- Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Solskjaer in 2011
Personal information Full name Ole Gunnar Solskjær Date of birth 26 February 1973 Place of birth Kristiansund, Norway Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Playing position Forward
Club information Current club Molde (manager) Youth career 1989–1990 Clausenengen Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1990–1994 Clausenengen 109 (115) 1994–1996 Molde 42 (31) 1996–2007 Manchester United 235 (91) Total 386 (237) National team 1995–2007 Norway 67 (23) Teams managed 2008–2011 Manchester United Reserves 2011– Molde * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Ole Gunnar Solskjær (born 26 February 1973 in Kristiansund, Møre og Romsdal) is the manager of Norwegian first division side Molde. He is better known as a former footballer who spent most of his career playing for Manchester United. Often dubbed "the baby-faced assassin," he played 366 times for the Red Devils and scored 126 goals during a very successful period for the club. He was recognised as a "super sub" for his knack of coming off the bench to score late goals. Solskjær's defining moment in football came in injury time of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final where he scored the winning last-minute goal against Bayern Munich, completing a remarkable comeback and winning The Treble for United.
Before he moved to England, Solskjær completed a year's national service in the Norwegian Army, and played part time for Third Division Norwegian Clausenengen FK, later moving to Norwegian Premier League Molde FK in 1994. He joined United in 1996, for a transfer fee of £1.5 million. He is a patron of the Manchester United Supporters' Trust (formerly Shareholders United).
In 2007, Solskjær announced his retirement from football after failing to recover from a serious knee injury. However, Solskjær remained at Old Trafford in a coaching role, as well as in an ambassadorial capacity. In 2008, Solskjær became Manchester United's first full-time reserve team manager since 2006, taking over from Brian McClair and Jimmy Ryan, who had filled the role in a caretaker capacity. In 2010, it was announced that Solskjær would return to his native country to manage his former club, Molde FK, whom he led to their first ever league trophy in 2011. He also supervises a training academy for young footballers in his home town of Kristiansund.
- 1 Playing career
- 2 Managerial career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Career statistics
- 5 Honours
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Solskjær first played for Clausenengen and impressed in the Otta Cup as a 17-year-old with seventeen goals in six matches. He then joined Molde in 1995 and scored twenty goals in his first season in the Norwegian Premier League.
Early Manchester United years
Solskjær scored 31 goals in 38 matches for Molde in the Norwegian Premier League, leading to interest from Hamburger SV of Germany and Italian club Cagliari, and his then-manager Åge Hareide made Solskjær available to both Everton and his old club Manchester City for £1.2 million. However, neither Everton nor City were willing to take a risk on Solskjær, and the interest from Hamburg and Cagliari fell through after Manchester United submitted a bid of £1.5 million during Euro 1996.
He joined United on 29 July 1996, and was something of a surprise acquisition as he was almost unknown outside his homeland and at the time United were still in the hunt for Blackburn Rovers and England striker Alan Shearer, who then joined Newcastle United for a world record £15 million. As the only striker to arrive at Old Trafford that year, it was widely expected that his first season would be spent as a backup to Eric Cantona and Andy Cole with only occasional first team opportunities. But within weeks of his arrival it was clear that he would be a key part of the first team sooner than had been anticipated, and would also prove himself to be one of the biggest Premier League bargains of the season.
He was issued with the number 20 shirt, a squad number he would retain for the rest of his Manchester United career. He scored six minutes into his debut as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers. Solskjær scored 18 Premier League goals for United in his first season, helping United win the title in the last weeks of the season. The British media nicknamed him the "Baby-Faced Assassin" because of his youthful looks and his deadly finishing. He will perhaps be best remembered as a "super-sub", having earned wide acclaim for a remarkable habit of coming into matches late on as a substitute and scoring goals. Alex Ferguson remarked that Solskjær has a knack of sitting on the bench and studying the game without taking his eye off the action. One of his most impressive feats was coming off the bench to score four goals in the last 12 minutes of United's 8–1 thrashing of Nottingham Forest. He scored another four goals in a match a season later against Everton in a 5–1 victory.
Solskjær stayed at Old Trafford even though other clubs showed interest in the player in 1998. He even refused an offer from Tottenham Hotspur, after Manchester United had accepted a bid for him. The Norwegian went on to score the winning goal in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final, helping the team secure the Treble and cementing his own place in the United folklore. Another defining moment in his career, was in the end of the league match against Newcastle in 1998. The match was tied at 1–1, and Manchester United needed at least a draw to keep up with Arsenal in the race for the league title. Near the end of the game, Newcastle's Robert Lee had a clear goalscoring opportunity, running unopposed towards United's goal, but Solskjær had run across the entire field to commit a professional foul against him, thus denying Newcastle a winning goal. Solskjær did this knowing he would be sent off, and suspended for the coming matches. Supporters regarded this as a perfect example of how Solskjær put the club above purely personal interest.
