Torbjørn Agdestein

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Torbjørn Agdestein
Personal information
Full name Torbjørn Agdestein
Date of birth (1991-09-18) 18 September 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Stord, Norway
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Aalesund
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Stord IL 35 (16)
2010–2013 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 (0)
2011Bath City (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Inverness CT 13 (0)
2014–2017 Haugesund 52 (10)
2015Kristiansund (loan) 13 (4)
2017–2018 Odd 7 (0)
2018– Aalesund 10 (7)
National team
2012 Norway U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 May 2018

Torbjørn "Toby" Agdestein (born 18 September 1991) is a Norwegian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for OBOS side Aalesund.

Club career[edit]

Stord IL[edit]

Agdestein started his career at Stord IL, playing 35 games and scoring 16 goals.[citation needed]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

In 2010, Agdestein was transferred to English club Brighton & Hove Albion for an undisclosed fee and featured in the development squad.[1] Agdestein made his first competitive appearance for Brighton during an FA Cup 3rd round replay against Wrexham.[2] Three days later, he made his first league appearance for Brighton coming on as a second-half substitute and providing an assist to Will Buckley in a 2–1 victory at Peterborough United.[3] Towards the end of the 2010–11 season, Agdestein had his Brighton contract extended for one-year.[4]

During September 2011, Agdestein joined Conference National side Bath City on loan.[5] However, making three appearance, Agdestein returned to Brighton.[6]

Following his return from Bath City, Agdestein soon played regularly in the reserve team and in March 2012, signed a two-year contract.[7]

On 26 July 2013, Agdestein left Brighton after his contract was terminated by mutual consent despite having one-year left to run.[8] After leaving the club, Agdestein said manager Óscar García had never seen him play.[9]

Inverness Caledonian Thistle[edit]

Agdestein signed for Inverness CT in July 2013 on a six- month contract, the club beating off competition from Viking.[10][11] However, Agdestein suffered a lack of playing time due to the form of Billy McKay and only made one start. Despite a desire to sign a new contract,[12] Agdestein left the club when his contract expired and his agent said he was in talks with English clubs.[13]

Haugesund[edit]

After leaving Scotland and not getting a move to England, Agdestein returned to Norway, where he joined Tippeligaen side Haugesund.[14]

On 30 March, he signed a loan deal with OBOS-ligaen club Kristiansund.

After breaking into the first team squad he earned the title as the club's top goalscorer in his final Haugesund season after bagging 10 league goals.[15]

Odd[edit]

He signed for Odd on the 17 August on a three year deal.[16] Agdestein only earned 7 league appearances and failed to score a single league goal. He did, however, score a hat-trick against IL Hei in the first round of the 2017 Norwegian Football Cup.[17]

Aalesund[edit]

Before the 2018 season he signed for OBOS-ligaen side Aalesunds FK on a three year deal.[18]

International career[edit]

On 22 February 2012 it was announced Agdestein had been called up to the Norway under-21 national team for the first time, ahead of their friendly with Slovenia.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 24 June 2018[20][21]
Club Season Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011–12 Bath City Football Conference 3 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12 Brighton & Hove Albion Championship 4 0 2 0 6 0
2012–13 2 0 1 0 3 0
2013–14 Inverness CT Scottish Premiership 13 0 0 0 13 0
2014 Haugesund Tippeligaen 13 0 3 0 16 0
2015 Kristiansund OBOS-ligaen 13 4 0 0 13 4
2015 Haugesund Tippeligaen 9 0 0 0 9 0
2016 30 10 2 2 32 12
2017 Odd Eliteserien 7 0 1 3 8 3
2018 Aalesunds FK OBOS-ligaen 10 7 1 0 11 7
Career total 104 21 9 5 113 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brighton sign Kazenga LuaLua and Torbjorn Agdestein". BBC Football. 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wrexham v Brighton". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 18 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Peterborough v Brighton". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 21 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion duo pen new deals". BBC Sport. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bath City sign Brighton youngster Torbjorn Agdestein". BBC Football. 16 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Albion interested in Irish defender". The Argus. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "New deal for Albion striker". The Argus. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Harley leaves Albion". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Toby: Now watch me go gaffer". The Scottish Sun (subscription required). 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Tel Signs Viking Raider". ictfc.com. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "Terry Butcher completes Viking raid and gives Inverness Caledonian Thistle attack another dimension". Daily Record. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Torbjorn Agdestein reveals Inverness Caledonian Thistle dilemma". Sports Mole. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Torbjorn Agdestein completed in Inverness" [Torbjørn Agdestein ferdig i Inverness] (in Norwegian). Haugesunds Avis. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Agdestein klar". FK Haugesund (in Norwegian). 17 March 2014. Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "altomfotball.no: Eliteserien, 2016 - Statistikk". TV 2. Retrieved 2018-05-15. 
  16. ^ "Odd har signert Torbjørn Agdestein" (in Norwegian). 17 August 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  17. ^ "Odd viste ingen nåde på Heibury" (in Norwegian). 26 April 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  18. ^ "Agdestein klar for AaFK" (in Norwegian). 7 March 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018. 
  19. ^ "Poyet: Take Your Chance". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. 22 February 2012. Archived from the original on 8 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "NIFS - Norsk & Internasjonal Fotballstatistikk". nifs.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  21. ^ "T. Agdestein". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 

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