Leni Larsen Kaurin
|Date of birth||21 March 1981|
|Place of birth||Skarbøvik, Norway|
|Playing position||attacking Midfielder|
|2007–2009||1. FFC Turbine Potsdam||41||(5)|
|2010||1. FFC Frankfurt||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kaurin was born in the village of Skarbøvik near Ålesund in West Norway.
She joined 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam from Asker, at the end of 2007. She was then the only Norwegian woman footballer playing in Germany. On 2 February 2010 she announced that she would transfer to 1. FFC Frankfurt in order to have more match-time in the German top women's division and maintain her international career. Shortly afterwards she transferred again to VfL Wolfsburg.
Kaurin played 37 international matches for Norway's age-limited teams before her debut in the senior national team in 2001. From the beginning of 2006 she began playing regularly for Norway.
In September 2007 Kaurin played a leading role on the right wing in Norway's campaign at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 tournament in China, where the team achieved fourth place. She is known for her ability to escape defenders and pass accurately into the penalty area, and as a result she assists in scoring many goals.
On 6 August 2008 she scored the first goal for Norway, playing in Qinhuangdao against USA in the opening Olympics soccer match for both teams, a match Norway won 2–0. The goal, after 61 seconds, was also the fastest goal in Olympic soccer history, beating the former record of four minutes. But the record only lasted 6 days before being broken by Heather O'Reilly.
In May 2011 Kaurin was selected to join Norway's squad to go to the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 in Germany in June–July 2011.
Kaurin enjoys snowboarding and studies astrology, and has expressed an interest in working in the fire service.