Fredrik Ulvestad

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Fredrik Ulvestad
Personal information
Full name Fredrik Stensøe Ulvestad[1]
Date of birth (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 22)[1]
Place of birth Ålesund, Norway
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 20
Youth career
0000–2008 Herd
2008–2010 Aalesund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Aalesund 106 (14)
2015– Burnley 0 (0)
National team
2012 Norway U20 1 (0)
2012–2014 Norway U21 14 (0)
2011–2014 Norway U23 2 (0)
2014– Norway 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:50, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Fredrik Stensøe Ulvestad (born 17 June 1992) is a Norwegian footballer who plays for English club Burnley.

Career[edit]

Ulvestad started his career in the youth team of SK Herd before signing for hometown club Aalesunds FK in 2008.[1] He made his first team debut for the club in May 2010 at the age of 17, replacing Jonathan Parr as a substitute in a 1–0 win over Volda TI in the Norwegian Football Cup.[1][2] In April 2011, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 win over Sogndal IL.[1] He made his breakthrough to the first team during the 2011 season where he established himself as a regular in the side, also winning the 2011 Norwegian Football Cup in the 2–1 win over SK Brann.[1] During his time with the club he featured in UEFA Europa League qualifiers in 2011 and 2012, however, Aalesund failed to make it to the tournament proper.[3] At the end of the 2014 season he decided not to renew his contract with his final game for the club coming in November 2014, in the 2–1 win over Sandnes Ulf.[1] In total he made 132 appearances for Aalesund in all competitions scoring 20 goals.[1]

Following his release he attracted interest from German Bundesliga side Hannover 96, before training with Premier League side Burnley in February 2015.[2] In March 2015, he made the move permanent signing a three-year contract with the club.[4][5]

International career[edit]

Ulvestad was first called up for international duty for the under-23 side in November 2011, playing in the 1–1 draw with Turkey.[1] He also made one cap for the under-20 side a year later in October 2012 in a friendly against the Netherlands.[1] He made his debut for the under-21 side in February 2012, replacing Jonas Svensson in a 2–2 friendly draw with Slovenia.[1] His competitive debut came in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Azerbaijan.[1] He played in two further qualifiers against England and Belgium, but failed to make it into the 23-man squad that qualified for the final tournament.[1] He played in five qualifiers for the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, however Norway failed to qualify.[1] In total he gained 14 caps for the under-21 side.[1] He made his debut for the senior side in August 2014, replacing Fredrik Gulbrandsen at half time in an international friendly against United Arab Emirates, finishing 0–0 in Stavanger.[6]

Personal life[edit]

His father Rune Ulvestad played for Molde FK and Aalesunds FK during the 1980s, whilst his older brother Pål Erik Ulvestad currently plays for Norwegian First Division side Kristiansund BK.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 9 November 2014.
Club statistics
Season Club League National Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aalesund 2010[1] Tippeligaen 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
2011[1] Tippeligaen 24 2 6 2 6[a] 2 36 6
2012[1] Tippeligaen 25 2 4 1 3[a] 0 32 3
2013[1] Tippeligaen 27 7 3 1 30 8
2014[1] Tippeligaen 29 3 3 0 32 3
Total 106 14 17 4 9 2 132 20
Burnley 2014–15[8] Premier League 0 0 0 0
Career total 106 14 17 4 9 2 132 20
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 27 August 2014.[9]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
Norway 2014 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Aalesund

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Fredrik Ulvestad" (in Norwegian). Altom Fotbol. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Who is Burnley's new signing Fredrik Ulvestad?". Lancashire Telegraph. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ulvestad Seals Clarets Switch". Burnley F.C. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Burnley sign Norway midfielder Fredrik Ulvestad on free transfer". http://www1.skysports.com/. Sky Sports. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Burnley secure deal for Norwegian midfielder Fredrik Ulvestad". The Guardian. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Norway 0-0 UAE". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  7. ^ Stenerud, Kristian (27 April 2011). "- Fredrik er stjernen". smp.no (in Norwegian). Sunnmørsposten. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Games played by Fredrik Ulvestad in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fredrik Ulvestad". National Football Teams. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

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