Frode Grodås

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Frode Grodås
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Frode Grodås in 2008 as Lillestrøm coach
Personal information
Full nameFrode Grodås [1]
Date of birth (1964-10-24) 24 October 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Volda, Norway [2]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–1982 Hornindal
Senior career*
1982–1986 Sogndal (0)
1987–1996 Lillestrøm 182 (1)
1996–1998 Chelsea 21 (0)
1998 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1998–2002 Schalke 04 3 (0)
1999Racing Santander (loan) 6 (0)
2002–2003 Hønefoss 49 (0)
2007 Lillestrøm 0 (0)
National team
1981 Norway U-16 [3] 2 (0)
1982 Norway U-19 [3] 3 (0)
1989 Norway U-21 [3] 5 (0)
1991–2002 Norway 50 (0)
Teams managed
2006 HamKam
2007–2010 Lillestrøm (goalkeeping coach)
2010– Norway (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frode Grodås (born 24 October 1964) is a Norwegian football coach and former national team goalkeeper originally from Hornindal in Sogn og Fjordane. [2] Capped 50 times for his country, [4] he participated at the 1998 FIFA World Cup as well as being an unused substitute at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.


Playing career

During his career he played for several Norwegian clubs. After his ten-year spell [5] at Lillestrøm he spent six years abroad, in England, Germany and Spain. He won the English FA Cup in 1997 with Chelsea, [2] keeping a clean sheet in a 2–0 win in the final. He rounded off his career with Norwegian Division One team Hønefoss.

Grodås was last capped in 2002, aged 37 years and 318 days, and is the fourth oldest player at the Norwegian national team. [6]

Coaching career

He has education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. [7] After retiring as a player, Grodås received the highest level of football coach education in Norway and took over HamKam from 1 December 2005. However, Grodås couldn't deliver the results, and Ham-Kam was relegated. Grodås was fired on 7 November 2006.

In December 2006, Grodås signed a three-year contract with Lillestrøm as a goalkeeper-coach. Grodås is then back in what he regards as his home club. He has also acted as the third-choice goalkeeper for the club. In June 2007 Lillestrøm's first-choice goalkeeper Heinz Müller received a two match suspension after hitting Geir Ludvig Fevang with his left knee. As a result of this, Grodås sat on the substitute bench as backup goalie during the Tippeliga-match against Sandefjord later that month. He returned to the bench in August 2007 after an injury to Müller.

After Lillestrøm manager Tom Nordlie had resigned on 29 May 2008, Grodås stepped in as caretaker together with former Chelsea teammate Erland Johnsen.

In 2010, Grodås ended his term with Lillestrøm in a mutual agreement and took over as goalkeeper-coach for the Norwegian national team.


Grodås' son, Victor Grodås, is also a footballer, playing for Hødd from Ulsteinvik. [8]

Career statistics


Source: [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]
NorwayLeague Norwegian Cup Playoffs Europe Total
1986 Lillestrøm 1. divisjon 00000000
1987 00000000
1988 22030250
1989 2206020300
1990 7020000090
1991 Tippeligaen 22160281
1992 22070290
1993 1904040270
1994 2203040290
1995 2507040360
1996 2103030270
EnglandLeague FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1996–97 Chelsea Premier League 2105010270
1997–98 0000000000
1997–98 Tottenham Hotspur 00000000
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Total
1998–99 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 2010100040
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Europe Total
1998–99 Racing Santander La Liga 600060
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Total
1999–2000 Schalke 04 Bundesliga 00000000
2000–01 10000010
2001–02 0000100010
NorwayLeague Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2002 Hønefoss 1. divisjon 19010200
2003 30030330
Career total3221510301703931


Source: [14]




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