Ann Kristin Aarønes
|Full name||Ann Kristin Aarønes|
|Date of birth||19 January 1973|
|Place of birth||Ålesund, Norway|
|Height||182 cm (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|2001||New York Power||15||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:24, 10 December 2014 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:24, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Ann Kristin "Anka" Aarønes (born 19 January 1973) is a Norwegian former footballer. She first played for Spjelkavik IL, then for Trondheims-Ørn and the Norwegian national team. Later she played for the WUSA's New York Power, during the club's first season of play in 2001.
Aarønes signed for the professional Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) ahead of the inaugural season in 2001. She was allocated to New York Power alongside compatriot Gro Espeseth. Plagued by lower back and hamstring injuries, she was only able to play for one season before retiring.
Aarønes played 111 senior international matches for Norway between 1990 and 1999, scoring 60 goals. She was the top scorer at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, which was won by Norway. Also with the Norway team she won bronze at the inaugural Olympic women's football tournament at Atlanta 1996. In 1993 she became a European Champion with Norway, having been a runner-up in 1991. Aarønes also played for Norway in Euro 1997 and at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was included in the All-star team in 1999, although Norway failed to defend their title.
- "Ann Kristin Aarønes". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- Pedersen, Ole Petter. Ann Kristin Aarønes (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
- "Ann Kristin Aarønes" (in Norwegian). SK Trondheims-Ørn. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- "Norway duo announce retirement". UEFA. 15 October 2001. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
- Ann Kristin Aarones – FIFA competition record
- Norway national team profile (in Norwegian)
- Profile at Women's United Soccer Association (New York Power)
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