Premier League Norwegian Footballers
When you live in a small country like Norway, it's important to keep track of the national heroes playing for English Clubs in the world's most acknowledged league—The Premier League.
Here are some of Norway's biggest stars:
John Arne Riise
He started out as one of Norway's most promising youngsters in the small town of Aalesund.
Riise was quickly picked up by Monaco, where he opened eyes with his extremely powerful left-footed shot. He was then sold to Liverpool where he officially broke through.
Many of you might remember the moment—the powerful 2-1 goal against Manchester United which left Fabian Barthez hanging in the air.
Morten Gamst Pedersen
In many ways, Pederson followed in Riise's footsteps (although he didn't travel abroad before ending up in Blackburn).
He is characterized by many as a more aggressive version of Riise.
His strengths involve a great understanding of the game and a delicate left foot which have brought both Blackburn and Norway many jewels in the previous years.
Carew is the modern-day Norwegian with the most impressive resume.
After playing for big clubs like Valencia, Roma, and Lyon, he settled in Birmingham, playing for Aston Villa.
He is a complete striker whose strong points include pace, physical strength, and a flawless technique. He is also a natural target inside the box.
John Carew seems to have found his cool in Premier League.
Braaten left Rosenborg just weeks before their big encounter at Stamford Bridge, to join Bolton in their desperate search for points.
His playing seems to have been influenced by a Latin way of kicking the ball instead of classic Norwegian style.
He has great pace and terrific technical skills, but seems to lack the mental drive that would make him the ultimate prospect for the future. Having terrorized defenders in the Norwegian league for years, he has now taken a step up to play with the big boys.
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