Håvard Flo

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Håvard Flo
Personal information
Full name Håvard Flo
Date of birth (1970-04-04) 4 April 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Flo, Stryn, Norway
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1980 Stryn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Sogndal 81 (20)
1994–1996 AGF Aarhus 53 (27)
1996–1999 Werder Bremen 55 (5)
1999–2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 (9)
2001–2008 Sogndal 157 (78)
2010 Sogndal 21 (3)
Total 403 (141)
National team
1996–2004 Norway 26 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Håvard Flo (born 4 April 1970) is a Norwegian former football player. He played as a forward for Stryn TIL and Sogndal, before he left Norway in 1994 and played for AGF, SV Werder Bremen, and Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. He returned to Sogndal in 2001. He did a comeback for Sogndal Fotball in 2010.

Flo was born in Flo, Stryn, his most successful spell was in AGF, where he won the Danish Cup in 1996. The same year AGF finished 2nd in the League – behind eventual champions Brøndby. AGF also won a bronzemedal in the "Flo-era". Flo is still remembered in Aarhus as one of the best AGF players ever.[1] In 2008, when Flo first announced his retirement, he returned to Aarhus for a final tribute in the half time break.[2]

He was a member of the Norwegian squad at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in which he also scored in the tie against Scotland, and is a cousin of fellow footballers Jostein Flo, Tore André Flo and Jarle Flo. Håvard Flo's nephew Per Egil Flo also plays for Sogndal, his last match was in the second leg play-off against Aalesunds FK. Sogndal lost 7–2 on aggregate, but he scored the only Sogndal goal away and got applause even from the Aalesund fans.

Flo was a large and physically strong player, who was also renowned for having a good touch, in spite of his size.

Honours[edit]

AGF Aarhus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Håvard Flo stopper karrieren". Bold.dk (in Danish). 1 October 2008. Retrieved 1 October 2008.
  2. ^ "Håvard Flo tilbage i Århus". dr.dk (in Danish). 13 November 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2008.

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