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Kjetil Strand under 2008 European Men's Handball Championship in Stavanger

Kjetil Øvrelid Strand (born 2 October 1979) is a Norwegian handball player. Strand played for Bjerringbro Silkeborg in Denmark before the 2006 European Championship. Afterwards he signed a contract with Aab Håndbold.

On 2 February 2006 he scored 19 goals, a Norwegian record, [1] in a Main Group Stage game against Iceland in the European Championship. Strand also holds the record for number of goals scored in a single season in the Norwegian league: 281. [2] He set the record while playing for Stavanger Håndball in 2002/2003 season. In 2003 he was awarded Player of the year in Norwegian handball. [3]

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  1. (in Norwegian)- Reddet karrièren, by Arne Hole in Aftenposten 4 February 2006
  2. (in Norwegian) Skytterkonger from the Norwegian Handball Federation
  3. "Players of the year" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Handball Association. Retrieved 2008-01-12.