (Nettavisen). 12 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 

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