Rolf Birger Pedersen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Rolf Birger Pedersen

Norwegian footballer

Date of Birth: 23-Sep-1939

Place of Birth: Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Date of Death: 22-Mar-2001

Profession: association football manager, association football player

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Rolf Birger Pedersen

  • Rolf Birger "Pesen" Pedersen (23 September 1939 - 22 March 2001) was a Norwegian footballer and football coach.
  • He grew up near Brann Stadion, and later became one of Brann's most legendary players.
  • He was also capped 15 times for the Norway national football team, scoring 5 goals.Pesen was a creative and goalscoring midfielder, and is considered by many to be Brann's best player in their championship-seasons 1962 and 1963.
  • Pedersen was particularly known for his remarkably hard shots.
  • It is told that he once shot a goalkeeper into the goal, and he shot a keeper so hard that he fainted.
  • He never reached the same level in the following seasons, possibly losing his motivation after being so successful in his younger years.
  • Nevertheless, his track record in Brann is impressive, with 335 matches and a record high 245 goals in the red jersey. After his retirement in 1972, Pesen continued his football life as head coach in many of the Bergen-based clubs in the lower divisions.
  • Later he held many different positions in his old club Brann, culminating in his run as chairman of the club.
  • In the late 1990s he was made responsible for Brann Stadion. In 2000 Pesen was diagnosed with cancer, and for a while it looked like he would pull through, but he had a fallback, and died on 22 March 2001 at the age of 61.

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