Even Hovland

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Even Hovland
Personal information
Full name Even Hovland
Date of birth (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Vadheim, Norway
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
1. FC Nürnberg
Number 3
Youth career
Vadheim
Høyang
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Sogndal 93 (10)
2012–2014 Molde 73 (5)
2014– 1. FC Nürnberg 0 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Norway U21 6 (0)
2012– Norway 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 April 2014

Even Hovland (born 14 February 1989) is a Norwegian footballer, who plays as a centre back for 1. FC Nürnberg in 2. Bundesliga.

Career[edit]

In his youth, Hovland played for the local clubs Vadheim IL and IL Høyang, before joining Sogndal in 2007.

During the warm-up to the opening match of the 2009 season against Hønefoss, Hovland broke his foot, and missed almost the entire season.

In 2009–2010, Hovland was on trial at Manchester United, but was not offered a contract.[1]

Hovland joined Molde ahead of the 2012-season.

In the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League qualifying match against Basel, Hovland was injured and had to leave the pitch after 25 minutes. The knee-injury kept him out of play for the rest of the 2012-season.[2][3]

On June 14 2014, Molde FK announced that Hovland had signed a three year deal with German club 1. FC Nürnberg.[4]

International career[edit]

Hovland was named in Norway's squad for the EURO 2012 qualification match against Cyprus on 11 October 2011, because Brede Hangeland was suspended due to yellow cards.[5] Hovland made his debut for the senior team in a 1–1 friendly draw against Denmark on 15 January 2012.[6] The day before Norway's friendly against Northern Ireland on 29 February 2012, Hovland was again called up for Norway as a replacement for Brede Hangeland, but because Hovland had played a pre-season match with Molde in Spain the same day he withdrew from the national team squad.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 June 2014
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007 Sogndal Adeccoligaen 28 1 0 0 28 1
2008 17 1 1 0 18 1
2009 2 0 0 0 2 0
2010 24 6 4 1 28 7
2011 Tippeligaen 22 2 4 1 26 3
2012 Molde 18 1 3 1 4 0 25 1
2013 24 1 5 1 5 0 34 2
2014 9 1 1 0 0 0 10 1
Career Total 144 13 18 4 9 0 171 16

Honours[edit]

Molde

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ingen kontrakt med United". nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hovland ute resten av sesongen". Norwegian News Agency (in Norwegian) (tv2.no). 13 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hovland ute resten av sesongen" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Even Hovland er klar for FC Nürnberg". moldefk.no (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Drillo tok ut Even Hovland: – Han er en kapteinstype". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV2. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Her er situasjonen som irriterer debutant Hovland". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Reginiussen kalt inn i landslagstroppen". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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