Lene Mykjåland

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Lene Mykjåland
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Personal information
Full name Lene Mykjåland
Date of birth (1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Kristiansand, Norway
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Playing position Striker or midfielder
Youth career
Randesund IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Amazon Grimstad
2005–2010 Røa 78 (57)
2010 Washington Freedom 19 (4)
2011–2012 Røa 37 (23)
2013–2016 LSK Kvinner 66 (33)
National team
2002 Norway U17 6 (4)
2002–2006 Norway U19 22 (5)
2005–2006 Norway U21 7 (1)
2007 Norway U23 2 (1)
2007– Norway 91 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:09, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Lene Mykjåland (born 20 February 1987) is a Norwegian footballer who played for LSK Kvinner and the Norway women's national team, having made her debut for the senior team on 7 March 2007, in a 1–2 loss against Germany.[2][3]

Career[edit]

She started her career in Randesund IL, a district club in Kristiansand. In 2003, Mykjåland played with Amazon Grimstad and played there until she went on to Røa in September 2005.[4] Mykjåland was Røa's top scorer in 2007 with 11 goals.

She quickly became one of the league's top talents, and has also managed to establish herself on the Norwegian National senior squad, having been called up to both the 2007 Women's World Cup as well as the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China.

On 21 October 2008 Lene Mykjåland and four other Røa players — Marie Knutsen, Guro Knutsen, Marit Fiane Christensen and Siri Nordby — made headlines when they announced in a press release that they would not be returning to the national team due to issues the five had with the national team leadership.[5] While the press statement never mentioned coach Bjarne Berntsen's name, it was assumed that he was instrumental in their decision to retire from the team. The retirement, which came off in many newspapers as a boycott, created widespread media attention. When Eli Landsem took over the national team after the 2009 European Championship, they ended their boycott and made themselves available again for the national team.[6] On 15 January 2010, Mykjåland played her first game for Norway since the boycott in a 1–1 draw against England.[2] In 2011, Mykjåland was included in the squad that was going to play in the 2011 Women's World Cup.[7]

The Washington Freedom of Women's Professional Soccer announced on 23 December 2009, that they had signed Mykjåland,[8] and she joined the team on 1 April 2010. After one season in America, she returned to Norway and signed a two-year contract with former team Røa.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 30 October 2016

Club Season Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010 Washington Freedom WPS 19 4 0 0 19 4
2011 Røa Toppserien 22 10 2 0 24 10
2012 15 13 3 1 18 14
2013 LSK Kvinner 9 4 0 0 9 4
2014 21 11 2 2 23 13
2015 17 11 4 2 21 13
2016 19 7 4 4 23 11
Career Total 122 60 15 9 137 69

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Røa
LSK Kvinner

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ a b "Lene Mykjåland profile" (in Norwegian). NFF (Fotball.no). Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lene Mykjåland joins Røa" (in Norwegian). Bt.no. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Five Røa players rejects Norway" (in Norwegian). Adressa.no. 21 October 2008. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Røa players again available for selection" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten.no. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "The norwegian World Cup squad" (PDF). NFF (Fotball.no). 24 June 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mykjåland signs for Freedom". Womensprosoccer.com. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Mykjåland re-signs for Røa" (in Norwegian). Bt.no. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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