Joakim Våge Nilsen

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Joakim Våge Nilsen
Joakim Våge Nilsen (FK Haugesund) - Norway national under-21 football team (01).jpg
Personal information
Full name Joakim Våge Nilsen
Date of birth (1991-04-24) 24 April 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Bømlo, Norway
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Haugesund
Number 6
Youth career
Foldrøy
Bremnes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2015 Haugesund 154 (5)
2016–2017 Odd 35 (1)
2018– Haugesund 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2018

Joakim Våge Nilsen (born 24 April 1991) is a Norwegian football defender playing for Haugesund in the Norwegian Premier League.

Haugesund[edit]

He made his debut for Haugesund on 5 April 2009 against Tromsdalen at the age of 17 years. He played in all but one Adeccoligaen game that season, only missing the game against Skeid through suspension after being sent off against Nybergsund five days before his eighteenth birthday. The young left back was an integral part to Haugesund winning the Norwegian First Division that year.

After helping Haugesund to promotion to Tippeligaen 2010 – the first time in ten years – Våge Nilsen continued as a mainstay in the first team, missing just two games and amounting a total of 2520 Tippeligaen minutes, 93% of what he could have played. He scored his first professional goal on 21 March 2010 against Strømsgodset, the equaliser in a 2-2 draw. In September, the youngster won the Statoils talent award, an award handed to the best young player in Norwegian football every month.[1]

Våge Nilsen signed for Odd for the 2016 season after seven seasons with Haugesund.[2] He returned to Haugesund for the start of the 2018 season.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Haugesund 2007 Adeccoligaen 1 0 0 0 1 0
2008 7 0 1 1 8 1
2009 29 0 1 0 30 0
2010 Tippeligaen 28 2 3 0 31 2
2011 16 0 0 0 16 0
2012 20 0 3 1 23 1
2013 13 2 0 0 13 2
2014 30 0 4 1 34 1
2015 10 1 2 0 12 1
Odd 2016 21 1 4 1 25 2
2017 Eliteserien 19 0 3 0 22 0
Haugesund 2018 13 0 2 0 15 0
Career Total 214 6 23 4 237 10

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