Frode Johnsen

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Frode Johnsen
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Johnsen with Rosenborg in 2006
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-03-17) 17 March 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth Skien, Norway
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Skotfoss TIF
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1993–2000 Odd 113 (24)
2000–2006 Rosenborg 145 (80)
2006–2008 Nagoya Grampus 77 (35)
2009–2010 Shimizu S-Pulse 62 (17)
2011–2015 Odd 121 (40)
Total518(196)
National team
2000–2013 Norway 35 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frode Johnsen (born 17 March 1974) is a former Norwegian footballer who played for Odd and Rosenborg in the Tippeligaen and for Nagoya Grampus and Shimizu S-Pulse in Japan. He played in several positions, but was preferred as a striker or midfielder. Johnsen is 188 cm tall, and was a good header of the ball.

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In his final season for Odds BK in 2015, Johnsen won the Kniksen's Honour Award for his long career as a footballer. He retired in the age of 41. In 2013, he became the topscorer in Tippeligaen, which also made him the oldest topscorer in a European league ever.

Career

Early years

Johnsen began his career with minnows Skotfoss TIF, but did not make his Tippeligaen debut until a switch to Odd Grenland where he made his debut in the Norwegian Premier League in 1999 at the age of 25.

Rosenborg

2000

He was transferred to Rosenborg mid-season in 2000, as a replacement for John Carew. Johnsen previously studied to be a police officer during his time in Odd Grenland, but quit school to play for Rosenborg. He played fifteen games for Rosenborg in his first season, scoring 9 goals – 12 in total, as he scored 3 goals for Odd before the switch . His new club and he won the championship. Rosenborg narrowly missed out on qualifying from the group stage of the Champions League. Johnsen did very well, scoring five goals in six games – including a hat-trick against Helsingborg. As they finished third, they advanced to the UEFA Cup where they crashed out in the first round to Alavés, Johnsen scored the goal in the 1–1 away leg, but could not prevent Rosenborg from losing 3–1 at home.

2001

In his first full season he became joint top-scorer with 17 goals (shared with Thorstein Helstad and Clayton Zane), playing in all games but one. Rosenborg won the league again by a single point ahead of Lillestrøm. In the Champions League Rosenborg finished fourth in their group. Johnsen played in all six games but one and did not score any goals, though he netted one in the qualifiers.

2002

Johnsen won his third championship in a row in 2002. He only played in 17 out of 26 games due to injury, scoring 7 goals. In the Champions League he scored twice in the qualification round, but did not score any in the group stages as Rosenborg only got four points and finished last, despite losing only two games.

2003

He was involved in every game in the 2003 season as Rosenborg cruised through the championship, winning by 14 points. Johnsen scored 15 goals, only beaten with two by teammate Harald Brattbakk. He also won the cup with Rosenborg over Bodø/Glimt, scoring the equaliser as Rosenborg eventually won 3–1. He was the top scorer of the cup, scoring 11 goals in 7 games. In the Champions League, Rosenborg and Johnsen failed to reach the group stage, losing narrowly to Deportivo in the qualifiers. They still got to play UEFA Cup, and had a good run before losing on away goals to Benfica. Johnsen played in all but one game in Europe this season, scoring 2 goals in 9 games.

2004

The 2004 season was dramatic and very memorable season for Frode Johnsen. Rosenborg fought with Vålerenga for the championship, and before the last game of the season, Rosenborg was in the lead, but only on more scored goals. 7 minutes from time in Rosenborg's game against FC Lyn, Vålerenga made it 3–0 in their league game. Rosenborg was leading 3–1 at the time and needed one more to win the league, and in stoppage time Frode Johnsen scored his third of the game with a diving header, winning the championship . Johnsen played in all game and was named top scorer that year, notching up 19 goals in the process. He did not score as many in Europe, but nevertheless, Rosenborg was back in the Champions League. Only two points this time, and Johnsen scored 2 goals in total (w/ Q-rounds).

2005

After winning five championships in a row, the 2005 season was a devastating one as his team only finished 7th. Johnsen scored only 7 goals in his 23 games that season. In 2005, both RCD Mallorca and AC Sparta Prague were interested in signing Johnsen, but nothing happened. He was involved in all Champions League games, but did not score. They finished third in a group which contained Real Madrid, Lyon and Olympiacos, but was eliminated in the first UEFA Cup round against FC Zenit St. Petersburg.

2006

Frode Johnsen started the season well, and halfway through the season he had scored 6 goals in 13 games before Nagoya Grampus Eight came knocking. Johnsen could not resist the chance of going to play abroad and after serving Rosenborg faithfully for a number of years, they let him go and sold him in July 2006.

