Thomas Pereira (footballer)

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Thomas Pereira
Personal information
Full name Thomas Austin Pereira
Date of birth (1973-06-12) 12 June 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Sarpsborg, Norway
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left-back
Youth career
Yven IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1995 Sarpsborg 20 (?)
1996–1997 Moss 23 (1)
1997–2009 Viking 230 (3)
National team
Norway U21 2 (0)
1997–2003 Norway 8 (0)
Teams managed
2011 Randaberg
2016– Viking 2
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Austin Pereira (12 June 1973) is a retired Norwegian footballer who is currently the manager of Viking 2.

He spent most of his career at Viking FK in Tippeligaen, and played a total of 433 official matches for the club.

Club career[edit]

Thomas Pereira arrived at Viking from Moss in 1997, and stayed at the club the rest of his career. At the end of the 2008 season, he was ranked 7th on Viking's all-time list of appearances. On October 10, 2008, he signed a new one-year contract with Viking, stating that it could never be another club.[1] After his thirteenth and last season in Viking he was awarded a testimonial game that was played on 21 November 2009 against SK Brann.[2] Testimonial games are very rare in Norwegian football.[3]

International career[edit]

He made his international debut against South Korea in 1997, and has a total of 8 senior international caps.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After his retirement, he was hired as head coach of Randaberg, but after one season he came back to Viking to work as physical coach.[5]

Pereira has been the manager of Viking FK's reserve team, Viking 2, since 2016.[6]


  1. ^ Pereira forlenger Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  3. ^ Lasse Bjarte Hove (18 November 2009). "Får historisk testimonial etter 13 år i Viking". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Søfting, Thomas. "Landslaget". Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pereira tilbake til Viking". (in Norwegian). TV 2. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "Thomas Pereira". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 22 December 2017.