Birthe Hegstad

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Birthe Hegstad
Personal information
Full name Birthe Hegstad
Date of birth (1966-07-23) 23 July 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Trondheim, Norway[1]
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Youth career
IL Jardar
1985–1988 North Carolina Tar Heels
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1992 Klepp
1993–1996 SK Sprint-Jeløy
1997 Athene Moss
National team
1987–1995 Norway 84 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:16, 24 September 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:16, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Birthe Hegstad (born 23 July 1966) is a Norwegian former footballer who played for Klepp IL and for the Norway women's national football team.

She played on the Norwegian team that won silver medals at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.[3] At the final of UEFA Women's Euro 1993 Hegstad scored the only goal against hosts Italy in Cesena.[4] Her clubs include SK Sprint/Jeløy, Klepp IL, IL Jardar and FK Athene Moss.[5] She also played varsity college soccer in the United States for North Carolina Tar Heels.[6]

After her football career Hegstad became manager of the Coop Mega chain of supermarkets.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evensen, Kjell (26 August 2011). "Lettkledd plenklipper" (in Norwegian). Handelsbladet. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ D'Arruda, Robert (30 September 1987). "Hegstad brings international experience, creativity to UNC". The Daily Tar Heel. Retrieved 24 September 2014. At first glance, Birthe Hegstad appears to be your ordinary 5-6, 130-pound junior. 
  3. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup China PR 1991 – Team Norway". FIFA. Retrieved 30 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Saffer, Paul (2 July 2013). "1993: Azzurre left feeling blue". UEFA. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "fotball – Norske spillere med mer enn 40 landskamper". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Gammon, Clive (28 November 1988). "Kicks For Carolina, The Tar Heel women kept their streak alive". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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