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Thomas Myhre
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Personal information
Full name Thomas Harald Myhre
Date of birth 19 January 1973 (1973-01-19) (age 37)
Place of birth    Sarpsborg, Norway
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Kongsvinger
Number 1
Youth career
Moss
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
0000–1992
1993–1997
1997–2001
1999
2000
2000
2001
2001–2002
2002–2005
2003–2004
2005
2005–2007
2007–2010
2010–
Moss
Viking
Everton
Rangers (loan)
Birmingham City (loan)
Tranmere Rovers (loan)
FC Copenhagen (loan)
Beşiktaş
Sunderland
Crystal Palace (loan)
Fredrikstad
Charlton Athletic
Viking
Kongsvinger

94 (0)
70 (0)
03 (0)
07 (0)
03 (0)
14 (0)
13 (0)
37 (0)
15 (0)
3 (0)
21 (0)
46 (0)
1 (0)   
National team2
1998–2007 Norway 56 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16:27, 30 December 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 17 July 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Thomas Myhre (born 19 January 1973 in Sarpsborg, Norway) is a Norwegian international football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Kongsvinger, having returned to Norwegian football in July 2007. Myhre has earned 56 caps for the Norwegian national team, and was a part of the Norwegian squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2000 European Championship tournaments.

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Career

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Early career

Myhre started his career with Moss F.K. in the Norwegian First Division, but arrived at Viking in the Premier League in 1993. The 19-year-old replaced Lars Gaute Bø, who retired at the end of the 1992 season, and immediately established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper, playing in every match that season. Myhre was also the number one goalkeeper for the Norwegian U-21 national team, for whom he reached 27 caps. After missing the entire 1996 season through injury, Myhre returned to form in 1997. He was noticed by English club Everton, who bought him for £800,000 in November 1997.

Move abroad

Myhre instantly established himself as Everton's first choice goalkeeper ahead of British goalkeepers Neville Southall and Paul Gerrard, playing a key role in keeping the club in the Premier League. On 22 April 1998, he made his debut for the Norwegian national team, keeping a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory over Denmark in Copenhagen. Myhre was subsequently selected to represent Norway at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he was an unused substitute for Frode Grodås.

Following an ankle injury, he was replaced by Paul Gerrard as Everton's starting goalkeeper in the summer of 1999, and the club's financial difficulties contributed to making it hard for him to reclaim his place in the team. A clause in the transfer agreement between Everton and Viking held that further fees of £200,000 should be paid for every 20 matches Myhre played for Everton. As a result, he underwent a string of loan deals.

1997-2001: loans

In the next two years he played for four different teams. He was first loaned out to Rangers in Scotland in 1999. In 2000, he was loaned from Everton to Birmingham City to ensure an additional fee wouldn't be incurred for reaching a set number of appearances for Everton. He started well for Birmingham, saving a penalty kick against Wolverhampton Wanderers in his debut. He played well for Birmingham, and returned to the national team in the spring of 2000, to play at the Euro 2000.

After Euro 2000, Everton loaned him out to Tranmere Rovers, as well as Danish club FC Copenhagen. In November 2001, Myhre permanently left Everton, as he was sold to Turkish club Beşiktaş for £375,000. After one season at Beşiktaş, he moved back to England to play for Sunderland in July 2002. At Sunderland, Myhre was second choice goalkeeper behind Thomas Sørensen, and was loaned out to Crystal Palace in October 2003. His stay at Sunderland was plagued by injuries, and he played only one of the Euro 2004 qualifiers for Norway. However, he returned as first-choice goalkeeper in Sunderland after the departure of Sørensen, playing 31 league games in the 2004-05 season, as the club won promotion to the Premier League. He also returned to the national team, playing 11 of the 12 qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

However, Myhre's contract with Sunderland ran out in June 2005, and he chose not to prolong it. On 21 July 2005 he moved back to Norway and joined Fredrikstad F.K. on a free transfer, where he played on a match-by-match basis. He played two matches for Fredrikstad, including an emotional encounter with his former club Viking, before English club Charlton Athletic signed him on a two year deal on 8 August 2005 following an injury to their goalkeeper Dean Kiely. Initially second choice goalkeeper behind Stephan Andersen, Myhre established himself as Charlton's starting goalkeeper in December 2005. Through the rest of the season, Myhre kept 10 clean sheets, and he played more than ten hours without conceding a home goal at The Valley. However, following the departure of manager Alan Curbishley, he once again found himself second choice goalkeeper at the start of the 2006-07 season, this time in favour of the loaned-in Scott Carson.

