Oddvar Hansen

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Oddvar Hansen
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Full nameOddvar Ingolf Hansen
Date of birth(1921-04-11)11 April 1921
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Date of death 31 March 2011(2011-03-31) (aged 89)
Place of death Bergen, Norway
Playing position Right back
Senior career*
1940–1956 Brann 238 (38)
National team
1948–1954 Norway 19 (0)
Teams managed
1955–1957 Brann
1960–1963 Brann
1965–1968 Brann
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Oddvar Ingolf Hansen (11 April 1921 – 31 March 2011) was a Norwegian footballer and coach, who represented Brann in his hometown Bergen.

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As a player, Hansen was a right-back who played 238 first-team games for Brann between 1940 and 1956. [1] He was a losing cup finalist in 1950. He also won 19 caps for Norway between 1948 and 1954, and was a member of Norway's squad at the 1952 Olympics.

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In addition to his achievements in football, Hansen was also an excellent table tennis player, who became national champion in 1947. He died on 31 March 2011, less than two weeks before what would have been his 90th birthday.

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  1. 1 2 Oddvar Hansen er gått bort Archived 2011-04-04 at the Wayback Machine , SK Brann official site (4 April 2011).