Odd Berg (footballer)

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Odd Berg
Personal information
Full nameOdd Sigurd Berg
Date of birth (1952-01-03) 3 January 1952 (age 68)
Place of birth Molde, Norway
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1968–1975 Molde ? (?)
1976 Lyn ? (?)
National team
1974 Norway U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
1978–1979 Træff
2003 Molde
2004–2005 Molde (assistant)
2015 Start (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Odd Sigurd Berg (born 3 January 1952) is a Norwegian football coach and former player. As a player, he played mostly for Molde FK. In 1974, he became top goalscorer in the top division with 13 goals, the first Molde-player to become top scorer in the top division. [1] He later coached Molde, both as an assistant and head coach. [2]

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Playing career

Berg played for Molde from 1968 to 1975. In 1973, he contributed to Molde's promotion to 1. divisjon, the first tier. He became the club's first ever first-tier top scorer by scoring 13 goals in the 1974 season, where Molde finished in second place and were awarded silver medals. Berg was capped twice for Norway under-21 in 1974. [3] He played half a season for Lyn in the 1976 season, before retiring from top level football. However, Berg kept on playing in lower leagues for several years.

Coaching career

Odd Berg was appointed head coach at Molde on 22 May 2003, after Gunder Bengtsson left the position. [4] Molde finished 9th in the 2003 season. At the end of the season, Reidar Vågnes replaced Berg as Molde's head coach. [5] Berg stated that he was disappointed by the club's decision, [5] but stayed at the club as assistant coach till the end of the 2005 season.

In the 2015 season, Berg was assistant coach at Start. [6]

Personal life

His brother is Jan Berg. Unlike his brother, Odd Berg was never capped for Norway.

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References

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  2. "Lettelse i Molde, Berg fortsetter". nrksport.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 1 November 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  3. "Odd Sigurd Berg national team profile". fotball.no (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway . Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  4. "Molde-treneren blir hyllet" (in Norwegian). Verdens Gang. 24 May 2003. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. 1 2 "Vågnes ny MFK-trener" (in Norwegian). NRK. 18 November 2003. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  6. "Odd Berg blir ny assistenttrener i Start" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2019.