Fredrik Gulbrandsen

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Fredrik Gulbrandsen
Union Vöcklamarkt gegen FC Red Bull Salzburg 17.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Lillestrøm, Norway
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
New York Red Bulls
(on loan from Red Bull Salzburg)
Number 9
Youth career
Lillestrøm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Lillestrøm[1] 57 (7)
2010 Lyn (loan) 8 (1)
2013–2016 Molde 42 (19)
2016– Red Bull Salzburg 9 (2)
2017– New York Red Bulls (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2011 Norway U19 5 (0)
2013– Norway U21 2 (0)
2014– Norway 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 April 2016

Fredrik Gulbrandsen (born 10 September 1992) is a Norwegian footballer who currently plays as a forward for New York Red Bulls on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.

Club career[edit]

Lillestrøm[edit]

Gulbrandsen began his career with his hometown club Lillestrøm. He made his debut in the Norwegian Premier League against IK Start in May 2009, as the youngest Lillestrøm player ever.[2] In March 2010, he was loaned out to Lyn for the duration of the spring season.[3] While with Lyn he made 11 appearances and scored 2 goals. He returned to Lillestrøm for the 2011 season, and on 3 July 2011 scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 victory over Viking FK.[4]

Molde[edit]

On 15 July 2013 Gulbrandsen signed a contract with Molde. He had a breakout season in 2014 appearing in 28 matches and scoring 14 goals in helping Molde to the league and cup double. On 23 November 2014, Gulbrandsen opened the scoring for Molde in a 2-0 victory over Odd in the 2014 Norwegian Football Cup Final. [5] After an injury plagued 2015 season, Gulbrandsen regained his form scoring 4 goals in 9 matches to start the 2016 season, drawing the attention of top European sides.

RB Salzburg[edit]

On 16 June 2016 he moved to Red Bull Salzburg FC and signed a contract until 2019.[6] On 23 July 2016 he scored his first goal for Red Bull Salzburg in his league debut in a 3-1 loss to Sturm Graz.[7] On 23 October 2016 Gulbranden scored his second goal for Salzburg in a 5-1 victory over SKN St. Pölten.[8]

New York Red Bulls (loan)[edit]

On 10 March 2017, Gulbrandsen joined Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls on a one-year loan deal.[9]

International career[edit]

Gulbrandsen made his debut for the Norway national football team on 27 August 2014 in a friendly against the United Arab Emirates in Stavanger. He started the match, which ended goalless, but was substituted at half time for fellow debutant Fredrik Ulvestad.[10] His competitive debut came on 16 November, replacing Tarik Elyounoussi in added time at the end of a 1–0 away win against Azerbaijan in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.[11]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of footballer Tom Gulbrandsen who played for SV Ried.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 30 November 2016[13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lillestrøm 2009 Tippeligaen 5 0 2 1 7 1
2010 5 0 0 0 5 0
2011 22 4 3 1 25 5
2012 10 1 1 0 11 1
2013 15 2 0 0 15 2
Total 57 7 6 2 - - 63 9
Lyn (loan) 2010 Adeccoligaen 8 1 3 1 11 2
Molde 2013 Tippeligaen 10 5 2 0 2 0 14 5
2014 23 10 4 3 1 1 28 14
2015 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0
2016 9 4 1 0 0 0 10 4
Total 42 19 7 3 6 1 55 23
Red Bull Salzburg 2016–17 Austrian Bundesliga 9 2 2 0 6 0 17 2
Total 9 2 2 0 6 0 17 2
Career total 116 29 18 6 12 1 146 36

Honours[edit]

Molde

References[edit]

  1. ^ Altomfotball profile
  2. ^ Bakkene, Ole Kristian (2009-05-06). "Gulbrandsen overtok rekorden fra romkameraten" (in Norwegian). Lillestrøm SK. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Talent på lån til Lyn". FK Lyn (in Norwegian). 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-03-29. [dead link]
  4. ^ "LILLESTRØM VS. VIKING 2 - 1". soccerway.com. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Molde forsvarte tittelen - Skullerud tok «the double» i sin første sesong". nrk.no (in Norwegian). 2014-11-23. Retrieved 2014-11-23. 
  6. ^ "NORWEGIAN ATTACKER FREDRIK GULBRANDSEN SIGNS FROM MOLDE FK - FIRST INTERVIEW WITH OUR NEW SIGNING!". redbullsalzburg.at. 2016-06-16. Retrieved 2016-06-16. 
  7. ^ "Sturm Graz 3 Red Bull 1". soccerway.com. 2016-07-23. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 
  8. ^ "Red Bull Salzburg feiert 5:1-Gala in St. Pölten". krone.at (in German). 2016-10-23. Retrieved 2016-10-23. 
  9. ^ "New York Red Bulls Add Norwegian international Fredrik Gulbrandsen On Loan from FC Red Bull Salzburg". newyorkredbulls.com. 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  10. ^ "Norway 0-0 UAE". Goal.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Nordtveit strike sees Norway past Azerbaijan". UEFA. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Torvik, Per Kristian (2008-02-16). "– Minst én av dem skal lykkes". Romerikes Blad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  13. ^ "Fredrik Gulbrandsen". nifs.no/ (in Norwegian). nifs. Retrieved 27 November 2015.