Espen Ruud

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Espen Ruud
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-26) 26 February 1984 (age 34)
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 197 (19)
2015– Odd 109 (19)
National team
2004–2006 Norway U21 13 (1)
2009–2014 Norway 35 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 August 2018

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 35 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 Odd 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
2017 Eliteserien 28 3 0 3 0 0 6 0 0 37 3 0
2018 25 7 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 29 7 1
Career Total 392 54 46 28 3 1 35 3 0 455 60 47

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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