These feats made him a favourite among the United supporters, inspiring songs such as "Who Put the Ball in the Germans' Net?" and "You Are My Solskjær". Even when he had been absent on the pitch for a long time due to injury, United fans would still fill matches with chants sung in Solskjær's honour.
After a few years of coming on as the super-sub, Solskjær got a chance as a starter in the 2001–02 season, paired up with Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. He took the opportunity with characteristic incisiveness, forcing Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke onto the bench.
By 2002–03, after both Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke had left Old Trafford, Solskjær had only Diego Forlán and Van Nistelrooy to compete with for a place in the starting line-up. Still, Ferguson's persistence in playing Van Nistelrooy up front with Paul Scholes, or as a lone striker, meant that opportunities were limited.
Solskjær was subsequently given his time again when David Beckham picked up an injury and Ferguson played the Norwegian on the right wing. While proving himself to be an able crosser of the ball, Solskjær also popped up with goals, scoring a total of 16 goals in the season. He was selected to play on the right in important matches, such as in the league game against Arsenal and the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid, while Beckham was left on the bench. He also captained the team in a number of matches.
At the start of 2003–04, Solskjær found himself as United's first-choice right winger. However, a knee injury suffered against Panathinaikos on 16 September 2003 put Solskjær out of action until February 2004. Solskjær returned from the injury for the season run-in and was man of the match in the FA Cup Semi Final victory over Arsenal. He also played in the 2004 FA Cup final, which the club won. Solskjær was forced to undergo intensive knee surgery in August 2004 and had to miss the 2004–05 season entirely. While he eventually recovered his fitness, it was difficult for the 32-year-old to carve his niche again among the heavy-weight attack of Manchester United. The Old Trafford faithful, however, displayed almost fanatical loyalty in their desire to see Solskjær in action again.
To show their continuing support, fans added a banner to the collection that lines the Stretford End reading "20 LEGEND" (Solskjær wore number 20 for United). Solskjær further solidified his status amongst United fans when he became a patron of the supporters action group, Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST), previously Shareholders United.
Back from injury
Solskjær made his long-awaited return to action on 5 December 2005, playing for United's reserves against Liverpool. Spectators numbering 2,738 showed up to witness the comeback of the popular Norwegian – an above-average turn-out for a reserve team match. He made his first-team return as a substitute in the match against Birmingham City on 28 December. He then finally made his first start more than a year later in the FA Cup match against Burton Albion, before playing a full game as a captain in the replay. His return to full fitness slowly continued with regular appearances in the reserves, until on 8 March 2006 when, during a game against Middlesbrough, he was accidentally caught by Ugo Ehiogu, breaking his cheekbone. While facing the possibility of missing the rest of the season, he nevertheless appeared as a substitute against Sunderland on Good Friday.
Solskjær had a very successful pre season tour in the summer of 2006 gaining Ferguson's praise who also said he would reconsider his plan to buy a new striker. He returned to Premier League action on 23 August 2006 when he scored in an away match against Charlton Athletic, his first Premier League goal since April 2003. Ferguson commented after the match that "it was a great moment for Ole, United fans everywhere, the players and the staff" and that "Ole has been through a torrid time with injuries for the last two years, but he's persevered and never lost faith and has got his repayment tonight. Everyone is over the moon for him." He continued his come-back by putting in the winning goal in the Champions League clash with Celtic on 13 September, fulfilling his post-injury ambition to score another goal at Old Trafford. Solskjær's first Premier League goal at Old Trafford since his return came on 1 October when he netted both goals in the 2–0 win against Newcastle United. His goalscoring form continued with when he started the away match against Wigan Athletic and struck a sublime finish to round off a 3–1 victory, and again against Crewe Alexandra on 25 October 2006, scoring the first of a 2–1 victory. After a further injury sustained in Copenhagen, Solskjær again returned on form scoring the third goal in the 3–1 win over Wigan on Boxing Day. Solskjær continued his form by scoring United's opening goal in their 3–2 win over Reading on the 30 December. Additionally, he came on as a substitute to score an injury-time winner in the 2–1 victory over Aston Villa in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup on 7 January 2007.
After a match against Reading, Solskjær had further surgery on his knee. However, it was not as serious as his previous operations, and he was put out of action for only a month. He was predicted to be available for the 31 March game against Blackburn Rovers. United boss Alex Ferguson said: "It was good timing with the international break coming up. It gave us the opportunity to get the thing done." Solskjær did make his comeback from injury against Blackburn Rovers as a late substitute, and even scored in the 89th minute to seal Manchester United's 4–1 win. His last match was the FA Cup Final against Chelsea which did not provide him with a fairy tale ending as an extra-time goal from Didier Drogba gave Chelsea the victory.
