Clubs: Lyngdal IL, FK Donn, FK Athene Moss, Kolbotn IL, Olympique Lyonnais, Göteborg FC, Stabæk Fotball
UEFA European Women's Championship: runner-up 2005
UEFA Women's Champions League: winner 2011, runner-up 2010
• Inspired by her football coach father, she showed a talent from an early age, and first made her name at senior level with Kolbotn.
• Had to wait until she was 22 before making her bow with the national team, debuting in a 3-1 defeat to the United States in January 2003.
• The commanding midfielder has been voted Norwegian Women's Player of the Year twice, and has been nominated as FIFA Women's World Player of the Year on four occasions.
• Enjoyed a remarkably successful two year spell with Lyon which reaped a French championship, the French Cup, and a crowning triumph in the 2010/11 UEFA Women's Champions League after finishing runners-up the year previous. She then joined Göteborg and won the Swedish Cup before returning to Norway with Stabæk for 2012.
• Helped her country to second-place at UEFA Women's EURO 2005 as Norway were beaten by Germany in the final. In September 2011, she reached the milestone of 100 caps, a feat accomplished over eight years of national service.
• In early 2009, she was named as captain of Norway.
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