Arne Bakker

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Arne Bakker
Personal information
Full name Arne Bakker
Date of birth (1930-02-18)18 February 1930
Place of birth Bærum, Norway
Date of death 9 October 2009(2009-10-09) (aged 79)
Place of death Bærum, Norway
Youth career
0000–1946 Fossum IF
1946–1949 Stabæk IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949– Asker SK
National team
1953–1962 Norway 54 (0)
Teams managed
1962–1963 Asker SK
Stabæk IF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arne Bakker (18 February 1930 – 9 October 2009) was a Norwegian footballer and bandy player.

Football career[edit]

He was born in Bærum.[1] He started his career in Fossum IF, joined Stabæk IF in 1946 and Asker SK in 1949.[2] Here he played at the highest level of Norwegian football. His team became runner-up in the Norwegian Football Cup of 1951.[3] He played 54 matches for national football team of Norway.[1]

Other sports[edit]

Bakker represented Stabæk IF in the bandy sport. The team became Norwegian champions in 1952, 1953 and 1955, and Bakker represented Norway 20 times. He also played ice hockey for Stabæk IF and Jar IL,[3] and also practiced ski jumping and track and field. In 1961 he received Egeberg's Honorary Award for achievement in multiple sports.[2] He is the only combined footballer/bandy player to date to receive the award.[3] In 1997, he became an honorary member of Stabæk.[2]

Later career[edit]

Bakker coached Asker's football team in 1962 and 1963, and later Stabæk. His professional life was spent working for Norsk Hydro. He died in Bærum in October 2009,[3][4] having lived at Jar his whole life.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Borgen, Per Otto (2006). "Bakker, Arne". Asker og Bærum leksikon (in Norwegian). Drammen: Forlaget for by- og bygdehistorie. p. 49. ISBN 82-91649-10-3. 
  2. ^ a b c d Berg, Tore (16 October 2009). "Arne Bakker til minne". Budstikka (in Norwegian). p. 38. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bakken, Tor Christian (13 October 2009). "Arne Bakker er død". Budstikka (in Norwegian). Retrieved 14 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Arne Bakker". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 May 2012.