Erik Hagen

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Erik Hagen
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Personal information
Full name Erik Bjørnstad Hagen
Date of birth (1975-07-20) 20 July 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Veme, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Jevnaker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Jevnaker 42 (6)
1996–1997 Liv/Fossekallen 42 (6)
1998–1999 Strømsgodset IF 24 (0)
2000–2004 Vålerenga 112 (4)
2005–2008 Zenit St. Petersburg 67 (3)
2008 Wigan Athletic (loan) 1 (0)
2008–2010 Vålerenga 27 (0)
2010–2011 Hønefoss 20 (1)
2011–2013 Jevnaker 25 (4)
Total 360 (25)
National team
2004–2007 Norway 28 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 November 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 June 2007

Erik "Panzer" Hagen (born 20 July 1975 in Veme) is a Norwegian football player who plays as a centre-back.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

During his time with Vålerenga, Hagen received the nickname "Panzer" from the club's fans. Amongst other things he created a "hate list" of Norwegian footballers in the club magazine Vål'enga Magasin, containing the likes of Vidar Riseth.[1]

Hagen's won the Kniksen award as Defender of the Year, and as Kniksen of the Year in 2004. The Kniksen award is the highest individual award for a Norwegian footballer.

In December 2004 Hagen was sold to Zenit St. Petersburg, becoming the first Norwegian footballer to play in Russia. In 2005 he played 28 league matches for Zenit, receiving 12 cautions. In January 2006 he was elected vice-captain by the team.

On 31 January 2008 it was announced that Hagen would be joining Premier League club Wigan Athletic, signing on loan until the end of the English season.<[2] However, he only made one appearance for the team, in the away defeat at Portsmouth.

On 28 July 2008 Hagen appeared at the Vålerenga home game against Tromsø, where it was announced he had re-signed for the club until the end of the 2010 season. The return of one of Vålerenga's most popular players was well received with supporters.

During an interview in April 2014, Hagen admitted to bribing a referee in a European Match during his time with Zenit St.Petersburg.[3]

International[edit]

Erik Hagen made his debut, aged 29 years old, for the Norwegian national team away to Scotland on 9 October 2004. Norway won 1-0.

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 28 November 2010[4][5]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zenit St.Petersburg 2005 Russian Premier League 28 0 5 0 - 8 0 - 41 0
2006 24 0 5 0 - 5 0 - 34 0
2007 15 0 5 0 - 2 0 - 22 0
2008 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0
Total 67 3 15 0 - - 15 0 - - 97 3
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2007–08[6] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
Vålerenga 2008 Tippeligaen 6 0 0 0 - - - 6 0
2009 21 0 2 0 - 0 0 - 23 0
Total 27 0 2 0 - - 0 0 - - 29 0
Hønefoss 2010 Tippeligaen 17 0 1 0 - - 2 0 20 0
2011 Adeccoligaen 3 0 0 0 - - - 3 0
Total 20 0 1 0 - - - - 2 0 23 0
Career total 115 3 18 0 0 0 15 0 2 0 150 3

International[edit]

Norway national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 3 0
2005 9 0
2006 7 1
2007 9 2
Total 28 3

Statistics accurate as of match played 21 November 2007[7]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 1 March 2006 Stade Léopold Sédar Senghor, Dakar, Senegal  Senegal 1-2 1-2 Friendly
2 17 October 2007 Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-0 2-0 UEFA European Championship 2008 Qual.
3 17 November 2007 Ullevaal stadion, Oslo, Norway  Turkey 1-0 1-2 UEFA European Championship 2008 Qual.

Personal life[edit]

Hagen has a twin brother, Rune Hagen, who also plays professional football. He signed for Vålerenga at the same time as his brother.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portrett: Erik Hagen". Vål'enga Magasinet. 
  2. ^ "Wigan swoop for Norway defender". BBC Sport. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Ex-Zenit Footballer Says He Paid $3,000 Bribe to Referee in European Match". R-Sport. Archived from the original on 6 April 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hagen Erik". eng.rfpl.org. RFPL. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Erik Hagen". nifs.no. nifs. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Erik Hagen in 2007/2008". soccerbase.com. Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Erik Hagen". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 

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