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Trine Bjerke Rønning (born 14 June 1982) is a former Norwegian footballer. She has previously played for Trondheims-Ørn and Kolbotn. Since making her Norway women's national football team debut in October 1999, she has won over 150 caps. Rønning represented her country at the 2005, 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship, after being a non-playing squad member in 2001. She also played at the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups, as well as at the 2008 Olympic football tournament. In February 2015 she was appointed captain of the national team.

Trine Rønning
Trine Rønning 2015 1.jpg
Rønning at the 2015 Algarve Cup
Personal information
Full name Trine Bjerke Rønning[1]
Date of birth (1982-06-14) 14 June 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Trondheim, Norway[2]
Height 164 cm (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
Kolstad IL
Trond IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Trondheims-Ørn 84 (39)
2003–2008 Kolbotn 99 (44)
2009–2017 Stabæk 168 (26)
National team
1999–2016 Norway 162 (22)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:22, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:37, 09 March 2016 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Rønning has won the Norwegian elite Toppserien league six times with three different clubs. First with Trondheims-Ørn SK in 2000 and in 2001, then with Kolbotn in 2005 and in 2006 and again with Stabæk FK in 2010 and 2013. She won the national Norwegian Women's Cup in 1998 (as a 16-year-old), 1999, 2001 and 2002 with Trondheims-Ørn, as the captain of Kolbotn in 2007 and with Stabæk in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In five seasons with Trondheims-Ørn, Rønning scored 40 league goals in 86 appearances.[3] After captaining Kolbotn through the 2007 and 2008 seasons Rønning declined a contract extension and joined the newly formed team Stabæk FK in early 2009.[4] After the 2017 season Rønning decided to retired.

International careerEdit

Rønning made her debut on the Norway women's national football team in October 1999, a 4–0 win over Portugal. In 2001 with Norway's youth team she won silver in second place in the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. In her early appearances with the national team Rønning played in nearly every position except goalkeeper. She eventually found a settled place in the team at centre back.[5]

She played for the Norway team that won silver at the UEFA Women's Euro 2005 in England,[6] and finished fourth at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China.[7] Norway also reached the quarter-finals of the Beijing Olympics in 2008 with Rønning as a leading member of the squad. On 4 September 2009 Rønning overcame a knee injury to play her 100th game for Norway in their 3–1 quarter-final win over arch-rivals Sweden in the UEFA Women's Euro 2009.[8] In the same year she became vice captain.

Veteran national coach Even Pellerud selected Rønning in Norway's squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[9] In the final at Friends Arena, she had a first-half penalty kick saved by Germany's goalkeeper Nadine Angerer. Anja Mittag's goal gave the Germans their sixth successive title.[10]

In February 2015 Rønning was named national team captain, as a replacement for the injured Ingvild Stensland.[11] She scored the team's first goal at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, a free-kick in Norway's 4–0 win over Thailand.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Rønning's brother Thomas Rønning is also a footballer who formerly played for Bodø/Glimt in the Tippeligaen.[13] In January 2009, Rønning married national team-mate Kristin Blystad-Bjerke, shortly after same-sex marriage in Norway was made legal.[14]

Career statisticsEdit

Statistics accurate as of match played 4 November 2017

Club Season Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1998 Trondheims-Ørn Toppserien 15 4 0 0 15 4
1999 17 10 3 2 20 12
2000 17 6 4 0 21 6
2001 18 10 1 1 19 11
2002 17 9 5 6 22 15
2003 Kolbotn 14 4 5 2 19 6
2004 17 4 4 1 21 5
2005 17 11 4 3 21 14
2006 17 11 0 0 17 11
2007 20 8 0 0 20 8
2008 14 6 1 0 15 6
2009 Stabæk 14 6 0 0 14 6
2010 21 0 0 0 21 0
2011 17 1 3 2 20 3
2012 15 1 4 1 19 2
2013 20 5 5 2 25 7
2014 21 6 3 0 24 6
2015 21 2 3 3 24 5
2016 19 3 3 2 22 5
2017 20 2 1 0 21 2
Career Total 351 109 49 19 400 128


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players - Norway" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 19. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Norway Mediaguide 2013" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. p. 7. Retrieved 7 June 2015. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Spillere med flest toppseriekamper" (in Norwegian). Trondheims-Ørn SK. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Stenseth, Knut (19 November 2008). "Gulbrandsen og Rønning forlater Kolbotn" (in Norwegian). Østlandets Blad. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Trine Bjerke Rønning". UEFA. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Duret, Sébastien; Morrison, Neil (19 June 2005). "European Women Championship 2005 - Match Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 – Norway (NOR)". FIFA. Retrieved 31 January 2009. 
  8. ^ Saffer, Paul (6 September 2009). "Centurion Rønning plays through pain". UEFA. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Aarre, Eivind (13 June 2013). "Pellerud 'excited' by Norway squad". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Burke, Chris (28 July 2013). "Angerer the hero as Germany make it six in a row". uefa.com. UEFA. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Økstad Sandberg, Fredrik; Pedersen, John Terje (10 February 2015). "Norges kaptein om VM-motstander: - Jeg visste ikke at de hadde eget damelag" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Norway Women 4-0 Thailand Women". BBC Sport. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Spillerprofiler Thomas Rønning" (in Norwegian). Ranheim Fotball. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Vassbotten, Arve (3 January 2009). "Gift med landslagskollega" (in Norwegian). Se og Hør. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 

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