Jan Halvor Halvorsen

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Jan Halvor Halvorsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-03-08) 8 March 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth Bamble, Norway
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1982 Pors
1983–1985 Eik-Tønsberg 47 (1)
1986 Jerv
1987–1988 Brann 42 (1)
1989 Start 8 (0)
1989–1992 Hertha BSC 74 (5)
1992–1994 AGF Aarhus 67 (1)
1994 Sogndal 11 (0)
1995–1996 Rosenborg 0 (0)
1996 Byåsen
National team
1982–1983 Norway U21 7 (1)
1989 Norway B 1 (0)
1989–1990 Norway 5 (0)
Teams managed
1996–1998 Byåsen
1999–2002 Start
2003–2004 Sogndal
2005 GIF Sundsvall
2006–2009 Notodden
2011–2012 New York Red Bulls (assistant)
2013– Bodø/Glimt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Jan Halvor Halvorsen (born 8 March 1963 in Bamble) is a former Norwegian football player who works as head coach of Bodø/Glimt in Tippeligaen.

Club career[edit]

Halvorsen started his youth career in Pors, debuting at the age of fifteen and a half. He has also played for clubs like Brann, Rosenborg and Hertha Berlin. In 1992 he became Danish cup winner playing for AGF Aarhus.

National team[edit]

Halvorsen has five caps for the Norwegian national team.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Since 1996 Halvorsen has worked as football manager, managing top teams from Norway and Sweden. In 1999 he took over as manager for Start and led the club to promotion to the Norwegian Premier League. In 2000 he led the recently promoted side to the semi-finals of the Norwegian Football Cup. After being relegated to Adeccoligaen, he once again led the club to promotion back to the Norwegian Premier League in 2001.

In 2003 he joined Sogndal and helped the club to an 8th place finish in his first season in charge of the Norwegian Premier League side. In November 2005, he signed a contract with Notodden, bringing them up from the Norwegian Second Division up to Adeccoligaen, the second highest level in Norway. He remained with Notodden thru 2009.

During October 2010 it was reported that Halvorsen would be joining New York Red Bulls during the 2011 season to serve as the clubs assistant manager under Hans Backe.[2] This move reunited Halvorsen with former Start boss Erik Solér who was in charge of New York at the time. His sons, Torben and Jonas also played on the Red Bulls youth teams. On 17 January 2011 it was officially announced that Halvorsen would join New York Red Bulls as an assistant coach.[3]

Halvorsen signed a three-year contract with the Norwegian First Division side Bodø/Glimt ahead of the 2013 season, and replaced Cato Hansen as head coach and stated that the goal was to win promotion to Tippeligaen.[4] And on his first attempt, he managed just that.



  1. ^ "Statistics for Jan Halvor Halvorsen". NFF. Retrieved 20 March 2003. 
  2. ^ "Jan Halvor Halvorsen to join Red Bull" (in Norwegian). vg.no. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Red Bulls name Jan Halvor Halvorsen assistant coach". New York Red Bulls. 17 January 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Røiseland, Simen Follesø (19 December 2012). "Jan Halvor Halvorsen trener Bodø/Glimt de neste tre årene" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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