Marcus Pedersen

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Marcus Pedersen
Marcus Pedersen (Vitesse Arnhem) - Norway national under-21 football team (03).jpg
Pedersen with Norway U-21 in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Hamar, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Brann
Number 19
Youth career
Stange
2005–2007 HamKam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 HamKam 9 (1)
2009–2010 Strømsgodset 40 (17)
2010–2014 Vitesse 27 (6)
2012 Vålerenga (loan) 15 (8)
2012–2013 Odense (loan) 24 (7)
2013–2014 Barnsley (loan) 18 (2)
2014 Brann 10 (3)
National team
2005 Norway U-15 7 (0)
2006 Norway U-16 10 (7)
2007 Norway U-17 7 (4)
2009 Norway U-19 2 (3)
2009–2013 Norway U-21 19 (8)
2011– Norway U-23 1 (0)
2013– Norway 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:29, 9 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2014

Marcus Pedersen (born 8 June 1990) is a Norwegian football player who plays for Norwegian side Brann.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

Pedersen was born in Hamar and started his career with the local club HamKam. He played in his first game for the senior side at the age of 14 in a friendly game. He was in the first team squad in 2007, but didn't play a game. He made his debut for HamKam against Skeid on 9 April 2007, and scored his first professional goal in the 2–1 victory against Rosenborg on 9 July 2008. Injuries prevented him of getting more than 5 games.

Early January 2009 he went on a free-transfer to Strømsgodset. He played his first match in Tippeligaen for Strømsgodset on 15 March 2009 against Start. The match ended 3–3 in with Pedersen scoring two of the goals. He scored another brace on 2 June in a 2–1 victory against Brann, taking his tally to 5 goals in 12 games.

The 2010 season started very well for Pedersen. Playing alongside with another young talent, Jo Inge Berget helped Pedersen to score seven goals 16 matches in 2010, and was second on the top-scorer list in Tippeligaen. He suffered an injury during a game a few weeks before the transfer-windows closed, and a transfer seemed unlikely, until Vitesse showed concrete interest in him. On 30 August 2010, he was sold from Strømsgodset to Vitesse for about £1,2 million, and signed a 4-year contract with the club. He scored his first two goals for Vitesse in a 5–1 victory against VVV-Venlo.

Having struggled with various injuries, Pedersen found it difficult to hold down a spot in Vitesse's starting eleven. He was subsequently sent on loan to Norwegian club Vålerenga on 22 February 2012, and managed 8 goals in 15 league appearances until the loan-deal ended on 1 August. On 21 August 2012, he was fined by the Football Association of Norway for making homophobic remarks towards Stabæk supporters 22 July 2012.[3]

On 31 August 2012, Pedersen was loaned out to Odense Boldklub on a season-long loan deal, with OB having an option to buy. He made his debut against F.C. Copenhagen on 2 September 2012.

On 21 August 2013, Pedersen joined English Championship club Barnsley on a season-long loan.

On 11 August 2014, Pedersen was sold to Brann.[1][2]

International career[edit]

He has represented Norway at youth level from U15 to U23. He played his first match for the U21 side in August 2009,[4] and he scored two goals for Norway U21 in the match against Hungary U21 on 28 May 2010.[5]

Pedersen made his debut for Norway in the friendly match against South Africa on 8 January 2013, and started the match against Zambia four days later.[6]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists Norway's goals first
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 November 2013 MCH Arena, Herning, Denmark  Denmark 1–1 1-2 Friendly

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 November ber 2014
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007 Ham-Kam Adeccoligaen 4 0 0 0 4 0
2008 Tippeligaen 5 1 1 0 6 1
2009 Strømsgodset 24 10 0 0 24 10
2010 16 7 3 4 19 11
2010–11 Vitesse Eredivisie 16 5 1 0 17 5
2011–12 9 0 2 1 11 1
2012 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 15 8 1 1 16 9
2012–13 Odense Superliga 24 7 2 5 26 12
2013–14 Vitesse Eredivisie 2 1 0 0 2 1
2013–14 Barnsley Championship 18 2 1 0 19 2
2014 Brann Tippeligaen 10 3 1 0 11 3
Career total 139 44 11 11 150 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Marcus Pedersen til Brann" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidene. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Marcus Pedersen klar for Brann" (in Norwegian). SK Brann. 11 August 2014. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  3. ^ martin k. andersen. "Pedersen fikk bot for obskøn gest – Aftenposten". Fotball.aftenposten.no. 
  4. ^ "Marcus Pedersen's profil – fotball.no – Norges Fotballforbund". fotball.no. 14 September 2009. 
  5. ^ "Fire PL-klubber så Pedersens målshow – VG Nett om Strømsgodset". Vg.no. 31 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Pedersen starter mot Zambia" (in Norwegian). NRK. Norwegian News Agency. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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