Bente Kvitland

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Bente Kvitland
Personal information
Full name Bente Kvitland
Date of birth (1974-06-23) 23 June 1974 (age 42)
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Rissa IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Stadsbygd
1995–1997 Verdal
1998 Byåsen
1999–2004 Trondheims-Ørn 99 (3)
2005 Asker 18 (1)
National team
1999–2002 Norway 37 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:38, 7 December 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:38, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Bente Kvitland (born June 23, 1974) is a Norwegian former footballer who was an Olympic champion with the Norway women's national football team. She played club football in the Toppserien for Trondheims-Ørn and Asker.

Kvitland grew up in Skaugdalen, Rissa.[1] In 1991 she began playing club football for Stadsbygd and spent three seasons with Verdal from 1995 until 1997.[2] She played for Trondheims-Ørn from 1999 until 2004, winning the Toppserien and the Norwegian Women's Cup on three occasions each. After winning another Cup with Asker in 2005, Kvitland retired from football to focus on her employment as a prison officer (Norwegian: fengselsbetjent) in Oslo.[3]

In October 1999 Kvitland made her senior national team debut—a 4–0 win in Portugal—but she had not been selected for Norway's 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[4] In Kvitland's fourth appearance she scored a free kick from 30 metres, the second goal in Norway's 3–0 2001 UEFA Women's Championship qualification win over England at Carrow Road on March 7, 2000.[5]

She collected a total of 37 caps for Norway and was an alternate on the squad that won gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[6] She played in Norway's UEFA Women's Euro 2001 campaign,[7] which ended with a 1–0 semi-final defeat by hosts Germany in Ulm.

International appearances[edit]

As of 7 December 2014.
Norway national team
Year Apps Goals
1999 5 0
2000 12 1
2001 13 0
2002 11 0
Total 37 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1 7 March 2000 Carrow Road, Norwich  England 3–0 UEFA Euro 2001 Qual. 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Møteprotokoll" (PDF). Rissa Kommune (in Norwegian). 19 April 2012. p. 11. Retrieved 7 December 2014. Bente Kvitland vokste opp i Skaugdalen, Rissa. I løpet av karrieren spilte hun for Stadsbygd, Trondheims-Ørn og Asker. 
  2. ^ "Blid og beskjeden" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. 29 September 2000. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fotballen på hylla" (in Norwegian). Fosna-Folket. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Norges VM-tropp" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 20 June 1999. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Eidissen, Børje Klæboe (7 March 2000). "Jentene mot EM" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "2000 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Soccer" (Retrieved on May 16, 2008)
  7. ^ Bohlin, Gøran (28 June 2001). "Forberedt på grisespill" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 

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