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Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim
Personal information
Date of birth January 14, 1975 (1975-01-14) (age 35)
Place of birth    Norway
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current club Randaberg
Youth career
Hundvåg IL
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Viking FK
IK Start
222 (15)
42 (1)
? (?)   
National team2
2001 Norway 3 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 9 November 2007.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 9 November 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Bjarte Lunde Aarsheim (born 14 January 1975) is a Norwegian footballer, playing for Randaberg IL.


Club career



Aarsheim has stayed with Viking FK for the majority of his career, arriving from local club Hundvåg as a youth team player. Making his debut for Viking in 1994, he stayed with the club until 2005, playing a total of 422 games. A creative midfielder, Aarsheim was at his peak during the 2001 season, when, as captain, he led Viking to a league lead before suffering a serious ankle injury in a game against SK Brann halfway through the season. Although he made an extremely popular five minute comeback in the Norwegian cup final victory over rivals Bryne FK later in the year, Aarsheim never really recovered from the injury. He played only 4 games in the 2002 season, and he was injured for large parts of the 2003 season as well.


He remained captain of Viking until the end of the 2004 season, but midway through the 2005 season he was released on a free transfer, joining league leaders IK Start. In the summer of 2007 he surprisingly[1] joined Randaberg IL, a club playing in the fourth tier of Norwegian football, together with Øyvind Svenning.

International career

He made his national team debut in a 3-2 win against South Korea in January 2001, earning a total of three caps for Norway. His last international match was an August 2001 friendly match against Turkey.


  1. ^ Kleppe, Per Sigve (2007-07-13). "Sjokksigneringene på plass" (in Norwegian). Rogalands Avis. Retrieved 2007-09-15.  


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