Maren Mjelde

Maren Nævdal Mjelde (born 6 November 1989) is a Norwegian international footballer who plays for Chelsea 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.

Maren Mjelde
Maren Mjelde
Playing for Göteborg in 2014
Personal information
Full name Maren Nævdal Mjelde
Date of birth 6 November 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Defender, midfielder, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
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 136 (19)
* 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 20:05, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Club career

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

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

External links

2007 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2007 Final Tournament was held in Iceland between 18–29 July 2007. Players born after 1 January 1988 were eligible to participate in this competition.

2008 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2008 Final Tournament was held in France between 7–19 July 2008. Players born after 1 January 1989 were eligible to participate in this competition.

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of the teams from Brazil, Australia, Norway and Equatorial Guinea. The games were played on 29 June, 3 July and 6 July 2011. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.

2011 Toppserien

The 2011 Toppserien is the twenty-fifth season of top-tier women's football in Norway since its establishment in 1987. A total of twelve teams contested the league, consisting of ten who competed in the previous season and two promoted from the 1. divisjon. The season started on 2 April 2011 and will end on 29 October 2011.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B

Group B of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of Germany, Ivory Coast, Norway and Thailand. Matches were played from 7 to 15 June 2015.

2017 Chelsea L.F.C. season

The 2017 season is Chelsea Ladies Football Club's 25th season of competitive football and its seventh season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, being one of the league's foundation clubs.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, while the FA WSL shifts its calendar to match the traditional autumn-to-spring axis of football in Europe. For the same reason, there is no Champions League qualification nor relegation to be competed for.

2018 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2018 FA Women's Cup Final was the 48th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. The showpiece event was the 25th to be played directly under the auspices of the Football Association (FA) and was named the SSE Women's FA Cup Final due to sponsorship reasons.

The final was contested between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies on 5 May 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London. The match was broadcast on BBC1. Chelsea won the match 3–1 in front of a record crowd of 45,423 to clinch their second title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 7 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of hosts France, Nigeria, Norway and South Korea. The top two teams, France and Norway, along with the third-placed team, Nigeria (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

2019–20 Chelsea F.C. Women season

The 2019–20 season is Chelsea Women's 28th competitive season and 10th consecutive season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top flight of English women's football.

Ada Hegerberg

Ada Martine Stolsmo Hegerberg (born 10 July 1995) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais. She has previously played for Kolbotn and Stabæk in Toppserien.

Hegerberg has represented Norway at the youth international level, and made her debut for the senior team in 2011. In 2013, she was a part of the silver medalist team at the 2013 UEFA Women's Championship. She was on team Norway at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship.

Hegerberg was awarded the 2016 UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award on 25 August 2016, and in 2017 and 2019 was named BBC Women's Footballer of the Year. In 2018 she was the first-ever recipient of the Ballon d'Or Féminin.

A prolific scorer, Ada has averaged more than a goal a game at every level of club competition.


Arna-Bjørnar Fotball is a Norwegian football club from Arna, Bergen.

It was founded in late 2000 as a merger between the football branches from IL Bjørnar and Arna T&IL, and replaced Bjørnar IL in the league system from 2001. The women's team has played since then in the Toppserien apart from the 2005 season when it was in the First Division.

Prominent members of the women's team (2009) are goalkeepers Reidun Seth and Erika Skarbø, and Nigerian keeper Precious Dede brought in to cover while Skarbø recovers from a long-term wrist injury. Arna-Bjørnar has earned a reputation for developing young players and the squad includes the former and current Norway Under-19 captains, Maren Mjelde and Kristine Hegland, and prominent former Under-19 players Caroline Walde and Ingrid Ryland, both now Under-23 players, as well as senior international Madeleine Giske who played in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007. The team has players in Norway's Under-17 team also.

Arna-Bjørnar's women's team is trained by Morten Kalvenes, brother of former Burnley player Christian Kalvenes.

In February 2011 the club had 13 players selected for Norway's international teams at senior level, Under-23, Under-19 and Under-17.The men's team currently plays in the Norwegian Third Division, and reached the second round of the Norwegian Football Cup in 2012, when they lost 1–0 to Hødd who won the cup that season.

Erik Mjelde

Erik Nævdal Mjelde (born 6 March 1984) is a Norwegian footballer playing for Sandefjord. Among his previous clubs are Lillestrøm, SK Brann and Løv-Ham Fotball.. Prior to joining Brann at the age of 16, he played for Fri

He made his debut for Norway's U21 national football team in 2006 where he played one game. He also played a series of games for other youth national teams (U16, U17, U19).

He is brother of Maren Mjelde, who plays for Norway women's national football team.

List of foreign FA Women's Super League players

The FA Women's Super League (FA WSL or WSL) is the highest league of women's football in England. The league, which started in 2011, was divided in two separate divisions (WSL 1 and WSL 2) from 2014; only the WSL 1 is considered in this list. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

Have played at least one FA WSL game. Players who were signed by WSL clubs, but only played in lower league, cup and/or European games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.

Are considered foreign, i.e., outside United Kingdom, or Ireland determined by the following:A player is considered foreign if she is not eligible to play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or The Republic of IrelandMore specifically:

If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if she has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include British/Irish players with dual citizenship.

If a player has not been capped on international level, her country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from British parents or moved to the United Kingdom at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched her nationality to another nation.Clubs listed are those for which the player has played at least one FA WSL game.

In bold: players who have played at least one FA WSL game in the current season (2018–19), and the clubs for which they have played. They include players who have subsequently left the club, but do not include current players of a WSL club who have not played a WSL game in the current season.

Last updated: FA WSL matches played on 24 March 2019.

Norway at the FIFA Women's World Cup

The Norway women's national football team has represented Norway at the FIFA Women's World Cup on eight occasions in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. They were runners up in 1991. They won the following tournament in 1995.

Norway women's national football team

The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Group B

Group B of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 consisted of Germany, the reigning champions, Iceland, Netherlands and Norway. Matches were staged in Kalmar and Växjö from 11–17 July 2013.

Norway won the group and advanced to the knockout stage along with group runners-up Germany. Iceland progressed as one of the best third-placed teams while the Netherlands failed to advance.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 knockout stage

The knockout stage of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 was a single-elimination style tournament contested by the eight teams advancing from the group stage of the competition. It began on 21 July 2013 with the quarter-final round, and concluded on 28 July 2013 with the final at the Friends Arena, Solna, to determine the champions.

In the knockout stage (including the final), if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time of two periods (15 minutes each) was played. If the score was still level after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shootout.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group A

Group A of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands and Norway. The matches were played from 16 to 24 July 2017.

Chelsea F.C. Women – current squad
Norway squads


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