Thomas Solberg

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Thomas Solberg
Personal information
Full nameThomas Solberg
Date of birth (1970-01-25) 25 January 1970 (age 48)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
–1989 Ekholt BK
1989–1994 Moss
1994–1999 Viking 70 (7)
1999–2002 Aberdeen 63 (5)
2002–2003 Moss 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Thomas Solberg (born 25 January 1970) is a Norwegian former football defender. Solberg began his career at Ekholt before joining Moss, the first of two spells with the club. In 1994, Solberg moved to Viking, where he stayed for over five years before an August 1999 move to Scottish side Aberdeen. Solberg announced in October 2001 that he would return to Moss in the summer at the end of his contract, citing "homesickness" as the reason. [1] In fact, Solberg returned slightly ahead of schedule, returning to Moss in March.

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  1. "Solberg to leave Aberdeen". BBC Sport website. 2001-10-16.