Norway national football team

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Norway
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Løvene (The Lions)
AssociationNorges Fotballforbund (NFF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachStåle Solbakken
CaptainMartin Ødegaard
Most capsJohn Arne Riise (110)
Top scorerJørgen Juve (33)
Home stadiumUllevaal Stadion
FIFA codeNOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 39 Increase 4 (16 September 2021)[1]
Highest2 (October 1993, July–August 1995)
Lowest88 (July 2017)
First international
 Sweden 11–3 Norway 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 12 July 1908)
Biggest win
 Norway 12–0 Finland 
(Bergen, Norway; 28 June 1946)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 12–0 Norway 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 7 October 1917)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1938)
Best resultRound of 16 (1938, 1998)
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2000)
Best resultGroup stage (2000)

The Norway national football team (Norwegian: Norges herrelandslag i fotball, or informally Landslaget) represents Norway in men's international football and is controlled by the Norwegian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Norway. Norway's home ground is Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo and their head coach is Ståle Solbakken. In February 2019, they were ranked by FIFA at No. 48.,[4] Norway has participated three times in the FIFA World Cup (1938, 1994, 1998), and once in the UEFA European Championship (2000).

Norway is, along with Senegal, the only national team that remains unbeaten in all matches against Brazil. In four matches, Norway has a play record against Brazil of 2 wins and 2 draws,[5] in three friendly matches (in 1988, 1997 and 2006) and a 1998 World Cup group stage match.

History[edit]

Norway's performances in international football have usually been weaker than those of their Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Denmark, but they did have a golden age in the late 1930s. An Olympic team achieved third place in the 1936 Olympics, after beating the host Germany earlier in the tournament. Norway also qualified for the 1938 FIFA World Cup, where they lost 2–1 after extra time against eventual champions Italy. This was Norway's last World Cup finals appearance in 56 years.

In the post-war years, up to and including the 1980s, Norway was usually considered one of the weaker teams in Europe. They never qualified for a World Cup or European Championship in this period, and usually finished near the bottom of their qualifying group. Nevertheless, Norway had a reputation for producing the occasional shock result, such as the 3–0 win against Yugoslavia in 1965, the 1–0 away win against France in 1968, and the 2–1 victory against England in 1981 that prompted radio commentator Bjørge Lillelien's famous "Your boys took a hell of a beating" rant.[6]

Norway had their most successful period from 1990 to 1998 under the legendary coach Egil "Drillo" Olsen. At its height in the mid-90s the team was ranked No. 2. Olsen started his training career with Norway with a 6–1 home victory against Cameroon on 31 October 1990 and ended it on 27 June 1998 after a 0–1 defeat against Italy in the second stage of the 1998 World Cup.

In the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Norway was knocked out at the group stage after a win against Mexico, a defeat against Italy and a draw against the Republic of Ireland. Norway failed to qualify for second round qualification on goal difference as all 4 teams in the group finished with 4 points. In the 1998 World Cup in France, Norway was once again eliminated by Italy in the first round of the knock out stage after finishing second in their group, having drawn against Morocco and Scotland and won 2–1 against Brazil.

Former under-21 coach Nils Johan Semb replaced Olsen after the planned retirement of the latter. Under Semb's guidance, Norway qualified for Euro 2000, which remains their last finals appearance to date. Semb resigned at the end of an unsuccessful qualifying campaign in 2003, and was replaced by Åge Hareide. Under Hareide, Norway came close to reaching both the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008, but ultimately fell short on both occasions. Then, in 2008, it all fell apart as Norway failed to win a single game the entire calendar year. Hareide resigned at the end of 2008. His replacement, initially on a temporary basis, was the returning Egil Olsen, who began his second spell in charge with an away win against Germany, and subsequently signed a three-year contract. Olsen resigned in September 2013[7] after Norway lost at home to Switzerland and had limited chances to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with one game to spare. He was replaced with Per-Mathias Høgmo. Olsen later claimed he was sacked.[8]

Team image[edit]

Crest[edit]

