Bent Skammelsrud

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Bent Skammelsrud
Personal information
Full nameBent André Skammelsrud
Date of birth (1966-05-18) 18 May 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Sarpsborg, Norway
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Rakkestad IF
Senior career*
1987–1989 Drøbak/Frogn 43 (7)
1989–1990 Frigg 23 (3)
1990–1991 Malmö FF 20 (2)
1991–1997 Rosenborg 152 (33)
1998 Bayer Leverkusen 8 (0)
1998–2002 Rosenborg 120 (23)
National team
1987–1989 Norway U-21 5 (1)
1987–2000 Norway 38 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Bent André Skammelsrud (born 18 May 1966) is a Norwegian former professional footballer, most known as an important midfielder for Rosenborg BK. He has eleven consecutive championships in the Norwegian Premier League, and three times he won the Norwegian Football Cup.



Skammelsrud was born in Sarpsborg. He played 272 matches for Rosenborg BK in the Norwegian Premier League, scoring 57 goals. Before joining Rosenborg, he had played for Drøbak/Frogn, Frigg, and the Swedish club Malmö FF. [1] He also played 38 matches for the Norwegian national team, scoring seven goals. [2] He was in roster for Euro 2000.

Except from his debut season in 1991, Skammelsrud won the Norwegian Premier League every season as a Rosenborg player. He was captain of the team for several seasons and a key player in the club's UEFA Champions League matches during the last half of the 1990s. He joined Bayer Leverkusen in January 1998, but returned to Rosenborg only five months later because of family reasons.

Skammelsrud retired after the 2002 season, unwillingly, after Åge Hareide didn't renew his contract with the club.



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  1. "Statistics for Bent Skammelsrud". Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  2. "Statistics for Bent Skammelsrud". Football Association of Norway. Archived from the original on 13 May 2003. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  3. "Mestvinnende med RBK" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 20 August 2009.