The young Norwegian footballer who signed for Real Madrid is now making a name for himself in the Dutch League. As a 16-year-old, Martin Ødegaard was the name on the lips of every football fan (or at least, those who could pronounce his name) when he signed for Spanish giants Real Madrid. It brought to the end months of speculation on who the Strømsgodset star would sign for, with Bayern … [Read more...]
Weekly updates from the Eliteserien and the Norway national team.
Football in Norway is a massively popular spectator sport. The national league takes places throughout the summer due to the poor winter weather.
Norwegian footballers made a splash in the Premier League in the 1990s, but who are the famous names of today? Like most of the world, football is a pretty big sport in Norway. Following skiing and other winter sports of course! Though the men's national team of Norway has enjoyed little success of late, there are still a number of players from the country that have been, or are, successful in … [Read more...]
Norway's most successful football club celebrated 100 years this season. We take a look back at their history. After Vålerenga's centenary a few seasons ago, it's now the turn of Trondheim's Rosenborg to chalk up 100 years. Could the glory years be returning to Trondheim? After four years without winning the title, Rosenborg just secured their third consecutive league title. American writer … [Read more...]
Norway's male and female football players will receive the same amount of pay for representing their country. In what is believed to be the first deal of its kind in world football, the Norwegian football association has announced that the amount of money paid to the women's national team will equal that of the men's. The amount will almost double from 3.1 million to 6 million Norwegian krone, … [Read more...]
Following a surprise win against Ajax, Rosenborg qualify for the Europa League for the second time in three seasons. Rosenborg's season will extend to at least December as the Trondheim club have qualified for the group stages of the 2017/18 Europa League. The champions of Norway missed out on a Champions League place with defeat to Celtic, but a play-off win against the Dutch giants Ajax gives … [Read more...]
The growing street football tournament gets underway in Oslo next week. The 2017 Homeless World Cup that kicks off in Oslo next week is set to become the tournament yet. 100,000 fans are expected to attend the games in person, with an anticipated worldwide live streaming audience of more than three million. The Homeless World Cup is an annual football tournament organized by the Homeless World … [Read more...]
The Trondheim club shrug off the disappointment of a Champions League qualifying defeat to maintain their lead of the Eliteserien. After a few weeks of summer break, the Eliteserien returned this weekend with a full programme of league fixtures. A home defeat to Scottish champions Celtic was not the result Rosenborg fans wanted last week, but a return to winning ways in the league will be of some … [Read more...]
One Englishman decided to forgo a promising football coaching career in England and try his luck in Norway. Eight years later he's a key part of the team at Sandefjord, and plans on staying in Norway for good. There are many links between football in England and Norway. Many point towards the influx of Norwegian players to British football in the early 1990s. But today there are a surprising … [Read more...]
As the Norwegian football league heads into its summer break, Rosenborg begin to pull away from the pack. Aside from those involved in European competitions, Norwegian teams can now rest up until the Eliteserien returns on the weekend of 5-7 August. Sogndal 0 Rosenborg 3 After a season plagued by inconsistency, Norwegian champions Rosenborg seem to have found their stride. A comfortable … [Read more...]
Although Rosenborg lead the Norwegian Premier League as we hit the half-way mark, the title is far from won. With 15 rounds gone we are exactly half-way through the 2017 Eliteserien season. Three teams have a realistic chance of scooping the title, while as many as seven more will feel they can reach the medal positions. The Norwegian Premier League is rarely as open as this! Kristiansund 3 … [Read more...]