Erik Thorstvedt

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Erik Thorstvedt
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Personal information
Full name Erik Thorstvedt
Date of birth (1962-10-28) 28 October 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Stavanger, Norway
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Viking 0 (0)
1982–1983 Eik-Tønsberg 44 (0)
1984–1985 Viking 38 (0)
1986 Borussia Mönchengladbach 12 (0)
1987–1988 IFK Göteborg 22 (1)
1989–1996 Tottenham Hotspur 218 (0)
Total 334 (0)
National team
1982 Norway u-21 5 (0)
1982–1996 Norway 97 (0)
Teams managed
2005-2006 Tufte IL

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Erik Thorstvedt (born 28 October 1962 in Stavanger) is a former Norwegian professional football goalkeeper.[1] He won 97 caps for the Norwegian national team, and was the starter in goal at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[2]

He has played for Viking, Eik-Tønsberg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, IFK Göteborg and Tottenham Hotspur. He was the first Norwegian to win the FA Cup when he won it with Spurs in 1991 and later became the first Norwegian to play in the Premier League. During his time at Tottenham Erik lived in the Hertfordshire town of Hoddesdon.[3]

Thorstvedt retired in 1996 due to back injuries.[3] After his career as a player, he worked as a goalkeeping coach with the Norwegian national team,[3] and had a brief spell as Director of Football at Viking.

He has worked as an expert commentator/pundit for various TV channels,[3] and was the TV-host on the Royal League matches shown on TVNorge.[4] He was also the coach of Tufte IL, a team created for the reality-TV show Heia Tufte!.[5] For his appearance in this show he was awarded the Se og Hør readers' TV personality of the year award.[6] Now he has a football show every Monday called "Matchball Mandag" on TV2 where he and guests look at games played in the Norwegian Premier League with a humorous approach.

He is the father of Norwegian model and former MTV presenter Charlotte Thorstvedt.


  1. ^ Pedersen, Ole Petter. "Erik Thorstvedt". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Erik Thorstvedt, 28.10.1962" (in Norwegian). Norges Fotballforbund. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bolme, Magnus. "Erik Thorstvedt". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  4. ^ Johannesen, Sturla (31 August 2004). "Thorstvedt skal lede Royal League". Nettavisen. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  5. ^ Johansen, Per Kristian (25 February 2008). "Erik Thorstvedt" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  6. ^ "Frøya med Årets TV-navn for femte gang". Hitra-Frøya (in Norwegian). 22 December 2009. p. 13. 

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Preceded by
Katrine Moholt
Se og Hør's TV Personality of the Year
Succeeded by
Harald Rønneberg and
Thomas Numme