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The Best Soccer Players from Norway 

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List of the best soccer players from Norway. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Norway, along with photos when available. This list of best Norwegian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Norwegian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This list contains players like Ole Bjørn Sundgot and Mustafa Abdellaoue.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Norwegian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Norwegian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Norway in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Norwegian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjæ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward and Midfielder from Kristiansund, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Ole Gunnar Solskjær KSO (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈuːlə ˈɡʉnːɑr ²suːlʂær] (listen); born 26 February 1973) is a Norwegian professional football manager and former player. He is ...more

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John Arne Riise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Defender and Midfielder from Molde, Norway

Nationality: Norway

John Arne Semundseth Riise (born 24 September 1980) is a Norwegian former professional football player who played as a left back and a left midfielder. With 110 caps, he is the most capped ...more
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Martin Ødegaard ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Henrikk1 added Martin Ødegaard

Nationality: Norway

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Tore André Flo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward from Flo, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Tore André Flo (born 15 June 1973) is a retired Norwegian football striker and youth coach. He was capped 76 times, scoring 23 goals for Norway, and represented his country in 1998 FIFA ...more

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John Carew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward from Lørenskog, Norway

Nationality: Norway

John Alieu Carew (Norwegian pronunciation: [jɔn ˈkɑːrɛv]; born 5 September 1979) is a Norwegian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He was capped 91 times, scoring 24 goals ...more
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Joshua King is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Henrikk1 added Joshua King Forward and Midfielder from Oslo, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Joshua Christian Kojo King (born 15 January 1992) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth and the Norway national team. King was ...more
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Ronny Johnsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Defender and Midfielder from Sandefjord, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Jean Ronny Johnsen (born 10 June 1969) is a Norwegian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a centre back or defensive midfielder. Johnsen played club ...more
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Erik Thorstvedt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Goalkeeper from Stavanger, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Erik Thorstvedt (born 28 October 1962 in Stavanger) is a former Norwegian professional football goalkeeper. He won 97 caps for the Norwegian national team, and was the starter in goal at the ...more
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Brede Hangeland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Defender from Houston, Texas

Nationality: United States of America, Norway

Brede Paulsen Hangeland (born 20 June 1981) is a retired Norwegian professional footballer who played as a central defender. He began his career with Viking, where he won the Norwegian Cup in ...more
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Steffen Iversen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward from Oslo, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Steffen Iversen (born 10 November 1976) is a Norwegian footballer who currently plays for Norwegian 4th division side SK Haugar as a striker. He is the son of former Norway international Odd ...more
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Henning Berg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Defender from Eidsvoll, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Henning Stille Berg (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhɛnːɪŋ ˈstɪlːə ˈbærɡ]; born 1 September 1969) is a Norwegian football manager and former player who played as a defender. He is the head ...more
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Erik Mykland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Midfielder from Risør, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Erik Mykland (born 21 July 1971) is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He was nicknamed Myggen (mosquito) during his career, as he used to flap his arms and ...more
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Morten Gamst Pedersen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Midfielder from Vadsø, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Morten Gamst Pedersen (born 8 September 1981) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Norwegian club Tromsø, the club with which he began his career. He began his ...more
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Odd Iversen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Odd Iversen Forward from Trondheim, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Odd "Ivers" Iversen (6 November 1945 – 29 December 2014) was a Norwegian footballer who played as a striker; he is notable for his former record of 158 goals in Norwegian top tier ...more
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Rune Bratseth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Rune Bratseth Defender from Trondheim, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Rune Bratseth (born 19 March 1961) is a Norwegian former footballer who played as a sweeper. Nicknamed Elk due to his stature, he is best known for his spell with Werder Bremen, also having ...more
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Tom Lund is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
jørgen-mysen-kanestrøm added Tom Lund Forward from Skedsmo, Lillestrøm, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Tom Lund (born 10 September 1950) is a former Norwegian football coach and striker, he is considered by some as Norway's greatest football player of all time. Lund spent his entire career at ...more
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Erling Braut Haaland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Erik Fornes added Erling Braut Haaland Erling Braut Haaland ( born 21 July 2000) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Norway national team.

Nationality: Norway

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Roar Strand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Roar Strand Midfielder from Trondheim, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Roar Strand (born 2 February 1970) is a Norwegian football player. He played as a midfielder at the Norwegian club Rosenborg. Strand was capped 42 times for the Norwegian national team. He is ...more
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Kjetil Rekdal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Kjetil Rekdal Defender and Midfielder from Fiksdal, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Kjetil André Rekdal (born 6 November 1968) is a Norwegian football manager and a former footballer.Rekdal began his playing career in Molde FK, playing afterwards for clubs in the German ...more
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Alexander Tettey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Midfielder from Accra, Ghana

Nationality: Ghana, Norway

Alexander Banor Tettey (born 4 April 1986) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Norwich City. Tettey was born in Ghana, but moved to ...more
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Claus Lundekvam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Defender from Austevoll

Nationality: Norway

Claus Lundekvam (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈklæʉs ²lʉnːəkvɑm]; born 22 February 1973) is a former Norwegian footballer, who spent most of his career at English side Southampton. He ...more
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Håvard Nordtveit ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Håvard Nordtveit Midfielder from Vats, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Håvard Nordtveit (born 21 June 1990) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Hoffenheim and the Norway national team.
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Rune Jarstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Rune Jarstein Goalkeeper from Skien, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Rune Almenning Jarstein (born 29 September 1984) is a Norwegian international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga and the Norwegian national team.
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Per Ciljan Skjelbred is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Midfielder from Trondheim, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Per Ciljan Skjelbred (born 16 June 1987) is a Norwegian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Hertha Berlin. He has previously played for Rosenborg and Hamburger SV, and has been ...more
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Vegard Heggem is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Vegard Heggem Defender from Trondheim, Norway

Nationality: Norway

Vegard Heggem (born 13 July 1975 in Trondheim) is a former Norway international footballer. He rose to prominence with Rosenborg, winning three league titles and a cup, and scoring a goal to ...more