Geirmund Brendesæter

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Geirmund Brendesæter
Personal information
Full name Geirmund Brendesæter
Date of birth (1970-03-22) 22 March 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Stord, Norway
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Rightback
Club information
Current team
Bremnes IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bremnes IL
Stord
1991–1996 SK Brann 107 (4)
1997 Arminia Bielefeld 13 (0)
1997–2003 SK Brann 174 (3)
Bremnes IL
National team
1993–1995 Norway 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Geirmund "Geddi" Brendesæter (born 22 March 1970) is a football defender from Norway.

Club career[edit]

He played 13 seasons for Brann. His debut was on 1 June 1991, and he played his last match against Vålerenga in the last match of the season 2003. He played mostly as a right defender. During this period he also played 13 matches for the German team Arminia Bielefeld in 1997,[1] but returned to Brann to play the last half of the season. Brendesæter played in total 336 matches for Brann, but scored only seven goals.

In the 2001 season, he went to the media and asked the supporters if he should retire or not. The voting ended with 3525 votes to continue, and 3429 votes to retire.[citation needed] Eventually Brendesæter signed a new contract. In his last match for Brann, he was put on as a substitute a few minutes before the end, the crowd going wild as he entered the pitch. He was placed as a striker, the position which he had played in as a junior player, but had never been used in for Brann.

Cult status[edit]

Brendesæther, more commonly known as "Geddi", has been subject to a certain degree of idolizing by the supporters of SK Brann. This is due to his fierce loyalty to the club, alongside his blazing right-flank raids. According to former Brann captain and Aberdeen F.C. left-back Cato Guntveit, the young Brendesæther consistently used to do the tunnel dribble on his opponents while setting the Tippeligaen alight with his firework displays and trademark haircut.[2]

International career[edit]

Brendesæther also made six appearances for Norwegian national team between 1993 and 1995.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geirmund Brendesaether" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Guntveits drømmelag" [Guntveit's Dream team] (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. 9 November 2010. Archived from the original on 10 March 2012. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Søfting, Thomas (11 June 2013). "LANDSLAGET". home.no. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

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