– Not surprised

20 of 24 female national team players who were in the last Norwegian squad has participated in Norway Cup. The high number does not surprise football Norway.

– The high figure you can use as a promotion and it surprises me so far not. Norway Cup has attained a status from the beginning as a tournament that everyone wants to be part of, says manager for women’s football Even Pellerud.

He is supported by the chief.

– The figure shows that Norway Cup is a great tournament where most age certain players have visited. The figure also shows that girls have been anxious when they were younger and that Norway Cup is a very attractive tournament, said coach Roger Finjord.
20 of 24 have played
These have played Norway Cup
(List showing name and current club):
Ingrid Hjelmseth – Stabæk Fotball
Josefine Ervik – Vålerenga
Maren Mjelde – Avaldsnes IL
Lene Mykjåland – LSK Kvinner FK
Gry Tofte Ims – Klepp IL
Ingvild Stensland – Stabæk Fotball
Emilie Haavi – LSK Kvinner FK
Isabell Herlovsen – LSK Kvinner FK
Elise Thorsnes – Avaldsnes IL
Kristine Minde – Linkoping FC
Nora Holstad Berge – Bayern Munich
Caroline Graham Hansen – WFL Wolfsburg
Hege Hansen – Avaldsnes IL
Andrine Hegerberg – Kopparbergs / Gothenburg FC
Ada Hegerberg – Olympique Lyonnais
Ingrid Moe Wold – LSK Kvinner FK
Andrine Tomter – Avaldsnes IL
Synne Sofie Jensen – WFL Wolfsburg
Lisa – Marie Karlseng Global – Trondheims-Ørn
Stine Reinås – Stabæk Fotball

 

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Haavi played for Røa
The players themselves are not surprised that the figure is as high as 20 by 24.

– No, I’m not really surprised that there is such a large number who have participated in the tournament. Most clubs in Norway attending the Norway Cup, says Emilie Haavi.

LSK player participated in Norway Cup for Røa his junior.

– I do not really have very many memories of when I played there myself, but I have visited there several times also with women’s national team. It is a very nice tournament that brings together teams from around the world. It grows surely many internationals there now, says Haavi.

Lisa-Maria Karlseng Global from Trondheim / Eagle also played Norway Cup.

– I was with a year of Grand Bodø and I remember we played one game in the mud. We also met some foreign teams and had a real fight against them. Otherwise I also remember that it was most nice weather and good mood, says Karlseng Global.

She understand that 20 of 24 from the Norwegian women’s national team has participated at Ekeberg.

– NC is the the biggest cup in Norway and it did not surprise me, says Karlseng Global.

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– The world’s biggest tournament
LSK coach Monica Knudsen is also not surprised that as many as 20 of the 24 have played Norway Cup.

– Norway Cup is the world’s biggest tournament, says Knudsen.

She has participated in the tournament.

– I played the tournament once for Express IL in 1991. We came straight from the Dana Cup before we participated in Norway Cup. I remember that we were very tired and busted early, says Knudsen, and continues:

– Most players would return home when we were knocked out, but I remember that I would be in. I was back and saw the finals played at Bislett the time, says Knudsen.

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Urædd player Melissa Wiik was not included in the final squad but also she has played Norway Cup.

– I’ve played finals in Norway Cup for two consecutive years by Asker. We lost both against respectively VIF and Liungen. When I was younger was Norway Cup one of the biggest one could participate. It was really fun to be with, says Melissa Wiik.

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