National football team of Norway, before the match with Bulgaria, 3-09-2015

Norway used the national flag on a white circle as their badge from the 1920s onwards. In May 2008 the NFF unveiled a new crest, a Viking-style Dragon wrapped around the NFF logo. After massive public pressure the crest was dropped.[9] Between the 1980s and the 1990s, Norway used the NFF logo in the opposite breast of the shirt together with the national flag on a white circle. On 12 December 2014, a new crest was presented. The crest primarily features the national flag, in addition, there are two lions taken from the Coat of arms of Norway on the top. The lions are facing each other while holding a blue miniature of the NFF logo, and between the lions and above the NFF logo, it says "NORGE" (Norway) in blue letters.[10]

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit provider Period
France Le Coq Sportif 1976–1980
Denmark Hummel 1981–1991
Germany Adidas 1992–1996
England Umbro 1996–2014
United States Nike 2015–present

Between 1996 and 2014, Norway's kits were supplied by Umbro. They took over from Adidas who supplied Norway's kit between 1992 and 1996.

On 10 September 2014, the NFF and Nike announced a new partnership that made the sportswear provider the official Norwegian team kit supplier from 1 January 2015.[11] The new partnership will run until at least 2021.

Current competitions[edit]

2022 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Netherlands Norway Turkey Montenegro Latvia Gibraltar
1  Netherlands 8 6 1 1 29 6 +23 19 Qualification to 2022 FIFA World Cup 16 Nov 6–1 4–0 2–0 6–0
2  Norway 8 5 2 1 15 6 +9 17 Advance to second round 1–1 0–3 2–0 13 Nov 5–1
3  Turkey 8 4 3 1 19 15 +4 15 4–2 1–1 2–2 3–3 13 Nov
4  Montenegro (Y) 8 3 2 3 11 11 0 11 13 Nov 0–1 16 Nov 0–0 4–1
5  Latvia (E) 8 1 2 5 8 13 −5 5 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 3–1
6  Gibraltar (E) 8 0 0 8 3 34 −31 0 0–7 0–3 0–3 0–3 16 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 11 October 2021. Source: FIFA, UEFA
(E) Eliminated; (Y) Cannot qualify directly, may only advance to the play-offs

Results and fixtures[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2020[edit]

4 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B Norway  1–2  Austria Oslo, Norway
20:45
Report
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: NIL[12]
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (Finland)
7 September 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B Northern Ireland  1–5  Norway Belfast, Northern Ireland
20:45 (19:45 UTC+1)
Report
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: NIL[13]
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (Poland)
11 October 2020 2020–21 UEFA Nations League B Norway  4–0  Romania Oslo, Norway
18:00
Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (Slovakia)
11 November 2020 Friendly Norway  Canceled[14]  Israel Oslo, Norway
Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion

2021[edit]

24 March 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Gibraltar  0–3  Norway Gibraltar
20:45 UTC+1 Report
Stadium: Victoria Stadium
Referee: Duje Strukan (Croatia)
6 June 2021 Friendly Norway  1–2  Greece Malaga, Spain
19:00
Report
Stadium: La Rosaleda Stadium
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (Denmark)
4 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Latvia  0–2  Norway Riga, Latvia
18:00 UTC+1 Report
Stadium: Daugava Stadium
Referee: David Fuxman (Israel)
7 September 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Norway  5–1  Gibraltar Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Nikolas Neokleous (Cyprus)
13 November 2021 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Norway  v  Latvia Oslo , Norway
18:00 UTC+1 Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ørjan Nyland (1990-09-10) 10 September 1990 (age 31) 31 0 England Bournemouth
12 1GK Viljar Myhra (1996-07-21) 21 July 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Norway Strømsgodset
13 1GK Sten Grytebust (1989-10-25) 25 October 1989 (age 31) 5 0 Denmark Vejle

