Isabell Herlovsen

Isabell Lehn Herlovsen (born 23 June 1988) is a Norwegian football player who is currently playing for Kolbotn after moving home from China and the club Jiangsu Suning.[1][2] She plays as a midfielder and a striker.

Isabell Herlovsen
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Personal information
Full name Isabell Lehn Herlovsen
Date of birth (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Mönchengladbach, West Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kolbotn
Number 11
Youth career
2000–2004 Kolbotn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Kolbotn 95 (48)
2009–2010 Olympique Lyon 13 (3)
2011–2017 LSK Kvinner 108 (100)
2017 Jiangsu Suning
2018– Vålerenga 19 (6)
2019–Kolbotn (loan) 14 (6)
National team
2005– Norway 133 (67)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2019

Herlovsen is the daughter of former football player Kai Erik Herlovsen and was born in Germany during his spell at Borussia Mönchengladbach. She is a Norwegian women's international having made her debut at the age of 16. Herlovsen was the youngest player at UEFA Women's Euro 2005 and became the youngest goal-scorer in the tournament's history on 9 June 2005 when she scored a goal in a 1–1 draw against France.[3]

CareerEdit

Herlovsen began her career at Kolbotn IL. She made her debut with the club in 2004 and played for five seasons winning two league titles in 2005 and 2006 and winning the women's national cup in 2007. Herlovsen had her first appearance for the Norwegian national team at the age of 16. In her first major tournament, Herlovsen was the youngest player at the competition. She scored two goals; one against France in the group stage and another against Sweden in the semi-finals. Norway won the match 3–2, but lost 3–1 in the final to Germany. Following the tournament, Herlovsen drew interest from the women's section of English club Arsenal. The two sides met for negotiations, but were unable to reach an agreement.[4]

At the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China, Herlovsen scored one goal in the group stage against Ghana. In the quarter-finals she scored the game-winning goal in Norway's 1–0 victory over the hosts, thus eliminating China from the tournament, in front of 50,000 spectators. In the semi-finals, Norway again lost to Germany. Later that year, Herlovsen scored for her club Kolbotn in the 2007 edition of the women's Norwegian Cup. The players received their championship medals from the King of Norway. On 9 June 2008, Herlovsen was named to the national team squad to play in the women's tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5]

In August 2009 Herlovsen was selected for the Norway team that had qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland. With a steady place in the team for the first time, as a striker, she played all matches and won praise for her energetic and accurate play even at times as the team's single front runner. Norway beat Sweden unexpectedly in the quarter finals only to lose to the champions Germany in the semifinal in which Herlovsen scored Norway's only goal.

On 28 October 2009, Herlovsen's parent club Kolbotn announced that the player, alongside club and national team teammate Christine Colombo Nilsen, would be joining Olympique Lyonnais of the Division 1 Féminine.[6] She made her debut for the club on 8 November 2009 coming on as a substitute in a 6–1 victory over Juvisy. Herlovsen scored her first goal for the club on 7 March 2010 scoring a brace in a 9–0 victory over Muret in the Challenge de France. She later featured in the final match of the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2010.

In February 2017, Herlovsen signed a contract with the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning F.C., at the same time taking a break from playing for the Norwegian national team.[7] In her Chinese debut match she scored a goal.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Herlovsen's home is in Fredrikstad. Her father is Kai Erik Herlovsen, a former Norwegian international footballer who also played professionally in Germany for Borussia Mönchengladbach. Isabell has an older sister and a younger brother. In July 2011 Herlovsen came out as a lesbian, having been out to friends and family while in her teens.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 4 October 2019
Club Season Division League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kolbotn 2004 Toppserien 10 6 3 4 - 13 10
2005 18 13 4 2 - 22 15
2006 13 4 0 0 - 13 4
2007 19 5 0 0 - 19 5
2008 21 7 0 0 - 21 7
2009 14 13 0 0 - 14 13
Total 95 48 7 6 - - 102 54
Lyon 2009–10 Division 1 Féminine 9 0 0 0 5 0 14 0
2010–11 4 3 0 0 2 0 6 3
Total 13 3 0 0 7 0 20 3
LSK Kvinner 2011 Toppserien 16 6 1 1 - 17 7
2012 22 25 2 0 - 24 25
2013 17 5 1 1 2 0 20 6
2014 20 15 4 7 - 24 22
2015 12 19 3 3 2 0 17 22
2016 21 30 4 4 2 0 27 34
Total 108 100 15 16 6 0 129 116
Vålerenga 2018 Toppserien 19 6 3 6 - 22 12
Total 19 6 3 6 - - 22 12
Kolbotn (loan) 2019 Toppserien 14 6 1 5 - 15 11
Total 14 6 1 5 - - 15 11
Career total 249 163 26 33 13 0 288 196

International goalsEdit

Key (expand for notes on “international goals” and sorting)
Location Geographic location of the venue where the competition occurred
Sorted by country name first, then by city name
Lineup Start – played entire match
on minute (off player) – substituted on at the minute indicated, and player was substituted off at the same time

off minute (on player) – substituted off at the minute indicated, and player was substituted on at the same time
(c) – captain
Sorted by minutes played

Min The minute in the match the goal was scored. For list that include caps, blank indicates played in the match but did not score a goal.
Assist/pass The ball was passed by the player, which assisted in scoring the goal. This column depends on the availability and source of this information.
penalty or pk Goal scored on penalty-kick which was awarded due to foul by opponent. (Goals scored in penalty-shoot-out, at the end of a tied match after extra-time, are not included.)
Score The match score after the goal was scored.
Sorted by goal difference, then by goal scored by the player's team
Result The final score.

