Håvard Nordtveit

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Håvard Nordtveit
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Håvard Nordtveit (2012)
birthday June 21, 1990
place of birth VatsNorway
size 188 cm
position Defense , defensive midfield
Years station
1997-2003 SK Vats 94
2003-2005 Skjold IL
2006 FK Haugesund
Years station Games (goals) 1
2006-2007 FK Haugesund 10 0(0)
2007-2011 Arsenal FC 0 0(0)
2008 →  UD Salamanca  (loan) 3 0(0)
2009 →  Lillestrøm SK  (loan) 17 0(0)
2009-2010 →  1. FC Nürnberg  (loan) 19 0(0)
2011-2016 Borussia Monchengladbach 171 (10)
2016-2017 West Ham United 16 0(0)
2017– TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 32 0(0)
2019 →  Fulham FC  (loan) 5 0(0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals) 2
2006 Norway U16 10 0(1)
2007 Norway U17 7 0(0)
2007-2008 Norway U18 4 0(3)
2007-2009 Norway U19 14 0(0)
2008-2013 Norway U21 24 0(1)
2011– Norway 52 0(2)
1 Only league games are given.
As of May 30, 2020

2 As of January 1, 2020

Håvard Nordtveit (born June 21, 1990 in Vats , Rogaland ) is a Norwegian football player . The defensive player is under contract with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim .

Club career

Football beginnings

Nordtveit began his career in the youth of his home club SK Vats. He later moved to the slightly larger Skjold IL for a short time. There he was discovered at a youth tournament by FK Haugesund and taken under contract. After just one year as a youth, the talented 16-year-old made his debut for Haugesund in the Adeccoligaen . At the same time he was appointed to the Norwegian U16 national team , of which he soon became captain. Within a very short time he developed the reputation of being one of the greatest defensive talents in Europe, leading a large number of international scouts to the Haugesund Stadium .

Switch to Arsenal and various loan shops

Håvard Nordtveit 2007 at Arsenal FC

At first, everything pointed to a move to Manchester United . After only three league games, Nordtveit got a contract offer, which Haugesund rejected. In June 2007, Arsenal's coach , Arsène Wenger , watched the player personally. Arsenal agreed with Haugesund on a transfer fee of around 1.8 million euros, which could rise to around 3 million euros with a certain number of stakes.

At Arsenal, Nordtveit was used immediately after his move in the friendly against FC Barnet . As a result, he led the Arsenal reserve team into the season as captain. After good consistent performance over the season, he was nominated in the last game of the 2007/08 season against Sunderland FC in the professional squad, but was not used.

As part of the cooperation between Arsenal and the Spanish second division club UD Salamanca , Nordtveit was loaned for half a year for the 2008/09 season. Wenger brought the player back after three months, however, because he didn't get enough playing time. After a brief stint at the Norwegian Lillestrøm SK from March to July 2009, he was loaned out at Wenger's request to the German club 1. FC Nürnberg , which had previously been promoted to the Bundesliga .

There he came on the third match day of the 2009/10 season for his first appearance when he came on at the beginning of the second half for the injured Andreas Wolf . The home game ended 0-2 against Hannover 96. Then he played almost continuously in the first half of the season, which ended for the club on a relegation zone. Therefore, Breno was loaned out for central defense during the winter break , and Nordtveit lost his regular place. He only returned to the starting line-up after the Brazilian was injured, but was only used three times over the full 90 minutes and was not used in the two relegation games.

Borussia Monchengladbach

Nordtveit in the Borussia jersey (2011)

During the 2010/11 winter break, Nordtveit finally moved back to the German Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach . From the beginning he was in the starting line-up of his new team. Initially employed as a center or right-back, he soon formed a well-rehearsed tandem with Roman Neustädter in the defensive midfield. Nordtveit scored his first goal for Gladbach on April 10, 2011 on the 29th matchday in the Rhenish Derby against 1. FC Köln with the goal to make it 5-1. He came in the 2011/12 season and his first full season for Gladbach, in which the club occupied the places for the European Cup and for the European Cup qualification for almost the entire season, to 31 missions in which he scored a goal. At the end of the season, Borussia finished fourth in the table, qualifying them for the play-offs for the UEFA Champions League . Nordtveit matured into a leading player in Mönchengladbach and was used as team captain several times . In the 2015/16 season he played 39 games across all competitions for Borussia Mönchengladbach and scored four goals. He was used on the defensive in various positions, but mostly as a central defender in a back three. At the end of the season, Borussia Mönchengladbach reached fourth place in the UEFA Champions League play-offs.

West Ham United

After five and a half years in Mönchengladbach, Nordtveit left the club for England after his contract expired in the summer of 2016 . He signed a five-year contract with West Ham United .

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and loan to Fulham

For the 2017/18 season , Nordtveit switched to Bundesliga club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and signed a contract that runs until 2022. In January 2019 he was awarded to the English first division club Fulham until the end of the season; with the promoted team, he was relegated directly from the Premier League and then returned to Hoffenheim.

National team career

Nordtveit went through all of his home country's youth selections until he made his debut for Norway's senior national team on June 7, 2011 . In the 1-0 win in the friendly against Lithuania , he came on for Henning Hauger at the beginning of the second half . Due to a ban due to yellow cards, he missed a qualifying game from Norway to Cyprus in 2012. Due to his age, however, he was able to participate in the Norwegian U21s in the qualifying game that ran parallel. Through his participation, France was beaten 5-3. Thus, Norway qualified for the U21 European Championship for the first time in 2012 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Nothing countable against Hanover , August 22, 2009
  2. Stranzl and Nordtveit strengthen Borussia
  3. Hanke as a preparer, Reus as the executor
  4. Nordtveit is moving to England in the summer , Borussia M'gladbach's website, accessed on March 20, 2016
  5. ^ RP ONLINE: Borussia Mönchengladbach: West Ham announces Nordtveit transfer. In: RP ONLINE. Retrieved June 15, 2016 .
  6. TSG sign Håvard Nordtveit. Eighteen99.de, June 20, 2017, accessed June 21, 2017 .
  7. Nordtveit Joins On Loan | Fulham Football Club. Accessed January 31, 2019 .