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Kristine Minde

Kristine Minde

National team: Norway

Which player most inspired you and why? Maren Mjelde has inspired me the most. I played with her for five or six years at Arna-Bjørnar. One reason is her dedication to do her very best in every training session and every game. She was a good role model in my first years at Arna-Bjørnar and she has meant a lot to my development as a footballer.

Which coach most inspired you? Head coach Morten Kalvenes and his assistant Bjarne Hagen at Arna-Bjørnar inspired me the most. They are very good at seeing the individual player in a team and arranging individual training sessions. I had several good training sessions and conversations with them, which have helped me to achieve my goals and get me to where I am today.

What was the best advice they gave you? Step out of your comfort zone.

Best player you've played with? Impossible to say! I've played with so many great players with different qualities and skills.

Toughest opponent? Germany

What are your memories of your first club as a child? I played with girls of the same age as me at Tertnes IL and I had all my friends there. We were very good and had so much fun together. We played in a division with opponents who were older than us and we did very well. We won several tournaments; the biggest were the Norway Cup and Adidas Cup. It was a fantastic team and great club where I spent almost ten years playing football.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Train more and get better than your opponent. Get through the tough periods of hard training. It will be worth it when you lift your first trophy with the club or national team. But always, always remember to have fun :-)

What was the experience like of playing in a youth final tournament? I played in the 2011 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final against Germany. The final was not a fun experience since we lost by very many goals. We had a strong team and played many good matches against great opponents. I have many good memories and learned a lot on and off the field. Even though the final didn't quite go as we wanted, the tournament was a big experience and was important for my development as a football player.

Last updated: 07/09/14 21.38CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 03/12/2014 21:44 CET
21.09.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageNorwayNorway6-0HungaryHungary2000
26.10.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageBelgiumBelgium0-1NorwayNorway9000
04.04.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageHungaryHungary0-5NorwayNorway9000
16.06.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageNorwayNorway11-0BulgariaBulgaria9000
20.06.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageNorwayNorway2-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland6900
11.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROFinal tournament - Group stageNorwayNorway1-1IcelandIceland9010
14.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROFinal tournament - Group stageNorwayNorway1-0NetherlandsNetherlands9000
22.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROQuarter-finalsNorwayNorway3-1SpainSpain9001
25.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROSemi-finalsNorwayNorway1-1
28.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROFinalGermanyGermany1-0NorwayNorway9000
25.09.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway4-1BelgiumBelgium9030
26.10.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway7-0AlbaniaAlbania9000
30.10.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands1-2NorwayNorway9000
13.02.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundGreeceGreece0-5NorwayNorway9011
10.04.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundBelgiumBelgium1-2NorwayNorway9000
07.05.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway2-0PortugalPortugal9000
14.06.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway6-0GreeceGreece4600
18.06.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundPortugalPortugal0-2NorwayNorway4600
17.09.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway0-2NetherlandsNetherlands9000
08.10.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32LiverpoolLiverpool2-1LinköpingLinköping9010
16.10.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32LinköpingLinköping3-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
08.11.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 16LinköpingLinköping5-0Zvezda 2005Zvezda 20059000
13.11.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 16Zvezda 2005Zvezda 20053-0LinköpingLinköping9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Kristine Minde
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/08/1992 (22)
  • Country: Norway
  • Squad number: 19
  • Club: Linköping ( SWE)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Women's Champions League 2014/15
    • FIFA Women's World Cup 2013/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Women's Champions League (Round of 32)
    08/10/14: Liverpool 2-1 Linköping
  • National team: UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    05/09/07: Norway 11-0 Bulgaria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Norway WOCO101
Norway WU-192612
Norway WU-1761

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Women's Champions League
Last updated: 14/11/2014 01:06 CET
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