Jan Fuglset

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Jan Fuglset
Personal information
Full nameJan Fuglset
Date of birth (1945-10-01) 1 October 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth Molde, Norway
Playing position(s) Striker
Senior career*
1963–1967 Molde 79 (48)
1967–1972 Fredrikstad 93 (52)
1973–1982 Molde 116 (57)
National team
1970–1974 Norway 20 (6)
Teams managed
1982–1984 Molde
1992–1993 Molde
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jan Fuglset (born 1 October 1945) is a Norwegian former professional football player. Fuglset is known as one of the leading goal-scorers in the Norwegian top division with 109 goals from 1967–1982. [1] He is the brother of Tor Fuglset.


Club career

Fuglset started his career in his hometown club Molde FK. From 1967 to 1972 he played for Fredrikstad FK, while he took a teacher-education in Halden. In 1971 he became top goal scorer in the First Division with 17 goals. [2] In 93 first tier matches for Fredrikstad, he scored 52 goals.

In 1973, he was back in Molde, and played for Molde FK until he retired from football in 1982. In the final game of the 1976 league season, he scored all goals in a 6–0 drubbing of Strømsgodset IF, which saved his club from relegation, and relegated the opposition instead. Six goals in one game is still, as of 2019, a joint record for the Norwegian top division that Fuglset share with Odd Iversen. The six goals made him top goal scorer in 1976 with 17 goals. [3] [2] He became top scorer in the top division for Fredrikstad in 1971 and for Molde in 1976 and is, alongside Thorstein Helstad, Odd Iversen, Frode Johnsen one of only four players who have become top scorer in the Norwegian top flight with two different clubs.

International career

Jan Fuglset was capped 20 times for Norway and scored six international goals. He made his debut against Finland on 17 June 1970. His first two international goals came in his third match in an international friendly against Iceland on 26 May 1971, a game Norway won 3-1. His last international appearance was against Yugoslavia on 30 October 1974. [4]

International goals

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
126 May 1971 Brann Stadion, Bergen, Norway3Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 2–13–1 Friendly
325 August 1971 Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland8Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 1–01–1 Nordic Championship
426 September 1971 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway10Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 1–31–4 Nordic Championship
53 August 1972 Stavanger Stadion, Stavanger, Norway14Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 1–04–1 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification
617 September 1972 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway15Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1–11–3 Nordic Championship
Source: [4]

Coaching career

Fuglset served as a player-coach in 1976, and was the head coach of Molde in two periods.


As player



As coach


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