Lars Roar Bohinen (born 8 September 1969 in Vadsø) is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1986 until 2005 notably in the English Premier League for Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers and Derby County. He is currently the manager of Aalesund. Bohinen is of Kven descent.
Bohinen in 2009
|Full name||Lars Roar Bohinen|
|Date of birth||8 September 1969|
|Place of birth||Vadsø, Norway|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1990–1993||BSC Young Boys||58||(6)|
|1993||→ Lillestrøm (loan)||19||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 January 2008|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 January 2008
Bohinen is perhaps best well known in England for his time with Nottingham Forest. He moved from BSC Young Boys to Frank Clark's Nottingham Forest for a £450,000 fee in 1993. He joined Forest at a time when they were struggling in the first division of English Football, and a clause in his contract meant that he could leave at any time if another club matched a £700,000 buyout fee. After gaining promotion to the Premier League with Forest, Bohinen stayed there for another season which included some famous goals for the Norwegian, most notably a 30-yard chip at White Hart Lane in a 1–4 victory for Forest against Tottenham Hotspur.
In 1995 English champions Blackburn matched the £700,000 buyout clause in his contract and Bohinen moved to Ewood Park, signing a three-year contract. His first season was a success as he became a regular in the Blackburn side, scoring four league goals - including a double against his old club as Rovers thrashed Forest 7-0. Opportunities became more limited upon Roy Hodgson's arrival in 1997, as the new manager preferred more defensive-minded central midfielders.
Bohinen joined Derby County from Blackburn in March 1998 for £1.45 million. He had his contract cancelled by the club in January 2001, having scored just once in a 3–1 away defeat against Crystal Palace in April 1998.
He made his debut for the Norwegian national team in 1989 and earned 49 caps, scoring 10 goals. He once refused to play for the Norwegian national team against France in protest after the French Army started carrying out nuclear tests in the South Pacific.
Lars Bohinen is a cousin of Sigurd Rushfeldt.
- As of 9 November
|Asker||2 November 2012||28 October 2013||29||19||5||5||65.52|
|Sandefjord||28 October 2013||20 December 2017||134||63||21||50||47.01|
|Aalesund||20 December 2017||Present||70||49||11||10||70.00|
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