Petter Vaagan Moen

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Petter Vaagan Moen
Petter Vaagan Moen - 2010-05-09 at 22-12-40.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-05) 5 February 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Hamar, Norway
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lillestrøm
Number 10
Youth career
HamKam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 HamKam 96 (10)
2006–2010 Brann 123 (31)
2011–2012 Queens Park Rangers 7 (0)
2012– Lillestrøm 53 (15)
National team
2004–2006 Norway U21 18 (1)
2006–2011 Norway 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 July 2012

Petter Vaagan Moen (born 5 February 1984) is a Norwegian footballer who is currently playing for Lillestrøm in the Norwegian Tippeligaen. He has previously played for HamKam, Brann and Queens Park Rangers. 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).

Career[edit]

HamKam[edit]

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)

SK Brann[edit]

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[edit]

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.[1] He made his début on 3 January, coming on for midfielder Adel Taarabt in the 87th minute.[2] 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.[3]

Lillestrøm SK[edit]

On 29 February 2012, the Norwegian club Lillestrøm SK announced that they had signed a 3-year contract with Vaagan Moen. He will wear shirt number 10.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 April 2014
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
HamKam 2001 Adeccoligaen 4 0 ? 0 0 0 4 0 ?
2002 16 3 ? 0 0 0 16 3 ?
2003 28 3 ? 1 0 ? 29 3 ?
2004 Tippeligaen 25 1 5 5 0 ? 0 0 0 30 1 5
2005 23 3 3 3 1 ? 0 0 0 26 4 3
Total 96 10 8 9 1 ? 0 0 0 105 11 8
Brann 2006 Tippeligaen 24 3 6 4 0 ? 1 0 ? 29 3 6
2007 25 5 7 2 0 ? 10 3 ? 37 8 7
2008 22 3 7 2 0 0 5 0 ? 29 3 7
2009 25 6 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 28 6 7
2010 27 14 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 29 15 5
Total 123 31 30 13 1 2 16 3 ? 152 35 32
Queens Park Rangers 2010–11 Championship 7 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0
2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
Lillestrøm 2012 Tippeligaen 23 6 10 4 0 3 0 0 0 27 6 13
2013 27 8 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 32 12 6
2014 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Total 53 15 16 9 4 3 0 0 0 62 19 19
Career total 279 56 54 32 6 2 16 3 ? 327 65 57

Honours[edit]

Norway[edit]

Club[edit]

Queens Park Rangers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QPR confirm Petter Vaagan Moen signing". BBC Sport. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "QPR 2–2 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "QPR contract cancelled". QPR.co.uk. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "LSK overbeviste Vaagan Moen på 28-årsdagen". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 29 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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