Maren Mjelde

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Maren Mjelde
Maren Mjelde.jpg
Playing for Göteborg in 2014
Personal information
Full name Maren Nævdal Mjelde
Date of birth (1989-11-06) 6 November 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back, midfielder, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chelsea F.C. Women
Number 18
Youth career
1995–2004 Fri IL
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2012 Arna-Bjørnar
2013–2014 Turbine Potsdam 31 (2)
2014 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 9 (0)
2015–2016 Avaldsnes IL 44 (9)
2016– Chelsea 29 (6)
National team
2007– Norway 122 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:26, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:21, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

Maren Nævdal Mjelde (born 6 November 1989) is a Norwegian international footballer who plays for Chelsea F.C. Women and the Norway national team. She previously played for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish Damallsvenskan, Turbine Potsdam of the Frauen-Bundesliga and both Arna-Bjørnar and Avaldsnes IL of the Norweigen Toppserien. Her elder brother, Erik Mjelde, is a footballer with Sandefjord Fotball.

Club career[edit]

Mjelde joined the Norwegian club, Arna-Bjørnar, as a 15-year-old in 2005. The club finished the 2012 Toppserien league in third place, earning the bronze medal that year. She transferred to the German club Turbine Potsdam before the 2013 season.[1] She played all the club's matches in the latter part of the season, when they reached the runner-up position in the German Cup and League competitions.

On 22 November 2016, Mjelde signed for Chelsea Ladies on a deal until 2018.[2]

International career[edit]

In October 2007, Mjelde made her senior international debut for Norway against Russia. She was selected for UEFA Women's Euro 2009, and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. Mjelde scored her first goal for Norway against Ukraine in a qualifying play–off for the latter competition.[3]

Mjelde was Norway's vice captain during 2011 and 2012 through the team's qualification campaign for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 and captained the side in many matches. In the tournament she played at right-back for the first time ever, and captained the team in their match in group B when Norway beat Germany 1–0 on 17 July. Norway lost the final 0–1 to Germany, and Mjelde was included in UEFA's Squad of the Tournament.

Mjelde was selected in Even Pellerud's squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[4] She scored against Germany in a 1–1 draw in the group stage and played in Norway's second round defeat by England.


  1. ^ Holyman, Ian (2013-01-28). "Norway's Mjelde up for Germany". Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  2. ^ "Maren Mjelde: Chelsea Ladies sign Norway captain until 2018". BBC Sport. 22 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  3. ^ Patkevich, Konstantin (2010-09-11). "Mjelde earns Norway the edge". Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  4. ^ "List of Players - Norway" (PDF). FIFA. 5 June 2015. p. 19. Retrieved 6 June 2015.

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