Knut Anders Fostervold
Fostervold at the UCI Road World Championships 2006 in Salzburg.
|Full name||Knut Anders Fostervold|
|Date of birth||4 October 1971|
|Place of birth||Oslo, Norway|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|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.
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. 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. 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.
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. He won another bronze in 2006, and won silver in 2007 behind Edvald Boasson Hagen. In 2006 and 2007 he represented Norway in the world championship time trial (placing 43rd and 51st respectively).
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