Petter Vaagan Moen
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|Date of birth||5 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Hamar, Norway|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2011–2012||Queens Park Rangers||7||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
Petter Vaagan Moen (born 5 February 1984) is a Norwegian footballer who is currently playing for Strømsgodset in the Norwegian Tippeligaen. He has previously played for HamKam, Brann, Queens Park Rangers and Lillestrøm. Most of the time he plays as a left winger. Vaagan Moen has 44 national junior caps (16 caps and one goal for Norway's U21 national team which he captained from autumn 2005 until 2006).
Vaagan Moen started his career in HamKam and helped the club to promotion to the Tippeliga in 2003. Vaagan Moen's great crosses and free-kicks got him noticed by the big clubs in Norway, and he was though upon as one of the biggest talent in Norwegian football. It was during his spell at HamKam Moen earned the nickname "Mjøsas Beckham" (The Beckham of Mjøsa)
In 2005, Vaagan Moen signed with SK Brann, a deal worth 10 million NOK (approx £1 million). The winger quickly established himself as a regular on the first team, and was an important contribution to Brann's first league title since 1963. In the 2008 and 2009 season he did not play as good as expected, and many thought he had lost his potential.
In the 2010 season he was positioned as a centre midfielder and he scored 14 goals and was Brann's topscorer and was select player of the year. Because of his good form he was called up to the Norway national team for the first time since 2007. After the 2010 season he chose not to renew his contract with Brann because of several offers from foreign clubs.
Queens Park Rangers
In December 2010, Queens Park Rangers (QPR) of the English Championship confirmed that Vaagan Moen had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club and would join on a free transfer on 1 January 2011. He made his début on 3 January, coming on for midfielder Adel Taarabt in the 87th minute. He finished his first season at QPR with only making eight appearances. After QPR were promoted to the Premier League, the team brought in new players and it became very difficult for Vaagan Moen to break into the first team. So when new season started and QPR had to revealed their 25-men squad, Vaagan Moen wasn't involved, so he had to play reserve games for QPR instead for the rest of the year.
In December 2011, QPR announced their plans to bring in new players and on 30 January 2012 it was confirmed that QPR had cancelled the contract of six players including Vaagan Moen, he therefore became free agent.
- As of 25 April 2015
|Queens Park Rangers||2010–11||Championship||7||0||0||1||0||0||—||8||0||0|
- "QPR confirm Petter Vaagan Moen signing". BBC Sport. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
- "QPR 2–2 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
- "QPR contract cancelled". QPR.co.uk. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
- "LSK overbeviste Vaagan Moen på 28-årsdagen". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
- "Petter Vaagan Moen er klar for Strømsgodset" [Petter Vaagan Moen signs for Strømsgodset]. http://www.godset.no/ (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF. 27 January 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.