2013 Molde FK season

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Molde
2013 season
Chairman Øystein Neerland
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Stadium Aker Stadion
Tippeligaen 6th
Norwegian Cup Champions
Champions League Third Qualifying Round vs Legia Warsaw
Europa League Play-off Round vs Rubin Kazan
Top goalscorer League: Daniel Chima (9)
All: Daniel Chima (13)
Highest home attendance 11,074 vs Aalesunds FK
9 May 2013
Lowest home attendance 4,380 vs Ranheim
19 June 2013
Average home league attendance 7,901
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013 season was Molde's sixth consecutive year in Tippeligaen, and their 35th season in the top flight of Norwegian football. It was Ole Gunnar Solskjær's third season as the club's manager. Molde were the defending champions in Tippeligaen, but lost their first four matches in the league and collected six points in the first ten games. The team did however turn the bad form, and finished the season in sixth place. The team won the 2013 Norwegian Football Cup, after defeating their main rivals Rosenborg 4–2 in the final. In Europe, Molde entered the UEFA Champions League in the second qualifying round, where they defeated Sligo Rovers. In the next round, the team was eliminated by Legia Warszawa on away goals. Molde proceeded to the Europe League play-off round, where they were knocked out by Rubin Kazan.

Season summary[edit]

Molde started the season poorly, losing their first four games. Their first point of the season came on 20 April 2013 in a 1–1 draw away to Odds, with Molde's goal coming from Daniel Berg Hestad. Molde's first victory of season came in the first round of the Norwegian Cup away to Elnesvågen. They won 0-5 with the goals coming from new signings Aliou Coly, four, and Agnaldo. Their first league win of the season was a 4–1 victory against Aalesunds on 9 May 2013, with Joona Toivio, Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Jo Inge Berget scoring the goals. Molde then went on a 3-game winless streak that included a 1–5 defeat to Haugesund, their worst loss at home since Tromsø won 7–0 against Molde on 2 September 1995.[1] This was also Molde's first ever loss against Haugesund at home.

Molde's second league victory came in their 12th game of the season, a 4–0 home defeat of Hønefoss that saw Molde rise off the bottom of the table for the first time all season. Molde had 4 players called up to the Norwegian U-21's for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in June 2013. These players were goalkeeper Ørjan Nyland, defender Martin Linnes, midfielder Magnus Wolff Eikrem and attacker Jo Inge Berget. Both Eikrem and Berget scored in Norways 1–3 victory over England on 8 June 2013.[2] Molde's first game back after the summer break was a 6–0 fourth round cup win over Adeccoligaen side Ranheim to put them into the Quarter-finals. Molde were 3–0 at half time after goals from Agnaldo 5mins, Gatt 17 and Simonsen 27. The second half goals came courtesy of a Jørgen Olsen Own goal in the 49th, Ekpo in the 50th and Chima rounded it off with his 5th goal of the season in the 80th minute. Molde narrowly continued their unbeaten run in their first league game back after the break with a 3–3 away draw against Vålerenga. Molde went 1–0 down after 10minutes when Morten Berre scored for the homeside, before Jo Inge Berget and Martin Linnes both scored to give Molde a halftime lead. In the second half Jan Gunnar Solli equalised for Vålerenga before Berre's second put them in the lead again. Agnaldo popped up the first minute of injury time to earn a point for the away side.

On 24 June, Magnus Wolff Eikrem was sold to Dutch Eredivisie side SC Heerenveen for 10,000,000 NOK.[3][4] After round 14 of the championship, on 29/30 June, Molde moved out of the automatic relegation places for the first time during the season. Molde came from behind to win 3-1 at home to Sarpsborg 08 on 29 June 2013, thanks to goals from Martin Linnes, Daniel Chima and Zlatko Tripic after Jérémy Berthod had given the lead early in the first half. The game against Sarpsborg 08 also resulted in a serious knee injury for Josh Gatt, which ruled him out for the remainder of the season.[5]

