Tor Røste Fossen

Last updated
Tor Røste Fossen
Personal information
Full nameTor Røste Fossen
Date of birth(1940-06-19)19 June 1940
Place of birth Kolbu, Norway
Date of death 7 August 2017(2017-08-07) (aged 77)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Senior career*
1962 Rosenborg 1(?) (0)
1963–1966 Rosenborg 28 (0)
1967–1971 Rosenborg 54 (0)
Teams managed
1970–1971 Rosenborg (assistant)
1972–1974 Rosenborg
1972–1976 Norway Junior
1975–1977 Start
1978–1987 Norway
1988–1989 Frigg
1990 Faaberg
1991 Strømsgodset
1992–2001 Frigg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tor Røste Fossen (19 June 1940 – 7 August 2017) was a Norwegian football player and coach. He played for Rosenborg from 1964 to 1971, earning two Norwegian Premier League titles and one Norwegian Cup championship. He coached several Norwegian clubs besides coaching the Norway national football team during ten years 1978–1987.



Fossen grew up in Kolbu and Vågå. He came to Trondheim in 1962 where he played as goalkeeper in Rosenborg. Until 1969 Fossen played 55 matches in the top division. In 1970 a new goalkeeper, Geir Karlsen, arrived at Rosenborg, and Fossen was benched. He then became assistant coach under George Curtis, and in 1972 head coach together with Nils Arne Eggen coaching Rosenborg to the double, winning both the league and the cup titles. Fossen continued without Eggen 1973–1974, and the team became second both in the league and in the cup 1973. Fossen coached Start 1975–1977 [1] to bronze medal in the league 1975. Besides this Fossen also coached Norway national team for juniors 1972–1976.

From 1978 to 1987 Fossen coached the Norway national football team. [2] One of the victories in Fossen's time as Norway manager was the 2–1 win against England in the 1982 World cup qualification. This victory is eternalized by radio reporter Bjørge Lillelien. Fossen coached Norway in the 1984 Olympics.

Later Fossen coached Frigg Oslo, together with Hallvar Thoresen, Faaberg, and Strømsgodset, [3] together with Einar Sigmundstad, winning the 1991 Norwegian Football Cup, beating Rosenborg 3–1 in the final. His last post as a coach was in Frigg Oslo before taking over other managerial tasks in the club. Fossen retired 2007.






Related Research Articles

Rosenborg BK Association football club in Trondheim, Norway

Rosenborg Ballklub, commonly referred to simply as Rosenborg or RBK, is a Norwegian professional football club from Trondheim that plays in Eliteserien. The club have won a record 26 leagues titles, a shared record 12 Norwegian Football Cup titles and have played more UEFA matches than any other Norwegian team. RBK play their home games at the all-seater Lerkendal Stadion which has a capacity of 21,421.

Nils Arne Eggen Norwegian footballer and manager

Nils Arne Eggen is a Norwegian former footballer, manager and teacher from Orkdal. Eggen is closely tied to Rosenborg, the club he managed for 23 years between 1970 and 2010. He is Norway's most successful club manager throughout history, having won the Norwegian top division fifteen times and the Norwegian Football Cup six times as a manager. Eggen`s tactical emphasis is on playing 4-3-3 and attacking football and his way of playing football has frequently been cited as an inspiration among players, coaches and clubs alike, both domestically and abroad. In his native Trøndelag, Eggen is revered and widely regarded as the greatest and most influential sports person in the region, even eclipsing Olympic champions such as Hjalmar Andersen and Petter Northug

Vidar Davidsen is a Norwegian football coach and former player. Davidsen played 46 international matches for Norway and scored 5 goals. One of those goals came in Norway's famous 2-1 win against Italy at Stadio Via del Mare in Lecce in September 1985. He currently works as a football commentator in TV3.

Hallvar Thoresen Norwegian footballer and manager

Hallvar Thoresen is a former Norwegian footballer who played most of his career in the Dutch Eredivisie. The son of former Norwegian international Gunnar Thoresen, Hallvar Thoresen was central in 1980s Norwegian football.

