Arvid Knutsen

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Arvid Knutsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-03-03)3 March 1944
Place of birth Norway
Date of death 4 January 2009(2009-01-04) (aged 64)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1975 Viking 396 (117)
Teams managed
1976 Viking
Ulf Sandnes

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Arvid Knutsen (3 March 1944 – 4 January 2009) was a Norwegian footballer and later coach.

He joined Viking FK from Stavanger IF in 1961, and made his senior team debut in 1963. With Viking he won the Norwegian First Division in 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975, and also took bronze medals in 1968 and 1971. He played for Viking 396 times, scoring 117 goals. From 1976 he coached the team.[1]

Outside of his sporting career, Knutsen worked as a high school teacher at Stavanger Cathedral School. He took his education at the University of Bergen in 1969 and at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in 1981. He married in 1974, and had two daughters.[1]

In March 2008 he was diagnosed with brain tumor. Operated at Haukeland, he learned that he suffered from terminal cancer, and he died in January 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Merenyi, Stefan (4 January 2009). "Arvid Knutsen er død". Stavanger Aftenblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 January 2009.