Kyrksæterøra is the administrative center of the municipality of Hemne in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village was known as the "white town of the Hemnfjorden" at one time because there were only white houses, it is located at the end of the Hemnfjorden, about 5 kilometres southwest of the village of Holla. The villages of Hellandsjøen and Heim both lie to the north and the village of Vinjeøra lies to the south. Hemne Church is located in the village. Norwegian County Road 680 passes through the village; the newspaper Søvesten has been published in Kyrksæterøra since 1994. The 2.28-square-kilometre village has a population of 2,526 and a population density of 1,108 inhabitants per square kilometre. At one time, there was a shoe factory, a shipyard, a lumber mill, fish processing plant in the area. Kyrksæterøra was bombed during World War II. Nearby, the Nazis had a large camp for Russian prisoners-of-war; the last part of the name is the articulated form of ør'sandbank'. The first element is the name of the old farm Kyrksæter.
The first element of this name is the genitive of kirkja'church'. The last part is the old name Soðin or Soðvin, a compound of the river name Søo and vin'meadow' or'pasture'; the name of the river is derived from the verb sjóða'seethe' or'boil'. The name was spelled Kirksæterøra before the early 20th century
Erik Hoftun is a Norwegian former football defender. Hoftun started his career at KIL/Hemne before moving to Molde FK in 1992, he went to Rosenborg BK in 1994. Hoftun was a key player for Rosenborg in the Norwegian league and the UEFA Champions League, where he played a total of 82 matches. At his peak, Hoftun was arguably one of the best central defenders in Scandinavia, with superb anticipation and offensive qualities, his lack of speed was his one major weakness, though he managed to mask it through footballing experience and understanding of the game. For Norway's national team, he has been capped 30 times. In a 2004 issue of the official UEFA Champions League publication, Champions Magazine, Hoftun was ranked as no. 86 in a list of the 250 greatest European football players of all time. The jury's comment on Hoftun read: Rosenborg and Norway's defender is a legend in his home country. He's provided stability for his club in a remarkable 74 Champions League games since 1995. In 2005, Hoftun moved to FK Bodø/Glimt.
On 24 June 2007, while playing a match for Bodø/Glimt, Hoftun suffered from cardiac arrest after getting a knee in the chest in a duel. The club's doctor ran onto the pitch to revive him; the doctor's fast reaction is to have saved Hoftun's life. In November 2007, Hoftun returned to Rosenborg in an administrative role, worked as assistant director after Knut Torbjørn Eggen resigned. On 18 August 2008, he got the position permanently. Norwegian Premier League: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Norwegian Football Cup: 1995, 1999, 2003 Kniksen award as defender of the year: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Pål André Helland
Pål André Helland is a Norwegian football player playing as a winger for Rosenborg Ballklub in the Norwegian Premier League. Helland arrived at Rosenborg on 26 July 2013 from the winner of the 2012 Norwegian Football Cup Final, IL Hødd. Helland has spent time at Ranheim Fotball and Byåsen TF. Helland came through the ranks at Rosenborg before the 2009-season of the Norwegian Premier league, when he signed a three-year professional contract with the club, he had been part of the youth setup at Rosenborg since the summer in 2006 and made his debut for their B team against Molde FK right after he transferred. During the 2007 season he received, he got his first minutes for the first team squad in pre-season 2008 in a friendly against FK Bodø-Glimt as a central defender. Although he plays best as a winger, Helland can play in various positions in the midfield and defence, he left Rosenborg when his contract was not renewed in August 2011. He won the 2012 Norwegian Football Cup With IL Hødd, as the first team in fifteen years to win from a lower division.
In July 2013 he signed a contract with Rosenborg, that started as of 1 January 2014, after his contract would expire. But on 10 July 2013 Rosenborg and Hødd agreed on a deal in the summer transfer window, he joined Rosenborg on 26 July 2013. On 20 November 2016, Helland scored a hat-trick as Rosenborg defeated Kongsvinger 4–0 in the 2016 Norwegian Football Cup final; as of match played 8 April 2019 As of match played 1 June 2016. Norway score listed first, score column indicates score after each Helland goal. HøddNorwegian Football Cup: 2012RosenborgNorwegian League: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Norwegian Football Cup: 2015, 2016, 2018 Mesterfinalen: 2017
Ardian Gashi is a Kosovar footballer who plays as a midfielder for Norwegian club Ørn-Horten. Gashi has played for Molde, Vålerenga, Brann and Odd in the Norwegian Premier League, Helsingborg in Allsvenskan. Gashi is from Kosovo, he became a Norwegian citizen, has played for the Norwegian national team until 2014, when he started to play for Kosovo. Gashi was born in Gjakova, SFR Yugoslavia but Gashi's family, of Albanian ethnicity, moved from Kosovo to Norway as refugees when he was eight years old. Gashi's family moved to Kyrksæterøra in Norway and he started to play football at the local club KIL/Hemne before he moved transferred to Molde in 1998. After a spell at Ørn Horten he went to Oslo to play for Vålerenga on loan in 2003, permanently. Gashi was an important player in Vålerenga's good 2004 season, when the club finished as runners-up in the Norwegian Premier League. In the 2005 season Gashi missed a number of games in August, due to having to serve a prison sentence for breaking the speed limits while driving.