Return to Viking

In 2007, he moved back to former club Viking. He didn't play as much as he would have wanted with a back injury keeping him out most of 2008. He started the 2009 pre-season well, and played most of the season for the Stavanger-team. His contract with Viking allegedly ended after a late night out in February 2010. Myhre later claimed that Viking was only looking to get rid of him, using it as an excuse. Later revelations are that he was drugged in Marbella. The police in both Stavanger and Spain are now on the case to figure out exactly what has happened.

Kongsvinger

5. march 2010 he signed for Kongsvinger.

International

Myhre was selected to represent Norway at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he was an unused substitute for Frode Grodås.

At the 2000 European Championship (Euro 2000) in June, he played all three games for Norway. Myhre kept clean sheets against Spain and Slovenia, and conceded only one goal in the tournament - Savo Milosevic's winner in the match against Yugoslavia.

In an Euro 2008 qualifier against Turkey on 28 March 2007, Norway were leading 2-0 at half time. In the second half, Myhre couldn't hold a free kick from Hamit Altintop, and fumbled the ball into his own net. Minutes before full time, another Altintop shot went straight through Myhre's legs, and the game ended 2-2. Although his Norwegian teammates were consoling him, Myhre proclaimed the match his "worst day on the field".[1] The game against Turkey is still Myhre's last game for Norway and would most likely be it as his career is coming to an end.

References

External links


Thomas Myhre
Personal information
Full name Thomas Harald Myhre
Date of birth 16 October 1973 (1973-10-16) (age 37)
Place of birth    Sarpsborg, Norway
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Kongsvinger
Number 1
Youth career
Moss
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
0000–1992
1993–1997
1997–2001
1999
2000
2000
2001
2001–2002
2002–2005
2003–2004
2005
2005–2007
2007–2010
2010–
Moss
Viking
Everton
Rangers (loan)
Birmingham City (loan)
Tranmere Rovers (loan)
FC Copenhagen (loan)
Beşiktaş
Sunderland
Crystal Palace (loan)
Fredrikstad
Charlton Athletic
Viking
Kongsvinger

94 (0)
70 (0)
03 (0)
07 (0)
03 (0)
14 (0)
13 (0)
37 (0)
15 (0)
03 (0)
21 (0)
46 (0)
20 (0)   
National team2
1998–2007 Norway 56 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16:27, 30 December 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 17 July 2008.
* Appearances (Goals)

Thomas Myhre (born 19 January 1973 in Sarpsborg, Norway) is a Norwegian international football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Kongsvinger, having returned to Norwegian football in July 2007. Myhre has earned 56 caps for the Norwegian national team, and was a part of the Norwegian squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2000 European Championship tournaments.

Contents

Career

Early career

Myhre started his career with Moss F.K. in the Norwegian First Division, but arrived at Viking in the Premier League in 1993. The 19-year-old replaced Lars Gaute Bø, who retired at the end of the 1992 season, and immediately established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper, playing in every match that season. Myhre was also the number one goalkeeper for the Norwegian U-21 national team, for whom he reached 27 caps. After missing the entire 1996 season through injury, Myhre returned to form in 1997. He was noticed by English club Everton, who bought him for £800,000 in November 1997.

Move abroad

Myhre instantly established himself as Everton's first choice goalkeeper ahead of British goalkeepers Neville Southall and Paul Gerrard, playing a key role in keeping the club in the Premier League. On 22 April 1998, he made his debut for the Norwegian national team, keeping a clean sheet in the 2-0 victory over Denmark in Copenhagen. Myhre was subsequently selected to represent Norway at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he was an unused substitute for Frode Grodås.

Following an ankle injury, he was replaced by Paul Gerrard as Everton's starting goalkeeper in the summer of 1999, and the club's financial difficulties contributed to making it hard for him to reclaim his place in the team. A clause in the transfer agreement between Everton and Viking held that further fees of £200,000 should be paid for every 20 matches Myhre played for Everton. As a result, he underwent a string of loan deals.

1997-2001: loans

In the next two years he played for four different teams. He was first loaned out to Rangers in Scotland in 1999. In 2000, he was loaned from Everton to Birmingham City to ensure an additional fee wouldn't be incurred for reaching a set number of appearances for Everton. He started well for Birmingham, saving a penalty kick against Wolverhampton Wanderers in his debut. He played well for Birmingham, and returned to the national team in the spring of 2000, to play at the Euro 2000.

