Thomas Kind Bendiksen

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Thomas Kind Bendiksen
Personal information
Full name Thomas Kind Bendiksen
Date of birth (1989-08-08) 8 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Harstad, Norway
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 8
Youth career
Harstad IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Rangers 3 (0)
2012– Tromsø 80 (11)
National team
2014– Norway 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2014

Thomas Kind Bendiksen (born 8 August 1989) is a Norwegian association footballer who plays for Norwegian Premier League club Tromsø.


A Norwegian youth international, Bendiksen signed for Rangers on 31 August 2007 on a three-year deal from Harstad IL.[2] Rangers paid the Norwegian side 1 million Norwegian krone (around £90,000).[3] A long-term knee injury put his career on hold and ruled him out of the entire 2008–09 season and most of the following season.[4]

Bendiksen impressed in reserve team games when he returned to action late in the 2009–10 season, and he was named as a substitute for a league match against Hibernian in April 2010.[4] Bendiksen made his first 'first team' appearance in a pre-season friendly match against Queen of the South in July 2010. After further injury problems, he agreed a new six-month contract in July 2011.[4][5] Bendiksen scored a goal in a friendly match against Hamburg, after which he was offered a new contract.[6] He played his first competitive match for Rangers on 3 December 2011, in a 2–1 win home against Dunfermline Athletic.[7]

Bendiksen rejected the offer of a new contract by Rangers and instead signed a deal with Tromsø.[8]


  1. ^ "Thomas Bendiksen". (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gers land Norwegian starlet". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 31 August 2007. 
  3. ^ Swan, Craig (1 December 2011). "Rangers kid Thomas Kind Bendiksen's extra training sessions could have ended his dream, says youth coach Tommy Wilson". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Thomas Bendiksen". (Rangers F.C.). Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Thomas Kind-Bendiksen wants to earn new Rangers contract after three years of injury hell". Daily Record (Trinity Mirror). 17 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bendiksen offered new terms". Sky Sports (BSkyB). 3 December 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bendiksen debuterte fra start da Rangers vant". (in Norwegian). TV2. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Thomas Bendiksen rejects Rangers deal to sign for Tromso". BBC Sport (BBC). 3 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 

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