Per-Mathias Høgmo

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Per-Mathias Høgmo
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Per-Mathias Høgmo in 2009
Personal information
Full name Per-Mathias Høgmo
Date of birth (1959-12-01) 1 December 1959 (age 54)
Place of birth Tromsø, Norway
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Norway (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977 Gratangen IL
1978–1983 FK Mjølner
1984–1985 Tromsø IL
1985–1986 IFK Norrköping
1986–1989 Tromsø IL
National team
1986 Norway 1 (0)
Teams managed
1989 Gratangen IL (playing manager)
1990–1991 Tromsdalen UIL
1992 Tromsø IL
1993–1994 Fossum IF
1993 Norway U-19
1994 Norway U-15
1995 Norway U-16
1995–1996 Moss FK[1]
1996 Norway U-17
1997–2000 Norway (women)
2000–2003 Norway U-21
2004 Tromsø IL
2005–2006 Rosenborg BK
2008-2012 Tromsø IL
2013 Djurgårdens IF
2013– Norway
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Per-Mathias Høgmo (born 1 December 1959) is a football manager from Norway and former player, he is the current manager of the Norway national football team.[2][3] He has previously been head coach of Norway women's national football team and the Tippeligaen sides Tromsø, Moss and Rosenborg.[4] While being head coach of Tromsø he was working on a PhD in football at the University in Tromsø.[5]

Biography[edit]

Høgmo grew up in the small community of Gratangen in southern Troms, and began his football career as a midfielder for his local club Gratangen IL. In 1978, he joined FK Mjølner, the biggest club in his home region, and spent six seasons with the Narvik side before moving to Tromsø in 1984, where he joined Tromsø IL, and spent the rest of his top-level playing career with the exception of a short spell with Swedish team IFK Norrköping in 1985-86. He played for Tromsø until 1988 season, and was a member of the TIL team that won the Norwegian Cup in 1986. He also got one cap for Norway, when he played the last 15 minutes as a substitute for Vegard Skogheim, in a match against Switzerland on 8 November 1986.

Høgmo started his coaching career in Gratangen IL where he served as playing manager in the 1989-season. Following this spell, he served two years in Tromsdalen UIL before moving to Tromsø IL for the 1992-season.[2]

In 1997, Høgmo moved to coaching the women's national football team. In this role, Høgmo achieved considerable success by leading the team to a 4th place in the World Cup of 1999, and a gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.[2] Between 2000 and 2003, he was hired by national federation to coach the national U21 team.[2] Following this spell, Høgmo returned to Tromsø IL for his second spell at the club. Høgmo spent the 2004 season at Tromsø, taking the team to a 4th place in the league, and qualifying them for Royal League.[citation needed]. By achieving success with Tromsø, Høgmo attracted interest from other clubs, however, and in August, 2005, he was signed by Rosenborg BK to replace Per Joar Hansen. Rosenborg had suffered a tremendeously bad start of the season and were closer to the relegation struggle than to the top of the league. Høgmo turned the team around, however, and took the team to a 7th place in the league.

The next season was more difficult for Høgmo. After the team suffered from a slow start of the season, Høgmo took out sick leave and left the club in incertainty. Høgmo's assistant, Knut Tørum, meanwhile did his things well in the club and in October 2006, Høgmo resigned from his position as manager, and said he would withdraw from football to pursue a new career.[citation needed]

Høgmo's stint away from football would last only two years. In 2008, he was signed by Tromsø for the third time, replacing Steinar Nilsen. In his first season at the club, Høgmo took the team to the 3rd spot in the league - improving the team's 6th spot finish in the 2007-season. The 2009-season was slightly more difficult for Høgmo and Tromsø, but the team nevertheless finished 6th in the league. In 2010, success continued for Høgmo when he took the team to the top of the league at the start of the season. Despite slowing off a little after the summer break, Tromsø nevertheless confirmed their status as one of the best teams in the Norwegian Premier League that season.

Høgmo has also served as commentator for NRK's football coverage called "4-4-2".[citation needed]

On 27 September Djurgårdens IF, Per Mathias Høgmo replaced Egil Olsen as coach of Norway, Olsen agreed to stand down following the World Cup qualifying defeat at home to Switzerland. [6]

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