Marianne Pettersen

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Marianne Pettersen
Personal information
Full name Marianne Iren Pettersen
Date of birth (1975-04-12) 12 April 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2001 Asker FK
2001–2003 Fulham Ladies
2003–0000 Asker FK
National team
1994–2003 Norway 98 (66)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 August 2011.
Olympic medal record
Women's football
Representing  Norway
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition

Marianne Iren Pettersen (born 12 April 1975 in Oslo) is a Norwegian footballer. She was a forward for the club Asker, whom she joined from Gjelleråsen after the 1996 season, and became the top scorer with 36 goals in the 1998 season of 18 matches. For the Norwegian national team, she debuted in 1994, scoring against Italy. Overall, she scored 66 goals in 98 international matches. She retired in 2003, after competing in the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.[1]

In 2007, she rejoined Asker as the assistant trainer and began playing again, as a reserve striker. On 19 May the same year she took the record as the highest scorer in the elite Norwegian league, the Toppserien, with 147 goals to that date.


Pettersen rejected offers from American clubs to join Fulham Ladies, the only professional women's club in Europe, in January 2001. On her debut she scored a hat-trick in an 8–0 destruction of Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Women's Cup.[2] Later in 2001, Pettersen was then appointed as new captain.[3] Pettersen would also be nominated for FIFA World Player of the Year award.[4]



FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]


  1. ^ "Marianne Pettersen Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ Tony Leighton (22 January 2001). "Proctor backs Fulham bid". BBC. Retrieved 2011-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Pettersen is Skipper". Fulham Football Club Official Website. 15 August 2001. Archived from the original on 2014-04-08. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "FIFA Nomination". Fulham Official Website. 21 December 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2014.