Petter Belsvik

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Petter Belsvik
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-10-02) 2 October 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Lillehammer, Norway
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Lillehammer 8 (1)
1985–1988 Faaberg 53 (21)
1989–1991 Molde 66 (28)
1992–1993 HamKam 40 (23)
1994–1995 Start 46 (38)
1994 Aalborg BK (loan) 3 (1)
1995 Southend United (loan) 3 (1)
1996–2000 Stabæk 94 (60)
1997 Austria Vienna (loan) 3 (0)
2000–2001 Rosenborg 15 (5)
2001–2002 Vålerenga 39 (12)
2003 Lillestrøm 13 (1)
Total 383 (191)
Teams managed
2004–2008 Stabæk (assistant)
2009–2011 Lillestrøm (assistant)
2011 Lillestrøm (caretaker)
2012–2013 Stabæk
2014– Fram Larvik
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Petter Belsvik (born 2 October 1967) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. With 159 goals in the Norwegian Premier League he ranks third in the all-time goalscorer statistics, behind Harald Brattbakk. He never appeared for the Norwegian national team.

Playing career[edit]

Belsvik is a so-called journeyman footballer, with spells in many clubs. He started his career in Faaberg, and played top league football for Molde, HamKam, Start, Stabæk, Rosenborg, Vålerenga and Lillestrøm. At the end of his career as a footballer he also had a short stay at the Norwegian amateur side Heming.

His impact on football abroad has been limited, with only short spells in Southend United, AaB and Austria Vienna.

Honours[edit]

He became cup champion with Stabæk in 1998 and league champion with Rosenborg in 2000.

Managing career[edit]

After finishing his playing career he was hired as an assistant coach in Stabæk. After Stabæk won the league in 2008, Belsvik became an assistant for Lillestrøm in 2009, taking briefly over as caretaker head coach in 2011.

Belsvik signed for Stabæk as head coach ahead of the 2012 season. He steered the club to relegation from the 2012 Tippeligaen, but then instant re-promotion from the 2013 Adeccoligaen. After the season, he left the position as head coach.[1]

Ahead of the 2014 season he changed club to Fram Larvik.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holden, Lillian; Mangelrød, Nils; Vik, Marius (20 November 2013). "Belsvik ferdig i Stabæk: Uenige om veivalg". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Holden, Lillian (23 November 2013). "Opprykkstrener Belsvik fikk jobb i andredivisjon". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 November 2013.