Knut Anders Fostervold

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Knut Anders Fostervold
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Fostervold at the UCI Road World Championships 2006 in Salzburg.
Personal information
Full name Knut Anders Fostervold
Date of birth (1971-10-04) 4 October 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1991 Rival
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991 Sandefjord
1992 Stokke IL
1993 Eik-Tønsberg
1994–2002 Molde FK 172 (13)
2000–2001 Grimsby Town (loan) 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Knut Anders Fostervold (born 4 October 1971) is a former Norwegian footballer who now competes as a cyclist. As a footballer he played as a midfielder and defender from 1991 until 2002, notably played for Molde FK and Grimsby Town.

He also played for Sandefjord, Stokke IL, Eik-Tønsberg

Football career[edit]

Fostervold started his career in Rival, and then played in Vestfold for Sandefjord, Stokke IL and Eik-Tønsberg. He returned to his hometown in 1994 when he started to play for Molde FK.

Fostervold played 172 matches for Molde from 1994 to 2002 as a centre-back and scored 13 goals. He also captained the team for four years.[1] Fostervold joined Grimsby Town on loan during the 2000-2001 season, after manager Lennie Lawrence brought in several foreign imports on a loan basis.

Fostervold is well known for a dive he took while playing for Molde in the match against Stabæk on 18 September 1999. After being hit in the face by Pétur Marteinsson, Fostervold waited for a few seconds before throwing himself to the ground, clutching his face in an attempt to attract the referee's attention.[2] Footage of the dive has become popular on video sharing platforms. John Carew parodied the dive in celebration after scoring a goal in another match.

Cycling career[edit]

He retired from football due to injury in 2003, and now competes in cycling.[3]

Fostervold won a bronze medal in the Norwegian national time-trial championships in 2005, behind former world under-23 time trial champions and Tour de France stage winners Thor Hushovd and Kurt Asle Arvesen.[4] He won another bronze in 2006, and won silver in 2007 behind Edvald Boasson Hagen.[5] In 2006 and 2007 he represented Norway in the world championship time trial (placing 43rd and 51st respectively).


  1. ^ Rise, Hans-Olav (26 August 2012). "Tidlegare Molde-kaptein håper Strømsgodset tek seriegull" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Hansen, Knut Arne (23 September 2011). "Her filmer dommeren som Knut Anders Fostervold" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Fostervold overrasket i sykkel-NM" (in Norwegian). NRK. 23 June 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fem år uten Hushovd" (in Norwegian). Romerikes Blad. Avisenes Nyhetsbyrå. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 

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