Herman Stengel

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Herman Stengel
Personal information
Full name Herman Sørbye Stengel
Date of birth (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 21)
Place of birth Hokksund, Norway
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vålerenga
Number 14
Youth career
Hokksund
Stabæk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Stabæk 54 (0)
2014– Vålerenga 72 (4)
National team
2010 Norway U15 5 (2)
2011 Norway U16 12 (2)
2012 Norway U17 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2013

Herman Sørbye Stengel (born 26 August 1995) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Tippeligaen side Vålerenga. He has previously played for Stabæk, and has represented his country at youth level. He plays with number 14, after Johan Cruyff.

Club career[edit]

Stengel was born in Lørenskog,[1] and grew up in Hokksund, where he played for Hokksund before he joined Stabæk as a youth. He started playing for their senior B team, Stabæk 2, and became the youngest goalscorer ever in the Norwegian Second Division. In May 2010 he scored his first senior goal at the age 14 years and 261 days.[2]

In 2009, Stengel did a trial at Manchester United together with Mats Møller Dæhli, who later joined the club's academy and Sondre Tronstad.[3] In December 2012, Stabæk granted Stengel a week to trial with PSV Eindhoven.[4]

On 2 October 2011, Stengel made his Norwegian Premier League debut, starting the match against Sarpsborg 08. Aged 16 years and 37 days, he became the youngest Stabæk-player to start a match in Tippeligaen, and the then third youngest player in the Norwegian top division.[5]

Stengel became known during the autumn of 2011, as he was a piece of Veigar Páll Gunnarsson's transfer to Vålerenga, which caused great controversy. TV 2 (Norway) revealed on 12 October 2011 that Gunnarsson was transferred to Vålerenga for 1 million NOK, while Vålerenga paid a transfer fee of 4 million NOK for an option for the then 15-year-old footballer Stengel.[6] In February 2012, Stengel stated that he wants to be known as a footballer, not as the guy who was a piece in the controversial football transfer, and that his dream is to play in one of the best leagues in Europe.[7]

After Stabæk was relegated from Tippeligaen in 2012, Stengel was one of the key-players in the young Stabæk-team that finished the 2013 season second in the First Division and won promotion back to Tippeligaen. His contract with Stabæk expired after the season and he joined Vålerenga as a free agent ahead of the 2014 season, signing a four-year contract with the club.[8]

International career[edit]

Stengel scored six goals in twenty-three matches for Norwegian under-15 to under-17 between 2010 and 2012.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011 Stabæk Tippeligaen 5 0 1 0 6 0
2012 20 0 3 0 23 0
2013 Adeccoligaen 29 0 4 1 33 1
2014 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 24 2 2 0 26 2
2015 23 2 2 2 25 4
2016 24 0 4 0 28 0
2017 Eliteserien 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 126 4 16 3 142 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herman Stengel". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tidenes yngste målscorer". Bygdeposten (in Norwegian). 23 May 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Hedlundh, Kent (13 November 2009). "Youngster impresses United". Sky Sports. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Andreassen, Mads (5 December 2012). "Herman Stengel skal trene med PSV" (in Norwegian). Stabæk Fotball. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Strømnes, André (2 October 2011). "Tidenes yngste debuterer for Stabæk". Budstikka (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "– Vil bli kjent som fotballspiller". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. 17 February 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  7. ^ "RBK bød 5 mill for Gunnarsson – Stabæk solgte til VIF for én mill". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Bratland, Tore Ulrik (11 December 2013). "Herman Stengel er klar for Vålerenga". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Herman Sørby Stengel". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013.