He was sentenced to 18 days in prison, but was released after 14, for good behavior, thus managed to play in Vålerenga's 1–0 loss. He was to play in the penalty shootout loss against Club Brugge in the last round of UEFA Champions League qualification. On 30 August 2006, Gashi signed for Brann in a transfer worth about NOK 7.000.000. His stay in Bergen was of the short kind, it was announced in December 2009 that he would join Swedish club Helsingborgs IF for the 2010 season. In Helsingborg he became somewhat of and icon to the club and in the 2011 season he formed a successful central midfield partnership with May Mahlangu, a key to Helsingborg won both the cup and the league. On 5 August 2014, he joined Odd, signing a contract until the summer of 2017. Gashi played 18 matches for the Norwegian under-21 team between 2003, scoring two goals, he was capped seven times for the senior team between 2004 and 2005, his last cap was the 2006 World Cup qualifying match against Belarus on 12 October 2005.
In October 2012, Gashi was again called up for the national team squad, following Håvard Nordtveit's suspension ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifying match against Cyprus Gashi started the match on the bench, but came on as a substitute for Magnus Wolff Eikrem after 89 minutes. Though Gashi has been capped for Norway, he has stated several times that his biggest dream is to represent Kosovo as a footballer, he has stated that, although he is ethnically Albanian, he would like to score against Albania in the qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2014, if he will be selected for the upcoming 2013 matches and won't follow the example of Granit Xhaka, another ethnic Albanian, playing for Switzerland, who graced Albania in their match against the Swiss. Ahead of the friendly match against South Africa in January 2013, Gashi persuaded Egil "Drillo" Olsen to play with him as the holding midfielder, Drillo praised Gashi's performance after the match. Gashi switched to the Kosovar FA, made an appearance for them in their first game against Haiti national football team in a 1-1 tie.
As of 30 July 2017 VålerengaNorwegian Premier League: 2005BrannNorwegian Premier League: 2007HelsingborgAllsvenskan: 2011 Svenska Cupen: 2010, 2011 Supercupen: 2011, 2012 Kniksen award: midfielder of the year in 2004 Guardian Football
Didier Ya Konan
Didier Ya Konan is a retired Ivorian footballer who played as a forward for the Ivory Coast national team. Ya Konan started his professional career with ASEC Mimosas in 2003, a club, known for producing players, such as Kolo Touré and Didier Zokora, he was the top scorer in the African Champions League competition that season, with ASEC failing in the semi finals, to Egyptian club Al Ahly. In December 2006, he signed for Rosenborg, for a three-year contract in the Norwegian Premier League. In January 2007, Ya Konan was nominated for the Ivorian Footballer of the Year award for 2006, won by Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, he was one of two homeland-based players at the time to be nominated, the other being former ASEC teammate Bakary Soro. On 11 August 2009, Ya Konan moved to Bundesliga side Hannover 96 signing a three-year contract. Following the 2013-14 season, he left Germany and completed a move to Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Professional League. On 27 January 2015, he returned to Hannover 96. On 25 June 2015, Ya Konan signed a two-year deal with Fortuna Düsseldorf.
As of 16 November 2013All European competition includes: Champions League, Champions League qualifying, Europa League and Europe League qualifying Ya Konan was called up to the Ivory Coast national football team for the 2008 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Gabon on 5 October 2006. In March 2007, he was one of four players to receive a late call-up for the Ivorian's African Cup of Nations qualifier against Madagascar in Antananarivo, due to injuries to other members of the squad. ASEC MimosasCôte d'Ivoire Premier Division: 2004, 2005, 2006 Côte d'Ivoire Cup: 2005 Coupe Houphouët-Boigny: 2004, 2006Rosenborg BKNorwegian Premier League Championship: 2009 Official website Didier Ya Konan at fussballdaten.de Biography on Rosenborg site at the Wayback Machine Profile on Guardian Unlimited at the Wayback Machine Didier Ya Konan at Soccerway