Bjørn Johansen (footballer)

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Bjørn Johansen
Personal information
Full name Bjørn Johansen
Date of birth (1969-09-07) 7 September 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Tromsø, Norway
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1992 Tromsø 107 (13)
1993–1994 Viking 37 (3)
1995–1999 Tromsø 119 (18)
2000–2001 Helsingborgs IF 41 (5)
2002–2005 Tromsø 100 (10)
National team
1988–1991 Norway U21 15 (0)
Teams managed
2011– Finnsnes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Bjørn "Bummen" Johansen (born 7 September 1969) is a former Norwegian footballer, who played as a midfielder for Tromsø IL for most of his career. He has later worked as head coach of Finnsnes.

Club career[edit]

Johansen got his debut in 1987, and played for Tromsø until 1992.[1] He moved to Viking in 1993, and stayed there for two seasons. In 1995, Johansen was back at Tromsø, and stayed with the club until 1999,[citation needed] and won the Norwegian Cup with Tromsø in 1996.[2]

Johansen played for the Swedish team Helsingborgs IF between 2000 and 2001, and played for the club in the Champions League, before he again returned to Tromsø, when the club played in the First Division in 2002.[3] and helped the club return to the Norwegian Premier League.[citation needed]

Johansen played for Tromsø between 1989 and 2005, with the exception of his 4 seasons and with his 326 league-games for Tromsø he is the player with the most matches for the club.[4] Johansen also participated in four of Tromsø campaigns in European Cups.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Johansen played international matches for various Norwegian youth international teams, and played for the under-20 team in the 1989 FIFA World Youth Championship.[5] Johansen played 15 matches for Norway U21, but he was never capped for the senior team.[6]

Coaching career[edit]

On 19 November 2010, the Third Division side Finnsnes announced that they had hired as head coach from the 2011-season onwards.[7] The club won promotion to the Second Division in Johansen's first season as head coach.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Johansen got his nickname Bummen by his brother when he was a child.[citation needed]

After Johansen's retirement in 2005, he has worked as a sports commentator for the Norwegian TV 2.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Bjørn Johansen complete profile". Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Hanssen, Kine (26 September 2012). "96-heltene tror på ny cupfinale" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Hansen, Anders Mo (19 January 2002). "Den siste kontrakten" (in Norwegian). Nordlys. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Adelskalender" (in Norwegian). Tromsø IL. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Norway squad, 1989 FIFA U-20 World Cup". FIFA. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bjørn Johansen's profil". (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Kristensen, Jøran (19 November 2010). ""Bummen" skal gjøre FIL ledende i Midt-Troms" (in Norwegian). Folkebladet. Retrieved 20 October 2012.