Per Bredesen

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Per Bredesen
Personal information
Date of birth (1930-12-22) 22 December 1930 (age 86)
Place of birth Horten, Norway
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Right Inside forward
Youth career
Ørn-Horten
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1952 Ørn-Horten 49 (16)
1952–1955 Lazio 93 (19)
1955–1956 Udinese 34 (15)
1956–1958 AC Milan 27 (6)
1958–1959 Bari 21 (5)
1959–1961 Messina 39 (5)
1961–1962 Ørn-Horten 13 (9)
National team
1949–1951 Norway 18 (7)
Teams managed
1963 Ørn-Horten (player/manager)
1969 Ørn-Horten
1970 Falk (player/manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Per Bredesen (born 22 December 1930) is a former Norwegian footballer. He played as an Inside forward for a number of Italian clubs, and was one of the first Norwegian footballers to achieve success in a foreign league.

Club career[edit]

Bredesen began his career at his hometown team Ørn-Horten in 1947[2] – only 16 years old, and quickly established himself as one of the league's most talented players.

In 1952, Bredesen became a professional when he was signed by Italian side Lazio. Because the Norwegian FA at the time allowed only amateur players to play for the national team, this move also ended Bredesen's international career.[3]

Bredesen played three years at Lazio, and later played for Udinese, AC Milan, Bari and Messina.[3] In 1957, as a member of Milan, he became the first – and to this date, the only – Norwegian to win the Scudetto. Overall, Bredesen played 214 matches in Italian football and scored 50 goals. In 1961 he left Italy and moved back to Norway, where he rejoined Ørn-Horten. He played his last match for Ørn-Horten in 1969[2]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut against Yugoslavia as an 18-year-old in 1949, and marked the event by scoring a fine goal. Overall, Bredesen won 18 caps and scored seven goals for Norway.[4]

International goals[edit]

Bredesen – goals for Norway[5]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 June 1949 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Yugoslavia 1–0 1–3 Friendly
2. 2 October 1949 Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden  Sweden 0–1 3–3 1948-51 Nordic Football Championship
3. 3–3
4. 10 September 1950 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Finland 1–0 4–1 1948–51 Nordic Football Championship
5. 26 November 1950 Dalymount Park, Dublin, Ireland  Republic of Ireland 0–1 2–2 Friendly
6. 16 August 1951 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland  Finland 1–1 1–1 1948–51 Nordic Football Championship
7. 30 September 1951 Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden  Sweden 3–3 3–4 1948–51 Nordic Football Championship

Career statistics[edit]

[1]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
1947–48 Ørn-Horten Norgesserien
1948–49 Hovedserien 14 2 14 2
1949–50 14 2 14 2
1950–51 14 9 14 9
1951–52 7 3 7 3
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe[n 1] Total
1952–53 Lazio Serie A 32 6 32 6
1953–54 32 6 32 6
1954–55 29 7 29 7
1955–56 Udinese Serie B 34 15 34 15
1956–57 Milan Serie A 27 6 2 1 29 7
1957–58 0 0 4 1 2 0 6 1
1958–59 Bari Serie A 21 5 21 5
1959–60 Messina Serie B 14 2 14 2
1960–61 25 3 25 3
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
1961–62 Ørn-Horten Hovedserien 13 9 13 9
Total Norway 62 25 62 25
Italy 214 50 4 1 4 1 222 52
Career total 276 75 4 1 4 1 284 77

International[edit]

[5]

Norway national team
Year Apps Goals
1949 4 3
1950 6 2
1951 8 2
Total 18 7

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes 1957 Latin Cup and 1957–58 European Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Per Bredesen" (in Italian). Magliarossonera.it. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Per Bredesen (in Norwegian). FK Ørn Horten. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Den glemte legenden" [The forgotten legend]. Josimar (in Norwegian). 3 April 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Thomas Søfting. Per Bredesen. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  5. ^ a b Per Bredesen. EU-Football.info. Retrieved 4 April 2013.