Espen Bugge Pettersen
Bugge Pettersen in 2008
|Date of birth||10 May 1980|
|Place of birth||Tønsberg, Norway|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 September 2012
Bugge Pettersen started his career in the local clubs Tønsberg FK and Eik-Tønsberg, and moved to Sandefjord Fotball before the 2002-season. In the nine seasons he played in Sandefjord, he played 240 of 250 league-matches.
On 31 July 2010, it was announced that Bugge Pettersen was sold from Sandefjord to Molde FK, signing a 3 1/2-year contract. In his second season in Molde, he won the league championship with Ole Gunnar Solskjær as manager, and won the Kniksen award as the best goalkeeper in Tippeligaen. Bugge Pettersen played 123 consecutive first-team matches for Sandefjord and Molde, from he missed the Tippeliga-match against Start on 1 October 2007, until Solskjær decided to let the second-choice goalkeeper, Elias Valderhaug, play the last two league-games after Molde won Tippeligaen in 2011.
He made his international debut on 29 May 2010 against Montenegro, when he replaced Rune Jarstein as a substitute in the 89th minute. The last couple of years, Bugge Pettersen have been Norway's second-choice goalkeeper, with Rune Jarstein being the first choice. As of November 2012 he has been capped seven times, and he started his first international game in a friendly matches against Thailand on 18 January 2012.
Espen Bugge Pettersen is married to Lene Syversen, and together they have two children Storm and Pernille.
- As of 4 November 2016
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- "FRA MOLDE TIL STRØMSGODSET". www.godset.no (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset Toppfotball. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- Hasle, Anders Mehlum (31 May 2010). "Takket Drillo med Fleksnes-parodi". sb.no (in Norwegian). Sandefjords Blad. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
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- Søfting, Thomas. "Landslaget". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Fotballfrue i særklasse". rbnett.no (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. 19 November 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
- "Espen Bugge Pettersen". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Profile at Sandefjord Fotball's official website
- Espen Bugge Pettersen at National-Football-Teams.com