Arne Erlandsen

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Arne Erlandsen
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Personal information
Full name Arne Erlandsen
Date of birth (1959-12-20) 20 December 1959 (age 58)
Place of birth Kløfta, Norway
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lillestrøm (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Lillestrøm 42 (10)
1982–1983 Djurgårdens IF 40 (6)
1983–1990 Lillestrøm 122 (26)
1990–1991 Strømsgodset 44 (5)
1991–1992 Lillestrøm 22 (2)
Total 270 (49)
National team
1978–1987 Norway 22 (1)
Teams managed
1998–2004 Lillestrøm
2005–2006 IFK Göteborg
2007–2009 Ham-Kam
2010–2012 Ull/Kisa
2013–2014 Moss
2015 Fredrikstad
2016– Lillestrøm
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Arne Erlandsen (born 20 December 1959) is a Norwegian football manager and former footballer. During his own playing career he had relative success as a midfielder, having played for Lillestrøm SK and Swedish team Djurgårdens IF as well as 20 matches for Norway. He managed another Swedish team, IFK Göteborg, between November 2004 and September 2006.

Coaching career[edit]

Lillestrøm SK[edit]

Arne Erlandsen took over Lillestrøm SK in 1998. His biggest achievement during this period was an unexpected silver medal in 2001, after having lost the title race to bookies favourites Rosenborg BK.

IFK Göteborg[edit]

During his two seasons in IFK Göteborg, Erlandsen grabbed 76 points in 42 matches, an average of 1.81 points per match. This is the third best performance ever by a Norwegian manager abroad.[1]


On 13 November 2006 Erlandsen was hired as head coach of HamKam, which played in the Norwegian Second Division. On 11 June 2009 he was fired due to many losses.

During his time in Ham-Kam he managed to coach the team back into the Norwegian Premier League one time.


In the middle of the 2010 season Erlandsen was appointed by Ullensaker/Kisa as their new coach. He saved the club from relegation to the Norwegian Third Division this autumn, and decided to sign for another year.

In 2011 Ullensaker/Kisa was promoted to Adeccoligaen for the first time in history. On 16 October 2011 Ull/Kisa won 4-1 against Tiller IL, when Lørenskog IF at the same time played a 3-3 draw against KFUM Oslo, which meant that Ull/Kisa was five points ahead, with only one match left to play.

In the 2012 season, Ullensaker/Kisa grabbed a qualification spot for promotion to the Norwegian Premier League. However, Erlandsen's contract expired after the season, and was not renewed.

Moss FK[edit]

Erlandsen signed a short-term contract with Moss in July 2013 to help the team avoid relegation from the 2. Divisjon.[2]

Fredrikstad FK[edit]

Erlandsen signed on a season contract with Fredrikstad in May 2015 to help the team from the button on the table in the OBOS-ligaen.[3]

Lillestrøm SK[edit]

In September 2016 it was announced that Erlandsen were to go back to his former club Lillestrøm as they were battling against relegation. After 3 wins, 2 draws and one loss, the 57-year old from Kløfta managed to save the spot during the last game of the season, in a 1-0 win over Molde FK. After saving the club from relegation, Lillestrøm could finally celebrate their 100 year-anniversary in their 42nd consecutive season in the top tier of Norwegian football.



Djurgårdens IF
Lillestrøm Sportsklubb
Strømsgodset Toppfotball


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  2. ^ "Arne Erlandsen tar over Moss FK" (in Norwegian). NRK. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Arne Erlandsen er FFKs nye hovedtrener" (in Norwegian). Fredrikstad FK. 20 May 2015. Archived from the original on 21 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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