Martin Knudsen (footballer)

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Martin Knudsen
Personal information
Full name Martin Knudsen
Date of birth (1978-01-04) 4 January 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left/right fullback
Left/right winger
Club information
Current club Staal
Number 19
Youth career
Midtbygden
Fyllingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Viking FK[1] 66 (1)
2000–2006 SK Brann[1] 125 (7)
2007–2009 Tromsø IL[1] 51 (1)
2010– Staal ? (?)
National team
1997 Norway U20[2] 1 (0)
1998–1999 Norway U21[2] 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 June 2006

Martin Knudsen (born 4 January 1978 in Bergen) is a footballer from Stavanger who plays for Staal.

He started his senior career in Viking FK.

He came to SK Brann on a free transfer in 2000.[3] Knudsen played over a hundred league matches for the club and played in many different positions on the pitch.[3] He has silver and bronze medals from the Norwegian Tippeligaen and played one of his best matches in his career when Brann won the 2004 cup final against F.C. Lyn Oslo.[citation needed]

At the end of November 2006, Brann was approached by Molde FK,[citation needed] Sandefjord Fotball[citation needed] and Tromsø IL,[citation needed] who all wanted to sign him. Molde later withdrew their offer as they could not afford Knudsen's demanded salary. On 5 December 2006, Knudsen agreed to Tromsø's offer, and played in Tromsø from January 2007.[4] Knudsen choose to leave Tromsø after the 2009 season. He subsequently turned down an offer from newly promoted Norwegian Premier League club Kongsvinger IL as he wanted to live close to his home place,[5] and went on to play for the third division team Staal instead.

Honours[edit]

Norway[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eliteserien | bt.no". Fotball.bt.no. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Hjem | Brann". Brann.no. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Martin Knudsen valgte Tromsø - Tippeligaen". Dagbladet.no. 2009-08-18. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  5. ^ "Knudsen forlater TIL | Aftenbladet.no". Fotball.aftenbladet.no. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2012-11-26.