Sorted by goal difference in the match, then by goal difference in penalty-shoot-out if it is taken, followed by goal scored by the player's team in the match, then by goal scored in the penalty-shoot-out. For matches with identical final scores, match ending in extra-time without penalty-shoot-out is a tougher match, therefore precede matches that ended in regulation

aet The score at the end of extra-time; the match was tied at the end of 90' regulation
pso Penalty-shoot-out score shown in parenthesis; the match was tied at the end of extra-time
Light-yellow background color – match at an invitational tournament
Light-orange background color – Olympic women's football qualification match

NOTE: some keys may not apply for a particular football player

Goal Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 June 2005 Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England   France

5350.03005 1–1

5650.06005 1–1

2005 UEFA Women's Championship
2. 16 June 2005 Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, England   Sweden

5350.03005 2–1

5650.06005 3–2

3. 20 September 2007 Yellow Dragon Stadium, Hangzhou, China   Ghana

4–0

7–2

2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
4. 23 September 2007 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan, China   China PR

1–0

1–0

5. 25 June 2008 City Stadium, Kutno, Poland   Poland

3–0

3–0

UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying
6. 19 August 2009 Enavallen, Enköping, Sweden   Sweden

1–0

1–0

Friendly
7. 29 October 2009 Nadderud stadion, Bærum, Norway   Netherlands

3–0

3–0

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)
8. 26 February 2010 José Arcanjo Stadium, Olhão, Portugal   United States

1–1

1–2

2010 Algarve Cup
9. 27 March 2010 AKA Arena, Hønefoss, Norway   North Macedonia

1–0

14–0

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)
10.

3–0

11.

4–0

12.

8–0

13.

10–0

14.

12–0

15. 30 March 2010 Neman Stadium, Grodno, Belarus   Belarus

3–0

5–0

16. 19 June 2010 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, The Netherlands   Netherlands

1–1

2–2

17. 26 October 2010 Falkenburg, Sweden   Sweden

2–1

3–1

Friendly
18. 21 September 2011 Nadderud Stadion, Nadderud, Norway   Hungary

2–0

6–0

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
19.

3–0

20. 19 November 2011 Mourneview Park, Lurgan, Northern Ireland   Northern Ireland

1–2

1–3

21. 29 February 2012 Estádio Municipal, Parchal, Portugal   Japan

1–0

1–2

2012 Algarve Cup
22. 16 June 2012 Sarpsborg Stadion, Sarpsborg, Norway   Bulgaria

1–0

11–0

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
23.

2–0

24.

4–0

25.

6–0

26.

7–0

27. 30 August 2012 East End Park, Edinburgh, Scotland   Scotland

1–1

2–2

Friendly
28.

2–1

29. 15 September 2012 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Belgium

2–0

3–2

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
30. 7 May 2014 Tønsberg Gressbane, Tønsberg, Norway   Portugal

2–0

2–0

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification (UEFA)
31. 14 June 2014 Brann Stadion, Bergen, Norway   Greece

5–0

6–0

32. 18 June 2014 Estádio Marcolino de Castro, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal   Portugal

1–0

2–0

33. 13 September 2014 Niko Dovana Stadium, Durres, Albania   Albania

1–0

11–0

34.

4–0

35.

8–0

36. 25 November 2014 Randaberg Stadion, Randaberg, Norway   New Zealand

1–1

1–1

Friendly
37. 13 January 2015 La Manga, Spain   Sweden

1–0

2–3

38.

2–0

39. 9 March 2015 Estádio Municipal, Albufeira, Portugal    Switzerland

2–2

2–2

2015 Algarve Cup
56. 1 March 2019 Albufeira Municipal, Albufeira, Portugal   China PR

1–0

3–1

2019 Algarve Cup
57. 6 March 2019 Bela Vista Municipal, Parchal, Portugal   Poland

1–0

3–0

58. 2 June 2019 Stade Moulonguet, Amiens, France   South Africa

4–0

7–2

Friendly
59.

5–0

60.

6–1

61. 17 June 2019 Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France   South Korea

2–0

2–1

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
62. 22 June 2019 Allianz Riviera, Nice, France   Australia

5350.03005 1–0

5650.06005 1–1

63. 4 October 2019 Borisov Arena, Barysaw, Belarus   Belarus

1–0

7–1

UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying
64.

2–0

65. 8 October 2019 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands   Faroe Islands

6–0

13–0

66.

10–0

67.

12–0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Kolbotn
Lyon
LSK Kvinner
Jiangsu Suning
  • Chinese Women's FA Cup: 2017

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Herlovsen libérée de son contrat avec Lyon" (in French). FootoFeminin. 9 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Isabell Herlovsen". Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Norway Player profile – Isabell Lehn Herlovsen". UEFA. Archived from the original on 28 March 2010. Retrieved 16 June 2010.
  4. ^ Eriksen, Klaus (4 August 2005). "Herlovsen sa nei til Arsenal" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  5. ^ Drømmen gikk i oppfyllelse[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Herlovsen and Colombo to Lyon Archived 7 September 2012 at Archive.today
  7. ^ Bryne, Lars; Hansen, Jonathan Simchai (9 February 2017). "Herlovsen solgt til kinesisk fotball – tar pause fra landslaget" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  8. ^ Bryne, Lars (30 March 2017). "Herlovsen på ufrivillig slankekur etter matsjokk i Kina" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  9. ^ Ingrid Marie Treborg (5 July 2011). "Isabell Herlovsen står fram som lesbisk" (in Norwegian). TV2.no. Retrieved 14 September 2011.

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