Lise Klaveness

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Lise Klaveness
Personal information
Full name Lise Klaveness
Date of birth (1981-04-19) 19 April 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Meland, Norway
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Sandviken ? (11)
2000 Bjørnar ? (1)
2001 Athene Moss ? (2)
2002–2005 Asker ? (18)
2006–2007 Umeå ? (?)
2008 Asker 20 (13)
2009– Stabæk ? (?)
National team
2002–2011 Norway 73 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Lise Klaveness (born 19 April 1981) is a Norwegian lawyer and football player who played 73 matches for the Norway women's national football team between 2002 and her retirement from international football in 2011.

Club career[edit]

Her clubs include IL Sandviken, Bjørnar (now Arna-Bjørnar) (2000), FK Athene Moss (2001), Asker (2002–2005, 2008) and, in 2006/07, Umeå IK where she was vice-captain for the 2007 season. At the end of her time in Umeå she went on holiday to West Africa where she contracted serious food poisoning with a body temperature of 42 degrees C. In her own words, "I met the man with the scythe".

In 2008 she returned to Norway and played again for Asker, and was also the club's physical trainer as well as qualifying as a lawyer and beginning full-time work for a law firm in Oslo.

At the end of 2008 when Asker became bankrupt most first-team players including Klaveness transferred to Stabæk IF, the nearby top sports club, to set up Stabæk Fotball Kvinner (SFK). Stabæk therefore became the first Norwegian club to have men's and women's teams playing in the two elite divisions, the Tippeligaen and the Toppserien. Despite retiring from international football in 2011 Klaveness has contracted to continue playing for SFK in 2012.

Klaveness can be seen in an interview for SFK's web-site (in Norwegian) [1]

International career[edit]

Klaveness played in Norway's team in the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup tournament in the USA, and in the UEFA Women's Euro 2005, also known as the European Cup competition, played in England.

She played on the Norwegian team that finished fourth at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China,[2] but retired from the Norwegian national team at the end of the 2007 season having played 51 matches and scored 6 goals. She was recalled in 2009 after a new trainer was appointed.

In October 2009 she was recalled to the women's national team for two matches in the qualification stage of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Eventually she completed a further 22 matches for Norway.

Post playing career[edit]

As a specialist in employment law Klaveness is sometimes involved with disputes between football clubs and their employees.[3] She also serves on the management committee of NISO, the organisation for sports people in Norway. [4]

Lise Klaveness announced her retirement from football in March 2012. Further to her career as an advocate, she is also serving as a deputy judge in the Oslo court.[5]