Magnar Ødegaard

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Magnar Ødegaard
Personal information
Full name Magnar Ødegaard
Date of birth (1993-05-11) 11 May 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Fredrikstad, Norway
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Tromsø
Number 5
Youth career
Skjeberg
Borgen
Sarpsborg 08
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Sarpsborg 08 71 (1)
2012–2014 Molde 8 (0)
2013–2014 Lillestrøm (loan) 22 (0)
2015– Tromsø 57 (0)
National team
2011–2012 Norway U19 15 (1)
2012– Norway U21 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2012

Magnar Ødegaard (born 11 May 1993) is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Tromsø in Tippeligaen as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Ødegaard was born in Fredrikstad and played for Skjeberg SK and Borgen IL during his youth. He later joined Sarpsborg 08, where he made his debut for the first-team in the 2009 Norwegian First Division.[1] He was wanted by Italian club Brescia in June 2010, but Sarpsborg 08 did not give Ødegaard permission to go on a trial mid-season.[2]

Following Sarpsborg 08's promotion to Tippeligaen Ødegaard made his debut in at the first tier on 3 April 2011, when Sarpsborg 08 won 1–0 against Sogndal. In total Ødegaard played 19 matches in the 2011 Norwegian Premier League, when Sarpsborg 08 was relegated.[1] Ødegaard stayed at the club after their relegation to the First Division, and the centre back was chosen by Norwegian TV2 in their "all-star team" half-way through the 2012 season.[3] In July 2012 Ødegaard stated that he would not renew his contract with Sarpsborg 08 which expired at the end of the 2012 season, and said that one of the reason was that he wanted to join a fully professional club.[4] On 12 August 2012 it was announced that Ødegaard had joined Molde for an undisclosed fee, reported by VG to be 500,000 NOK.[5] Ødegaard, who signed a 3,5-year contract with the club, was brought to Molde as a back-up for the centre-backs Vegard Forren and Even Hovland,[6] and to play for Molde's U19-team in the NextGen Series.[7] Ødegaard made his debut for Molde when he replaced Martin Linnes after 67 minutes in the 3–2 victory against Sandnes Ulf on 7 October 2012.[8]

International career[edit]

Ødegaard have represented Norway at youth international level on every level from Under-15 to Under-19.[9] He was first called up to the Under-19 team in January 2011 along with his team-mate Hugues Wembangomo,[10] and made his debut for Norway U19 on 8 February 2011 against Sweden U19.[9] In the match against Ukraine U19 on 25 April 2012, Ødegaard scored the equalizing goal from a free-kick.[11] Ødegaard has been captain of the Under-19 team, and in June 2012 he was called up for Norway U21 squad against Azerbaijan U21,[12] but did not play the match. On 14 August 2012, he made his debut for the Under-21 team when he replaced Omar Elabdellaoui after 83 minutes in the friendly match against Austria U21.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 November 2016[1]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009 Sarpsborg 08 Adeccoligaen 17 0 0 0 17 0
2010 20 1 3 1 23 2
2011 Tippeligaen 19 0 3 0 22 0
2012 Adeccoligaen 15 0 3 1 18 1
2012 Molde Tippeligaen 2 0 0 0 2 0
2013 6 0 3 0 9 0
2013 Lillestrøm 1 0 0 0 1 0
2014 21 0 5 0 26 0
2015 Tromsø 30 0 2 0 32 0
2016 27 0 4 0 31 0
Career Total 158 1 23 2 181 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Magnar Ødegaard" (in Norwegian). altomfotball.no. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Julsen, Lene (24 June 2010). "Ønsket av Brescia". Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "08-spillere på vårens lag" (in Norwegian). Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Helgesen, Johnny (2 July 2012). "Magnar sa nei". Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Hansen, Knut Arne; Henriksen, Jon Martin (12 August 2012). "Magnar Ødegaard klar for Molde" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Saltbones, Fredrik (12 August 2012). "Molde henter landslagsstopper" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Hustad, Trond; Brunvoll, Øyvind (13 August 2012). "Pape-comeback i Molde likevel?" (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Vestad, Lars Andreas (7 October 2012). "Molde vant "vannkrigen"" (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Magnar Ødegård's profil" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Rosted, Ole-Morten (23 January 2011). "Magnar og Huges på U19 landslaget". Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Frisparkperle sikret norsk uavgjort mot Ukraina". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 25 April 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tatt ut på U21-landslaget" (in Norwegian). Sarpsborg 08. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Norge U21 – Østerrike U21" (in Norwegian). altomfotball.no. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.