Espen Ruud

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Not to be confused with Espen Rud.
Espen Ruud
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-26) 26 February 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Porsgrunn, Norway
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right back, Right wing back
Club information
Current team
Odd
Number 2
Youth career
Hei
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Odd 86 (16)
2008–2014 OB 192 (19)
2015– Odd 56 (9)
National team
2009– Norway 35 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 January 2014

Espen Ruud (born 26 February 1984) is a Norwegian football defender who plays for Odd from January 1, 2015.

Club career[edit]

He joined the Odd Grenland from local team Hei in 2003. Ruud established himself in the Odd squad by 2005.

International career[edit]

Ruud has 21 caps for his country on youth level including 13 caps for Norway U-21,[1] and received his first call-up to the senior squad for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Malta and Hungary.[2]

He made his debut for Norway in a friendly match against Switzerland on 14 November 2009,[3] and scored his first goal for Norway in a friendly match against Northern Ireland on 29 February 2012.[4] Ruud received the Gold Watch after his 25th cap against Switzerland on 12 October 2012.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
2003 Odd Grenland Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 2 0 0
2004 9 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 12 1 1
2005 21 1 4 5 0 0 - - - 26 1 4
2006 24 5 2 1 0 0 - - - 25 5 2
2007 23 8 3 5 1 0 - - - 28 9 3
2008 Adeccoligaen 7 2 0 2 0 0 - - - 9 2 0
2008–09 Odense Superliga 31 4 0 0 0 0 - - - 31 4 0
2009–10 32 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 1 4
2010–11 32 6 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 40 6 3
2011–12 31 3 5 0 0 0 10 1 0 41 4 5
2012–13 32 3 4 0 0 0 - - - 32 3 4
2013–14 29 2 4 0 0 0 - - - 29 2 4
2014–15 10 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 10 0 0
2015 Odds Ballklubb Tippeligaen 28 4 9 4 1 0 7 1 0 39 6 9
2016 28 5 6 3 0 1 2 0 0 33 5 7
Career Total 339 44 45 20 3 1 29 3 0 388 50 46

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 29 February 2012 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 0–3 0–3 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Espen Ruud's profil". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Andersen, Gorm S.; Sondre Midhun (22 May 2007). "Ruud med i landslagstroppen". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 May 2007. 
  3. ^ Søfting, Thomas. "Espen Ruud" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Strand, Sigbjørn (29 February 2012). "Norsk superspurt ga tremålsseier i Nord-Irland". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ruud fikk gullklokka". Norwegian News Agency (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 

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