On 5 June 2007, it was announced that Solskjær had undergone minor surgery after he reported discomfort in his knee while training with Norway. The surgery was a success, but Solskjær failed to fully recover and announced his retirement from professional football on 27 August 2007. Finally, on 4 September at the home game against Sunderland, his retirement was officially announced over the Old Trafford tannoy, with Solskjær walking onto the pitch to a standing ovation. As of his retirement, Solskjær holds the record for the most goals scored for Manchester United as a substitute, scoring 28 goals off the bench.
On 2 August 2008, a testimonial was played in honour of Solskjær at Old Trafford against Espanyol. Over 68,000 fans were present as United eventually got the winner from substitute Fraizer Campbell. Solskjær appeared in the 68th minute, replacing Carlos Tévez. He hit the target three times and was credited for his role in influencing the young Campbell's play. At the end of the game, he addressed the fans with a speech, thanking the staff, players, fans and his family.
Solskjær made his international debut in a friendly game against Jamaica on 26 November 1995, just a few months before he joined Manchester United. The game finished in a 1–1 draw with Ole Gunnar scoring the only goal for Norway. He continued his great goal scoring start by scoring three goals during his first competitive appearances for the national team during the 1998 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Solskjær played in both the 1998 FIFA World Cup and Euro 2000 for Norway. He formed a feared partnership with international team mate and ex Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo which was seen as one of the best striking partnerships in Norway's history.
Following his lengthy layout to injuries Solskjær made his full game comeback on 2 September 2006, when he scored the first and last goals in a 4–1 win against Hungary in a Euro 2008 qualifying match. They would be his last goals for the national team taking his tally up to 23 goals.
He made what proved to be his final appearance for Norway against Croatia in February 2007, finishing with a record of 67 appearances.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær: International Goals # Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition 1 26 November 1995 Kingston Jamaica 1–1 Draw Friendly 2 27 March 1996 Windsor Park, Belfast Northern Ireland 2–0 Win Friendly 3 2 June 1996 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Azerbaijan 5–0 Win 1998 FIFA World Cup qual. 4 5 30 April 1997 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Finland 1–1 Draw 1998 FIFA World Cup qual. 6 25 March 1998 King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels Belgium 2–2 Draw Friendly 7 27 May 1998 Molde stadion, Molde Saudi Arabia 6–0 Win Friendly 8 9 27 March 1999 Olympic Stadium (Athens) Greece 2–0 Win UEFA Euro 2000 qual. 10 11 28 April 1999 Tblisi Georgia 4–1 Win UEFA Euro 2000 qual. 12 8 September 1999 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Slovenia 4–0 Win UEFA Euro 2000 qual. 13 9 October 1999 Daugava Stadium, Riga Latvia 2–1 Win UEFA Euro 2000 qual. 14 27 May 2000 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Slovakia 2–0 Win Friendly 15 24 March 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Poland 2–3 Defeat 2002 FIFA World Cup qual. 16 28 March 2001 Minsk Belarus 1–2 Defeat 2002 FIFA World Cup qual. 17 15 August 2001 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Turkey 1–1 Draw Friendly 18 14 May 2002 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Japan 3–0 Win Friendly 19 22 May 2002 Aspmyra stadium, Bodø Iceland 1–1 Draw Friendly 20 2 April 2003 Luxembourg City Luxembourg 2–0 Win UEFA Euro 2004 qual. 21 11 June 2003 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo Romania 1–1 Draw UEFA Euro 2004 qual. 22 2 September 2006 Budapest Hungary 4–1 Win UEFA Euro 2008 Qual. 23
First step into coaching
Solskjær signed his last player contract with Manchester United on 31 March 2006, with a provision to allow him to develop his coaching awards. He also acted in an ambassadorial role for the club, when he travelled to Hong Kong in 2006 and played with students at the Manchester United Soccer School in Hong Kong. When interviewed by Setanta Sports in August 2007, Solskjær confirmed he would train to be a coach after retiring from professional football, and would start to earn the required badges after his last season with Manchester United. Following his retirement, Solskjær worked for Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, coaching the strikers on the first team for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.
As announced on 20 May 2008, he took over the Manchester United Reserves during the summer of 2008. He won the 2007–08 Lancashire Senior Cup by defeating the Liverpool Reserves 3–2 in the final. On 12 May 2010, Solskjær won his first Manchester Senior Cup by defeating Bolton 1–0 at the Reebok Stadium.
Shortly after the resignation of Åge Hareide from the position, Solskjær was offered the opportunity to coach the Norwegian national team; he declined, saying that it was not yet the right time for him to become the Norway coach. Solskjær's final game as Manchester United Reserves manager was a 5–1 victory over Newcastle United on 16 December 2010.
