Rune Lange

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Rune Lange
Personal information
Full name Rune Lange
Date of birth (1977-06-24) 24 June 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Tromsø, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Fløya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Fløya 32 (39)
1995–1997 Tromsdalen 54 (30)
1997–2000 Tromsø 72 (50)
2000 Trabzonspor 12 (5)
2001–2006 Club Brugge 108 (52)
2006–2008 Vålerenga 17 (2)
2008 Tromsø (loan) 3 (0)
2009 Hartlepool United 3 (1)
2009 Kvik Halden 2 (1)
National team
1997 Norway U20 1 (0)
1998–1999 Norway U21 18 (2)
2004 Norway 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:20, 29 May 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:00, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Rune Lange (born 24 June 1977) is a retired Norwegian football striker.

Career[edit]

Lange hails from the city of Tromsø and joined the club Fløya at the age of five. As a 17-year-old, he became top scorer in the Third Division (level four) with 33 goals in 22 matches, and then moved on to play for Tromsdalen in the First Division (2nd tier). Lange stayed with the club for three seasons, during which he experienced a relegation and a season in the Second Division (3rd tier). During the summer of 1997, Lange was sold to Tromsø, which played in the Norwegian Premier League (1st tier). Lange scored seven goals in 11 matches for Tromsø during his first season, and nearly experienced another relegation, but Tromsø survived after having to play qualification matches. Lange also debuted for the Norwegian under-20 football team. In 1998, Lange scored 20 goals in 26 matches, and was almost sold to Coventry City. Lange stayed at Tromsø, however, as he could not come to an agreement with Coventry on the contract details. In 1999, Lange become top scorer of the Norwegian Premier League, scoring 23 goals. Lange also made his debut for the Norway U21s that season.

In 2000, Lange started as a player for Tromsø, but was sold to the Turkish side Trabzonspor in July. Lange only played 14 matches and scored seven goals in Turkey, before he was sold in April 2001 to Belgian side Club Brugge, the team where he played until 2006. In 2004, Lange debuted for the Norwegian National Team, playing against Wales. In February 2009, Lange signed for Hartlepool United on a contract until the end of the 2008-09 season.[1][2] On his third game for Hartlepool, his shoulder was popped out of place. On 13 March 2009, Lange had surgery on his injured shoulder and will not return to training for at least six weeks.

In September 2009 he signed for Kvik Halden (in the fourth tier of Norwegian football) until the remainder of the season,[3] making four appearances (two league games and both play-off games).

As of March 2011 he's working as a scout for his former employer, Club Brugge[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
1993 Fløya Third Division 10 6 ? ? ? ?
1994 22 33 ? ? ? ?
1995 Tromsdalen Adeccoligaen 21 4 ? ? ? ?
1996 21 11 ? ? ? ?
1997 Second Division 12 15 ? ? ? ? ? ?
1997 Tromsø Tippeligaen 9 4 0 0 4 2 13 6
1998 26 20 2 1 28 21
1999 26 12 5 5 31 17
2000 11 3 1 1 12 4
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2000-01 Trabzonspor Süper Lig 12 5 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Belgium League Belgian Cup Europe Total
2000-01 Club Brugge Belgian First Division 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2001-02 33 20 6 3 7 4 46 27
2002-03 11 4 0 0 6 2 17 6
2003-04 26 12 6 2 7 3 40 17
2004-05 32 15 6 4 10 3 49 23
2005-06 2 2 0 0 2 0 4 2
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2006 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 6 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
2007 11 2 2 0 2 1 15 3
2008 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Tromsø 3 0 3 0
England League FA Cup Europe Total
2008-09 Hartlepool United League 1 3 1 - - 3 1
Total Norway 178 110 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Turkey 12 5 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Belgium 108 53 18 9 32 12 160 75
England 3 1 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Career total 300 168 ? ? ? ? ? ?

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pools bring in Norwegian striker". BBC Sport. 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Vålerenga-spiller fristilt". Vålerenga Fotball. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  3. ^ Johansen, Per Christian (2009-09-24). "Lange gjør comeback". Folkebladet.no. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  4. ^ "Clement, Brylle en Van der Heyden in technische staf Club". HLN. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 

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