2 2DF Marius Lode (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 28) 1 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt
3 2DF Ruben Gabrielsen (1992-03-10) 10 March 1992 (age 29) 2 0 Denmark Copenhagen
4 2DF Stefan Strandberg (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 31) 21 1 Italy Salernitana
5 2DF Birger Meling (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 26) 24 0 France Rennes
14 2DF Julian Ryerson (1997-11-17) 17 November 1997 (age 23) 7 0 Germany Union Berlin
15 2DF Stian Rode Gregersen (1995-05-17) 17 May 1995 (age 26) 4 0 France Bordeaux
17 2DF Fredrik André Bjørkan (1998-08-21) 21 August 1998 (age 23) 2 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt
21 2DF Andreas Hanche-Olsen (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 24) 7 0 Belgium Gent
22 2DF Marcus Holmgren Pedersen (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 21) 5 0 Netherlands Feyenoord

6 3MF Iver Fossum (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 25) 14 1 Denmark AaB
7 3MF Jens Petter Hauge (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 22) 7 0 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
8 3MF Patrick Berg (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 23) 9 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt
10 3MF Martin Ødegaard (captain) (1998-12-17) 17 December 1998 (age 22) 35 1 England Arsenal
11 3MF Mohamed Elyounoussi (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 27) 37 9 England Southampton
16 3MF Fredrik Aursnes (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 25) 4 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
18 3MF Dennis Johnsen (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Italy Venezia
20 3MF Mats Møller Dæhli (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 26) 29 1 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
3MF Morten Thorsby (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 25) 10 0 Italy Sampdoria

9 4FW Veton Berisha (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 27) 7 1 Norway Viking
19 4FW Kristian Thorstvedt (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 22) 9 3 Belgium Genk
23 4FW Ohi Omoijuanfo (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 27) 1 0 Norway Molde

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the Norway squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Per Kristian Bråtveit (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 25) 1 0 France Nîmes v.  Turkey, 8 October 2021 INJ
GK André Hansen (1989-12-17) 17 December 1989 (age 31) 10 0 Norway Rosenborg v.  Gibraltar, 7 September 2021 INJ
GK Rune Jarstein (1984-09-29) 29 September 1984 (age 37) 72 0 Germany Hertha BSC v.  Montenegro, 30 March 2021
GK Kristoffer Klaesson (2000-11-27) 27 November 2000 (age 20) 0 0 England Leeds United v.  Gibraltar, 24 March 2021 QUA
GK Anders Kristiansen (1990-03-17) 17 March 1990 (age 31) 0 0 Norway Sarpsborg 08 v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
GK Sondre Rossbach (1996-02-07) 7 February 1996 (age 25) 0 0 Norway Odd v.  Romania, 15 November 2020 QUA

DF Kristoffer Ajer (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 23) 25 0 England Brentford v.  Turkey, 8 October 2021 INJ
DF Jonas Svensson (1993-03-06) 6 March 1993 (age 28) 23 1 Turkey Adana Demirspor v.  Turkey, 8 October 2021 INJ
DF Martin Linnes (1991-09-20) 20 September 1991 (age 30) 29 1 Norway Molde v.  Montenegro, 30 March 2021
DF Haitam Aleesami (1991-07-31) 31 July 1991 (age 30) 31 0 Cyprus Apollon Limassol v.  Montenegro, 30 March 2021
DF Leo Skiri Østigård (1999-11-28) 28 November 1999 (age 21) 0 0 England Stoke City v.  Montenegro, 30 March 2021
DF Jørgen Skjelvik (1991-07-05) 5 July 1991 (age 30) 8 0 Denmark OB v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
DF Daniel Granli (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 27) 1 0 Denmark AaB v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
DF Andreas Vindheim (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 26) 1 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
DF Omar Elabdellaoui (vice-captain) (1991-12-05) 5 December 1991 (age 29) 49 0 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Romania, 15 November 2020 QUA
DF Sigurd Rosted (1994-07-22) 22 July 1994 (age 27) 5 1 Denmark Brøndby v.  Romania, 15 November 2020 QUA

