Norwegian Football Association Gold Watch

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The Norwegian Football Association Gold Watch (Norwegian: Gullklokka) is an honorary proof that's awarded to all Norwegian footballers who reaches 25 caps for the Norwegian national football team. The watch is awarded by the Norwegian Football Association. Gunnar Andersen was the first player to reach this milestone, when he was capped for the 25th time on 29 June 1919.[1]

The Gold Watch was introduced in 1930, when the four players with 25 caps, (Gunnar Andersen, Per Skou, Einar Gundersen and Adolph Wold) were awarded the Gold Watch during a banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo.[2]

In total, 144 male players have received the gold watch,[citation needed] the most recent being Tom Høgli, who received the award after Norway's friendly match against England on 26 May 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norges Fortballforbund 100 år" (in Norwegian). aftenposten.no. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Sæter, Svein; Øiestad, Johan (2005). A-laget. Damm Forlag. ISBN 82-04-10096-5. 
  3. ^ "- Tom kunne blitt fotballinvalid. Karrieren kunne vært ødelagt". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. 27 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.