In all competitions, Johnsen played 234 games and scored 125 goals for Rosenborg.

Nagoya Grampus

He signed an 18-month contract and started his Nagoya career by scoring twice in an away match against JEF United Chiba on 29 July 2006. Nagoya won the match 3–2. He scored eight more times finishing with 10 goals in 18 games as Nagoya Grampus finished in 7th place.

In his first full season in 2007, Nagoya only managed an 11th place. He scored 13 goals in 26 games.

In 2008, Johnsen and Nagoya fought for the J1 League championship until the final day, but ended up in third place, qualifying for an Asian Champions league spot.

On 28 October 2008, Frode Johnsen stated that he would stay in Japan for at least one more year, either for Nagoya or another Japanese club. [1]

Shimizu S-Pulse

On 18 November 2008, Frode Johnsen announced that he would be leaving Nagoya after this season, and that he was only a medical away from securing a move to another Japanese club. He did not reveal which club it was until the 2008 season was over. [2] It was eventually known that he would join Shimizu S-Pulse for the 2009 season.

Shimizu S-Pulse finished in 7th place in his first season and five points from an AFC Champions League place, as Johnsen scored 9 league goals.

On 1 August Johnsen scored his first hat-trick in the J-League in a 6–3 win against Shonan Bellmare.

On 14 November 2010, Johnsen scored one goal in a 5–0 win against Shonan Bellmare in what will be his last league game in Japan. He has announced that he will return to Norway after this season.

International career

Frode Johnsen has 34 caps, and has scored 10 goals for the Norwegian national team. [3] He made his debut against Finland on 16 August 2000 coming on for Steffen Iversen 20 minutes from time.

His first international goal came against Wales in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He remained a regular member of the Norway squad until 2007, but lost his place after moving to Japan. The long flight distance between Europe and Japan was cited as one of the reasons why he did not play in more games after joining Nagoya Grampus.

On 1 September 2013, Johnsen was recalled to the national team squad, more than six years after his last cap, ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifying matches against Cyprus and Switzerland. He did not play in either match, but kept his place in the squad for the matches against Slovenia and Iceland in October 2013. In the match against Slovenia on 11 October 2013, Johnsen came on as a late substitute, becoming the oldest player ever to play for the Norwegian national team. He repeated the feat in the home match against Iceland four days later, at the age of 39 years, 212 days.

Club statistics

As of 3 July 2015
Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NorwayLeague Norwegian Cup Europe Total
1993 Odd Grenland Second Division 00??--00
199400??--00
1995 Adeccoligaen 80??--80
1996203??--203
1997242??--242
1998267??--267
1999 Tippeligaen 25952--259
2000103??--103
2000 Rosenborg Tippeligaen 159101262815
2001251733713521
20021773082289
20032615711924228
20042619562075132
2005237241003511
200613623--159
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup Asia Total
2006 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 171022--1912
2007 261320213014
2008 341232624316
2009 Shimizu S-Pulse J1 League 33941824512
2010 2983380298
NorwayLeague Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2011 Odd Tippeligaen 23741--278
20122943400328
2013301642003418
2014301166003617
2015924511148
TotalNorway37914449476719495210
Japan1395214824516662
Career total51819659518324661272

Note: Europe continental also includes Royal League (2004 season)

234 matches – 125 goals

UEFA Cup: 9/2
UEFA Champions League: 47/11
Royal League: 10/5

International goals

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
#DateVenueOpponentResultCompetitionScored
1–22001-01-24 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong KongFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 3–2 Friendly match 2
32001-09-05 Ullevaal Stadion, OsloFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3–2 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 1
42004-08-18 Ullevaal Stadion, OsloFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2–2Friendly match1
52004-01-22 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong KongFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3–0Friendly match1
62004-01-25 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong KongFlag of Honduras.svg  Honduras 3–1Friendly match1
72005-04-20 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 2–1Friendly match1
82005-05-24 Ullevaal Stadion, OsloFlag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1–0Friendly match1
9–102006-05-24 Ullevaal Stadion, OsloFlag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay 2–2Friendly match2

Honours

Club

Rosenborg BK [4]

Individual

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References

  1. "Johnsen stays in Japan". VG Nett. 28 October 2008.
  2. "Johnsen swaps club in Japan". Nettavisen. 18 November 2008. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2008.
  3. http://www.home.no/greenriver/players/johnsen_f.html
  4. "Mestvinnende" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation . Retrieved 2 November 2009.