|Full name||Svein Grøndalen|
|Date of birth||8 February 1955|
|Place of birth||Halden, Norway|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Svein Grøndalen (born 8 February 1955) is a Norwegian former footballer.
He was born in Halden, and as a youngster he lived in Halden, Drammen, Halden again, and Hunndalen. He played youth football for Kvik Halden and Raufoss, and senior football for Raufoss, Rosenborg, Moss and Ås. In total he got 77 caps for Norway, between 1973 and 1984.
Grøndalen played left back or central defender, and was noted for his "physical" style of play. Many people remember him best for a brutal tackle which injured Swede Ralf Edström during a 1977 international match. He is also remembered for missing a World Cup qualification match due to a bizarre injury, while running in the forest before the game Grøndalen ran into a moose and injured himself so badly he couldn't play the next game.
- "Svein Grøndalen" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
- Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Svein Grøndalen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- Nygaard, Brynjulf (19 June 1998). "Svein Grøndalen - knallhard back med 77 landskamper". Aftenposten Aften (in Norwegian). p. 30.
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