Einar Rossbach

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Einar Rossbach
Personal information
Date of birth (1964-10-20) 20 October 1964 (age 55)
Place of birth Porsgrunn, Norway
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
????–1981 Urædd ? (?)
1982–1985 Pors Grenland 72 (0)
1986–1987 Ham-Kam 46 (0)
1988–1989 Pors Grenland 42 (0)
1990 Tromsø 22 (0)
1991–1993 Lyn 60 (0)
1994 Odd Grenland 16 (0)
1994–1995 Silkeborg 11 (0)
1999 Tollnes 5 (0)
2004 Pors Grenland 8 (0)
National team
1982 Norway U19[1] 6 (0)
1984–1987 Norway U21[1] 19 (0)
1990–1993 Norway[1] 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Einar Rossbach (born 20 October 1964) is a former Norwegian international goalkeeper, he has played for Stridsklev, Ham-Kam, Tromsø, Lyn, Silkeborg, Tollnes and Pors Grenland. He was named goalkeeper of the year in both 1987 and in 1990, and received a Kniksen award in 1990 as "Goalkeeper of the year".[2] VG named him "player of the year" in 1990. Rossback was capped six times for Norway.[1]

Rossbach started his career with local clubs Stridklev, Urædd and Pors Grenland. In 1986 when Ham-Kam was promoted to the Norwegian Premier League they signed Rossbach. In 1990 Rossbach moved to Tromsø, and became part of the Tromsø team who finished second in the top flight. After a year in Tromsø Rossbach moved to Oslo to play for Lyn and to attend the Norwegian Police University College. Rossbach have made comebacks for both Tollnes and Pors Grenland when the clubs struggled with injuries on their goalies, the last time in 2004, when he at the age of 39, guarded the goal in the first games of the season. He's currently working at Grenland police station.

His son, Sondre Rossbach, is goalkeeper for Odds BK in the Norwegian Premier League.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Einar Rossbach, 20.10.1964". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 13 May 2003. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 February 2005. Retrieved 2009-06-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)