Rune Lange

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Rune Lange
Personal information
Full nameRune Lange
Date of birth (1977-06-24) 24 June 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Tromsø, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
Fløya
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1993–1994 Fløya 32 (39)
1995–1997 Tromsdalen 54 (30)
1997–2000 Tromsø 72 (50)
2000 Trabzonspor 12 (5)
2001–2006 Club Brugge 108 (52)
2006–2008 Vålerenga 17 (2)
2008Tromsø (loan) 3 (0)
2009 Hartlepool United 3 (1)
2009 Kvik Halden 2 (1)
Total303(200)
National team
1997 Norway U20 1 (0)
1998–1999 Norway U21 18 (2)
2004 Norway 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rune Lange (born 24 June 1977) is a Norwegian former footballer who played as a striker.

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Career

Lange hails from the city of Tromsø and joined the club Fløya at the age of five. As a 17-year-old, he became top scorer in the 3. divisjon (fourth tier) with 33 goals in 22 matches, and then moved on to play for Tromsdalen in the 1. divisjon (2nd tier). Lange stayed with the club for three seasons, during which he experienced a relegation and a season in the 2. divisjon (3rd tier). During the summer of 1997, Lange was sold to Tromsø, which played in the Tippeligaen (first tier). Lange scored seven goals in 11 matches for Tromsø during his first season, and nearly experienced another relegation, but Tromsø survived after having to play qualification matches. Lange also debuted for the Norwegian under-20 football team. In 1998, Lange scored 20 goals in 26 matches, and was almost sold to Coventry City. Lange stayed at Tromsø, however, as he could not come to an agreement with Coventry on the contract details. In 1999, Lange become top scorer of the Norwegian top division, scoring 23 goals. Lange also made his debut for the Norway U21s that season.

In 2000, Lange started as a player for Tromsø, but was sold to the Turkish side Trabzonspor in July. Lange only played 14 matches and scored seven goals in Turkey, before he was sold in April 2001 to Belgian side Club Brugge, the team where he played until 2006. In 2004, Lange debuted for the Norwegian National Team, playing against Wales. In February 2009, Lange signed for Hartlepool United on a contract until the end of the 2008-09 season. [1] [2] On his third game for Hartlepool, his shoulder was popped out of place. On 13 March 2009, Lange had surgery on his injured shoulder and will not return to training for at least six weeks.

In September 2009 he signed for Kvik Halden (in the fourth tier of Norwegian football) until the remainder of the season, [3] making four appearances (two league games and both play-off games).

As of March 2011 he's working as a scout for his former employer, Club Brugge. [4]

Career statistics

Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NorwayLeague Norwegian Cup Europe Total
1993Fløya 3. divisjon 106????
19942233????
1995 Tromsdalen 1. divisjon 214????
19962111????
1997 2. divisjon 1215????
1997 Tromsø Tippeligaen 940042136
19982620212821
19992623553128
200011311124
TurkeyLeague Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2000-01 Trabzonspor Süper Lig 125????
BelgiumLeague Belgian Cup Europe Total
2000-01 Club Brugge Belgian First Division 40000040
2001-02332063744627
2002-031140062176
2003-04261262734017
2004-053215641034923
2005-0622002042
NorwayLeague Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2006 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 60101080
20071122021153
2008000000
2008 Tromsø 3030
EnglandLeague FA Cup Europe Total
2008-09 Hartlepool United League 1 31--31
TotalNorway178121??73??
Turkey125??????
Belgium10853189321216075
England31??????
Career total300180??????

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