Hangeland in August 2012
|Full name||Brede Paulsen Hangeland|
|Date of birth||20 June 1981|
|Place of birth||Houston, United States|
|Height||1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He began his career with Viking, where he won the Norwegian Cup in 2001. In 2006, he moved to Copenhagen, and went on to win two Danish Superliga titles at the club. From 2008 to 2014 he played for Fulham, helping the team to the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final, but was released in 2014 after the club's relegation, subsequently joining Crystal Palace.
Hangeland played for the Norway national team between 2002 and 2014. He was the team captain from 2008 until his resignation, and in total he played 91 matches and scored 4 goals.
The son of a Norwegian oil company worker, Hangeland was born in Houston, Texas during his parents' two-year spell in the United States, but grew up in Stavanger. Since moving back to Stavanger, Hangeland said on America, quoting: "We were there for a short period in 1980/81, which is when I was born and then we went back home, so obviously I don't remember too much about my time there!" Hangeland arrived at Viking from local club FK Vidar at the start of the 2001 season. He helped win the Norwegian cup in his debut season, playing as a central defensive midfielder in the 3–0 victory over rivals Bryne FK in the final. In 2005, he was made captain of Viking. When he left Viking he had played a total of 187 games for the club.
On 16 January 2006 he signed a contract with the Danish club F.C. Copenhagen. The tall defender made an impact right from the start together with Danish captain Michael Gravgaard and the two defenders were feared. Because of their height and dominance when it came to headers, they were known as the Copenhagen Air Force. With several great performances in the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League group stage Brede Hangeland was linked with numerous big clubs around Europe. During his time at Copenhagen, Hangeland won the Danish Superliga twice and the Royal League once. He played in 63 league games, scoring three times and total played over 100 games in the different tournaments.
During the summer of 2007 newspapers linked him with Premier League clubs Newcastle United, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Manchester City. Hangeland refuted the rumours and said he was glad to play for Copenhagen, but finally on 18 January 2008 after days of speculation, it was officially confirmed that he had signed for Fulham, where he was reunited with his former manager from Viking, Roy Hodgson, and former Viking FK striker Erik Nevland.
On 29 January 2008, he made his Fulham debut when Fulham played Bolton Wanderers at Reebok Stadium. He was voted Man of the Match by Sky Sports after the game. The club survived relegation in the 2007–08 season with Brede forming a formidable partnership with Aaron Hughes at the heart of Fulham's defence.
During the summer of 2009, media reports linked him to Arsenal, but Hangeland indicated that he was happy to remain at Fulham. On 22 October, he scored his second goal for Fulham in the Europe League match against A.S. Roma.
On 27 November 2009, Hangeland was rewarded with a new deal with Fulham to last until the summer of 2013. He played in the UEFA Cup Final on 12 May 2010, which Fulham lost 2–1 after extra time to Atlético Madrid in Hamburg.
Hangeland scored two goals in an away win at Birmingham City on 15 May 2011. This took his tally up to six Premier League goals on the season which made him the highest scoring centre back in the league, and the second highest goalscorer for Fulham behind Clint Dempsey.
Hangeland signed a two-year contract extension with the option of a further year on 28 March 2013, which would have kept him at the club until the summer of 2015. However, on 3 June 2014, Hangeland was released by Fulham. Through his advisor, Hangeland released a statement saying that he had been dismissed by e-mail, without having talked to anyone in the club about the future or his contract. This was countered by the club who noted "personal protocol was followed and that Brede Hangeland was notified in the right way".
Months later, when Felix Magath was sacked as Fulham manager, Hangeland claimed after his sacking that in the previous season Magath ignored doctors and instructed him to place a block of cheese on his thigh in order to make him fit for the next match. Magath stated that Hangeland didn't have a thigh injury but an inflammation of the knee, and that he suggested the additional use of an alternative treatment with a bandage (dressing) consisting of Quark. Fulham player Sascha Riether later that the story was greatly exaggerated and that Magath had suggested he use a traditional topfen curd.
On 1 August 2014, Hangeland joined Crystal Palace on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal. On the 16th, he made his competitive debut for the club, on the opening day of the Premier League season away to Arsenal. Hangeland opened the scoring by heading in Jason Puncheon's corner, but Palace eventually lost 2–1. He scored twice in 17 appearances as Palace finished the season in 10th place under Alan Pardew.
