Alexander Søderlund

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Alexander Søderlund
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Søderlund in 2013
Personal information
Full name Alexander Toft Søderlund
Date of birth (1987-08-03) 3 August 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Haugesund, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
AS Saint-Étienne
Number 23
Youth career
Stegaberg IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2006 Haugesund
2007 Vard Haugesund 11 (4)
2008 UR Namur 3 (0)
2008–2009 Treviso 0 (0)
2009 FH 18 (3)
2009–2010 Lecco 7 (0)
2010 Vard Haugesund 12 (4)
2011–2013 Haugesund 70 (24)
2013–2015 Rosenborg 63 (38)
2016– Saint-Étienne 31 (3)
National team
2006 Norway U21 1 (0)
2012– Norway 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:28, 22 May 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2016

Alexander Toft Søderlund (born 3 August 1987) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a forward in the Ligue 1 side Saint-Étienne. He has been capped for Norway at international level.

Club career[edit]

After playing for Stegaberg IL in his youth, Søderlund played for Haugesund and Vard Haugesund.[1] He later became something of a journeyman, spending time at six different clubs in four different countries between 2007 and 2010.

In 2010, Søderlund returned home, and played for his old club Vard in the closing stages of the 2010 season.

In January 2011, he moved to FK Haugesund, and on 20 March 2011, Søderlund made his debut in Tippeligaen against Tromsø. He got his first two league goals against Stabæk on 8 May 2011, and finished his debut season with 11 goals.

On 17 June 2013, Rosenborg announced that they had bought Søderlund from Haugesund as a replacement for Tarik Elyounoussi who was sold to the German Bundesliga. Søderlund joined the club on 15 July.[2] He played 12 matches and scored three goals for Haugesund in the 2013 season, and as the club eventually finished in third place in Tippeligaen for the first time in the club's history, Søderlund was eligible for bronze medals. But as his new team Rosenborg finished second, he was only awarded silver medals due to a change in the rules after Thomas Holm won both gold and silver with two different teams in the 2011 season.[3] Søderlund won another silver-medal in 2013, as Rosenborg lost the 2013 Norwegian Football Cup Final 4–2 against Molde.

On 4 January 2016, Søderlund joined Saint-Étienne on 3.5-year contract. The transfer fee paid to Rosenborg was estimated at between €1.5 and 2 million.[4] Thirteen days later, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1–0 derby win against Lyon.[5]

International career[edit]

On 23 November 2011, Søderlund was named in the Norway squad for the three friendly matches in Thailand in January 2012.[6] He made his debut for Norway in a 1–1 friendly draw against Denmark on 15 January 2012.[7] On 1 June 2012, he was added to Norway's squad when Mohammed Abdellaoue was doubtful for the match against Croatia.[8] Søderlund got his first cap at home when he replaced Erik Huseklepp as a substitute in the 84th minute, and later assisted Tarik Elyounoussi equalizing goal against Croatia.[9][10] In the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Slovenia on 11 September 2012, he replaced Elyounoussi after 89 minutes earning a penalty three minutes later which John Arne Riise converted for the match-winning goal as Norway won 2–1.[11] He started his first qualifying match when Norway met Switzerland on 12 October 2012.[12]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Reference
1. 10 October 2015 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Malta 2–0 2–0 Euro 2016 qualifier [13]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 22 May 2017[14]
Club Season League Cup Europe[A] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Namur 2008–09 3 0 3 0
FH 2009 18 3 2 0 20 3
Haugesund 2011 29 11 4 4 33 15
2012 29 10 3 2 32 12
2013 12 3 12 3
Total 70 24 7 6 0 0 77 30
Rosenborg 2013 13 3 1 1 2 1 16 5
2014 23 13 3 1 5 2 31 16
2015 27 22 4 2 14 6 45 30
Total 63 38 8 4 21 9 92 51
Saint-Étienne 2015–16 14 2 1 0 15 2
2016–17 17 1 2 1 4 2 23 4
Total 31 3 3 1 4 2 38 6
Career total 185 68 18 11 27 11 230 90
A. ^ Appearances and goals in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Rosenborg:

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Søderlund i U21-troppen" (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. 26 September 2009. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Gravdal, Lena Gundersby (17 June 2013). "Søderlund klar for Rosenborg" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Søderlund får ikke bronsemedalje" (in Norwegian). TV 2. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Soderlund (Rosenborg) pour trois ans et demi à Saint-Etienne". francetvsport (in French). 4 January 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Foot. Ligue 1 : Saint-Etienne gagne son derby contre Lyon (1-0)". Le Parisien (in French). 17 January 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "14 spillere kan få sin landslagsdebut". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Elyounoussi reddet Norge: – Dette lover godt". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 15 January 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Søderlund inn i landslagtroppen". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Søderlund inn i landslagtroppen". h-avis.no (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Elyounoussi fikk peptalk like før scoringen". aftenposten.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012. 
  11. ^ Ramm, Nicolay Andre; Bentsen, Anders Rove (11 September 2012). "Søderlund: – Kunne nok holdt meg på beina" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  12. ^ Saltbones, Fredrik (12 October 2012). "Søderlund og Forren starter for Norge". 100% Fotball (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Norway 2 Malta 0". ESPN. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 
  14. ^ "A. Søderlund". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 April 2017.