Nielsen with Red Bull Salzburg in 2012
|Full name||Håvard Kallevik Nielsen|
|Date of birth||15 July 1993|
|Place of birth||Oslo, Norway|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Playing position||Striker/ Winger|
|2012–2016||Red Bull Salzburg||39||(3)|
|2014–2015||→ Eintracht Braunschweig (loan)||46||(10)|
|2019||Fortuna Düsseldorf II||1||(1)|
|2019||→ MSV Duisburg (loan)||16||(4)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 September 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2014
On 5 October 2009, he made his debut in the Norwegian Premier League against Viking as the youngest ever Vålerenga player. In January 2011, he signed a three-year professional contract with Vålerenga.
At the age of 18, Nielsen was already an experienced player and on 11 July 2012, he scored his first hat-trick for Vålerenga in the match against Odd Grenland.
In July 2012, he signed a deal with Red Bull Salzburg. In January 2014, he went on loan to the German Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig. On 26 January 2014 he made his debut in the German first tier, in a game against Werder Bremen. The loan deal ended in June 2015 when he returned to Salzburg.
Nielsen has played for a national team above his age since he was 16, and is considered one of the greatest talents in Norway. He played all matches during the 2011 European Under-19 Championship qualification and scored one goal, when Norway advanced to the elite qualification.
Nielsen made his debut for the senior Norwegian national team in 2012 as a teenager and since then he has played 11 times for the Norway national team and he is now a regular for Norway. He scored his first international goal for Norway at only 19 years of age, in November 2012, against Hungary in a friendly match. He scored his second goal for Norway in October 2014, in a European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria.
- As of match played 31 August 2019
|Red Bull Salzburg||2012–13||Austrian Bundesliga||24||3||0||0||-||24||3|
|Eintracht Braunschweig (loan)||2013–14||Bundesliga||16||2||0||0||-||16||2|
|Fortuna Düsseldorf||2017–18||2. Bundesliga||23||0||0||0||-||23||0|
|Duisburg (loan)||2018–19||2. Bundesliga||16||4||1||0||-||17||4|
|Greuther Fürth||2019–20||2. Bundesliga||5||1||1||0||-||6||1|
- Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
|1||14 November 2012||Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest||Hungary||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|2||13 October 2014||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Bulgaria||2–1||2–1||UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier|
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- "Nielsen har signert". Vålerenga Fotball (in Norwegian). 31 January 2011. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
- "Eintracht verpflichtet Havard Nielsen" (in German). Eintracht Braunschweig. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
- "Nielsen nær scoring i Bundesliga-debuten". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 26 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
- "Ein Norweger im Breisgau: Nielsen wird Freiburger" [A Norwegian in Breisgau: Nielsen becomes Freiburger] (in German). kicker. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
- "Geburtstagspräsent: Nielsen ist Fortune". kicker Online (in German). 15 July 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
- ""Offensive Flexibilität": Havard Nielsen wird ein Zebra". msv-duisburg.de (in German). 8 January 2019. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
- "KLEEBLATT HOLT ANGREIFER NIELSEN" (in German). SpVgg Greuther Fürth. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
- "Anders Trondsen". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 1 September 2019.