Vidar Davidsen

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Vidar Davidsen
Personal information
Full name Vidar Terje Davidsen [1]
Date of birth (1958-01-04) 4 January 1958 (age 57)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1979 Frigg
1980–1986 Vålerenga 144 (37)
1987 Lillestrøm 12 (0)
National team
1979–1986 Norway 46 (5)
Teams managed
1993–1997 Vålerenga
1998–2001 Lyn
2003–2004 Strømsgodset
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Vidar Davidsen (born 4 January 1958 in Oslo) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. Davidsen played 46 international matches for Norway and scored 5 goals.[2] One of those goals came in Norway's famous 2-1 win against Italy at Stadio Via del Mare in Lecce in September 1985. He currently works as a football commentator in TV3.


Playing career[edit]

Davidsen started his playing career in Bærum, and had a short spell for Frigg before joining Vålerenga in 1980. Quickly becoming a first team regular, he helped win the Norwegian cup in his debut season. Davidsen and Vålerenga became league champions in 1981, 1983 og 1984.

Davidsen left Vålerenga after the 1986 season, and played one year in their rival club Lillestrøm before he decided to retire.

Coaching career[edit]

After he retired as a player, Bærum appointed him as a coach, and since then he has coached Strømmen, Vålerenga, Lyn and Strømsgodset with a variable degree of success.


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