On 10 June 2015 it was announced that Hangeland had been released by Crystal Palace but he signed a new one-year extension on 15 June, keeping him at the club for another season. However, at the end of the 2015–16 season Hangeland was again released by Crystal Palace.
On 5 August 2016, Hangeland appeared on Sky Sports News HQ to announce his retirement from all football.
After playing 12 matches on the under-21 national team, he made his debut for the senior national team as a defensive midfielder in a 1–0 win against Austria on 20 November 2002. After the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying, national team coach Åge Hareide named Hangeland as captain instead of Vålerenga's player-coach Martin Andresen. His first goal came in his 62nd match; a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Iceland. Hangeland was capped 91 times, 48 of them as captain, and scored four goals for the Norway national team.
When Hangeland married Celin Trana in 2009, rather than giving presents guests were asked to contribute to a Save the Children project to build a school in Cambodia. Around £45,000 was raised.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Crystal Palace||2014–15||Premier League||14||2||0||0||2||0||0||0||16||2|
- Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Hangeland goal.
|1||3 September 2010||Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík||Iceland||2–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier|
|2||15 August 2012||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Greece||1–2||2–3||Friendly|
|3||12 October 2012||Stade de Suisse, Bern||Switzerland||1–1||1–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
|4||16 October 2012||Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca||Cyprus||1–1||3–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier|
- "Brede Paulsen Hangeland" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 185. ISBN 9781845966010.
- "Barclays Premier League Player Profile Brede Hangeland". Premier League. 2014. Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- Fifield, Dominic (20 December 2008). "Hangeland vows to stay at Fulham in the long term". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- "Hangeland Q&A". Fulham Official Website. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
- "Guldregn over FC København" (in Danish). Ekstra Bladet. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
- "Avis: Hangeland på vej til England" (in Danish). Bold.dk. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2007.
- "Hangeland Joins Fulham". Fulham FC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2008.
- "Arsenal target Brede Hangeland remains committed to Fulham". Goal. 13 August 2009. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
- "Brede Hangeland to remain at Fulham until 2013 after signing new deal". London: Guardian Sport. 27 November 2009. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
- McNulty, Phil (12 May 2010). "Atletico Madrid 2–1 Fulham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- "FT: Birmingham 0 Fulham 2". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 18 May 2011.
- "Brede Paulsen Hangeland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Hangeland's New Deal". Fulham FC. Archived from the original on 30 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "Fulham's Brede Hangeland learned of exit 'by email'". BBC Sport. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
- Taylor, Daniel (20 September 2014). "Fulham say farewell to Magath and the crazy world of Felix the madcap". The Observer. The Guardian Online. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
- "Magath: Käse-Geschichte Quatsch" (in German). sport1.de. 22 September 2014. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
- Krücken, Markus (30 October 2014). "Sascha Riether: Mit Rückenwind nach Köln" (in German). express.de. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- Larisch, Katharina (10 December 2012). "Quarkauflage" (in German). NetDoktor. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- "Lindsey Vonn's cheese cure baffles experts". nbcnews.com. 17 February 2010. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
- "Transfer news: Brede Hangeland joins Crystal Palace on one-year deal". Sky Sports. Archived from the original on 1 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- Chowdhury, Saj (16 August 2014). "Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "Brede Hangeland signs new one-year deal at Crystal Palace". BBC Sport. 15 June 2015. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "Palace Confirm Retain List". cpfc.co.uk. 10 June 2015. Archived from the original on 30 October 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
- "Brede Signs New Contract". Crystal Palace F.C. 15 June 2015. Archived from the original on 5 April 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
- "Six Players Released By Crystal Palace". cpfc.co.uk. 13 June 2016. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
- "Brede Hangeland's profil". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 26 May 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
- Søfting, Thomas. "Brede Hangeland on LANDSLAGET". Home.no. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- Kvamme, Sigve (12 August 2008). "- Kan hende det blir lettere å sette meg ut". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
- Larsen, Marius Helge (11 July 2009). "Fotballkjendiser feiret nygift Brede Hangeland" [Football personalities celebrate newlywed Brede Hangeland]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- Liew, Jonathan (7 February 2014). "Fulham defender Brede Hangeland: I'm just an ordinary guy who happens to play football". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- "Brede Hangeland". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
- Brede Hangeland at National-Football-Teams.com
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brede Hangeland.|