Marius Johnsen

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Marius Johnsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-08-28) 28 August 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Kristiansand, Norway
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position left back
Youth career
FK Vigør
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2002 FK Vigør
2002–2006 IK Start 123 (29)
2006–2007 1. FC Köln (loan) 12 (0)
2007–2010 Lillestrøm 30 (2)
National team
2005–2007 Norway 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marius Johnsen (born 28 August 1981 in Kristiansand) is a Norwegian footballer defender. His older brother Espen Johnsen is a former professional goalkeeper.

Career[edit]

During the summer of 2005, he made his debut on the Norwegian national team.

In the end of 2006, Johnsen signed a loan contract with 1. FC Köln in the German 2. Bundesliga that expired at the end of the German 2. Bundesliga season in May. He made his debut for the German club pn 26 January 2007 victory against SV Wacker Burghausen.[1] On 14 June 2007, Lillestrøm SK officially announced the signing of Johnsen on a five-year deal.

Since he signed for Lillestrøm he has been constantly injured. On 25 August 2010, it was reported that he needed a knee surgery and would be out for at least a year, up to a year and a half.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2002 IK Start Tippeligaen 14 0 3 1 17 1
2003 Adeccoligaen 29 10 1 0 30 10
2004 30 8 0 0 30 8
2005 Tippeligaen 25 8 3 0 28 8
2006 24 4 4 1 28 5
2006–07 1. FC Köln 2. Fußball-Bundesliga 12 0 0 0 12 0
2007 Lillestrøm Tippeligaen 9 0 2 0 11 0
2008 3 0 0 0 3 0
2009 17 2 2 1 19 3
2010 1 0 1 0 2 0
Career Total 164 32 16 3 180 35

Personal life[edit]

Johnsen has previously studied religion at the Agder University College, planning to teach history and/or religion at a college or University. Like the rest of his family, he is involved in the activities of the Norwegian Free Church. Like his brother, he has made a mark in the national press for publicly expressing his religious beliefs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marius Johnsen" (in German). fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 

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