Thor Hernes (15 August 1926 – 18 April 2009) was a Norwegian footballer, manager and sports official.
During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he participated in the resistance Operation Durham. He was decorated with the Defence Medal 1940–1945. After the war he pursued a military career, serving in the Independent Norwegian Brigade Group in Germany, and later stationed at home.
The Defence Medal 1940–1945 is the award rewarded to those military and civilian personnel who participated in the fight against the German invasion and occupation of Norway between 1940 and 1945.
The Independent Norwegian Brigade Group in Germany was a Norwegian expeditionary force stationed in the British Zone of Occupation in Germany, from 1946 to 1953. At first it was set in the Hanover area and from 1948 to 1953 in the Schleswig Holstein area of Germany as part of the British occupying force after World War II.
In 1949, upon returning from Germany, Hernes joined the football team of SFK Lyn. He became a first-team stalwart and eventually captain. He was capped 27 times for Norway, and later served in the Football Association of Norway Technical Committee. In the mid-1960s he coached SFK Lyn.
The team captain of an association football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older/or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game or have good leadership qualities. The team captain is usually identified by the wearing of an armband.
The Norway men's national football team represents Norway in international association football and is controlled by the Football Association of Norway, the governing body for football in Norway. Norway's home ground is Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo and their head coach is Lars Lagerbäck. It is, as of November 2018, ranked by FIFA as the 46th best football team in the world.
The Football Association of Norway is the governing body of football in Norway. It was formed in 1902 and organises the men's and women's national teams, as well as the league systems for men and women. The current president of NFF is Terje Svendsen. By 1 January 2004, there were 1,814 clubs organized in Norway and 373,532 registered players. It is the largest sports federation in Norway.
Hernes was hired as organizational manager in the Norwegian Confederation of Sports in 1966, and from 1968 to 1986 he was the secretary-general. During this time, from 1972 to 1975, he also chaired the Council of Europe Sports Committee. Among his laurels was an honorary membership in the Norwegian Confederation of Sports.
The Council of Europe is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, covers approximately 820 million people and operates with an annual budget of approximately half a billion euros.
He resided at Høvik.He died in April 2009.
Høvik is a suburban area in the municipality of Bærum, Akershus, Norway, in the Oslo metropolitan area. Mainly a residential area, its population (2005) is 4,311.
Lyn 1896 Fotballklubb is a Norwegian football club and a department of the sports club Ski- og Fotballklubben Lyn based in Oslo, whose members also participate in Nordic skiing and orienteering. Until 2010, SFK Lyn had two football departments, one professional section and one amateur section. After the professional football department, FK Lyn was bankrupted in 2010, the fans decided to support the amateur department, Lyn Fotball, instead. With the help of some of the old FK Lyn players, Lyn Fotball have won three consecutive promotions, and is playing in the 3. divisjon. The team plays its home matches at Bislett Stadium, and the head coach is Thomas André Ødegaard.
Ullevaal Stadion is an all-seater football stadium located in Oslo, Norway. It is the home ground of the Norway national football team, and the site of the Norwegian Cup Final. From its opening in 1926 to 2009 it was the home ground of FK Lyn and from 1999 to 2017 was a home ground of Vålerenga IF. With a capacity of approximately 28,000, it is the largest football stadium in Norway. The national stadium is fully owned by the Football Association of Norway (NFF).
Sarpsborg 08 Fotballforening, commonly known as Sarpsborg 08 or simply Sarpsborg ([ˈsɑʂbɔr], is a Norwegian football club based in Sarpsborg, playing in Eliteserien. Sarpsborg 08 played in 1. divisjon from 2005 to 2010. In 2010, the club was promoted to the Tippeligaen, the top league in Norway, but finished last and was relegated back to 1. divisjon in 2011. In 2012, they were promoted again and 6 years after, they qualified for their first Europa League group stage. They play their home games at Sarpsborg Stadion.
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