Havard Nielsen

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Håvard Nielsen
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Nielsen with Red Bull Salzburg in 2012
Personal information
Full name Håvard Kallevik Nielsen
Date of birth (1993-07-15) 15 July 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Striker/ Winger
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Braunschweig
Number 7
Youth career
Oppsal IF
2007–2010 Vålerenga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Vålerenga 46 (9)
2012– Red Bull Salzburg 28 (3)
2014– Eintracht Braunschweig on loan
National team
2008 Norway U15 4 (0)
2009 Norway U16 10 (7)
2010 Norway U17 8 (2)
2010–2011 Norway U18 15 (3)
2011–2012 Norway U19 15 (4)
2012– Norway U21 10 (3)
2012– Norway 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 December 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 December 2013

Håvard Nielsen (born 15 July 1993) is a Norwegian football player. He plays as a forward for Eintracht Braunschweig in the German Bundesliga.

Carreer[change | change source]

Nielsen grew up in the Oslo suburb of Oppsal. He began his career with the local club, Oppsal IF. In 2007 he played for Vålerenga Oslo. On 5 October 2009 he played his first match in the Norwegian Premier League against Viking. He was the youngest ever Vålerenga player. In January 2011, he signed a three-year professional contract with Vålerenga.[1]

By the age of 18, Nielsen was an experienced player. On 11 July 2012, he scored his first hat-trick for Vålerenga in the match against Odd Grenland.

In July 2012 he signed with Red Bull Salzburg together with his friend Valon Berisha. In Salzburg he scored a hat-trick in the match against Admira Wacker Mödling during a 4-4 draw.[2] In the following matches he often played only as substitute. After only a few matches he went to Eintracht Braunschweig on loan.

International[change | change source]

Nielsen played in all of Norway's national football teams up to the Under-21 team. He played in the U21 European Championship in Israel where the squad reached the semifinals. In November 2012 he played his first match in the national team in a friendly match against Hungary.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.vif-fotball.no/article3079352.ece
  2. "5. Runde, Saison 2012/13, ADM vs RBS – FC Salzburg Wiki". wiki.salzburg12.at.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Havard Nielsen at Wikimedia Commons