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Stefan Marius Johansen (born 8 January 1991) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Fulham and captains the Norway national football team.

Stefan Johansen
Stefan Johansen 2017.jpg
Johansen playing for Fulham in 2017
Personal information
Full name Stefan Marius Johansen[1]
Date of birth (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Vardø, Norway
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2004 Vardø
2005–2006 Bodø/Glimt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Bodø/Glimt 29 (0)
2011–2014 Strømsgodset 67 (8)
2014–2016 Celtic 73 (12)
2016– Fulham 95 (19)
2019West Bromwich Albion (loan) 14 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Norway U16 8 (3)
2007–2008 Norway U17 10 (3)
2008–2009 Norway U18 5 (1)
2009–2010 Norway U19 8 (1)
2011–2013 Norway U21 5 (0)
2012 Norway U23 1 (0)
2013– Norway 47 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 April 2019

Hailing from Vardø, he joined Bodø/Glimt at the age of 14. He made his first-team debut in 2007, and transferred to Strømsgodset in 2011 where he was one of the key players in the team that finished second in the league in 2012 and won the league-title in 2013. Johansen won the Kniksen Award as the midfielder of the year in 2013. He transferred to Celtic in January 2014. At Celtic in 2015 he won their player of the year voted for by fans of the club.

Johansen has represented Norway at youth international level, and was a part of the under-21 team at the 2013 European Championship. He made his full international debut in 2013.

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Club careerEdit

Bodø/GlimtEdit

Johansen was born and raised in Vardø, a small town in the far north of Norway.[3][4] He moved to Bodø to sign for Bodø/Glimt at the age of 14.[5] He joined the first-team squad along with Anders Ågnes Konradsen ahead of the 2007 season and Johansen made his debut for the team in the First Round of the 2007 Norwegian Football Cup against Hammerfest.[3] Johansen played six matches in Adeccoligaen when Bodø/Glimt was promoted to Tippeligaen in 2007, and made his debut in Tippeligaen in the 3–2 win against Viking on 10 August 2008[2] when he replaced Jan Derek Sørensen in the 85th minute.

Johansen made four appearances in the 2009 season,[2] going on to play regularly for Bodø/Glimt in Adeccoligaen in 2010 and was regarded as one of the biggest talents in Northern Norway.[5] Clubs like Tromsø, Fredrikstad and Aalesund wanted to sign Johansen whose contract expired after the season,[5] but he signed a three-year contract with Strømsgodset in December 2010, and joined the club on a free transfer on 1 January 2011.[6] Johansen played 18 matches in Adeccoligaen in his final season at Bodø/Glimt.[2]

StrømsgodsetEdit

Johansen made his debut for Strømsgodset against in the 2–1 against Sogndal when he came on in the 80th minute and replaced Fredrik Nordkvelle. In his first season at Strømsgodset, Johansen made 13 league appearances and scored one goal.[2] In the match against Sandnes Ulf on 16 May 2012, Johansen scored a goal from a free kick. In the 5–0 win against Fredrikstad on 27 May 2012, Johansen scored another goal from a free kick, identical to the one he scored 11 days earlier.[7] Johansen made his break-through at Strømsgodset after Mohammed Abu returned to Manchester City, when he became a regular in Strømsgodset's starting line-up[3][4][8] and was in August 2012 awarded the Statoil Talent Prize for his performances.[9] In 2013, Johansen helped Stromsgodset to win their first league title for 43 years[10] and was voted the Midfielder of the Year in the Norwegian league.[11]

CelticEdit

On 15 January 2014, Johansen sealed a move to Scottish Premiership club Celtic for a transfer fee of £2 million.[10][12] Johansen signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club, and became the fourth Norwegian to play for Celtic following Harald Brattbakk, Vidar Riseth and Thomas Rogne.[13] He was given the number 25 shirt, the same number worn in previous years by Ľubomír Moravčík and Shunsuke Nakamura.[13]

Johansen made his debut for Celtic in the 4–0 victory against Hibernian on 26 January 2014 when he played the last five minutes as a substitute.[14] He scored his first goal for Celtic on 22 March 2014 in a home league match against St Mirren, opening the scoring in a 3–0 win with a header.[15]

FulhamEdit

Johansen signed a three-year deal with Fulham on 26 August 2016 for an undisclosed fee.[16] Johansen scored his first goal for the club in a 2–2 draw against Norwich City on 18 October 2016.[17]

West Bromwich AlbionEdit

On 31 January 2019, Johansen joined West Brom on loan until the end of the season.[18]

International careerEdit

Johansen made his debut for Norway when he played for the under-15 team against Poland U15 on 8 August 2006.[2] He has later represented Norway at every level up to under-23,[19] and played both matches for the under-21 team when they eliminated France U21 and qualified for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[4] Johansen was part of the Norway side which beat England in the European Under-21 Championships before losing to eventual winners Spain at the semi-final stage.[20]

Johansen has thirty-six full international caps for his country, scoring his first international goal on his debut against Sweden in Stockholm on 14 August 2014.[21][22]

On 22 March 2017 Johansen was appointed as the new captain of Norway, replacing Per Ciljan Skjelbred.[23]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.[24]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 2013 Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden   Sweden 2–2 2–4 Friendly
2. 29 March 2016 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Finland 2–0 2–0 Friendly
3. 1 June 2016 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Iceland 1–0 3–2 Friendly
4. 6 September 2018 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway   Cyprus 1–0 2–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League
5. 2–0

Career statisticsEdit

As of 18 August 2019[2]
Club Season Division League Cups Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Bodø/Glimt 2007 Adeccoligaen 6 0 0 0 6 0
2008 Tippeligaen 1 0 1 0 2 0
2009 4 0 2 0 6 0
2010 Adeccoligaen 18 0 3 2 21 2
Total 29 0 6 2 35 2
Strømsgodset 2011 Tippeligaen 13 1 1 0 0 0 14 1
2012 27 3 5 1 32 4
2013 27 4 1 0 4 0 32 4
Total 67 8 7 1 4 0 78 9
Celtic 2013–14 Scottish Premiership 16 2 1 0 0 0 17 2
2014–15 34 9 8 1 14 3 56 13
2015–16 23 1 5 1 11 2 39 4
2016–17 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Total 73 12 14 2 26 5 113 19
Fulham 2016–17 Championship 36 11 4 2 0 0 40 13
2017–18 44 8 1 0 0 0 45 8
2018–19 Premier League 12 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
2019–20 Championship 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 95 19 6 2 0 0 101 21
West Bromwich (loan) 2018–19 Championship 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
Total 14 2 0 0 0 0 14 2
Career total 278 41 33 7 30 5 341 53

InternationalEdit

As of match played on 26 March 2019[25]
Norway
Year Apps Goals
2013 6 1
2014 9 0
2015 9 0
2016 9 2
2017 4 0
2018 9 2
2019 1 0
Total 47 5

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

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