On 9 November 2010, Solskjær signed a four-year contract with the Norwegian side Molde FK to take over as manager, where he played prior to moving to Manchester United. Solskjær continued as Manchester United Reserves manager until January 2011, when he took over at Molde for the start of the new season.
Molde played their first league game under Solskjær on the 18 March 2011 and suffered an embarrassing 3–0 defeat to newly promoted Sarpsborg 08. They played their first home game of the season on 3 April, where despite coming from 1–0 down to lead 2–1 they were held to a 2–2 draw by league leaders Tromsø. Molde's first goal under Solskjær was scored in this game, by Senegalese striker Pape Paté Diouf. On 17 April 2011, Solskær won his first Tippeligaen game at Molde with the 3–2 home win over Stabæk. On Molde's 100 years anniversary on 19 June 2011, Solskjær lead the team to a 2–0 victory over Sogndal and the top of the Norwegian Elite League. On 30 October 2011, Solskjær won the Tippeligaen with Molde in his first year as manager for the team.
Solskjær lived in Bramhall with his wife, Silje, and their three children, Noah, Karna and Elijah while their time in England. Today Solskjær lives in his hometown Kristiansund in Norway with his family, because of his new job as manager for Molde FK. He has admitted that he is not his son Noah's favourite player — his former United teammate Wayne Rooney is.
In 2008, Solskjær was awarded with the First Class Knighthood of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav by King Harald V of Norway. He was presented with the award in a ceremony on 25 October 2008 in his hometown of Kristiansund. Solskjær is the youngest ever recipient of the knighthood, usually bestowed upon notable members of society in their later years.
In 2009, the Norwegian parliament bestowed upon Solskjær its annual Peer Gynt Prize for his work as worthy ambassador of sport and for his "great social commitment,"  in a ceremony at Vinstra Hall. The ex-footballer laughingly admitted in the subsequent press conference that he had neither read nor seen the Ibsen play, yet, but now intends to.
In 2010, the Sunday Times Sport Rich List estimated his personal wealth to be around £10 million, making him one of the richest coaches in British football. After he purchased a house in his home town Kristiansund, speculations arose around whether he would succeed Uwe Rösler as manager for Solskjær's former club Molde FK, an hour away from Kristiansund by car.
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other[nb 1] Total Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Clausenengen 1990 – 1991 – 1992 – 1993 – 1994 47 31 – Total 47 31 – Molde 1995 26 20 – 4 2 1996 12 11 – Total 38 31 – Manchester United 1996–97 33 18 3 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 46 19 1997–98 22 6 2 2 0 0 6 1 0 0 30 9 1998–99 19 12 8 1 3 3 6 2 1 0 37 18 1999–2000 28 12 – 1 0 11 3 6 0 46 15 2000–01 31 10 2 1 2 2 11 0 1 0 47 13 2001–02 30 17 2 1 0 0 15 7 0 0 47 25 2002–03 37 9 2 1 4 1 14 4 0 0 57 15 2003–04 13 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 19 1 2004–05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2005–06 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2006–07 19 7 6 2 1 1 6 1 0 0 32 11 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 235 91 30 8 11 7 81 20 9 0 366 126 Career total 320 153 30 8 11 7 81 20 9 0 451 188
Norway national team Year Apps Goals 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
As of 30 October 2011
Team From To Record G W D L GF GA Win % Molde 9 November 2010 Present 33 20 7 6 75 40 60.61 Total 33 20 7 6 75 40 60.61
- Manchester United
- Premier League (6): 1996–97, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07
- FA Cup (2): 1998–99, 2003–04
- FA Community Shield (3): 1996, 1997, 2003
- UEFA Champions League (1): 1998–99
- Intercontinental Cup (1): 1999
- Manchester United Reserves
- Premier Reserve League (1): 2009–10
- Premier Reserve League North (1): 2009–10
- Lancashire Senior Cup (1): 2008–09
- Manchester Senior Cup (1): 2009
- Molde FK
- Norwegian Premier League (1): 2011
- Knight of the Order of St. Olav, First Class
- Kniksen's honour award in 2007
- Peer Gynt Prize in 2009, for his efforts for football and philanthropy.
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Molde FK – current squad
1 Pettersen · 2 Vatshaug · 5 Forren · 6 Berg Hestad · 7 Wolff Eikrem · 8 Thioune · 9 Moström · 10 Hoseth · 11 Berget · 12 Lillebakk · 13 Ulvestad · 14 Steen · 15 Stamnestrø · 17 Steenslid · 18 Simonsen · 19 Mota · 20 Angan · 21 Wemberg · 22 Gatt · 23 Rindarøy · 25 Cunningham · 26 Valderhaug · 27 Chima · 29 Markeng · 30 Tripic · 33 Dantas · Manager: Solskjær
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