Odd Berg (footballer)

Last updated
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*
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]


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.

Related Research Articles

Molde FK Norwegian association football club

Molde Fotballklubb is a professional football club based in Molde, Norway, that competes in Eliteserien, the top flight of Norwegian football. Founded on 19 June 1911, the club was originally known as International and changed its name to Molde in 1915. Molde are four-time league champions and four-time Norwegian Cup winners, and have finished second in the league a further nine times. Molde is one of only two Norwegian clubs to have participated in the UEFA Champions League.

Odd "Ivers" Iversen was a Norwegian footballer who played as a striker; he is notable for his former record of 158 goals in Norwegian top tier football, as well as his still-standing record of 30 goals in a single season.

Daniel Berg Hestad Norwegian footballer

Daniel Berg Hestad is a Norwegian football manager and a former player, who played as a central midfielder, most notably for Molde. He is currently the manager of Molde 2 and the Under-19 squad of Molde. With 666 official appearances, he is the player with most official matches for Molde. He currently holds the record for most matches in Eliteserien with 473. He is three time Norwegian league champion, and four times Norwegian Cup champion. He retired from football after playing the Europa League round of 32 game against Sevilla which Molde won 1–0, the 25th of February 2016, in his 666th match for Molde. He holds the club record for most official matches for Molde.

Kristiansund BK association football club

Kristiansund BK is a Norwegian football club located in Kristiansund that currently plays in Eliteserien. The team plays its home matches in the 4,444-capacity Kristiansund Stadion.

Tommy Høiland Norwegian footballer

Tommy Høiland is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a striker for Eliteserien club Viking.

Jan Fuglset 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. He is the brother of Tor Fuglset.

The 1974 1. divisjon was the 29th completed season of Norway's first-tier football league and was contested by 12 teams. The season was won by Viking, one point ahead of the newly promoted team Molde. This was Viking third consecutive league championship, and the fourth total. HamKam, Sarpsborg and Raufoss was relegated to the 1975 2. divisjon.

Christian Magnus Thim Michelsen is a Norwegian football coach and former player who is currently the head coach of Eliteserien club Kristiansund.

Harry Asbjørn Hestad is a Norwegian former football player and coach. Just as his brother Stein Olav Hestad, Hestad played for Molde almost his entire career, only interrupted by two seasons in the Dutch club FC Den Haag. He was also an active player for the Norwegian national team from 1969 through 1976, scoring five goals in 31 matches.

Stein Olav "Laffen" Hestad is a Norwegian former footballer. Hestad spent his entire playing career at Molde FK, where he previously had club record with 681 first-team matches, including 249 matches in the Norwegian top division. Unlike his brother, Harry, "Laffen" was never capped for Norway.

Kalle Björklund Swedish footballer

Karl-Gunnar "Kalle" Björklund is a Swedish former football player and coach. He has served as coach in several clubs in Scandinavia. As a player, Björklund earned 14 caps for Sweden, and the midfielder won Allsvenskan with Östers IF three times. He is the father of Joachim Björklund.

The 2017 Eliteserien was the 72nd completed season of top-tier football in Norway. The season began on 1 April 2017 and ended on 26 November 2017, not including play-off matches. Rosenborg were the defending champions, while Kristiansund and Sandefjord entered as the promoted teams from the 2016 1. divisjon.

The 2018 Eliteserien was the 73rd completed season of top-tier football in Norway.

Reidar Vågnes is a Norwegian football coach and former player.

Odds Ballklubb, commonly known as Odd, is a Norwegian football club from Skien. Originally the football section of a multi-sports club, founded in 1894 nine years after the club's founding. All other sports than football were discontinued and the club became dedicated to football only. Odd plays in the Norwegian top division, Tippeligaen, and holds the record winning the Norwegian Football Cup the most times, the last coming in 2000. The club was known as Odd Grenland between 1994 and 2012. During the 2018 season the club will be participating in the Eliteserien and NM Cupen.

The top tier of Norwegian football has existed as a one-league top flight since 1963. The league was renamed Eliteserien for the start of the 2017 season. The following page details the football records and statistics of the Norwegian top flight since 1963.

Geir Bakke is a Norwegian football coach and former player. He is currently the manager of 1. divisjon club Lillestrøm.

Molde Fotballklubb is a football club from Molde, Norway. It was established in 1911 as International by a group of people gathered by Klaus Daae Andersen. After permission was granted, it took the current name and joined the league system in 1928. Until 1937, Molde played in regional leagues, after numerous promotions and relegations. Since 1930, the team has played in the Norwegian Football Cup. In 1939, the club joined the third season of the League of Norway, the top division, but the break-out of the World War II caused a halt to all organized sports and thus this season was never completed.

The 2020 Eliteserien is the 75th season of top-tier football in Norway.


  1. "League goals and top scorers (1963-2010)". rsssf.no. rsssf . Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  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.