MF Fredrik Midtsjø (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 28) 11 0 Netherlands AZ v.  Turkey, 8 October 2021 INJ
MF Mathias Normann (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 (age 25) 9 1 England Norwich City v.  Turkey, 8 October 2021 INJ
MF Aron Dønnum (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 23) 2 0 Belgium Standard Liège v.  Gibraltar, 7 September 2021
MF Sander Berge (1998-02-14) 14 February 1998 (age 23) 24 1 England Sheffield United v.  Netherlands, 1 September 2021 QUA
MF Kristoffer Zachariassen (1994-01-27) 27 January 1994 (age 27) 1 0 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Greece, 6 June 2021
MF Fredrik Ulvestad (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 29) 4 0 Turkey Sivasspor v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
MF Ghayas Zahid (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 27) 2 1 Turkey Ankaragücü v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
MF Kristoffer Askildsen (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 20) 1 0 Italy Sampdoria v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
MF Håkon Evjen (2000-02-14) 14 February 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands AZ v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
MF Sondre Tronstad (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 26) 1 0 Netherlands Vitesse v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
MF Tobias Børkeeiet (1999-04-18) 18 April 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Denmark Brøndby v.  Austria, 18 November 2020
MF Markus Henriksen (1992-07-25) 25 July 1992 (age 29) 58 3 Norway Rosenborg v.  Romania, 15 November 2020 QUA
MF Stefan Johansen (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 30) 55 6 England Queens Park Rangers v.  Romania, 15 November 2020 RET
MF Simen Juklerød (1994-05-18) 18 May 1994 (age 27) 0 0 Belgium Genk v.  Romania, 15 November 2020 QUA

FW Joshua King (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 29) 56 17 England Watford v.  Turkey, 8 October 2021 INJ
FW Erling Haaland (2000-07-21) 21 July 2000 (age 21) 15 12 Germany Borussia Dortmund v.  Turkey, 8 October 2021 INJ
FW Alexander Sørloth (1995-12-05) 5 December 1995 (age 25) 34 12 Spain Real Sociedad v.  Gibraltar, 7 September 2021INJ
FW Erik Botheim (2000-01-10) 10 January 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt v.  Netherlands, 1 September 2021
FW Tokmac Nguen (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 27) 1 0 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Montenegro, 30 March 2021
FW Bjørn Johnsen (1991-11-06) 6 November 1991 (age 29) 16 5 Canada Montréal v.  Montenegro, 30 March 2021 WD
FW Jørgen Strand Larsen (2000-02-06) 6 February 2000 (age 21) 1 0 Netherlands Groningen v.  Gibraltar, 24 March 2021 INJ

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
QUA Placed in mandatory quarantine
WD Withdrew due to non-injury issue.

Player records[edit]

As of 17 November 2020[19]
Players in bold are still active with Norway.

Top appearances[edit]

John Arne Riise is the most capped male player in the history of Norway with 110 caps.
# Name Caps Goals Career
1 John Arne Riise 110 16 2000–2013
2 Thorbjørn Svenssen 104 0 1947–1962
3 Henning Berg 100 9 1992–2004
4 Erik Thorstvedt 97 0 1982–1996
5 John Carew 91 24 1998–2011
Brede Hangeland 91 4 2002–2014
7 Øyvind Leonhardsen 86 19 1990–2003
8 Kjetil Rekdal 83 17 1987–2000
Morten Gamst Pedersen 83 17 2004–2014
10 Steffen Iversen 79 21 1998–2011

Top goalscorers[edit]

Jørgen Juve is the top male goalscorer in the history of Norway with 33 goals.
# Player Goals Caps Average Career
1 Jørgen Juve 33 45 0.73 1928–1937
2 Einar Gundersen 26 33 0.79 1917–1928
3 Harald Hennum 25 43 0.58 1949–1960
4 John Carew 24 91 0.26 1998–2011
5 Ole Gunnar Solskjær 23 67 0.34 1995–2007
Tore André Flo 23 76 0.3 1995–2004
7 Gunnar Thoresen 22 64 0.34 1946–1959
8 Steffen Iversen 21 79 0.27 1998–2011
9 Jan Åge Fjørtoft 20 71 0.28 1986–1996
10 Odd Iversen 19 45 0.42 1967–1979
Olav Nilsen 19 62 0.31 1962–1971
Øyvind Leonhardsen 19 86 0.22 1990–2003

