Einar Jan Aas

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Einar Aas
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Full name Einar Jan Aas
Date of birth (1955-10-12) 12 October 1955 (age 65)
Place of birth Moss, Norway
Position(s) Central defender
Senior career*
1972–1979 Moss
1979–1981 Bayern Munich 13 (1)
1981–1982 Nottingham Forest 21 (1)
1983–1987 Moss 43 (1)
National team
1977–1986 Norway 35 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Einar Jan Aas (born 12 October 1955) is a Norwegian former footballer who played as a central defender. He was the first Norwegian to play professionally in England and Germany.


Club career

Aas started his career in Moss FK in 1973. In 1976 they were promoted to the Norwegian Premier League, and Verdens Gang named him central defender of the year in 1977 and 1979.

His professional career started at Bayern Munich, where he stayed for the 1979–80 season. Midway through the following season he was transferred to Nottingham Forest, at the time managed by Brian Clough. A broken leg put a premature end to his stay at the City Ground. He returned to Moss in 1984, and helped the club win its first and to date only League title in 1987, before retiring as a player.

International career

Aas debuted in the national team in 1978, and played 35 international matches in total, scoring three goals. [1]


He has his education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. [2]

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  1. "Einar Aas". Home.no. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
  2. Bugge, Mette (5 September 2008). "40 år og fortsatt full fart". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 20.