- Tor Røste Fossen
Infobox Football biography
playername = Tor Røste Fossen
fullname = Tor Røste Fossen
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1940|6|19
position = Goalkeeper
manageryears = 1970
managerclubs = Rosenborg (assistant)
Tor Røste Fossen (born 19 June 1940) is a Norwegian former football player and coach. He played for
Rosenborg BK, Trondheimfrom 1964 to 1971, earning two league titles and one cup championship. He coached several Norwegian clubs besides coaching the Norway national football teamduring ten years 1978–1987.
Fossen grew up in
Kolbuand Vågå. He came to Trondheimin 1962 where he played as goalkeeperin 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 Eggencoaching 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 Start1975–1977 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 = http://www.fotball.no/histstat.ASP?WCI=wiClub&WCE=ceCoachAllMatches&personid=2062545&orgelementid=187838|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
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 LeagueChampion: 1967, 1969,
*Norwegian Premier League Runner up: 1968
*Norwegian Cup Win: 1971 [cite web|url = http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nrk_trondelag/sport_nrk_trondelag/rbk/1.1065148
title = Mestvinnende med RBK|accessdate =2008-07-22|publisher = NRK|language = Norwegian]
*Norwegian Cup Runner up: 1967
With Rosenborg BK as coach:
Norwegian Premier LeagueChampion: 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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