Frode Eike Hansen

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Frode Hansen
Personal information
Full name Frode Eike Hansen
Date of birth (1972-09-04) September 4, 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Stavanger, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–1997 Vidar
1998–2000 Viking 51 (4)
2001–2003 Lyn 54 (3)
2003–2005 Viking 58 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frode Eike Hansen (born September 4, 1972 in Stavanger), is a former Norwegian professional footballer who played for Mosterøy, Vidar, Viking and Lyn. Hansen was above all a determined player and a strong tackler who gained a reputation as a no nonsense defender, he made his debut in the Norwegian Premier League for Viking in 1998, playing a total of 163 games in the Norwegian top flight for Viking and Lyn.[1][2] His most notable achievements were the UEFA Cup first round matches against Sporting Lisboa in 1999, where Viking won 3-1 on aggregate.

Hansen rose to fame towards the end of his career, when he moved from being a hard-working, but underestimated defender to being recognised as one of the most important players in the Viking team, he was also forwarded by team mate Egil Østenstad as a player who ought to get more press due to his allegedly knowing more about wine and beer than any other Norwegian footballer and thus being the quintessential bohemian.[citation needed]

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