3 July 2013 saw Molde take on Adeccoligaen side Mjøndalen in the Quarter-finals of the Norwegian Cup, winning the match 2-0 with goals from Even Hovland and Zlatko Tripic. On the same day Molde announced the signing of Norwegian U21 international Mats Møller Dæhli from Manchester United on a two and a half year contract.[6] 2 days later, on 5 July, Lauri Dalla Valle left Molde after only 6 appearances to join Belgian Second Division side Sint-Truiden.[7] On the same day Molde announced that Per Egil Flo would be joining them from Sogndal on 15 July.[8] On 10 July, it was announced that Tommy Høiland was joining on 15 July,[9] and 11 July it was announced that Vegard Forren was returning to the club following his unsuccessful spell at Southampton.[10] Forren made his 2nd debut for Molde two days later in Molde's 1-0 away victory over Sligo Rovers in the 1st leg of the Champions League 2nd qualifying round. The winning goal for Molde came in the 42nd minute from Daniel Chima.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee
February 2013 FW Senegal Aliou Coly Senegal Casa Sport [11]
25 February 2013 FW Finland Lauri Dalla Valle England Fulham [12]
13 March 2013 DF Finland Joona Toivio Sweden Djurgården [13]
29 March 2013 FW United States Ben Spencer United States Chivas USA Free[14]
GK Norway Ørjan Nyland Norway IL Hødd Free[15]
3 July 2013dagger MF Norway Mats Møller Dæhli England Manchester United [6]
5 July 2013dagger DF Norway Per Egil Flo Norway Sogndal [8]
10 July 2013dagger FW Norway Tommy Høiland Norway Sandnes Ulf [9]
11 July 2013dagger DF Norway Vegard Forren England Southampton [10]
15 July 2013 FW Norway Fredrik Gulbrandsen Norway Lillestrøm [16]
dagger Dæhli,Flo, Høiland and Forren's transfers were announced on the above dates, and were finalised on 15 July.

Out[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee
18 January 2013 DF Norway Vegard Forren England Southampton Undisclosed[17][18]
26 January 2013 FW Ivory Coast Davy Claude Angan China Hangzhou Greentown 12,000,000 NOK[19]
5 March 2013 DF Norway Krister Wemberg Norway Bryne [20]
FW Norway Simon Markeng Norway Kristiansund
FW Senegal Pape Paté Diouf Denmark Copenhagen Loan Return
24 June 2013 MF Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem Netherlands Heerenveen 10,000,000 NOK[3][4]
5 July 2013 FW Finland Lauri Dalla Valle Belgium Sint-Truiden [7]

Loans In[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name From
Season-long MF Brazil Agnaldo Brazil Desportivo Brasil[21][22]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Date to Position Nationality Name To
February 2013 July 2013 MF Norway Pål Erik Ulvestad Hønefoss
April 2013 Season-Long[23] MF Norway Magnus Stamnestrø Sogndal
Season-long GK Norway Ola Hermann Opheim Kristiansund
July 2013 End of Season[24] DF Norway Magnar Ødegaard Lillestrøm

Released[edit]

Date Position Nationality Name Joined Date
23 April 2013 MF Senegal Abdou Karim Camara France Cherbourg August 2013[25]
15 July 2013[26] DF United States Sean Cunningham
1 October 2013 DF Norway Børre Steenslid Retired, joined coaching staff[27]

Pre-season games[edit]

Copa del Sol[edit]

Main article: 2013 Copa del Sol

Competitions[edit]

Tippeligaen[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
30 12 8 10 46 37 +9 44 8 2 5 29 17 +12 4 6 5 17 20 −3

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Ground A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result L L L L D L D W D L D W D W W D L W W D L W W W D W W W L L
Position 12 13 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 14 11 11 13 11 9 10 10 9 7 6 6 6 5 4 5 6

Last updated: 11 November 2013.
Source: see below
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Fixtures[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Strømsgodset (C) 30 19 6 5 66 26 +40 63 2014–15 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Rosenborg 30 18 8 4 50 25 +25 62 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Haugesund 30 15 6 9 41 39 +2 51
4 Aalesund 30 14 7 9 55 44 +11 49
5 Viking 30 12 10 8 41 36 +5 46
6 Molde 30 12 8 10 47 38 +9 44 2014–15 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 1
7 Odd 30 11 7 12 43 39 +4 40
8 Brann 30 11 6 13 46 46 0 39
9 Start 30 10 8 12 43 46 −3 38
10 Lillestrøm 30 9 9 12 37 44 −7 36
11 Vålerenga 30 10 6 14 41 50 −9 36
12 Sogndal 30 8 9 13 33 48 −15 33
13 Sandnes Ulf 30 9 6 15 36 58 −22 33
14 Sarpsborg 08 (O) 30 8 7 15 40 58 −18 31 relegation play-offs
15 Tromsø (R) 30 7 8 15 41 50 –9 29 2014–15 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 2
Relegation to Adeccoligaen
16 Hønefoss BK (R) 30 6 11 13 34 47 −13 29 Relegation to Adeccoligaen

