Håvard Nielsen

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Håvard Nielsen
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Nielsen with Red Bull Salzburg in 2012
Personal information
Full name Håvard Kallevik Nielsen
Date of birth (1993-07-15) 15 July 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker/ Winger
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 14
Youth career
2000–2006 Oppsal IF
2007–2010 Vålerenga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Vålerenga 46 (9)
2012–2016 Red Bull Salzburg 39 (3)
2014–2015 Eintracht Braunschweig (loan) 46 (10)
2016– SC Freiburg 8 (0)
National team
2008 Norway U15 4 (0)
2009 Norway U16 10 (7)
2010 Norway U17 8 (2)
2010–2011 Norway U18 15 (3)
2011–2012 Norway U19 15 (4)
2012– Norway U21 10 (3)
2012– Norway 11 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:39, 6 January 2017 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2014

Håvard Nielsen (born 15 July 1993) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a forward for SC Freiburg.

Club career[edit]

Born in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, Nielsen grew up in the suburb of Oppsal. He began his career with the local club Oppsal IF, but signed for Vålerenga in 2007, when he was 14 years old.[1]

On 5 October 2009, he made his debut in the Norwegian Premier League against Viking as the youngest ever Vålerenga player. In January 2011, he signed a three-year professional contract with Vålerenga.[2]

At the age of 18, Nielsen was already an experienced player and on 11 July 2012, he scored his first hat-trick for Vålerenga in the match against Odd Grenland.

In July 2012, he signed a deal with Red Bull Salzburg. In January 2014, he went on loan to the German Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig.[3] On 26 January 2014 he made his debut in the German first tier, in a game against Werder Bremen.[4] The loan deal ended in June 2015 when he returned to Salzburg. In Winter 2015 he went on to SC Freiburg.[5]

International career[edit]

Nielsen has played for a national team above his age since he was 16, and is considered one of the greatest talents in Norway. He played all matches during the 2011 European Under-19 Championship qualification and scored one goal, when Norway advanced to the elite qualification.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2012 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest  Hungary 1–0 2–0 Friendly
2 13 October 2014 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo  Bulgaria 2–1 2–1 UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 January 2017
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
2011 28 3 1 0 4 0 33 3
2012 16 6 2 1 0 0 18 7
2012–13 Red Bull Salzburg Bundesliga 24 3 0 0 0 0 24 3
2013–14 7 0 1 0 4 0 12 0
2013–14 Eintracht Braunschweig Bundesliga 16 2 0 0 0 0 16 2
2014–15 2. Bundesliga 30 8 2 2 0 0 32 10
2015–16 Red Bull Salzburg Bundesliga 8 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
2015–16 2. Bundesliga SC Freiburg 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2016–17 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 139 22 7 4 9 0 155 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Havard Nielsen" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 15 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nielsen har signert". Vålerenga Fotball (in Norwegian). 31 January 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Eintracht verpflichtet Havard Nielsen" (in German). Eintracht Braunschweig. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nielsen nær scoring i Bundesliga-debuten". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 26 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Ein Norweger im Breisgau: Nielsen wird Freiburger" [A Norwegian in Breisgau: Nielsen becomes Freiburger] (in German). kicker. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 

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