Riseth pictured in May 2006
|Full name||Vidar Riseth|
|Date of birth||21 April 1972|
|Place of birth||Frosta, Norway|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Position(s)||Centre back / Central midfielder|
|1995–1996||→ Luton Town (loan)||11||(0)|
|2009||→ Strømsgodset (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Vidar Riseth (born 21 April 1972) is a Norwegian former professional footballer.
Riseth played for Neset, Rosenborg, Kongsvinger, Lillestrøm and Strømsgodset in Norway, and Luton Town, LASK Linz, Celtic and 1860 Munich abroad. He played 52 times for the Norwegian national team, scoring four goals, and played for his country at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000.He retired as a professional footballer in June 2010.
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Riseth joined Rosenborg from local side Neset in January 1991. He played one game in the 1992 championship winning season, but had more games as Rosenborg won back to back in 1993. In 1994, he joined Kongsvinger. He played there for three seasons, scoring regularly as he played as a centre forward at this time of his career.Late in his Kongsvinger career, he went for a brief loan to Luton.
On 20 March 2000, while playing for Scottish club Celtic, he scored the opening goal in the 2000 Scottish League Cup Final, which Celtic went on to win 2–0.In November, he moved on loan to German club 1860 Munich until the end of the season. At the end of his loan spell, the two clubs discussed making the deal permanent.
He returned to Norway to play for Rosenborg, and on 24 October 2007, helped secure their first UEFA Champions League home victory in six years, scoring the second in a shock 2–0 win against Spanish club Valencia.
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||A-I Cup||Total|
|1995–96||Luton Town||Division One||11||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||12||0|
|Scotland||League||Scottish Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Norway||League||Norwegian Cup||Royal League||Europe||Total|
|Norway national team|
|Riseth – goals for Norway|
|1.||25 March 1998||King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium||Belgium||1–1||2–2||Friendly|
|2.||20 May 1998||Bislett Stadium, Oslo, Norway||Mexico||5–2||5–2||Friendly|
|3.||18 August 2004||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway||Belgium||2–2||2–2||Friendly|
|4.||8 September 2004||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway||Belarus||1–0||1–1||2006 World Cup Qualifier|
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