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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 Solskjær is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward, Midfielder
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a Norwegian football manager and former player. As a player, he spent most of his career playing as a forward for Manchester United. Before his arrival in England, ...more
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277 134
John Arne Riise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Defender, Midfielder
John Arne Semundseth Riise is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a left back for APOEL in the Cypriot First Division. With 110 caps, he is the most-capped player for the Norwegian ...more
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193 123
Tore André Flo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward
Tore André Flo 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 World Cup and UEFA ...more
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110 61
Joshua King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Henrikk1 added Joshua King Forward, Midfielder
Joshua Christian Kojo King is a Norwegian footballer who plays for English club Blackburn Rovers as a striker or a winger. King was signed by Manchester United from Vålerenga in 2008. ...more
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177 113
John Carew is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward
John Alieu Carew, is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a forward. He was capped 91 times, scoring 24 goals for the Norwegian national team.
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Henning Berg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Defender
Henning Stille Berg is a Norwegian football manager and former player. He played as a right back from 1988 until 2004, most notably in the Premier League where he won titles with both Blackburn ...more
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87 49
Brede Hangeland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Defender
Brede Paulsen Hangeland is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays for Crystal Palace of the Premier League as a central defender. He began his career with Viking, where he won the ...more
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74 40
Erik Mykland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Midfielder
Erik Mykland is a Norwegian retired footballer who played as a midfielder. He was nicknamed Myggen during his career, as he used to flap his arms and hands like one when celebrating his goals. A ...more
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76 42
Erik Thorstvedt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Goalkeeper
Erik Thorstvedt is a former Norwegian professional football goalkeeper. He won 97 caps for the Norwegian national team, and was the starter in goal at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He has played for ...more
10
94 58
Ronny Johnsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Defender, Midfielder
Jean Ronny Johnsen is a Norwegian former footballer who played at both professional and international levels as a centre back or defensive midfielder. Johnsen played club football in Norway, ...more
11
95 60
Steffen Iversen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Forward
Steffen Iversen is a Norwegian former footballer who played as a striker. He is the son of former Norway international Odd Iversen, one of Norway's most prolific goalscorers of all time. Iversen ...more
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56 29
Odd Iversen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Odd Iversen Forward
Odd "Ivers" Iversen was a Norwegian footballer, notable for his former record of 158 goals in Norwegian top tier football, as well as his still-standing record of 30 goals in a single
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54 29
Tom Lund is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
jørgen-mysen-kanestrøm added Tom Lund Forward
Tom Lund 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 Norwegian club ...more
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Martin Ødegaard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Henrikk1 added Martin Ødegaard Midfielder
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71 50
Morten Gamst Pedersen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Midfielder
Morten Gamst Pedersen is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Rosenborg. He began his career with Tromsø, then played for English side Blackburn Rovers between ...more
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48 30
Rune Bratseth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Rune Bratseth Defender
Rune Bratseth is a Norwegian retired footballer who played as a sweeper. Nicknamed Elk due to his stature, he is best known for his spell with Werder Bremen, also having appeared in the 1994 ...more
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41 24
Roar Strand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Roar Strand Midfielder
Roar Strand is a Norwegian retired football player. He played as a midfielder at the Norwegian club Rosenborg. Strand was capped 42 times for the Norwegian national team. He is the player with ...more
18
63 49
Alexander Tettey is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Midfielder
Alexander Banor Tettey is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Norwich City. Tettey was born in Ghana, but moved to Norway when he was young. He has ...more
19
55 43
Claus Lundekvam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Defender
Claus Lundekvam is a former Norwegian footballer, who spent most of his career at English side Southampton. He played for Southampton in the 2003 FA Cup Final against Arsenal. Lundekvam was ...more
20
47 36
Kjetil Rekdal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
Kjetil Rekdal Defender, Midfielder
Kjetil André Rekdal is a Norwegian football manager and a former footballer who has been head coach of Norwegian club Vålerenga since 2013. Rekdal began his playing career in Molde ...more
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Rune Jarstein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Rune Jarstein Goalkeeper
Rune Almenning Jarstein is a Norwegian international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Hertha Berlin. He has previously played for Odd Grenland, Rosenborg and Viking, and has been capped ...more
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25 15
Lars Bohinen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Lars Bohinen Midfielder
Lars Roar Bohinen is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1986 until 2005 notably in the English Premier League for Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers and ...more
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Vegard Heggem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Vegard Heggem Defender
Vegard Heggem is a former Norway international footballer.
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24 15
Øyvind Leonhardsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Øyvind Leonhardsen Midfielder
Øyvind Leonhardsen is a Norwegian former international footballer. He retired after the 2007 season, and at that moment he was captain of Strømsgodset IF in the Norwegian Premier ...more
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Stig Inge Bjørnebye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Norway
cfc10 added Defender
Stig Inge Bjørnebye is a retired Norwegian footballer who played in Norway, England, and Denmark, most notably for Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers. His preferred position was left back, ...more