Rosenborg BK

Rosenborg Trondheim ( officially Rosenborg ball club) is Norwegian football 's most successful club and is based in Trondheim. The club was founded on 19 May 1917 the name " Odd ". In 1927 it was renamed the current name Rosenborg ball club, abbreviated RBK. The club is nicknamed Troillongan (Troll children). He has about 1,800 members and plays its home games at Lerkendal Stadium. The club colors are black and white.


From 1992 to 2004 Rosenborg BK was 13 times in a row the Tippeligaen, the top Norwegian league win. Overall, the club unprecedented 22 Norwegian championship. Rosenborg forms, for years, good players, which then switch to international top clubs.

Internationally, the club repeatedly made aware of and is a regular participant in European competition. If it was never enough for a title, the club managed to frequent sensations against alleged favorites. It get victories in the Champions League against prominent clubs such as AC Milan or Real Madrid. From 1995 to 2003, the RBK reached each year without interruption the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

After that they have reached the group stage only 2004/ 05, 2005/ 06 and 2007 /08. 2007/ 08 they played in a group with Schalke 04, FC Valencia and Chelsea. Against Valencia they took two victories (twice 2-0) and against Chelsea they got a draw. Against Schalke however, there were two defeats.

At the end of the group stage, they finished behind Chelsea and Schalke and Valencia before the third place. Thus they played in the Round of the UEFA Cup on. There she dropped out against ACF Florence.

In the following season, Rosenborg played in qualifying for the UEFA Cup, where in the second qualifying round Djurgårdens IF eliminated, making the club once again stood in the European Cup. Rosenborg managed two wins against Brøndby IF ( first round ) to March in the group stage. There, the team met with the following clubs: Club Brugge, AS Saint- Étienne, again on the Valencia CF and FC Copenhagen. With only two points Rosenborg was eliminated as a group last.

Because of the Fair Play rankings Trondheim played in the 2009/10 season in qualifying for the newly formed UEFA Europa League ( successor to the UEFA Cup ). In the first qualifying round could stand against NSI Runavik, but against FK Karabakh Agdam (2nd qualifying round) was sensational conclusion; thus Rosenborg was not represented in the European Cup.

As a Norwegian champions Rosenborg Trondheim took 2010/11 to qualify for the Champions League. Trondheim could eliminate Linfield FC ( second qualifying round ) and AIK Solna (3rd qualifying round), then difference in the play-off against FC Copenhagen from nearly; the 2-1 first-leg win in front of their home crowd was followed by a 0-1 second-leg defeat in the Danish capital, which is why Trondheim was eliminated on the away goals rule. The Norwegians were represented anyway after almost two years of absence in the European Cup. In the group stage of the Europa League, the team met with Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Aris Thessaloniki and defending champions Atlético Madrid. At the end of the group stage was the Groups from Rosenborg Trondheim.

2011/12 took Rosenborg Trondheim as champion again qualifying for the Champions League. There was against Viktoria Pilsen (Qualifying round 3 ) closing. In the play-off for the Europa League, the Norwegians left surprisingly against AEK Larnaca. Thus, they were not represented in the European Cup.

The following season Trondheim played in qualifying for the Europa League success against Crusaders FC (1st qualifying round), Ordabassy Shymkent ( second qualifying round), Servette FC Genève (3rd qualifying round) and Legia Warsaw ( Barrage ). In the group stage the team met then again on Bayer Leverkusen, on Rapid Vienna and Metalist Kharkiv on. After only two wins against Rapid Wien Rosenborg was eliminated as a table next to last.


  • Norwegian Champion: 22x (1967, 1969, 1971, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992-2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 )
  • Norwegian Cup winners: 9x ( 1959/60, 1964, 1971, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1999, 2003)
  • Norwegian Supercup winner: 1x (2010)

Squad of the Season 2013

Well-known former players


  • Iceland Árni Arason Gautur
  • Canada Lars Hirschfeld
  • Norway Jørn Jamtfall
  • Norway Ola By Rise


  • Norway Christer Basma
  • Norway André Bergdølmo
  • Norway Bjørn Otto Bragstad
  • Norway Rune Bratseth
  • Norway Nils Arne Eggen
  • Vegard Heggem Norway
  • Norway Erik Hoftun
  • Norway Bjørn Tore Kvarme
  • Uruguay Alejandro Lago
  • Norway Karl Petter Løken
  • Sweden Mikael Lustig
  • Norway Kåre Rønnes
  • Norway Ståle Stensaas
  • Sweden Fredrik Stoor



  • Norway Harald Martin Brattbakk
  • Norway John Carew
  • Norway Tore André Dahlum
  • Norway Thorstein Helstad
  • Norway Frode Johnsen
  • Ivory Coast Didier Ya Konan
  • Norway Sigurd Rushfeldt
  • Norway January Derek Sørensen
  • Norway Gøran Sørloth

Top 10 by appearances and goals

(Updated: September 21, 2011)