Tor Thodesen

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Tor Thodesen
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Full nameTor Thodesen
Date of birth (1966-03-03) 3 March 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Nøtterøy, Norway
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Teams managed
1998–2000 Estonia & Flora Tallinn (Assistant Coach)
2000–2003 Brann (Assistant Coach)
2003–2004 Norheimsund
2005–2008 Sandefjord
2009–2010 Tønsberg
2011–2012 Moss
2012–2014 Baniyas (Assistant Coach)
2018–2018 Hønefoss
2019–2020 HIFK

Tor Thodesen (born 3 March 1966) is a Norwegian football coach, who was most recently the head coach of HIFK in Finland. [1] In 2006, he was awarded the "Coach of the year" award by his colleagues, for his work in Sandefjord. [2]



Early years

Thodesen began his coaching career as a goalkeeper coach in Lyn in 1990. In 1994, he started working for Vålerenga, where he worked to 1998. [3] Between 1998 and 2002, he was Teitur Thordarson's assistant coach in Flora Tallinn, Estonia and Brann.

Sandefjord Fotball

Thodesen coached Norheimsund and won promotion to the Second Division with the small club. In 2005, Thodesen took over Sandefjord, and led the club to its first promotion to Tippeligaen in his first season, after a very dramatical last round in the 2005 Norwegian First Division, where Moss were beaten 4-3. Though thought upon by most Norwegian football experts, as the weakest team in the 2006 Norwegian Premier League, Sandefjord managed to retain their spot in Tippeligaen with a 9th place, and qualified to the 2006 Norwegian Football Cup Final for the first time in the history of the club.

The following season, Sandefjord won 5 of 30 league matches and were relegated to the First Division. Thodesen got fired on 7 May 2008, the day after a humiliating loss to Notodden took Sandefjord to a 15th place in Adeccoligaen. [4]

FK Tønsberg

On 31 Oktober 2008, Thodesen signed for the Second Division club FK Tønsberg, [5] and the goal was promotion to the First Division. After two years, he left FK Tønsberg stating that "the current economic situation in the club does not allow a full time coach". [6]

Moss FK

Thodesen was hired as the head coach of Second Division side Moss ahead of the 2011 season. [7]



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  1. "Club communication: Changes in coaching staff". 20 July 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020.
  2. "Blir i Sandefjord" (in Norwegian). 17 November 2006. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. "-Vålerenga er favoritter" (in Norwegian). Vålerenga Fotball. 19 May 2010. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  4. "Thodesen fikk én million i sluttpakke" (in Norwegian). 7 May 2008. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  5. "Thodesen tar tre år i Tønsberg" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad. 31 October 2008. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  6. "– Jeg så ingen mulighet til å fortsette i FKT" (in Norwegian). Tønsbergs Blad. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  7. "Tor Thodesen tar over Moss" (in Norwegian). Moss FK. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2011.