Harald Berg

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Harald "Dutte" Berg
Harald Berg 1969.jpg
Personal information
Full name Harald Johan Berg
Date of birth (1941-11-09) 9 November 1941 (age 74)
Place of birth Bodø, Norway
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1964 Bodø/Glimt
1965–1970 Lyn Oslo
1970–1974 FC Den Haag 129 (48)
1974–1981 Bodø/Glimt
National team
1964–1974 Norway 43 (12)
Teams managed
1983 Bodø/Glimt

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harald Johan «Dutte» Berg (born 9 November 1941 in Bodø) is a former Norwegian playmaker and midfielder, nickname "Dutte".[1] He is the brother of Knut Berg and father of Runar Berg, Ørjan Berg and Arild Berg all top players in the Norwegian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Berg was a significant player for Bodø/Glimt in the late 50s, early 60s and 70s, and Lyn in the 60s. Helping Lyn winning the league in 1968 and Bodø/Glimt winning the cup final in 1975. In 1969 Lyn and Berg got to the quarter-finale in the European Cup Winners' Cup losing 2–3 and 2–2 to the Spanish giant F.C. Barcelona, it sticks to the story that Lyn had to play both matches in Spain due to the harsh weather conditions in Norway at winter.

In the early 70s Berg played at FC Den Haag in the Netherlands for three seasons.

Harald Berg returned to his mother club in 1974. Back in his home town Bodø, Berg had a Diego Armando Maradona role on the pitch. Bergs decisive contribution as a playmaker made Bodø/Glimt a top Norwegian club in the mid-70's. He played his last Norwegian Premier League match in 1980 the year Bodø/Glimt was relegated. Berg played another season for Bodø/Glimt, then retiring after the 1981 season, at the age of 40. In 1983, he briefly managed the team.[2]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Norway in 1964 and went on to collect 43 caps, scoring 12 goals.[3] His last international match was in 1974.