Karl Petter Løken

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Karl Petter Løken
Personal information
Full name Karl Petter Løken
Date of birth (1966-08-14) 14 August 1966 (age 53)
Place of birth Karlskoga, Sweden
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender, Striker
Youth career
Sarpsborg FK
Askim IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1996 Rosenborg 216 (64)
1997–1998 Stabæk 27 (0)
National team
1986–1987 Norway U-21 3 (0)
1987–1995 Norway 36 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karl Petter "Kalle" Løken (born Karl Petter Löken, 14 August 1966 in Karlskoga, Sweden) is a Norwegian businessman and former football player. He is set to become the CEO of Kværner during the spring 2018.[1]

Løken played 243 matches[2] in Norwegian Premier League, most of them for Rosenborg, Trondheim, earning seven league titles and four cup championships. Løken was capped 36 times for Norway national football team. Løken is a master of engineering and is currently also working part-time as sports commentator for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.


As a youth Karl Petter Løken played for Sarpsborg FK and Askim IF. When he came to Trondheim in 1985 to study at Norwegian Institute of Technology he phoned Rosenborg and asked if he could come and play for the club, and the answer was yes.[3] Løken was a natural allrounder, but played primarily on the right side as defender or striker. Løken spent twelve seasons at Rosenborg, where he won the league seven times and the cup four times. He was the top scorer in Tippeligaen in 1991 and was capped 36 times for Norway.[4] He scored one goal for Norway, in a friendly against Austria 31. May 1989. He was in the 1994 World Cup squad, as an unused substitute.

In 1997 Løken was transferred to Stabæk, where he played two seasons before retiring, briefly coaching a Stabæk youth team thereafter. While at Rosenborg, Løken attended the Norwegian Institute of Technology, where he got a Master's degree in chemical engineering. He now works for Lundin Petroleum, and is also a sports commentator for NRK.

He is a brother of editor Kjersti Løken Stavrum.[5]






  1. ^ "Kværner ASA: New CEO for Kvaerner". kvaerner.com.
  2. ^ "Statistics for Karl Petter Løken". Aftenposten. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  3. ^ "RBK Legends" (in Norwegian). RBKweb. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Statistics for Karl Petter Løken". Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 24 January 2009.
  5. ^ Bjånesøy, Kjartan Brügger (31 May 2003). "Forbanna flink". Dagbladet Magasinet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 September 2015.

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