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  • Emanuele Piccirillo

Norwegian football is on a significant upswing and there is a lot of talent in the Eliteserien. some players have already moved to bigger clubs. let’s take a look on who you should keep an eye on.

Magnus Smelhus Sjöeng, GK – 23.03.2002 (20) VÅLERENGA

- dominates the box

- strong aerial ability

- excellent reflexes

- great physical strength & natural fitness


Henrik Heggheim, CB – 22.04.2001 (21) BRÖNDBY

- tall & physically imposing

- agility, coordination & pace for a player of his size

- good anticipation sense & interceptions

- good in build-up

- great passing ability at all distances

- ball-carrying


Aleksander Hammer Kjelsen, CB – 03.01.2006 (17) VÅLERENGA

- well-timed tackles and interceptions

- likes to make sliding tackles

- great situational awareness

- excellent range of passing at all distances

- dominant in the air


Olav Veum, CB - 14.02.2004 (18) STABÆK

- ball-playing defender

- good technical ability

- agility, coordination & pace for a player of his size

- great physical strength & natural fitness

- dominant in the air

- hard-working


Anders Rönne Börset, CB – 22.02.2006 (16) MOLDE

- left footed

- complete & dominant centre-back

- best at left-sided centre-back

- can play as a left-back

- good in build-up

- ball-carrying

- excellent range of passing at all distances

- dominant in the air


Leo Hjelde, LB – 26.08.2003 (19) ROTERHAM (loan from Leeds)

- left footed

- tall & physically imposing

- can play as a centre-back

- agility, coordination & pace for a player of his size

- runs into advanced positions

- good anticipation sense & interceptions


Sivert Mannsverk, CM – 08.05.2002 (20) MOLDE

- playmaker in front of the defensive line

- good in build-up

- strong distribution

- elegant on the ball & calm under pressure

- great passing range

- physical presence


Kristian Arnstad, CM – 07.09.2003 (19) ANDERLECHT

- playmaker

- great tactically & technically

- cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

- good anticipation sense & interceptions

- very good passer


Christos Zafeiris, CM – 23.02.2003 (19) HAUGESUND

- box-to-box midfielder

- good physical strength

- ball-winning midfielder

- good anticipation sense & positioning

- perfect player for a pressing team

- very good passer

- low centre of gravity


Odin Thiago Holm, CM – 18.01.2003 (20) VÅLERENGA

- deep-lying playmaker

- highly technical & creative player

- good through balls and key passes

- hard working

- calm under pressure

- good anticipation sense & positioning


Filip Rönningen Jörgensen, CM – 27.05.2002 (20) ODDS BK

- playmaker

- technical & creative player

- ball-carrying

- good through balls and key passes

- finds the space well between the lines

- runs into advanced positions

- calm under pressure


Isak Hansen-Aarøen, CM – 22.08.2004 (18) MAN UTD

- playmaker

- very good technical ability

- hard-working

- excellent passing ability at all distances

- elegant on the ball & calm under pressure

- tactically intelligent


Sondre Auklend, AM – 10.06.2003 (19) VIKING

- can also play as a winger

- very good technical ability

- low centre of gravity

- excellent range of passing at all distances

- calm under pressure

- strong in 1v1 situations

- great pace, agility and coordination


Emil Konradsen Ceide, LW – 03.09.2001 (21) SASSUOLO

- inside forward

- good pace & agility

- very strong in 1v1 situations

- good technical ability

- good crosses


Osame Sahraoui, LW – 11.06.2001 (21) VÅLERENGA

- very strong in 1v1 situations

- good pace & agility

- ball-carrying

- good through balls and key passes

- good technical ability


Tobias Fjeld Gulliksen, LW – 09.07.2003 (19) STRØMSGODSET

- highly technical and creative player

- very strong in 1v1 situations

- good through balls and key passes

- good pace & agility

- likes to attack through half space/centrally


Andreas Schjelderup, LW – 01.06.2004 (18) BENFICA

- advanced playmaker

- creative player & good technical ability

- good through balls & key passes

- great pace, agility & coordination

- strong in 1v1 situations

- low centre of gravity

- hard-working

- dangerous on the counter


Antonio Nusa, LW – 17.04.2005 (17) BRUGGE

- inside forward

- very good technical ability

- great pace and acceleration

- very strong in 1v1 situations

- dangerous on the counter

- ball-carrying


Jacob Emile Dicko Eng, LW – 14.09.2004 (18) VÅLERENGA

- able to play on both wings

- likes to attack through half space

- great acceleration & change of pace

- strong in 1v1 situations

- physical strength

- technical and creative player

- ball-carrying


Joel Mugisha Mvuka, RW – 21.11.2002 (20) BODØ/GLIMT

- able to play on both wings

- strong in 1v1 situations

- great acceleration & change of pace

- technical and creative player

- high speed in 1-2 combinations


Seedy Jatta, CF – 18.03..2003 (19) VÅLERENGA

- mostly plays as a winger

- strong in 1v1 situations

- technical and creative player

- great pace and acceleration

- physical strength


Elias Hoff Melkersen, CF – 31.12.2002 (20) SPARTA ROTTERDAM

- able to play as second striker

- powerful long-range shot

- great situational awareness

- good technical ability

- penalty taker


Nicolai Skoglund, CF – 03.01.2003 (20) SPORTING

- aerial threat

- good hold-up play

- great agility, coordination & pace for a player of his size

- good direct and indirect set-piece taker


Noah Jean Holm, CF - 23.05.2001 (21) STADE REIMS (Loan from Rosenborg)

- complete striker

- able to play on the wing

- aerial threat

- physical strength

- clinical finisher

- great sense of positioning

- strong in 1v1 situations


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