Thomas Rogne

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Thomas Rogne
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Rogne warming up for Celtic in 2010
Personal information
Full nameThomas Pauck Rogne [1]
Date of birth (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Bærum, Norway
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Lech Poznań
Number 4
Youth career
Lommedalen IL
0000–2007 Stabæk
Senior career*
2007–2009 Stabæk 13 (1)
2009Stabæk 2 1 (0)
2010–2013 Celtic 50 (2)
2013–2015 Wigan Athletic 12 (0)
2015–2017 IFK Göteborg 66 (1)
2018– Lech Poznań 30 (1)
National team
2009 Norway U19 4 (0)
2009–2013 Norway U21 16 (2)
2012 Norway 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 28 September 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 July 2013

Thomas Pauck Rogne (born 29 June 1990) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays for Polish club Lech Poznań as a defender. Rogne has also been capped for the Norway national team.

Association football Team field sport

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Lech Poznań professional association football club

Lech Poznań is a Polish professional football club based in Poznań and currently competing in the Ekstraklasa, the nation's highest division. The club is named after Lech, the legendary founder of the Polish nation.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary roles is to stop attacks during the game and prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.


Club career


Rogne started his career with Norwegian club Stabæk. He missed the entire 2008 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in a pre-season friendly against Russian side Krylia Sovetov in La Manga. [2] He played for Stabæk in UEFA Champions League qualifying matches against Copenhagen [2] and Valencia, [3] and also represented the club in the Europa League. [4]

Stabæk Fotball association football club

Stabæk Fotball is a Norwegian association football club based in Bærum, a suburb of Oslo. It is part of the multi-sport organization Stabæk IF. Founded in 1912, the club’s name is an archaic spelling of the suburban area Stabekk, from which it once originated. The club currently plays in Eliteserien, the Norwegian top division. Their home stadium is the Nadderud Stadion after a three-year-long stay at the Telenor Arena. Their current chairman is Espen Moe. Jan Jönsson is the current head coach of the club since taking over on 11 June 2019.

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Rogne signed for Celtic on 20 January 2010, [5] and joined on a three and a half-year contract. [6] Ex-Celtic player Vidar Riseth described him as "the best young talent to come out for Norway in the past ten years". [7] Rogne was given the number 25 shirt. [8]

Celtic F.C. association football club in Glasgow, Scotland

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Vidar Riseth Norwegian association football player

Vidar Riseth is a Norwegian former professional footballer.

On 10 February 2010, Rogne made his Celtic debut coming on as a substitute for Glenn Loovens in a 2–0 home win against Hearts in the SPL. [9] He made his first start for Celtic at home against Dundee United in a 1–0 victory on 20 February 2010, [3] he played very well and impressed the coach Tony Mowbray. [10] Rogne impressed against Rangers on 28 February 2010 [11] but was taken off due to a hamstring injury. [12] He returned two months later in an away game against Dundee United [13] but once again had to leave the field early through injury. [14]

Glenn Loovens Dutch footballer

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Heart of Midlothian F.C. Scottish association football club based in Edinburgh

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Rogne made his first competitive start of the 2010–11 season for Celtic against St Johnstone in a 3–0 win. [15] [16] In the following game he was sent off for a professional foul against Aberdeen. [17] [18] Despite this, Celtic went on to win the game by a record-breaking 9–0 score. [18] He scored his first goal for Celtic in a 1–1 draw against Kilmarnock in December 2010. [19] Rogne won many plaudits for his performance as Celtic beat Rangers 2–0 at Ibrox in the 2011 New Year derby. [20] [21] [22] He scored his second goal for Celtic against Aberdeen in their 4–1 League Cup semi-final win on 29 January 2011. [23] Rogne took part in his first major Cup Final on 20 March 2011 when Celtic played Rangers in the Scottish League Cup Final, but they lost 2–1. [24] An injury in May sidelined Rogne for the rest of the season. [25]

The 2010–11 season was the 122nd season of competitive football by Celtic. New manager Neil Lennon made considerable changes to the Celtic team for the 2010-11 season. He sold Aiden McGeady for a then Scottish record £9.5 million along with captain Stephen McManus and fan favourite Artur Boruc. 13 other players also left the club, this gave Lennon enough funds to re-build for the new season. He looked to sign talented, young, cheap, relatively unknown players, from smaller leagues around the world. This paid off with players such as Gary Hooper, Beram Kayal and Emilio Izaguirre all having excellent seasons and earning many plaudits. Lennon also signed several experienced players on free transfers. Charlie Mulgrew, Joe Ledley, and Daniel Majstorović all went into the first team. In addition to these Lennon also signed five other players, including Fraser Forster on loan from Newcastle who became first choice goalkeeper and helped set a new SPL record for most clean sheets.

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In various sports, a professional foul is a deliberate act of foul play intended to bring about an advantage for the perpetrator's team. Professional fouls are usually committed to prevent an opponent from scoring.

Injury kept Rogne out of the Celtic side for the first few months of the following season. [25] He returned to the Celtic first team in October 2011 in their League Cup quarter-final tie against Hibernian. [25] Rogne continued to struggle with a series of minor injuries, but nevertheless played well in the majority of his sporadic appearances, having kept a clean sheet in over half the games he played. [26] On 25 March 2012, he scored in Celtic's 3–2 defeat to Rangers at Ibrox. [27]

Hibernian F.C. Scottish association football club

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Ibrox Stadium football stadium in Glasgow

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Wigan Athletic

On 27 June 2013, it was confirmed that Rogne would leave Celtic after his contract expired to join FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract.

On 31 August 2013, Rogne made his Wigan debut at home against Nottingham Forest in a 2–1 win for the side.

IFK Göteborg

On 14 March 2015, Rogne signed a three-year-long contract with Allsvenskan team IFK Göteborg. [28]

Lech Poznań

On 1 August 2017, Rogne signed a three-year contract with Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznań. The contract is effective from 1 January 2018. [29]

International career

Rogne has represented Norway at youth level, and played for the under-19 team in the 2009 UEFA Under-19 Championship qualification. [4] Rogne was later captain of the under-21 team, [5] [15] and were playing alongside the captain Stefan Strandberg in the central defence when Norway U21 qualified for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. [30]

In March 2011, he received his first call-up to the Norway senior side for their Euro 2012 qualification match with Denmark but did not feature. [31]

Rogne made his senior debut for Norway on 29 February 2012 in a 3–0 friendly win against Northern Ireland. [32] [33]

Personal life

In May 2019, Rogne married Ada Hegerberg. [34]

Career statistics


As of 28 September 2019. [35] [36]
Stabæk 2007 302050
2008 00000000
2009 1012040161
Celtic 2009–10 400040
2010–11 1612000181
2011–12 1712000191
2012–13 1302030180
Wigan Athletic 2013–14 1200030150
2014–15 000000
IFK Göteborg 2015 1912040251
2016 2301071311
2017 2404200282
Lech Poznań 2017–18 [37] 0000
2018–19 [38] 2311050291
2019–20 [39] 700070
Career total17151822612158


As of 15 August 2012 [40]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Norway 201220




IFK Göteborg

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