Even Hovland

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Even Hovland
Even Hovland 2014.jpg
Personal information
Full name Even Hovland
Date of birth (1989-02-14) 14 February 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Vadheim, Norway
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rosenborg
Number 16
Youth career
Vadheim
Høyang
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Sogndal 93 (10)
2012–2014 Molde 51 (3)
2014–2017 1. FC Nürnberg 71 (4)
2017–2018 Sogndal 10 (0)
2018– Rosenborg 55 (5)
National team
2009–2010 Norway U21 6 (0)
2012– Norway 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2019

Even Hovland (born 14 February 1989) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Rosenborg and the Norway national team.[1]

Career[edit]

In his youth, Hovland played for the local clubs Vadheim IL and IL Høyang, before joining Sogndal in 2007.

During the warm-up to the opening match of the 2009 season against Hønefoss, Hovland broke his foot, and missed almost the entire season.

In 2009–2010, Hovland was on trial at Manchester United, but was not offered a contract.[2]

Hovland joined Molde FK ahead of the 2012-season.

In the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League qualifying match against FC Basel, Hovland was injured and had to leave the pitch after 25 minutes. The knee-injury kept him out of play for the rest of the 2012-season.[3][4]

On 14 June 2014, Molde announced that Hovland had signed a three-year deal with German club 1. FC Nürnberg.[5]

On 11 September 2017, Sogndal announced that Hovland had returned to the club after having been released from Nürnberg. He had signed a deal keeping him at Sogndal until 2020.[6]

On 4 April 2018, Rosenborg announced that Hovland had signed a three and a half years with the club.[7]

International career[edit]

Hovland was named in Norway's squad for the EURO 2012 qualification match against Cyprus on 11 October 2011, because Brede Hangeland was suspended due to yellow cards.[8] Hovland made his debut for the senior team in a 1–1 friendly draw against Denmark on 15 January 2012.[9] The day before Norway's friendly against Northern Ireland on 29 February 2012, Hovland was again called up for Norway as a replacement for Brede Hangeland, but because Hovland had played a pre-season match with Molde in Spain the same day he withdrew from the national team squad.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Hovland's sister Stine is also an international footballer. The siblings were team mates in their local youth team.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 12 December 2019
Club Season Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sogndal 2007 Adeccoligaen 28 1 0 0 28 1
2008 17 1 1 0 18 1
2009 2 0 0 0 2 0
2010 24 6 4 1 28 7
2011 Tippeligaen 22 2 4 1 26 3
Total 93 10 9 2 102 12
Molde 2012 Tippeligaen 18 1 3 1 4 0 25 1
2013 24 1 5 1 5 0 34 2
2014 9 1 1 0 0 0 10 1
Total 51 3 9 2 9 0 69 4
1. FC Nürnberg 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 25 1 0 0 25 1
2015–16 26 2 2 0 28 2
2016–17 20 1 1 0 21 1
Total 71 4 3 0 74 4
Sogndal 2017 Eliteserien 9 0 0 0 9 0
2018 OBOS-ligaen 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 10 0 0 0 10 0
Rosenborg 2018 Eliteserien 27 0 4 0 13 1 44 1
2019 28 5 3 1 14 0 45 6
Total 55 5 7 1 27 1 89 7
Career Total 280 22 28 5 36 1 344 28

Honours[edit]

Molde

Rosenborg

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hovland klar for Rosenborg". rbk.no (in Norwegian). Rosenborg BK. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Ingen kontrakt med United". nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Hovland ute resten av sesongen". Norwegian News Agency (in Norwegian). tv2.no. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Hovland ute resten av sesongen" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Even Hovland er klar for FC Nürnberg". moldefk.no (in Norwegian). Molde FK. 14 June 2014. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Even kjem heim!". sogndalfotball.no (in Norwegian). Sogndal Fotball. 11 September 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Hovland klar for Rosenborg". rbk.no (in Norwegian). Rosenborg BK. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Drillo tok ut Even Hovland: – Han er en kapteinstype". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV2. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  9. ^ "Her er situasjonen som irriterer debutant Hovland". vg.no (in Norwegian). VG. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Reginiussen kalt inn i landslagstroppen". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  11. ^ Petersen Kalleklev, Helge Johan (15 November 2018). "Stopperprofilens «ukjente» landslagslillesøster" (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). Retrieved 1 June 2019.

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