Margunn Haugenes

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Margunn Haugenes
Personal information
Full name Margunn Humlestøl Haugenes
Date of birth (1970-01-25) 25 January 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Florø, Norway[1]
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Kaupanger IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1994 Asker
1994–1995 Sandviken
1996–2000 Arna-Bjørnar
2000–2003 Fulham Ladies
2004–2007 Amazon Grimstad
2010–2011 Amazon Grimstad
2014– IL Sørfjell
National team
1990–2001 Norway 79 (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:16, 24 September 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:16, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Margunn Haugenes (née Humlestøl; born January 25, 1970) is a Norwegian footballer and Olympic champion.

Haugenes debuted for the Norwegian national team in 1990 at the age of 20, also moving from her lower-division club Kaupanger IL to the Toppserien club Asker SK. In 1994 she moved to Bergen to play for IL Sandviken, winning the Norwegian Cup competition in 1995. In 1996 she moved to Bjørnar, now Arna-Bjørnar, in the same city, contributing to the team's promotion to the Toppserien and ensuring that it became established at the top level.

Haugenes played 79 matches for the national team, gaining the runner-up place in both the World Cup and the European Cup in 1991. She missed the 1999 season due to pregnancy, but she and the team then won Gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[2]

Following the Sydney Olympics Haugenes had two seasons at the English club Fulham, and on May 6, 2002 she was in the team that beat Doncaster Belles to win the FA Women's Cup. In 2003, she returned to Norway to play for Amazon Grimstad and eventually retired from football at the end of 2007 after 18 months as player/trainer for the same club.

But Haugenes then started playing again for Amazon Grimstad in 2010 when her husband Gaute, former trainer at Fulham, took over as the club's chief trainer. In September 2011 she was still playing as a midfielder in the Toppserien at the age of 41.

Haugenes works as a teacher and as a TV commentator, and is the assistant trainer of Norway's Under-19 girls' team. She has two children. In 2014, she made another playing comeback with a lower division men's team IL Sørfjell.[3]


  1. ^ "Margunn Haugenes". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "2000 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Soccer" (Retrieved on May 16, 2008)
  3. ^ Dalen, Leif (2 September 2014). "Vant OL i kvinnefotball - spiller nå på herrelag" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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