Tom Høgli

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Tom Høgli
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Høgli with Tromsø in 2008
Personal information
Full name Tom Høgli [1]
Date of birth (1984-02-24) 24 February 1984 (age 39)
Place of birth Harstad, Norway
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Position(s) Right-back
Senior career*
2002–2006 Bodø/Glimt 59 (3)
2007–2011 Tromsø 106 (1)
2011–2014 Club Brugge 72 (1)
2014–2017 Copenhagen 50 (1)
2018 Tromsø 59 (1)
International career
2005–2006 Norway U21 10 (0)
2006 Sápmi 3 (6)
2008–2015 Norway 49 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tom Høgli (born 24 February 1984) is a Norwegian former professional football defender who last played for Eliteserien side Tromsø.


Club career


Høgli played several seasons for Bodø/Glimt, whom he joined from Skånland og Omegn IF, but was transferred to Tromsø ahead of the 2007 season.


Signed by Tromsø IL as a replacement for Patrice Bernier in central midfield, Høgli impressed in the right-back position.

He was named Tromsø player of the year for the season of 2008 by the supporters and earned the nickname "Super Tom", a nickname he got while playing in Bodø/Glimt.

On 29 May 2011, he scored his first goal for Tromsø in a 4–0 victory against Brann.

Club Brugge

On 18 June 2011, Høgli signed a contract with Belgian Pro League powerhouse Club Brugge.

F.C. Copenhagen

After three seasons with Club Brugge, Høgli agreed on 31 January 2014 to join the Danish club F.C. Copenhagen once his contract expires on 1 July 2014. [2]

He made his debut in the Danish Superliga on 20 July 2014 in a match against Silkeborg IF

International career

Høgli was capped for the Norwegian under-21 national team [3] and was joint top scorer at the 2006 VIVA World Cup for Sápmi.

On 20 August 2008, Høgli made his debut for Norway in a friendly match against Ireland. He was picked by national coach Egil "Drillo" Olsen for the team versus Germany in autumn 2009.

Høgli received the Gold Watch after his 25th cap, in the friendly against England national football team on 26 May 2012, but he had to leave the pitch after 37-minute due to a tackle from Steven Gerrard. According to Norway's medic, Thor Einar Anderssen, this was a tackle that could have ended Høgli's career. [4]

Høgli also competed for the Sápmi football team during the inaugural 2006 Viva World Cup, which they were the champions of.

International goals

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first:

1.11 October 2011 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 3–13–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
2.7 June 2013 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 1–11–1 2014 World Cup qualifying

Career statistics

As of 1 September 2018
Bodø/Glimt 2003 Tippeligaen 10100020
2004 Tippeligaen1304010180
2005 Tippeligaen1703000200
2006 Adeccoligaen 2831000293
Tromsø 2007 Tippeligaen1404000180
2008 Tippeligaen2402000260
2009 Tippeligaen2803060370
2010 Tippeligaen3004000340
2011 Tippeligaen1014000141
Club Brugge 2011–12 Jupiler Pro League 3100050360
2012–13 Jupiler Pro League2402040300
2013–14 Jupiler Pro League1711000181
Copenhagen 2014–15 Superliga 3110090401
2015–16 Superliga80000080
2016–17 Superliga900020110
2017–18 Superliga20001030
Tromsø 2018 Eliteserien 1101000120
Career Total29863002803566




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