Vålerenga Fotball Damer

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Vålerenga Fotball
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Full nameVålerenga Fotball Damer
Ground Intility Arena
Chairman Odd Skarheim
Manager Leif Tsolis
League Toppserien
2018 Toppserien, 6th

Vålerenga Fotball Damer is the women's football branch of Vålerenga Fotball. The team plays in Toppserien, Norway.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Vålerenga Fotball association football club in Norway

Vålerenga Fotball is a Norwegian association football club from Oslo and a part of the multi-sport club Vålerengens IF. Founded in 1913, the club is named after the neighbourhood of Vålerenga. Vålerenga's home ground is Intility Arena, located in Valle-Hovin. Vålerenga are five-time league champions and four-time Norwegian Football Cup champions, having last won the league in 2005 and the cup in 2008.

The Toppserien is the top level of women's association football in Norway. It was founded in 1984.


The team first won promotion to Toppserien in 2011 after earning promotion from the First Division. This made Vålerenga the third Norwegian club with both a men's team and a women's team in the top-tier league, and the first club to have its own women's team win promotion to Toppserien, as the two other clubs, Stabæk Fotball and Lillestrøm SK, inherited another club's women's team. [1]

Stabæk Fotball association football club

Stabæk Fotball is a Norwegian association football club based in Bærum, a suburb of Oslo. It is part of the multi-sport organization Stabæk IF. Founded in 1912, the club’s name is an archaic spelling of the suburban area Stabekk, from which it once originated. The club currently plays in Eliteserien, the Norwegian top division. Their home stadium is the Nadderud Stadion after a three-year-long stay at the Telenor Arena. Their current chairman is Espen Moe.

Lillestrøm SK association football club

Lillestrøm Sportsklubb is a Norwegian professional football club from the city of Lillestrøm, just outside of the capital Oslo. They compete in Eliteserien, the top flight of Norwegian football. The club was founded in 1917, after the merger of two local football clubs. Their home ground is Åråsen Stadion, which has a capacity of 12,250 people, while the principal training ground is Lillestrøm stadion, or the indoor arena, LSK-Hallen. The club holds the Norwegian record for the most consecutive years without being relegated. Over the years the club has had around 40 players who have represented the Norwegian national team. There has also been a number of foreigners who have represented the national teams of Sweden, Iceland, Senegal, Finland, Malta, Australia, South Africa, Slovenia, Tunisia, Canada, Somalia, and Nigeria.


Current squad

As of 9 July 2018 [2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.

1 Flag of Norway.svg GK Guro Pettersen
3 Flag of Norway.svg DF Ingrid Katrine Buer Søndenå
4 Flag of Norway.svg DF Stine Reinås
5 Flag of Norway.svg DF Andrine Tomter
6 Flag of Denmark.svg MF Julie Trustrup Jensen
7 Flag of England.svg MF Jenna Dear
8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg MF Sherida Spitse
10 Flag of Norway.svg MF Victoria Ludvigsen
14 Flag of Norway.svg DF Tina Dalgård
16 Flag of Norway.svg DF Ingrid Schjelderup
17 Flag of Norway.svg DF Maren Eithun Hauge
18 Flag of Norway.svg FW Celin Bizet Ildhusøy
19 Flag of Norway.svg MF Kine Fløtre
20 Flag of Norway.svg MF Marie Dølvik Markussen
21 Flag of Norway.svg MF Emilie Libakken Østerås
23 Flag of Denmark.svg DF Stine Ballisager Pedersen
25 Flag of Norway.svg DF Adriana Imeri
32 Flag of Finland.svg GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela
Flag of the Netherlands.svg DF Maruschka Waldus
Flag of Norway.svg MF Svanhild Sand
Flag of Cameroon.svg FW Ajara Njoya

Former players

Recent seasons

SeasonPos.Pl.WDLGSGAP Cup Notes
2010 D1 32211653824392nd round
2011 D1 12014335222453rd roundPromoted
2012 TS 82265112747233rd round
2013 TS 522886413732semi-final
2014 TS 72293102745303rd round
2015 TS 102263132242213rd round
2016 TS 92265112548233rd round
2017 TS 7221048383334Final
2018 TS 6221039373533quarter-final

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  1. "Vålerengas kvinnelag rykket opp til Toppserien" (in Norwegian). TV2. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  2. Vålerenga Kvinner Senior A