|Date of birth||29 June 1948|
|Place of birth||Bergen, Norway|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Helge Karlsen (born 29 June 1948) is a former Norwegian football player, who played for SK Brann in the Norwegian Premier League from 1967 to 1979.He played 237 games totally for Brann, and 180 of them was in the league. In 1972 and 1976 he won the Norwegian Football Cup with Brann. He was immortalized in the famous SK Brann song "Vi è de beste" by Ove Thue in which he has his own verse.
Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.
SK Brann is a Norwegian professional football club, founded 26 September 1908, from Bergen. Brann has been in the Eliteserien, Norway's Premier Division of Football, since 1987, bar one season spent in the 1. divisjon in 2015. They play their home matches at Brann Stadion where they had a record-breaking 17,310 in average attendance in the 2007 season. In October 2007, Brann won the Norwegian league title for the first time since 1963.
Helge Karlsen played 35 games for Norways national football team.
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