|Full name||Oddvar Ingolf Hansen|
|Date of birth||11 April 1921|
|Place of birth||Bergen, Norway|
|Date of death||31 March 2011 89)(aged|
|Place of death||Bergen, Norway|
|Playing position||Right back|
|* 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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