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The Best Soccer Players from Norway

Updated March 29, 2020 9.3k votes 1.4k voters 60.6k views105 items

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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  • Erling Braut Haaland1
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    28

    Erling Braut Haaland

    Striker

    BirthplaceLeeds (England)

    NationalityNorway

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær2
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    184

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKristiansund, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær KSO (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈuːlə ˈɡʉnːɑr ²suːlʂær] (listen); born 26...  more
  • Martin Ødegaard3
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    159

    Martin Ødegaard

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDrammen, Norway

    NationalityNorway

  • John Arne Riise4
    348
    195

    John Arne Riise

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceMolde, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    John Arne Semundseth Riise (born 24 September 1980) is a Norwegian former professional...  more
  • John Carew5
    227
    144

    John Carew

    Forward

    BirthplaceLørenskog, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    John Alieu Carew (Norwegian pronunciation: [jɔn ˈkɑːrɛv]; born 5 September 1979) is a...  more
  • Tore André Flo6
    224
    145

    BirthplaceFlo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Tore André Flo (born 15 June 1973) is a retired Norwegian football striker and youth coach. He...  more
  • Joshua King7
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    127

    Joshua King

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Joshua Christian Kojo King (born 15 January 1992) is a Norwegian professional footballer who...  more
  • Erik Thorstvedt8
    106
    60

    Erik Thorstvedt

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceStavanger, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Erik Thorstvedt (born 28 October 1962 in Stavanger) is a former Norwegian professional...  more
  • Ronny Johnsen9
    125
    77

    Ronny Johnsen

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSandefjord, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Jean Ronny Johnsen (born 10 June 1969) is a Norwegian former footballer who played at both...  more
  • Morten Gamst Pedersen10
    106
    62

    BirthplaceVadsø, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Morten Gamst Pedersen (born 8 September 1981) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays...  more
  • Brede Hangeland11
    123
    77

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America, Norway

    Brede Paulsen Hangeland (born 20 June 1981) is a retired Norwegian professional footballer who...  more
  • Henning Berg12
    107
    64

    Henning Berg

    Defender

    BirthplaceEidsvoll, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Henning Stille Berg (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈhɛnːɪŋ ˈstɪlːə ˈbærɡ]; born 1 September 1969)...  more
  • Erik Nevland13
    67
    29

    Erik Nevland

    Forward

    BirthplaceStavanger, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Erik Nevland (born 10 November 1977) is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played...  more
  • 14
    64
    27

    Frank Strandli

    Forward

    BirthplaceNorway

    NationalityNorway

    Frank Strandli (born 16 May 1972) is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as...  more
  • Erik Mykland15
    105
    67

    Erik Mykland

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceRisør, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Erik Mykland (born 21 July 1971) is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a...  more
  • Rune Bratseth16
    78
    42

    Rune Bratseth

    Defender

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Rune Bratseth (born 19 March 1961) is a Norwegian former footballer who played as a...  more
  • 17
    76
    44

    Odd Iversen

    Forward

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Odd "Ivers" Iversen (6 November 1945 – 29 December 2014) was a Norwegian footballer who played...  more
  • Roar Strand18
    66
    35

    Roar Strand

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Roar Strand (born 2 February 1970) is a Norwegian football player. He played as a midfielder...  more
  • Gunnar Halle19
    56
    26

    Gunnar Halle

    Defender

    BirthplaceLarvik, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Gunnar Halle (born 11 August 1965) is a Norwegian football manager and former player. He is...  more
  • Steffen Iversen20
    104
    76

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Steffen Iversen (born 10 November 1976) is a Norwegian footballer who currently plays for...  more
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    43

    Tom Lund

    Forward

    BirthplaceSkedsmo, Lillestrøm, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Tom Lund (born 10 September 1950) is a former Norwegian football coach and striker, he is...  more
  • Rune Jarstein22
    54
    31

    Rune Jarstein

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceSkien, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Rune Almenning Jarstein (born 29 September 1984) is a Norwegian international footballer who...  more
  • Kjetil Rekdal23
    59
    39

    Kjetil Rekdal

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceFiksdal, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Kjetil André Rekdal (born 6 November 1968) is a Norwegian football manager and a former...  more
  • Jo Inge Berget24
    45
    26

    Jo Inge Berget

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceOslo, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Jo Inge Berget (born 11 September 1990) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Roger Nilsen25
    39
    21

    Roger Nilsen

    Defender

    BirthplaceTromsø, Norway

    NationalityNorway

    Roger Nilsen (born 8 August 1969 in Tromsø) is a Norwegian football coach and former defender....  more