Frank Strandli

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Frank Strandli
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-05-16) 16 May 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Kristiansand, Norway
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 IK Start 90 (36)
1993–1994 Leeds United 16 (2)
1994–1995 SK Brann 43 (14)
1996–1997 Lillestrøm SK 64 (34)
1997–1999 Panathinaikos 60 (18)
1999–2001 Aalborg Boldspilklub 53 (24)
2009 FC Lund
Total 326 (128)
National team
1992–1999 Norway 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2007.

Frank Strandli (born 16 May 1972) is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Strandli was recognised as a fast and physically strong striker. After success in IK Start, he signed for league champions Leeds in 1993 and scored on his debut, coming off the bench against Middlesbrough. Still, he was not able to hold down a regular first team place.

He moved on to SK Brann, and after this earned significant success in Lillestrøm SK, scoring 34 times in 64 games. This earned him a move to the Greek top club Panathinaikos.

His last professional club was AaB before he was forced to retire due to a groin injury.[1] He made a return in 2009 with fellow footballer Andreas Lund when both joined FC Lund, a club in the Norwegian sixth tier[2] as a central defender.[1][2]

International career[edit]

He played 24 matches for the Norwegian national football team, thus being one cap away from earning the Norwegian Football Association Gold Watch.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 January 1994 Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, United States  United States 1–0 1–2 Friendly
2 2 June 1996 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Azerbaijan 4–0 5–0 1998 WCQ
3 25 February 1998 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France  France 1–0 3–3 Friendly


  1. ^ a b Leon Wobschall (2015-01-26). "Leeds United nostalgia: Debut goal as good as it got for Strandli". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b Jostein Drange (2014-01-31). "Eks-englandsproffer gjør comeback". Aftenposten. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 

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