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Kristine Minde (née Wigdahl Hegland; born 8 August 1992) is a Norwegian footballer[2] who plays for VfL Wolfsburg of the German Frauen-Bundesliga, having previously played for Arna-Bjørnar in her native Norway.[3] She has represented the Norway women's national football team since 2011 and featured at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups, as well as UEFA Women's Euro 2013. In November 2013 she got married and took her husband's name, becoming Kristine Minde.

Kristine Minde
Kristine Minde (02847).jpg
Personal information
Birth name Kristine Wigdahl Hegland
Date of birth (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 19
Youth career
Tertnes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Arna-Bjørnar 121 (27)
2014–2017 Linköpings FC 82 (27)
2018– VfL Wolfsburg 17 (6)
National team
2011– Norway 103 (9)
* 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 30 August 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Bergen,[4] Minde joined Arna-Bjørnar as a 14-year-old and developed into an important player at the club. After playing for Norway in UEFA Women's Euro 2013 she became a transfer target for bigger teams in Sweden and Germany. She was sold to Linköpings ahead of the 2014 Damallsvenskan season. Arna-Bjørnar did not reveal the size of the transfer fee, but said the extra income would come in handy.[5]

HonoursEdit

Linköpings FC

Winner

Runner-up

Career statisticsEdit

As of 4 October 2019
Club Season Division League Cup1 Continental2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arna-Bjørnar 2008 Toppserien 21 2 0 0 - 21 2
2009 14 6 0 0 - 14 6
2010 22 3 0 0 - 22 3
2011 21 6 1 0 - 22 6
2012 21 5 4 0 - 25 5
2013 22 5 3 2 - 25 7
Total 121 27 8 2 - - 129 29
Linköpin 2014 Damallsvenskan 21 5 4 2 4 1 29 8
2015 21 4 5 1 2 0 28 5
2016 22 11 5 0 - 27 11
2017 18 7 4 2 - 22 9
Total 82 27 18 5 6 1 106 33
Wolfsburg 2017–18 Frauen-Bundesliga 5 0 2 0 - 7 0
2018–19 11 6 2 0 4 1 17 7
2019–20 1 0 1 0 2 1 4 1
Total 17 6 5 0 6 2 28 8
Career total 220 60 31 7 12 3 263 70

International careerEdit

At youth level Minde was captain of Norway's under-19 national team and played at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[6]

Uncapped Minde was a late call-up to the Norway squad for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, following Lisa-Marie Woods' withdrawal with a hip injury.[7] She made her debut at the tournament, in Norway's final group match; a 2–1 defeat by Australia.[8]

National coach Even Pellerud named Minde in his squad for the 2013 European Championships in Sweden.[9] In Norway's opening fixture, Minde put her team ahead against Iceland, only for Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir to equalise with a late penalty kick.[10] Minde played 120 minutes in the semi-final victory over Denmark and 90 minutes in the final against Germany, as Norway finished with silver medals.

She made her 100th appearance for Norway on 17 June 2019, during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 World Cup" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Norway – K. Hegland – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Women Soccerway". Nr.women.soccerway.com. 8 August 1992. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Kristine Wigdahl Hegland's profil – fotball.no – Norges Fotballforbund" (in Norwegian). fotball.no. 23 June 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Norway Mediaguide 2013" (PDF). Football Association of Norway. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  5. ^ BØyum, Kim (1 November 2013). "Kristine Hegland til Linköping" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ Atkin, John (6 June 2011). "Hegland: It's Norway's turn this time". UEFA. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Landslagsdebutant inn i VM-troppen" (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  8. ^ Madsen, Christer (14 July 2011). "Kjempestort å få spille i VM" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 29 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  9. ^ Aarre, Eivind (13 June 2013). "Pellerud 'excited' by Norway squad". UEFA. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  10. ^ Haylett, Trevor (11 July 2013). "Iceland strike late to hold Norway to draw". UEFA. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.

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