Heidi Støre

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Heidi Støre
Born (1963-07-04) 4 July 1963 (age 56)
Sarpsborg, Norway
OccupationFootball player and administrator
Known forWorld champion 1995
Olympic bronze medalist 1996

Heidi Støre (born 4 July 1963, Sarpsborg) is a former Norwegian footballer and world champion as captain for the national team.

Sarpsborg Municipality in Østfold, Norway

Sarpsborg[ˈsɑʂ.bɔr] or [ˈsɑrps.bɔrg], historically Borg, is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Sarpsborg.



Støre played for the clubs Sprint-Jeløy (Norway), Trollhättan (Sweden), Kolbotn (Norway), Nikko (Japan) and Athene Moss (Norway). [1] She made her debut for the Norwegian national team in 1980, and played 151 matches for the national team. [2]

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Kolbotn IL Fotball is a sub-section under the sports club Kolbotn IL from Kolbotn, Norway. The club started football in 1916 and organized football as a semi-autonomous sub-section in 1960.

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She was world champion with the Norwegian team in 1995, received silver medal in 1991, and won the unofficial world championship tournament in 1988. She is European champion from 1987 and 1993, and received silver medals in 1989 and 1991. [1] She won an Olympic bronze medal with the Norwegian team in 1996. [3]

Støre ended her active career in 1997, but returned as administrator of women's football in 2005. [2] She was appointed leader of the department Toppfotball kvinner of the Football Association of Norway from 2013. [4] [5]


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1991 FIFA Womens World Cup 1991 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

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1995 FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway. The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995.


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