Kenneth Di Vita Jensen

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Kenneth Di Vita Jensen
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Personal information
Date of birth (1990-07-22) 22 July 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Hønefoss, Norway
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position(s) forward
Club information
Current team
Gamle Oslo
Youth career
Hønefoss
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 Hønefoss 77 (8)
2009Jevnaker (loan)
2012Ull/Kisa (loan) 13 (2)
2014 Moss 10 (6)
2014 Jevnaker 12 (13)
2015 Lommedalen 8 (11)
2015 Fredrikstad 11 (1)
2016 Ullern 21 (5)
2017 KFUM Oslo 5 (1)
2018– Gamle Oslo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 August 2017

Kenneth Di Vita Jensen (born 22 July 1990) is a Norwegian soccer player of American descent, who is playing as a forward. He notably played for Tippeligaen club Hønefoss.

Career[edit]

Di Vita Jensen hails from Hole[1] and joined Hønefoss BK in 2006 as a youth player. In 2007 and 2008 he played sporadically in the Adeccoligaen and scored a goal against Alta IF, but his playing time was limited by injuries and his youthful inexperience. In 2009, he went on loan to Jevnaker in the Norwegian Third Division where he became the club's leading scorer.[2]

Hønefoss was promoted to the Tippeligaen after the 2009 season and Di Vita Jensen played an increased role in the team during their top flight campaign.

In 2014, he joined Moss FK, only to play the autumn part of the season for Jevnaker. He scored 13 goals in 12 games here, but left after half a season to play in closer proximity to the Oslo and Akershus University College where he studied.[3] In 2015, he joined Lommedalens IL.[4] His career here became equally short, as he went on to Fredrikstad FK in the summer.[5] Playing just half a year here as well, he signed for Ullern IF ahead of the 2016 season.[1]

International[edit]

Di Vita Jensen has appeared for Norway's U-16 and U-17 teams. He is also eligible for the US through his American mother.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 September 2013[citation needed]
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Hønefoss Adeccoligaen 1 0 0 0 1 0
2007 9 0 0 0 9 0
2008 8 1 0 0 8 1
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Jevnaker IF Third Division
2010 Hønefoss Tippeligaen 19 2 3 0 22 2
2011 Adeccoligaen 16 5 3 2 19 7
2012 Tippeligaen 9 0 2 0 11 0
2012 Ull/Kisa Adeccoligaen 13 2 0 0 13 2
2013 Hønefoss Tippeligaen 15 0 2 1 17 1
Career Total 90 10 10 3 100 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nilsen, Tommy (16 March 2016). "Di Vita går fra Fredrikstad til Ullern". Ringerikes Blad (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ Bell, Arch (18 March 2010). "Di Vita Jensen Ready To Take Off". Yanks-Abroad. Retrieved 2010-04-07.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Rune (27 October 2014). "Kom, scoret 13 og forsvant". Hadeland (in Norwegian). p. 14.
  4. ^ "Spiller med Tippeligabakgrunn klar" (in Norwegian). Lommedalens IL. 10 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  5. ^ Bekkåsen, Joakim (7 August 2015). "Signerte ny spiller". Moss Avis (in Norwegian). p. 17.