Brede Hangeland

Brede Hangeland (2009)

Brede Paulsen Hangeland ( born June 20, 1981 in Houston, Texas, United States) is a Norwegian footballer who plays for Fulham FC since 2008.


The 1.95 m wide central defender began his career at FK Vidar, for whom he played until 2000. In January this year it undertook Viking Stavanger, one of the top clubs in the country. Here he was employed for over five years in the middle. His achievements made ​​some first regional clubs and especially the Danish giants FC Copenhagen are aware of him. Ultimately, he was bound by the Danes for an undisclosed transfer fee. With his new club, he participated in the UEFA Champions League in part, but where he finished the last one in the group behind Manchester United, Benfica and Celtic Glasgow. He was in all six group matches here, but could not prevent the defeat of his club. His only goal for the Copenhagen he scored in the Champions League qualifier against Ajax Amsterdam in the Netherlands. So far, Hangeland was able to win a title, namely the national championship with FC Copenhagen. Since January 2008, he plays for Fulham. With the Cottagers he reached the Europa League 2009/10 the final.

In addition, Hangeland counts in the national team of Norway to the permanent employees. So far he has played 81 international matches, where he is also employed as a captain, he was able to achieve four goals.

2010 awarded him the Norwegian athletes union NISO as a player of the year.