Torbjørn Agdestein

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Torbjørn Agdestein
Personal information
Full name Torbjørn Agdestein
Date of birth (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Stord, Norway
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FK Haugesund
Number 14
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stord IL 35 (16)
2010–2013 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 (0)
2011 Bath City (loan) 3 (0)
2013-2014 Inverness CT 13 (0)
2014- Haugesund 0 (0)
National team
2012 Norway U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 January 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 August 2012

Torbjørn "Toby" Agdestein (born 18 September 1991) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker. He is currently playing for Tippeligaen side FK Haugesund.

Club career[edit]

Stord IL[edit]

Agdestein started his career at Stord IL, playing 35 games and scoring 16 goals.

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

In 2010, Agdestein was transferred to English club Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee and featured in the development squad.[1] Agdestein made his first competitive appearance for Brighton during an FA Cup 3rd round replay against Wrexham.[2] Three days later, he made his first league appearance for Brighton coming on as a second-half substitute and providing an assist to Will Buckley in a 2–1 victory at Peterborough United.[3] Towards the end of the 2010-11 season, Agdestein had his Brighton contract extended for one-year.[4]

During September 2011, Agdestein joined Conference National side Bath City on loan.[5] However, making three appearance, Agdestein returned to Brighton.[6]

Following his return from Bath City, Agdestein soon played regularly in the reserve team and in March 2012, signed a two-year contract.[7]

On 26 July 2013, Agdestein left Brighton after his contract was terminated by mutual consent despite having one-year left to run.[8] After leaving the club, Agdestein said manager Óscar García had never seen him play.[9]

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

Agdestein signed for Inverness CT in July 2013 on a six- month contract, the club beating off competition from Viking.[10][11] However, Agdestein suffered a lack of playing time due to the form of Billy McKay and only made one start. Despite a desire to sign a new contract,[12] Agdestein left the club when his contract expired and his agent said he was in talks with English clubs.[13]


After leaving Scotland and not getting a move to England, Agdestein returned to Norway, where he joined Tippeligaen side Haugesund.[14]

International career[edit]

On 22 February 2012 it was announced Agdestein had been called up to the Norway under-21 national team for the first time, ahead of their friendly with Slovenia.[15]


  1. ^ "Brighton sign Kazenga LuaLua and Torbjorn Agdestein". BBC Football. 2010-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Wrexham v Brighton". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2011-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Peterborough v Brighton". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2012-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion duo pen new deals". BBC Sport. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bath City sign Brighton youngster Torbjorn Agdestein". BBC Football. 2011-09-16. 
  6. ^ "Albion interested in Irish defender". The Argus. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "New deal for Albion striker". The Argus. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Harley leaves Albion". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  9. ^ "Toby: Now watch me go gaffer". The Scottish Sun (subscription required). 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tel Signs Viking Raider". 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Terry Butcher completes Viking raid and gives Inverness Caledonian Thistle attack another dimension". Daily Record. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Torbjorn Agdestein reveals Inverness Caledonian Thistle dilemma". Sports Mole. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Torbjorn Agdestein completed in Inverness" [Torbjørn Agdestein ferdig i Inverness] (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Agdestein klar". FK Haugesund (in Norwegian). 17 March 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "Poyet: Take Your Chance". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 2012-02-22. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. 

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