Odd Iversen

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Odd Iversen
Personal information
Full name Odd Iversen
Date of birth (1945-11-06) 6 November 1945 (age 68)
Place of birth Trondheim, Norway
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1964 Trond
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965-1969 Rosenborg 90 (73)
1969-1972 Racing Mechelen ? (?)
1973-1975 Rosenborg 42 (29)
1976-1979 Vålerenga 66 (25)
1980-1982 Rosenborg 44 (21)
National team
1966 Norway U21 5 (4)
1967-1979 Norway 45 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Odd "Ivers" Iversen (born 6 November 1945) is a former Norwegian soccer player.

Iversen is one of the greatest Norwegian footballers ever. He was the top goalscorer four times in the Norwegian top division (1967, 1968, 1969 and 1979). He also holds the record of most goals scored in one season (30 goals - in 18 matches). During his career as a footballer he scored 158 goals in the top division, a record that stood for more than 20 years until it was broken by Petter Belsvik (159) in 2003. Since then, Harald Martin Brattbakk (166) and Sigurd Rushfeldt (172) have also passed Iversen in the all-time goalscoring chart.

He has played for Rosenborg, Vålerenga and Racing Mechelen in Belgium. He has 45 caps and 19 goals for the Norwegian national team.[1]

He was the first Norwegian player in history to get a testimonial match by his club (Rosenborg, when he retired after 15 years).

Odd Iversen is the father of Steffen Iversen.

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