Cato André Hansen

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Cato Hansen
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Cato André Hansen
Personal information
Full name Cato André Hansen
Date of birth (1972-11-28) 28 November 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Vågan, Norway
Playing position Defender (association football)
Youth career
Strauman IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1995 Vågakameratene
1995–2006 Bodø/Glimt 234 (15)
2006 Bryne 3 (0)
2007–2009 Stavanger IF
Teams managed
2007–2009 Stavanger IF (player-coach)
2011–2012 Bodø/Glimt
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Cato André Hansen (born 28 November 1972) is a Norwegian football coach and former defender who played most of his career for Bodø/Glimt in the Norwegian Premier League. After a spell at Bryne, Hansen was player-coach at Stavanger IF for three seasons, and has later been head coach of Bodø/Glimt.


Hansen hails from Strauman in Vågan municipality in Lofoten, and played for Strauman IL and Vågakameratene before he turned professional.[1] He played for Bodø/Glimt from 1995 to 2006, playing 217 games in the Norwegian Premier League.[2] He became captain of the club for the 2006 season.[3] Three months into the season, Hansen accepted a contract offer for Bryne, and Bodø/Glimt agreed to let Hansen leave the club six months before his contract was due to expire.[4]

After the 2006 season, Hansen was hired as player coach for Stavanger IF in the Norwegian Second Division. After a second place in the first season, Stavanger won the league in 2008 and was promoted to the Norwegian First Division. As Stavanger IF is a small club with limited economic means, they were relegated in their first season on a national level. Hansen returned home to Northern Norway and Bodø, where he started working as marketing director for the local handball side.

In the pre-season of 2011, he was hired as assistant manager to his former club Bodø/Glimt.[1] As a result of poor results, the club's head coach Kåre Ingebrigtsen, left the club and left Hansen in charge. Bodø/Glimt announced one month later that Hansen would lead the team for the remainder of the 2011 season,[5] and he led the team from the bottom of the table to fight for promotion, the club signed him for another season, with Tom Kåre Staurvik as assistant coach.[6] After the 2012 season, Bodø/Glimt hired Jan Halvor Halvorsen as head coach instead of Hansen.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Cato blir Glimt-assistent" (in Norwegian). Lofotposten. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ (in Norwegian) Cato Hansen profile, from 100 % Fotball, retrieved 25 July 2006
  3. ^ (in Norwegian) Glimt banket Steigen, by Per Steinar Markussen, published by, retrieved 25 July 2006
  4. ^ (in Norwegian) Glimt og Bryne ble enige, by Atle Andersen and Øyvind Sandsmark, published by 100 % Fotball, retrieved 25 July 2006
  5. ^ Budalen, Andreas; Forland, Gisle (24 June 2011). "Cato Hansen: – Jeg gleder meg til fortsettelsen" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Budalen, Andreas (16 November 2011). "Hansen og Staurvik skal trene Glimt" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Røiseland, Simen Follesø (19 December 2012). "Jan Halvor Halvorsen trener Bodø/Glimt de neste tre årene" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 15 January 2013.