Tor Røste Fossen

Tor Røste Fossen

Infobox Football biography
playername = Tor Røste Fossen

fullname = Tor Røste Fossen
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1940|6|19
cityofbirth = Kolbu
countryofbirth = Norway
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position = Goalkeeper
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caps(goals) =

001 00(0)

055 00(0)
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manageryears = 1970
managerclubs = Rosenborg (assistant)
Norway Junior
I.K. Start
Frigg Oslo
Strømsgodset IF
Frigg Oslo

Tor Røste Fossen (born 19 June 1940) is a Norwegian former football player and coach. He played for Rosenborg BK, Trondheim from 1964 to 1971, earning two league titles and one cup championship. He coached several Norwegian clubs besides coaching the Norway national football team during ten years 1978–1987.


Fossen grew up in Kolbu and Vågå. He came to Trondheim in 1962 where he played as goalkeeper in Rosenborg BK. Until 1969 Fossen played 55 matches in the top division. In 1970 a new goalkeeper, Geir Karlsen, arrived at Rosenborg, and Fossen was benched. He then became assistant coach under George Curtis, and in 1972 head coach together with Nils Arne Eggen coaching Rosenborg to "the double", winning both the league and the cup titles. Fossen continued without Eggen 1973–1974, and the team became second both in the league and in the cup 1973. Fossen coached IK Start 1975–1977 to bronze medal in the league 1975. Besides this Fossen also coached Norway national team for juniors 1972–1976.

From 1978 to 1987 Fossen coached the Norway national football team. [cite web|url =|title = Statistics: Tor Røste Fossen|accessdate =2008-07-22|publisher = The Football Association of Norway|language = Norwegian] One of the victories in Fossen's time as Norway manager was the 2–1 win against England in the 1982 World cup qualification. This victory is eternalized by radio reporter Bjørge Lillelien. Fossen coached Norway in the 1984 Olympics.

Later Fossen coached Frigg Oslo, together with Hallvar Thoresen,
Fåberg, and Strømsgodset IF, together with Einar Sigmundstad, winning the Norwegian cup 1991, beating Rosenborg 3–1 in the final. His last post as a coach was in Frigg Oslo before taking over other managerial tasks in the club. Fossen retired 2007.


With Rosenborg BK as player:
*Norwegian Premier League Champion: 1967, 1969,
*Norwegian Premier League Runner up: 1968
*Norwegian Cup Win: 1971 [cite web|url =
title = Mestvinnende med RBK|accessdate =2008-07-22|publisher = NRK|language = Norwegian
*Norwegian Cup Runner up: 1967

With Rosenborg BK as coach:
*Norwegian Premier League Champion: 1971,
*Norwegian Premier League Runner up: 1973,
*Norwegian Cup Runner up: 1972, 1973

With Strømsgodset IF as coach:
*Norwegian Cup Win: 1991


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