Stefan Strandberg

Stefan Strandberg

Strandberg with Krasnodar in 2015
Personal information
Full name Ken Remi Stefan Strandberg
Date of birth (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990
Place of birth Lyngdal, Norway
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hannover 96
Number 4
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Mandalskameratene 8 (0)
2009–2012 Vålerenga 59 (2)
2009Bryne (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2015 Rosenborg 79 (4)
2015– Krasnodar 16 (0)
2016–Hannover 96 (loan) 8 (0)
National team
2010–2013 Norway U-21 24 (1)
2013– Norway 10 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 2016

Ken Remi Stefan Strandberg (born 25 July 1990) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a defender for Hannover 96 on loan from FC Krasnodar. Hailing from Lyngdal, Strandberg started his senior career for Mandalskameratene before he moved to Vålerenga in 2009. After three seasons with the Oslo-based club, he joined Rosenborg ahead of the 2012 season.

Strandberg has represented Norway from under-15 to senior level, and was the captain of the under-21 team that got a bronze medal in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. He was also picked for team of the tournament, with the likes of; David de Gea, Alberto Moreno, Marc Bartra, Asier Illarramendi, Isco, Koke, Thiago Alcântara, Marco Verratti, Álvaro Morata, Fabio Borini, Luuk de Jong.

Club career

Strandberg was born in Lyngdal[1] and played for Lyngdal IL until he moved to Mandalskameratene in 2006[2] where he made his debut for the senior team at the age of 15. He played three seasons for Mandalskameratene,[3] and made eight appearances in the First Division when the club had a spell in the second-tier league in 2007.[1]

Strandberg signed a four-year contract with the Tippeligaen side Vålerenga in January 2009.[2] He was loaned out to Bryne FK in July 2009, as a replacement for the injured Christian Gauseth.[3] Strandberg played four matches for the First Division side during the summer, before he returned to Vålerenga. He made his Tippeligaen-debut on 12 September 2009 when he replaced Mohammed Fellah 11 minutes before full-time in the match against Fredrikstad.[4] He has previously had trials with clubs such as; Derby, Portsmouth and Stuttgart.[5] Vålerenga sold Strandberg, who had one year left of his contract, to their rivals Rosenborg ahead of the 2012 season.[6]

In June 2014, Strandberg was part of a highly controversial "personal strike" against the club[7] Leading football pundits called Strandberg's behavior for an outrage and comical[8] and there were calls to release him from the contract.[9]

On 26 August 2016, he joined Hannover 96 on loan from FC Krasnodar for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[10]

International career

Strandberg first represented his country at under-15 level, where he played two matches in 2005. The following year, he played three matches for the under-16 team. He scored one goal in the matches for the under-18 team in 2008, before he played four matches for the under-19 team the next year.[11] He made his debut for the under-21 team when he replaced Harmeet Singh after 78 minutes in the match against Hungary U21 on 28 May 2010.[12] He later became a regular on the under-21 team, and was the captain of the team that qualified for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[13]

Strandberg was called up for the Norwegian squad for the 2012 King's Cup, but had to withdrew due to an injury and was replaced by Thomas Drage.[14] Strandberg was also called up for senior squad for the friendly matches against South Africa and Zambia in January 2013, but had to withdrew from the squad due to a surgery in the hip.[15]

Career statistics

As of 11 November 2016
Season Club Division League Cup Europe Total
2007 Mandalskameratene Adeccoligaen 80000080
2009 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 50200070
2009 Bryne Adeccoligaen 40000040
2010 Vålerenga Tippeligaen 2811000291
2011 2612140322
2012 Rosenborg 23231100363
2013 2316020311
2014 2012050271
2015 1302000150
2015–16 FC Krasnodar Russian Premier League 1500080230
2016–17 10002030
2015–16 FC Krasnodar Russian Premier League 1500080230
2016–17 10002030
2016–17 Hannover 96 2. Bundesliga 80100090
Career Total 17461924102348




  1. 1 2 "Stefan Strandberg". (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  2. 1 2 Kleiberg, Gunnar (26 January 2009). "Skal spille i Vålerenga" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  3. 1 2 (Norwegian) Bryne leier VIF-spiller
  4. "Strandberg Tippeliga-debuterte" (in Norwegian). Vålerenga Fotball. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
  5. (Norwegian) Drømmen som går i oppfyllelse
  6. Nordsetrønning, Alf-Ivar Rabben; Stokstad, Morten (13 February 2012). "Strandberg klar for Rosenborg: – Kommer for å vinne gull" (in Norwegian). TV 2. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  10. СТЕФАН СТРАНДБЕРГ ПРОВЕДЕТ СЕЗОН-2016/2017 В ГЕРМАНИИ (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 26 August 2016.
  11. "Stefan Strandberg's profil". (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  12. Pedersen, Theis Roksvåg (31 May 2010). "Strandberg debuterte på U21" (in Norwegian). Lister. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  13. Rasmussen, John; Strand, Sigbjørn (16 October 2012). "- Surrealistisk! Helt sykt! Jeg har ikke ord!" (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  14. Hansen, Anders Mo (6 January 2012). "Thomas Drage på A-landslaget!" (in Norwegian). Nordlys. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  15. "Strandberg må operere hoften" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Norwegian News Agency. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
  16. "Thiago leads all-star squad dominated by Spain". UEFA. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
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