Tom Sundby

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Tom Sundby
Personal information
Full name Tom Sundby
Date of birth (1960-12-15) 15 December 1960 (age 58)
Place of birth Larvik, Norway
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1980 Larvik Turn ? (?)
1981–1982 Lyn 9 (3)
1983–1986 Lillestrøm 83 (22)
1986–1988 Iraklis 38 (1)
1990–1992 Lyn 34 (8)
National team
1983–1988 Norway 39 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tom Sundby (born 15 December 1960) is a Norwegian footballer. A midfielder who scored 6 goals in 39 caps for the national team,[1] he participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Born in Larvik Sundby followed in the footsteps of his father, Reidar Sundby, and began playing football in Larvik Turn. In 1981, he went to Lyn, and was brought to Lillestrøm two seasons later as a replacement for Tom Lund, who they lost to retirement. Sundby won the league title with Lillestrøm in 1986, and went to play abroad in Heracles, he also played for three seasons with Iraklis F.C. in the Greek Super League.[2]

During a 1988 international against Scotland Sundby was seriously injured by a tackle from Steve Nicol. Due to the injure Sundby was sidelined for two years, effectively ruining his professional career. In 1990, he did a comeback at Lyn, where he played for three seasons, finishing his career as one of the best players of the Norwegian league.


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  2. ^ Mastrogiannopoulos, Alexander (2005-05-11). "Foreign Players in Greece since 1959/60". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-17.

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