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Ole Gunnar Solskjær
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Personal information
Full nameOle Gunnar Solskjær
Date of birth26 February 1973 (1973-02-26) (age 46)
Place of birthKristiansund, Norway
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionStriker (retired)
Youth career
1989-1990Clausenengen
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1990-1994
1994-1996
1996-2007
Clausenengen
Molde
Manchester United
National team
1995-2007Norway
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ole Gunnar Solskjær (born 26 February 1973 in Kristiansund) is a Norwegian former football player. He played most of his career for Manchester United. He also played for the Norway national team.

Career

In Norway

Solskjær played for Molde FK and Clausenlengen before he went to England.

In England

Solskjær joined Manchester United in 1996. He played 366 games for the club and scored 126 goals. In 1999, he scored four goals in twelve minutes against Nottingham Forest, "the fastest scorer of a four-goal haul on record in England".[1]

With Manchester United, Solskjær won the Premier League six times and the FA Cup twice. He scored the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League Final.

Management

As of September 2009, he is the coach of the Manchester United Reserve team. In 2011, he got the job as head coach for Molde FK, the club he left to join Manchester United.

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NorwayLeague Norwegian Football Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
1990 Clausenengen Second Division
1991 Third Division
1992
1993
1994 Second Division
1995 Molde Premier League 26 20 26 20
1996 16 11 16 11
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1996/97 Manchester United Premier League 33 18 3 0 0 0 10 1 46 19
1997/98 22 6 2 2 0 0 6 1 30 9
1998/99 19 12 8 1 3 3 6 2 36 18
1999/00 28 12 - 1 0 11 3 40 15
2000/01 31 10 2 1 2 2 11 0 46 13
2001/02 30 17 2 1 0 0 15 7 47 25
2002/03 37 9 2 1 4 1 14 4 57 15
2003/04 13 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 18 1
2004/05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005/06 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2006/07 19 7 6 2 1 1 0 0 26 10
Country Norway 151 146 151 146
England 235 91 30 8 11 7 81 20 357 126
Total 286 237 30 8 11 7 81 20 508 272

International career statistics

[2]

Norway national team
YearAppsGoals
1995 2 1
1996 6 3
1997 2 1
1998 9 3
1999 8 5
2000 10 1
2001 7 3
2002 9 2
2003 7 2
2004 2 0
2005 0 0
2006 4 2
2007 1 0
Total 67 23

References