Carl-Erik Torp

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Carl-Erik Torp
Personal information
Full name Carl-Erik Nordanger Torp
Date of birth (1984-09-17) 17 September 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Kolbotn, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Youth career
Kolbotn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Kolbotn
KFUM Oslo
–2006 Manglerud Star 27 (2)
2007–2010 Kongsvinger 111 (12)
2011 Brann 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2012.

Carl-Erik Nordanger Torp (born 17 September 1984) is a former Norwegian footballer who last played for SK Brann as a central midfielder. He also played futsal for NFF Futsal Eliteserie club KFUM Oslo Futsal.[1] Torp was forced to retire from playing football in 2011 after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match.

Club career[edit]

He played on football teams Kolbotn Fotball, KFUM Oslo and Manglerud Star before joining Kongsvinger ahead of the 2007 season.[2] In 2010, he made his debut in the Norwegian Premier League.

On 11 November 2010 he signed a 3 years contract with Tippeliga club SK Brann[3] on a free transfer because of his contract expiration with Kongsvinger on 31 December 2010

Cardiac arrest during match[edit]

Carl-Erik Torp - cardiac arrest during match.jpg

On 25 September 2011, Torp suffered cardiac arrest on the pitch after being substituted on in the 79th minute of a Norwegian National Championship game against Sogndal. A defibrillator and CPR was administered to stabilise his condition until he was air-lifted to a nearby hospital.[4] He is now hired as a coach at SK Brann.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Manglerud Star Adeccoligaen 27 2 1 1 28 3
2007 Kongsvinger Adeccoligaen 29 3 0 0 29 3
2008 Adeccoligaen 23 2 0 0 23 2
2009 Adeccoligaen 32 5 1 1 33 6
2010 Tippeligaen 29 2 3 0 32 2
2011 Brann Tippeligaen 23 0 3 0 26 0
Career Total 163 14 8 2 171 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wedervang, Mats (6 July 2010). "Tøff UEFA-trekning for KFUM". TV 2 Sporten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "21. Carl-Erik Torp" (in Norwegian). KIL Toppfotball. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Her signerer Torp for Brann - brann.no
  4. ^ "Brann player suffers suspected heart attack on pitch". Reuters. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2014.