John Arne Riise

  • Date of birth : 24/09/1980
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Norway Norway
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John Arne Riise

Clubs: Aalesunds BK, AS Monaco FC, Liverpool FC, AS Roma, Fulham FC

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League: winner 2005
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2001, 2005

• Aged 17, he left local club Aalesund after just one season to launch his career abroad at Monaco, winning the 1999/00 French title.

• Moved to Liverpool in 2001 and made a favourable early impression, winning the FA Charity (now Community) Shield against Manchester United FC on his debut and also scoring in a 3-2 UEFA Super Cup victory against FC Bayern München.

• Won his first senior cap for Norway in January 2000, scored his first international goal the following month and was selected for the UEFA EURO 2000 squad, aged 19, though did not play; spent the subsequent decade as his country's regular left-back.

• Seven seasons at Anfield peaked with a UEFA Champions League triumph in 2005, to which he was a major contributor (though he missed his penalty in the final shoot-out against AC Milan); he also won two domestic cups, scoring the decisive spot kick in the 2006 FA Cup final shoot-out against West Ham United FC, and accumulated 234 Premier League appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals.

• Left Liverpool for Roma in 2008 and played a prominent part in helping the Giallorossi to second place in both Serie A and the Coppa Italia in 2009/10. Linked up with his brother, Bjørn Helge, for the first time at club level when he signed a three-year deal with Fulham in July 2011.

• Earned his 100th cap for Norway on 12 November 2011 in a 4-1 defeat by Wales in a Cardiff friendly.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.15CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/05/2014 02:08 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundIcelandIceland2-0NorwayNorway9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-1SloveniaSlovenia9010
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland1-1NorwayNorway9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundCyprusCyprus1-3NorwayNorway9000
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundNorwayNorway0-2UkraineUkraine8600
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway0-1AlbaniaAlbania9000
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
27.08.2013English League CupSecond roundBurtonBurton2-2
31.08.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle1-0FulhamFulham9000
24.09.2013English League CupThird roundFulhamFulham2-1EvertonEverton6400
29.10.2013English League CupFourth roundLeicesterLeicester4-3FulhamFulham9001
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-2TottenhamTottenham9000
08.12.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham2-0Aston VillaAston Villa9000
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton4-1FulhamFulham9000
21.12.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham2-4Man. CityMan. City9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-2FulhamFulham100
28.12.2013English Premier LeagueHullHull6-0FulhamFulham9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham2-1West HamWest Ham9000
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundNorwichNorwich1-1FulhamFulham2000
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-4SunderlandSunderland9000
26.01.2014English FA CupFourth roundSheff. UnitedSheff. United1-1FulhamFulham9000
09.02.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United2-2FulhamFulham9000
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham2-3LiverpoolLiverpool9000
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1FulhamFulham3800
08.03.2014English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff3-1FulhamFulham4500
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City5-0FulhamFulham9000
30.03.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3EvertonEverton9000
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2FulhamFulham700
19.04.2014English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham3-1FulhamFulham9000
26.04.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham2-2HullHull4500
03.05.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke4-1FulhamFulham9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: John Arne Riise
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/09/1980 (33)
  • Country: Norway
  • Squad number: 3
  • Club: Fulham ( ENG)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second round)
    20/10/98: GAK 3-3 Monaco
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    01/10/96: Norway 1-4 Poland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Norway U-21123
Norway U-1850
Norway U-1630

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 08/01/2014 06:55 CET
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