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Jan Fuglset (born 1 October 1945) is a former professional football player. Fuglset is known as one of the leading goal-scorers in the Norwegian top division with 109 goals from 1967–1982.[1] He is the brother of Tor Fuglset.

Jan Fuglset
Personal information
Full name Jan Fuglset
Date of birth (1945-10-01) 1 October 1945 (age 73)
Place of birth Molde, Norway
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1963–1967 Molde 79 (48)
1967–1972 Fredrikstad 93 (52)
1973–1982 Molde 116 (57)
Total 288 (157)
National team
1970–1974 Norway 20 (6)
Teams managed
1982–1984 Molde FK
1992–1993 Molde FK
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Club careerEdit

Fuglset started his career in his hometown club Molde FK. From 1967 to 1972 he played for Fredrikstad FK, while he took a teacher-education in Halden. In 1971 he became top goal scorer in the First Division with 17 goals.[2] In 93 first tier matches for Fredrikstad, he scored 52 goals.

In 1973, he was back in Molde, and played for Molde FK until he retired from football in 1982. In the final game of the 1976 league season, he scored all goals in a 6–0 drubbing of Strømsgodset IF, which saved his club from relegation, and relegated the opposition instead. Six goals in one game is still, as of 2019, a joint record for the Norwegian top division. The six goals made him top goal scorer in 1976 with 17 goals.[3][2] He became top scorer in the top division for Fredrikstad in 1971 and for Molde in 1976 and is, alongside Thorstein Helstad, Odd Iversen, Frode Johnsen one of only four players who have become top scorer in the Norwegian top flight with two different clubs.

International careerEdit

Jan Fuglset was capped 20 times for Norway, scoring six goals. He made his debut against Finland on 17 June 1970. His first two international goals came in his third national match against Iceland, in a Friendly match on 26 May 1971, a game Norway won 3-1. His last international appearance was against Yugoslavia on 30 October 1974.[4]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Scored
1-2 26 May 1971 Bergen   Iceland 3–1 Friendly match 2
3 25 August 1971 Helsinki   Finland 1–1 Friendly match 1
4 26 September 1971 Oslo   Denmark 1–4 Friendly match 1
5 3 August 1972 Stavanger   Iceland 4–1 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification 1
6 17 September 1972 Oslo   Sweden 1–3 Friendly match 1

Coaching careerEdit

Fuglset served as a player-coach in 1976, and was the head coach of Molde in two periods.



  1. ^ "Historisk statistikk - Toppscorer" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b Toppscoreremenn 1948–2009 Archived 2012-05-09 at Archive-It, ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Visste du at..." (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  4. ^ a b Søfting, Thomas. "Jan Fuglset" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  5. ^ "Jan Fuglset". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Vi brøt en stor barriere og viste at Molde kunne komme til Ullevaal" (in Norwegian). Romsdals Budstikke. 19 May 2011. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.