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Alexander Aas
Personal information
Date of birth 14 September 1978 (1978-09-14) (age 31)
Place of birth    Skien, Norway
Height 1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Strømsgodset
Number 6
Youth career
Grane
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1995-2004
2004-2007
2007-present
Odd Grenland
Odense
Strømsgodset
170 (6)
49 (2)
069 0(4)   
National team



2001-2004
Norway U17
Norway U18
Norway U21
Norway
2 (0)
3 (0)
11 (0)
008 0(1)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 23 May 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Alexander Aas (born 14 September 1978) is a Norwegian football defender currently playing for Strømsgodset. Aas spent most of his career playing for Odd Grenland, before moving to Denmark for a two-year spell with Odense. In 2007 he was brought back to Norwegian football by Strømsgodset, where he is currently club captain.

Aas has been capped by Norway 8 times, scoring 1 goal.

He is known for his long throw-ins. [1]

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Odd Grenland (1995-2004)

Alexander Aas came to Odd Grenland from Grane as a junior player. He got called up to the main squad in 1996 and made his debut against Hamarkameratene. He played 3 games during his first season with Odd Grenland (2 league and 1 cup match). At the end of August 1996 he broke his ankle during a training session.[2]

In April 1997 he broke his leg.[3]

In 1998 he had his breakthrough in Odd Grenland and played all 26 league matches and scored 2 goals and helped Odd Grenland secure a spot in Tippeligaen 1999. He also got a spot on the Norway national under-21 football team. [4]

Alexander won the 2000 Norwegian Football Cup Final with Odd Grenland. The teams first cup championship in 39 years.

In 2000 he had a trial with Southampton [1]

On September 20, 2001 he was in the starting line-up for Odd Grenland when they played their first match in the UEFA Cup against Helsingborg. The match ended 2-2 on Odd stadion and they played 1-1 in Helsingborg. Odd Grenland lost on away goals. [1]

He went on a 10 day trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004 and played one game for their reserve team [5]

Odense BK (2005-2007)

In January 2005 he signed a two year contract with Odense.

In the summer of 2006, Alexander signed a two year extension.

Strømsgodset (2007- )

In December 2006, Odense BK sold Alexander Aas to Strømsgodset IF. [6]

Aalexander Aas took over as captain for Strømsgodset IF in 2008 after Øyvind Leonhardsen retired. [7]

Honours

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Club

Norwegian Football Cup: 2000

Danish cup: 2007

References

  1. ^ a b c "Oddrane profil". Oddrane.no. http://www.oddrane.no/spillerstallen/?kampid=2375&sesong=&spillerid=3&x=stallen. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  2. ^ Blikstad, Eivind; Herulf Gram Dokka, Roar Gunleiksaas, Per Arne Løkaas (April 1999). Veien tilbake: ODDs BALLKLUBB 1968-1998. Telemarksavisa. ISBN 82-993724-3-7. 
  3. ^ Blikstad, Eivind; Herulf Gram Dokka, Roar Gunleiksaas, Per Arne Løkaas (April 1999). Veien tilbake: ODDs BALLKLUBB 1968-1998. Telemarksavisa. ISBN 82-993724-3-7. 
  4. ^ Blikstad, Eivind; Herulf Gram Dokka, Roar Gunleiksaas, Per Arne Løkaas (April 1999). Veien tilbake: ODDs BALLKLUBB 1968-1998. Telemarksavisa. ISBN 82-993724-3-7. 
  5. ^ "Alexander Aas til Wolves". Nettavisen. http://pub.tv2.no/nettavisen/sport/arkiv/tippeliga/article311375.ece. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 
  6. ^ "OB sælger Aas til Strømsgodset". OB Online. http://www.ob.dk/default.asp?NewsID=13876. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  7. ^ "Alexander Aas ny SIF kaptein". godset.no. http://www.godset.no/nyheter_cms/2007/desember/alexander_aas_ny_sif_kaptein/2233. Retrieved 2009-06-06. 

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