Tor Hogne Aarøy

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Tor Hogne Aarøy
Personal information
Full name Tor Hogne Aarøy
Date of birth (1977-03-20) 20 March 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Ålesund, Norway
Height 2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Aalesund
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Spjelkavik IL
1997–1999 Frigg
1999–2001 Rosenborg 1 (0)
2001–2011 Aalesund 242 (90)
2011–2012 JEF United 35 (6)
2013– Aalesund 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tor Hogne Aarøy (born 20 March 1977) is a Norwegian football forward. Standing 2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in) tall, Aarøy is one of the world's tallest professional footballers.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After spells with Spjelkavik IL and Frigg, Aarøy tried his luck at Rosenborg BK from 1999 to 2001. His time at the champions was marred by injuries.

Aalesund[edit]

At the start of the 2001 season he joined second tier club Aalesunds FK, scoring 11 goals in 26 games during the first season. The next season he would help Aalesund win promotion to the Norwegian top league for the first time in their history, ending second top goalscorer with 17 goals. The 2003 season was a failure, despite 6 goals for Aarøy, the team finished second last and was relegated. In 2004 he had a decent season and Aalesund was promoted back. 2005 was another poor season, with Aalesund once again relegated. Right before the 2006 season he got a new partner, Dedé Anderson with whom he formed a great striking partnership. During the 2006 season he managed to score 12 goals while Dedé scored 14. In 2007, Aarøy played 20 Premier League games, scoring 6 goals.

Move to J. League[edit]

In 2011 Aarøy moved to Japan to play for J. League Division 2 team JEF United Ichihara Chiba. On 6 March 2011, he scored his debut goal for Chiba against Giravanz Kitakyushu. On 24 April, his second league goal against FC Tokyo came from Australia international Mark Milligan's long throw.[2] On October 3, 2012 he announced that he was leaving JEF United Chiba at the end of 2012 season. He is not being used by Chiba manager, Takashi Kiyama. It's supposed that Aaroy is going to return to Norway in 2013.[3]

International career[edit]

Aarøy was called up to the Norwegian national team on 27 January 2009, as a part of caretaker coach Egil Olsen's first squad.[4] He eventually opted to withdraw from the squad to stay home awaiting the birth of his second child.[5]

But he has been named by Drillo as a possible secret weapon because of his large stature and heading skills.[citation needed][when?]

Career statistics[edit]

Accurate as of game played 20 April 2014

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
1999 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 Aalesund Adeccoligaen 26 12 0 0 0 0 26 12
2002 30 17 4 2 0 0 34 19
2003 Tippeligaen 23 6 4 3 0 0 27 9
2004 Adeccoligaen 13 6 0 0 0 0 13 6
2005 Tippeligaen 20 4 3 4 0 0 23 8
2006 Adeccoligaen 27 12 2 0 0 0 29 12
2007 Tippeligaen 20 6 3 1 0 0 23 7
2008 26 9 4 4 0 0 30 17
2009 27 6 6 3 0 0 33 9
2010 30 12 2 0 2 0 34 12
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
2011 JEF United J2 League 20 5 0 0 20 5
2012 15 1 1 0 16 1
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2013 Aalesund Tippeligaen 13 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
2014 19 1 4 2 0 0 23 3
Total Norway 274 91 34 21 3 0 311 114
Japan 35 6 1 0 36 6
Career total 309 97 35 21 3 0 347 120
  • 2008 season also includes play-off matches (2 games, 4 goals)
  • Blank space means zero games or goals. ? = number not verified

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top five: World's tallest footballers". Give Me Sport. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "On the Gas: Chiba 3-0 FC Tokyo: J2 Matchday 2". Smp. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Frustrert Aarøy ute i kulda i Japan". 
  4. ^ Råve, Geir (27 January 2009). "Drillo tok Aarøy på senga". ABC Nyheter (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 January 2009. 
  5. ^ Løvoll, Karl-Petter (8 February 2009). "Melder forfall til Drillo". Smp (in Norwegian). Retrieved 8 February 2009. 

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