The Kniksen Award, established in 1990, honors the best players in the Norwegian football premiership. The award is named after the legendary Norwegian football player Roald Jensen, nicknamed "Kniksen".

Adam Larsen Kwarasey

Adambathia Larsen "Adam" Kwarasey is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper.

André Hansen Norwegian footballer

André Hansen is a Norwegian football goalkeeper who plays for Rosenborg in Eliteserien. He made his International debut for Norway in 2013.

The 1991 Norwegian Football Cup was the 86th edition of the Norwegian Football Cup.

The 2012 season was the 107th season of competitive football in Norway.

Øystein Wormdal is a retired Norwegian footballer who played for Orkdal IL and Rosenborg BK. A right back, he was capped five times for Norway.

The 2013 season was Strømsgodset's 7th season in Tippeligaen following their promotion back to the top flight in 2006. It was Ronny Deila's sixth season in charge, and he led them to their first Tippeligaen title since 1970. In the cup they were knocked out by 2. Divisjon side Asker and they were knocked out of the UEFA Europa League by Jablonec in the 3rd qualifying round after beating Debreceni in the 2nd round.

The 2012 season was Strømsgodset's 6th season in Tippeligaen following their promotion back to the top flight in 2006. It was Ronny Deila's fifth season in charge and they finished 2nd in the Tippeligaen and were knocked out of the 2012 Norwegian Football Cup at the Quarterfinal stage by Brann.

The 2013 season was Rosenborg's 23rd consecutive year in Tippeligaen, their 46th season in the top flight of Norwegian football and first season with Per Joar Hansen as manager. They participated in the Tippeligaen, finishing second, the Cup and the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League, entering at the First qualifying round stage and reaching the Second qualifying round before an aggregate defeat to St Johnstone.

The 2013 season was Vålerenga's 12th season back in the Tippeligaen since their promotion in 2000. It is their first season with Kjetil Rekdal as manager and they finished the season in 11th place in the Tippeligaen and they reached the Quarter-finals of the cup losing to Rosenborg.

The 2014 season was Strømsgodset's 8th season in Tippeligaen following their promotion back to the top flight in 2006, and the first as reigning champions since 1971. The club ended in 4th position, securing them a spot in the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League 1st qualification round.

Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo. They play their home games at Ullevaal Stadion which has a capacity of 28,972. During the 2014/15 campaign they will compete in the following competitions: Tippeligean, NM Cupen.

The 2015 season was Strømsgodset's 9th season in Tippeligaen following their promotion back to the top flight in 2006.

The 2016 season is Rosenborg's 26th consecutive year in Tippeligaen, their 49th season in the top flight of Norwegian football and second season with Kåre Ingebrigtsen as permanent manager. They will participate in Tippeligaen, the Cup and the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League, entering at the Second qualifying round stage.

The 2018 season is Rosenborg's 39th consecutive year in the top flight now known as Eliteserien, their 51st season in the top flight of Norwegian football. They will participate in Eliteserien, the Cup, the 2018 Mesterfinalen and the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League, entering at the First qualifying round stage. Kåre Ingebrigtsen started the season as manager but the club decided to remove him from the job after 4 years on July 19 and made Head of the academy Rini Coolen the manager.

The 1991 Norwegian Football Cup Final was the final match of the 1991 Norwegian Football Cup, the 86th season of the Norwegian Football Cup, the premier Norwegian football cup competition organized by the Football Association of Norway (NFF). The match was played on 20 October 1991 at the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, and opposed two Tippeligaen sides Strømsgodset and Rosenborg. Strømsgodset defeated Rosenborg 3–2 to claim the Norwegian Cup for an fourth time in their history.


  1. ""Historisk oversikt: Trenere"". Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-20.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) (in Norwegian). IK Start. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  2. "A-Landslagstrenere herrer" (in Norwegian). NFF . Retrieved 20 March 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ""Trene gjennom tidene"". Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-14.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link) (in Norwegian). Strømsgodset IF. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  4. "Mestvinnende med RBK" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 22 July 2008.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)