Torgeir Børven

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Torgeir Børven
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Personal information
Full name Torgeir Børven
Date of birth (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Øystese, Norway
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SK Brann
Number 22
Youth career
Øystese
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Odd 61 (24)
2012–2013 Vålerenga 39 (11)
2014–2017 FC Twente 39 (4)
2014–2015 Jong FC Twente 4 (0)
2016 SK Brann (loan) 4 (0)
2017- SK Brann 6 (2)
National team
2010– Norway U21 9 (1)
2012– Norway U23 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Torgeir Børven (born 3 December 1991) is a Norwegian football who plays as a striker for SK Brann. He has previously played for FC Twente, Odd and Vålerenga, and has represented his country at under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Børven was born in Øystese,[1] where he also grew up, but moved to Skien in 2007 to begin at elite sports high school in Telemark and play for Odd Grenland, which has a partnership with the school. He distinguished himself as a prolific goalscorer, and scored eight goals in one reserve match. Børven got his first-team debut and scored his first goal against Vestfossen in the 2009 Norwegian Football Cup.

Børven made his league debut away to against Brann on 28 September 2009, where he scored one goal and had one assist. In 2010, his first full season as a member of Odd Grenland's first team, he scored eight goals in the Norwegian Premier League, including four goals in Odd's 5-0 win against Sandefjord on 26 September 2010.

Odd Grenland wanted to sell Børven ahead of the 2012 season due to economic difficulties, and made an agreement with Aalesund on a transfer for Børven. Børven however, did not want to move to Aalesund and rejected their offer.[2] After scoring eight goals for Odd Grenland in the 2012 season, Børven signed a 4,5-year contract with Vålerenga on 17 August 2012. He scored a total of 24 goals in 63 matches for Odd Grenland in Tippeligaen.[3]

International career[edit]

On 17 November 2010, Børven made his debut for the Norwegian Under-21 team, in a 2-1 win against the Republic of Ireland. He scored his first goal for the Under-21 team against Azerbaijan on 6 October 2011.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 April 2017[1]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009 Odd Tippeligaen 2 1 1 1 3 2
2010 21 8 4 2 25 10
2011 19 7 0 0 19 7
2012 19 8 3 0 22 8
2012 Vålerenga 10 2 0 0 10 2
2013 29 9 4 7 33 16
2013–14 Twente Eredivisie 12 3 0 0 12 3
2014–15 22 1 0 0 22 1
2015-16 4 0 0 0 4 0
2016–17 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016 Brann Tippeligaen 4 0 0 0 4 0
2017 Eliteserien 6 2 0 0 6 2
Career Total 149 41 12 10 161 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Torgeir Børven". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Wegard Bakkehaug; Øystein Reistadbakk (2 March 2012). "Børven takket nei til Aalesund" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Steinar Andre Danielsen (17 August 2012). "Torgeir Børven klar for Vålerenga" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Oddgrenland.no profile". Oddgrenland.no. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 

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