Fredrik Gulsvik

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Fredrik Gulsvik
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Personal information
Full name Fredrik Gulsvik
Date of birth (1989-08-29) 29 August 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Flå, Norway
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Simensbråten
Youth career
Flå
UD Las Palmas
Maspalomas
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Odd Grenland 72 (13)
2010–2011 Sandefjord 24 (3)
2011–2012 Mjøndalen 8 (1)
2012 Funnefoss/Vormsund 6 (1)
2013 Fjellhamar 10 (4)
2014– Simensbråten
National team
2005– Norway U-16/U-17/U-18/U-19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 July 2012.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 June 2008

Fredrik Gulsvik (born 29 August 1989) is a Norwegian former footballer. He played in Tippeligaen with Odd Grenland and Sandefjord, in addition to Mjøndalen before he decided to retire at the age of 22.

Club career[edit]

Gulsvik was born in Flå and began his career with local side Flå before he transferred to Spanish club Las Palmas. Accompanied by his mother and sister, Gulsvik stayed in Spain for four years, playing for Palmas and Maspalomas.[1] He signed a three-year contract with Odd Grenland, then in the Tippeligaen, in 2007 and has been considered by the club to be one of their more promising players.[2] He played for Odd's junior side until the club promoted Gulsvik to the senior team after he impressed his manager while training in Cyprus.[3] He debuted in a 2-1 defeat to Strømsgodset on 9 April 2007.[4]

He has become noted for possessing a powerful shot. In his inaugural season, Gulsvik converted a long-range strike against Lyn which was named goal of the year for 2007.[2] His assistant manager, Morten Rønningen, compared him to John Carew and remarked positively on his strength and pace.[3] Gulsvik has acquired the nickname "Super-Mac" in reference to a character that appeared in the magazine Buster.[2]

After a spell at Sandefjord, Gulsvik joined Mjøndalen IF in 2011. He scored in debut for Mjøndalen, but that was also his only goal for the club. In July 2012 he decided to retire from professional football.[5] He has, however, continued to play football in the lower leagues, and plays for 6th Division club Simensbråten as of 2015.

International career[edit]

Gulsvik has represented Norway at U-16, U-17, U-18, and U-19 level, scoring his first goal in a 3-1 defeat of Portugal's U-18s.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007 Odd Grenland Tippeligaen 21 3 6 2 27 5
2008 Adeccoligaen 23 6 3 0 26 6
2009 Tippeligaen 20 3 5 1 25 4
2010 8 1 3 2 11 3
2010 Sandefjord 9 1 0 0 9 1
2011 Adeccoligaen 15 2 2 1 17 3
2011 Mjøndalen 8 1 0 0 8 1
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Funnefoss/Vormsund 3. Divisjon 6 1 0 0 6 1
2013 Fjellhamar 10 4 0 0 10 4
2014 Simensbråten 6. Divisjon 15 14 0 0 15 14
Career Total 120 22 19 6 139 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Norwegian) Haraldsen, Stian (2007), - Jeg har alltid hatt et godt skuddbein, Dagbladet, 23 April 2007, dagbladet.no. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
  2. ^ a b c (Norwegian) Odd Grenland Profile, oddgrenland.no. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
  3. ^ a b (Norwegian) Roy Kvatningen (2007), Den nye John Carew, Nettavisen, 25 April 2007, pub.tv2.no. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
  4. ^ a b (Norwegian) Profile: 23 Fredrik Gulsvik, tv2sporten.no. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
  5. ^ "Gulsvik legger opp". dt.no (in Norwegian). Drammens Tidende. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.