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Not invited Not invited
Italy 1934 Did not enter Did not enter
France 1938 Round of 16 12th 1 0 0 1 1 2 Squad 2 1 1 0 6 5
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Did not enter
Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 4 0 2 2 4 9
Sweden 1958 4 1 0 3 3 15
Chile 1962 4 0 0 4 3 11
England 1966 6 3 1 2 10 5
Mexico 1970 4 1 0 3 4 13
West Germany 1974 6 2 0 4 9 16
Argentina 1978 4 2 0 2 3 4
Spain 1982 8 2 2 4 8 15
Mexico 1986 8 1 3 4 4 10
Italy 1990 8 2 2 4 10 9
United States 1994 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 1 1 Squad 10 7 2 1 25 5
France 1998 Round of 16 15th 4 1 2 1 5 5 Squad 8 6 2 0 21 2
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 10 2 4 4 12 14
Germany 2006 12 5 3 4 12 9
South Africa 2010 8 2 4 2 9 7
Brazil 2014 10 3 3 4 10 13
Russia 2018 10 4 1 5 17 16
Qatar 2022 To be determined 7 4 2 1 13 6
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined
Total Round of 16 3/21 8 2 3 3 7 8 126 48 32 53 183 184

UEFA European Championship[edit]

UEFA European Championship record Qualifying record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 2 6
Spain 1964 2 0 1 1 1 3
Italy 1968 6 1 1 4 9 14
Belgium 1972 6 0 1 5 5 18
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 6 1 0 5 5 15
Italy 1980 8 0 1 7 5 20
France 1984 6 1 2 3 7 8
West Germany 1988 8 1 2 5 5 12
Sweden 1992 8 3 3 2 9 5
England 1996 10 6 2 2 17 7
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 1 1 Squad 10 8 1 1 21 9
Portugal 2004 Did not qualify 10 4 2 4 10 10
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 7 2 3 27 11
Poland Ukraine 2012 8 5 1 2 10 7
France 2016 12 6 1 5 14 13
European Union 2020 11 4 5 2 20 13
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 1/16 3 1 1 1 1 1 118 44 21 53 154 166

UEFA Nations League[edit]

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
Portugal 2018–19 C 3 6 4 1 1 7 2 Rise 26th
Italy 2020–21 B 1 6 3 1 2 12 7 Same position 22nd
2022–23 B To be determined
Total 12 7 2 3 19 9 22nd

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
United Kingdom 1908 Did not enter
Sweden 1912 Quarter-finals 8th 1 0 0 1 0 7 Squad
Belgium 1920 Did not enter
France 1924
Netherlands 1928
Nazi Germany 1936 Bronze medal 3rd 4 3 0 1 10 4 Squad
United Kingdom 1948 Did not enter
Finland 1952 Round of 16 16th 1 0 0 1 1 4 Squad
Australia 1956 Did not enter
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964 Did not enter
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980 Qualified, but withdrew
United States 1984 Group stage 8th 3 1 1 1 3 2 Squad
South Korea 1988 Did not qualify
Since 1992 Olympic football has been an under-23 tournament
Total 1 Bronze medal 4/17 9 3 1 5 14 17

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Norway's all-time international record, correct as of 4 September 2021.[20]

Managers[edit]

The following is a list of all managers of the national team. Prior to 1953, the team was selected by a selection committee, which also continued to select the team until 1969. The table lists the manager, his nationality, the period he was manager, games played (P), games won (W), games drawn (D), games lost (L), goals for (F) and goals against (A). It also lists any finals reached and how far the team progressed. The list is up to date as of 8 October 2021.[21][22]

