Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim

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Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-01-14) 14 January 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Norway
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Hundvåg IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2005 Viking 425 (15)
2005–2007 Start 42 (1)
2007–2010 Randaberg 83 (6)
National team
2001 Norway 3 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Sandnes Ulf (assistant)
2014 Sandnes Ulf (caretaker)
2015 Brodd
2017– Viking (assistant)
2017 Viking (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 November 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 November 2007

Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim (born 14 January 1975) is a retired Norwegian footballer. He is currently an assistant coach at Viking FK.

Club career[edit]


Aarsheim has stayed with Viking FK for the majority of his career, arriving from local club Hundvåg as a youth team player. Making his debut for Viking in 1994, he stayed with the club until 2005, playing a total of 425 games. A creative midfielder, Aarsheim was at his peak during the 2001 season, when, as captain, he led Viking to a league lead before suffering a serious ankle injury in a game against SK Brann halfway through the season. Although he made an extremely popular five-minute comeback in the Norwegian cup final victory over rivals Bryne FK later in the year, Aarsheim never really recovered from the injury. He played only 4 games in the 2002 season, and he was injured for large parts of the 2003 season as well.


He remained captain of Viking until the end of the 2004 season, but midway through the 2005 season he was released on a free transfer, joining league leaders IK Start. In the summer of 2007 he surprisingly[1] joined Randaberg IL, a club playing in the fourth tier of Norwegian football, together with Øyvind Svenning.

International career[edit]

He made his national team debut in a 3-2 win against South Korea in January 2001, earning a total of three caps for Norway. His last international match was an August 2001 friendly match against Turkey.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 2 December 2017
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Sandnes Ulf (interim) 16 July 2014 20 July 2014 1 0 0 1 000.00
Brodd 30 November 2014 18 January 2016 29 12 4 13 041.38
Viking (interim) 9 November 2017 26 November 2017 2 1 0 1 050.00
Total 32 13 4 15 040.63


  1. ^ Kleppe, Per Sigve (13 July 2007). "Sjokksigneringene på plass". Rogalands Avis (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2007.