After Euro 2000, Everton loaned him out to Tranmere Rovers, as well as Danish club FC Copenhagen. In November 2001, Myhre permanently left Everton, as he was sold to Turkish club Beşiktaş for £375,000. After one season at Beşiktaş, he moved back to England to play for Sunderland in July 2002. At Sunderland, Myhre was second choice goalkeeper behind Thomas Sørensen, and was loaned out to Crystal Palace in October 2003. His stay at Sunderland was plagued by injuries, and he played only one of the Euro 2004 qualifiers for Norway. However, he returned as first-choice goalkeeper in Sunderland after the departure of Sørensen, playing 31 league games in the 2004-05 season, as the club won promotion to the Premier League. He also returned to the national team, playing 11 of the 12 qualifiers for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

However, Myhre's contract with Sunderland ran out in June 2005, and he chose not to prolong it. On 21 July 2005 he moved back to Norway and joined Fredrikstad F.K. on a free transfer, where he played on a match-by-match basis. He played two matches for Fredrikstad, including an emotional encounter with his former club Viking, before English club Charlton Athletic signed him on a two year deal on 8 August 2005 following an injury to their goalkeeper Dean Kiely. Initially second choice goalkeeper behind Stephan Andersen, Myhre established himself as Charlton's starting goalkeeper in December 2005. Through the rest of the season, Myhre kept 10 clean sheets, and he played more than ten hours without conceding a home goal at The Valley. However, following the departure of manager Alan Curbishley, he once again found himself second choice goalkeeper at the start of the 2006-07 season, this time in favour of the loaned-in Scott Carson.

Return to Viking

In 2007, he moved back to former club Viking. He didn't play as much as he would have wanted with a back injury keeping him out most of 2008. He started the 2009 pre-season well, and played most of the season for the Stavanger-team. His contract with Viking allegedly ended after a late night out in February 2010. Myhre later claimed that Viking was only looking to get rid of him, using it as an excuse. Later revelations are that he was drugged in Marbella. The police in both Stavanger and Spain are now on the case to figure out exactly what has happened.

Kongsvinger

5. march 2010 he signed for Kongsvinger.

International

Myhre was selected to represent Norway at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, where he was an unused substitute for Frode Grodås.

At the 2000 European Championship (Euro 2000) in June, he played all three games for Norway. Myhre kept clean sheets against Spain and Slovenia, and conceded only one goal in the tournament - Savo Milosevic's winner in the match against Yugoslavia.

In an Euro 2008 qualifier against Turkey on 28 March 2007, Norway were leading 2-0 at half time. In the second half, Myhre couldn't hold a free kick from Hamit Altintop, and fumbled the ball into his own net. Minutes before full time, another Altintop shot went straight through Myhre's legs, and the game ended 2-2. Although his Norwegian teammates were consoling him, Myhre proclaimed the match his "worst day on the field".[1] The game against Turkey is still Myhre's last game for Norway and would most likely be it as his career is coming to an end.

References

External links


Simple English

Thomas Myhre
Personal information
Full name Thomas Harald Myhre
Date of birth 16 October 1973 (1973-10-16) (age 37)[1]
Place of birth    Sarpsborg, Norway
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Kongsvinger
Number 1
Senior clubs
Years Club
1993-1997
1997-2001
1999
2000
2000
2001
2001-2002
2002-2005
2004
2005
2005-2006
2007-2009
2010-
Viking
Everton
Rangers (loan)
Birmingham City (loan)
Tranmere Rovers (loan)
→Copenhagen (loan)
Beşiktaş
Sunderland
Crystal Palace (loan)
Fredrikstad
Charlton Athletic
Viking
Kongsvinger
National team
1998-2007 Norway

Thomas Myhre (born 16 October 1973) is a Norwegian football player. He has played for Norway national team.

Club career statistics

[2]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
NorwayLeague
1993VikingTippeligaen220
1994220
1995240
199600
1997260
EnglandLeague
1997/98EvertonPremier League220
1998/99380
ScotlandLeague
1999/00RangersPremier League30
EnglandLeague
1999/00EvertonPremier League40
1999/00Birmingham CityFirst Division70
2000/01Tranmere RoversFirst Division30
2000/01EvertonPremier League60
DenmarkLeague
2000/01CopenhagenSuperliga140
TurkeyLeague
2001/02BeşiktaşSüper Lig130
EnglandLeague
2002/03SunderlandPremier League20
2003/04First Division40
2003/04Crystal PalaceFirst Division150
2004/05SunderlandLeague Championship310
NorwayLeague
2005FredrikstadTippeligaen30
EnglandLeague
2005/06Charlton AthleticPremier League200
2006/0710
NorwayLeague
2007VikingTippeligaen90
200890
2009280
2010KongsvingerTippeligaen
CountryNorway 1430
England 1530
Scotland 30
Denmark 140
Turkey 130
Total 3260

International career statistics

Norway national team
YearAppsGoals
199820
199940
200070
2001100
200260
200300
200490
200590
200670
200720
Total560

References


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