Manager Nationality Tenure P W D L F A Finals
Willibald Hahn Austria Austria 1 August 1953 – 31 December 1955 26 7 7 12 28 42
Ron Lewin England England 1 January 1956 – 31 December 1957 17 5 4 8 25 38
Edmund Majowski Poland Poland 1 January 1958 – 15 September 1958 5 3 1 1 10 8
Ragnar Larsen Norway Norway 16 September 1958 – 31 December 1958 1 0 0 1 1 4
Kristian Henriksen Norway Norway 1 January 1959 – 31 December 1959 10 3 0 7 15 29
Wilhelm Kment Austria Austria 1 January 1960 – 15 August 1962 20 6 2 12 32 45
Ragnar Larsen Norway Norway 16 August 1962 – 31 December 1966 33 11 7 15 47 74
Wilhelm Kment Austria Austria 1 January 1967 – 31 December 1969 25 9 3 13 39 61
Øivind Johannessen Norway Norway 1 January 1970 – 31 December 1971 17 4 2 11 18 43
George Curtis England England 1 January 1972 – August 1974 17 3 2 12 17 30
Kjell Schou-Andreassen and
Nils Arne Eggen
Norway Norway August 1974 – 31 December 1977 27 6 4 17 26 52
Tor Røste Fossen Norway Norway 1 January 1978 – 30 June 1987 94 28 28 38 96 119
Tord Grip Sweden Sweden 1 July 1987 – 30 June 1988 7 0 4 3 3 7
Ingvar Stadheim Norway Norway 1 July 1988 – 10 October 1990 24 5 8 11 32 37
Egil Olsen Norway Norway 11 October 1990 – 30 June 1998 88 46 26 16 168 63 1994 World Cup – Group stage
1998 World Cup – Round of 16
Nils Johan Semb Norway Norway 1 July 1998 – 31 December 2003 68 29 21 18 89 61 Euro 2000 – Group stage
Åge Hareide Norway Norway 1 January 2004 – 8 December 2008 58 24 18 16 88 65
Egil Olsen Norway Norway 14 January 2009 – 27 September 2013 49 25 8 16 61 50
Per-Mathias Høgmo Norway Norway 27 September 2013 – 16 November 2016 35 10 7 18 33 49
Lars Lagerbäck Sweden Sweden 1 February 2017 – 6 December 2020 34 18 8 8 60 34
Leif Gunnar Smerud Norway Norway 18 November 2020 1 0 1 0 1 1
Ståle Solbakken Norway Norway 7 December 2020 – 9 5 2 2 15 8

Honours[edit]

Major:

Regional:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Romania v Norway match was cancelled and awarded as a 3–0 win to Romania after the Norway national team were prohibited from travelling to Romania by the Norwegian government due to a positive SARS-CoV-2 test in the squad.[15][16]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ "Norway national football team: record v Brazil". 11v11.com. 11v11. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  6. ^ "The radio man who gave England's boys a hell of a beating". www.sportsjournalists.co.uk. Sports Journalists' Association. 8 September 2011. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
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  9. ^ "NFF snur i drakt-saken". www.nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 22 May 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
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  11. ^ "Norge skifter fra Umbro til Nike (In Norwegian)". Aftenposten.
  12. ^ "UEFA Super Cup to test partial return of spectators". UEFA.com. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  13. ^ "UEFA Super Cup to test partial return of spectators". UEFA.com. 25 August 2020. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  14. ^ The friendly match was canceled due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
  15. ^ Madsen, Christer (14 November 2020). "Reisenekt fra regjeringen – A-herrer reiser ikke til Romania" [Travel refusal from the government – A men's team do not travel to Romania]. Norwegian Football Federation (in Norwegian). Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  16. ^ "AB: Romania v Norway". UEFA. 18 November 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  17. ^ "Norges tropp mot Tyrkia og Montenegro". fotball.no (in Norwegian). 28 September 2021. Retrieved 30 September 2021.
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  19. ^ Aarhus, Lars. "Most national team games (1908-2020)". RSSSF Norway.
  20. ^ "Norway national football team". eu-football.info.
  21. ^ "National team coaches (1953–2019)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  22. ^ "Norwegian National Football Team Matches". NFF. Retrieved 11 September 2012.

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