Henrik Gjesdal

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Henrik Gjesdal
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-07-19) 19 July 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Tromsø
Number 4
Youth career
0000-2006 Kringlebotn
2007–2013 Brann
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Brann 18 (0)
2014 Nest-Sotra (loan) 14 (3)
2014– Tromsø 10 (0)
National team
2013– Norway U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2013

Henrik Gjesdal (born 19 July 1993) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays for Tromsø, as a centre back.[1] In April 2013 he signed his first contract with Brann, due after the 2013 season, after 7 years as a youth player. Gjesdal became a first team regular due to injuries on fellow centre backs Markus Jonsson and Simen Wangberg, and was called up to the national under-21 team. He debuted on 5 June as a substitute in a friendly match against Finland. On October 3, 2013 he signed a new contract binding him to Brann until the end of the 2015 season.[2] Before the last game of the 2013 season against Tromsø, he was named Young Player of the Year by the supporters.[3] Despite this, on March 12, 2014 it was announced that Gjesdal would leave on a four-month long loan to Adeccoligaen club Nest-Sotra.[4] In the summer 2014, Gjesdal signed a two and a half year contract with Tromsø.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 10 August 2014[5]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013 Brann Tippeligaen 18 0 3 1 21 1
2014 Nest-Sotra 1. Divisjon 14 3 2 0 16 3
2014 Tromsø 10 0 0 0 10 0
Career Total 42 3 5 1 47 4

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