Source: nifs.no
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Molde is qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as winners of the 2013 Norwegian Football Cup.
2Norway was among the best three associations in the UEFA Fair Play ranking and thus received an additional spot in the first qualifying round of the Europa League, Tromsø IL received the qualifying spot for their ranking in Tippeligaens Fair Play ranking.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

Norwegian Cup[edit]

Final[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Qualifying phase[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Qualifying phase[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of Match played 24 November 2013

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Tippeligaen Norwegian Cup Champions League Europa League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Norway Espen Bugge Pettersen 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF Norway Kristoffer Paulsen Vatshaug 10 1 7+2 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
4 DF Norway Even Hovland 34 3 22+2 1 5+0 2 2+1 0 1+1 0
5 DF Finland Joona Toivio 24 4 16+0 4 2+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
6 MF Norway Daniel Berg Hestad 29 1 14+5 1 3+2 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
7 MF Norway Mats Møller Dæhli 15 0 7+5 0 1+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
8 FW Norway Fredrik Gulbrandsen 14 5 7+3 5 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
9 MF Sweden Mattias Moström 35 3 23+3 3 4+1 0 4+0 0 0+0 0
10 MF Norway Magne Hoseth 21 7 11+3 4 4+0 3 0+2 0 1+0 0
11 FW Norway Jo Inge Berget 36 7 23+2 7 5+0 0 4+0 0 1+1 0
12 GK Sweden Ole Söderberg 10 0 8+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
13 MF Norway Pål Erik Ulvestad 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 DF Norway Martin Linnes 35 6 23+1 4 5+1 1 4+0 1 1+0 0
15 DF Norway Per Egil Flo 9 0 8+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 MF Norway Etzaz Hussain 31 3 15+7 2 6+0 1 1+1 0 1+0 0
17 FW Senegal Aliou Coly 14 5 2+6 0 1+1 4 1+2 1 1+0 0
18 DF Norway Magne Simonsen 14 1 7+2 0 4+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
19 MF Norway Eirik Hestad 3 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 FW Norway Tommy Høiland 12 2 7+2 1 1+1 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
21 FW Brazil Agnaldo 15 4 3+4 1 3+2 3 0+1 0 1+1 0
22 MF United States Josh Gatt 13 1 10+2 0 1+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 DF Norway Knut Olav Rindarøy 25 1 18+0 0 3+0 1 2+0 0 2+0 0
25 DF Norway Vegard Forren 22 0 14+0 0 2+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
26 GK Norway Ørjan Nyland 32 0 20+0 0 6+0 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
27 FW Nigeria Daniel Chima 39 13 20+7 9 6+0 2 4+0 2 1+1 0
28 DF Norway Ivar Erlien Furu 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 MF Nigeria Emmanuel Ekpo 35 1 18+7 0 5+0 1 4+0 0 1+0 0
30 MF Norway Zlatko Tripic 29 3 5+13 2 4+1 1 1+3 0 0+2 0
31 FW United States Ben Spencer 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 MF Norway Andreas Hollingen 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
35 DF Norway Victor Johansen 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
49 FW Norway Sander Svendsen 3 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players away from Molde on loan:
24 DF Norway Magnar Ødegaard 9 0 4+2 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Norway Magnus Stamnestrø 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who appeared for Molde no longer at the club:
3 DF Norway Børre Steenslid 3 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
7 MF Norway Magnus Wolff Eikrem 14 3 13+0 2 0+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
20 FW Finland Lauri Dalla Valle 6 0 1+3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name Tippeligaen Norwegian Cup Champions League Europa League Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
4 Norway DF Even Hovland 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
5 Finland DF Joona Toivio 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Norway MF Daniel Berg Hestad 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
7 Norway MF Magnus Wolff Eikrem 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
8 Norway FW Fredrik Gulbrandsen 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
9 Sweden FW Mattias Moström 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
10 Norway MF Magne Hoseth 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
11 Norway FW Jo Inge Berget 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 Norway DF Martin Linnes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
16 Norway MF Etzaz Hussain 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
17 Senegal FW Aliou Coly 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
18 Norway DF Magne Simonsen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 Finland FW Lauri Dalla Valle 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
20 Norway FW Tommy Høiland 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 Brazil FW Agnaldo 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
22 United States MF Josh Gatt 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
23 Norway DF Knut Olav Rindarøy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
25 Norway DF Vegard Forren 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 0
27 Nigeria FW Daniel Chima 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
29 Nigeria MF Emmanuel Ekpo 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 6 1
30 Norway MF Zlatko Tripic 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
TOTALS 38 3 8 0 10 4 1 0 59 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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