SPORTS : Thank You Ole!

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's testimonial yesterday came 12 years after he joined Manchester United, aged 23, from Norwegian club Molde for £1.5m. Although the striker usually started matches on the bench, he soon picked up the nickname, 'the baby-faced assassin', for his ability to plunder goals and his boyish looks.
  • He won six League titles and two FA Cups at United. His greatest moment, however, came in 1999 when he came on to score the last-minute winner in the European Cup final against Bayern Munich in the Nou Camp, to give United an unprecedented Treble.
  • In total, he made 366 appearances for the club, the last coming in scoring 126 goals before a knee injury ended his career in the summer of 2007. He holds the club record for most goals scored as a substitute. He also won 67 caps for Norway, with 23 international goals.
  • Since retiring, he has been appointed United's reserve team coach, and is also a UNICEF ambassador and the youngest recipient of Norway's equivalent of a knighthood.

Much respect for 20 LEGEND.
Your service will be greatly missed.


  1. Anonymous said...

    great guy, even greater player. Definitely a legend :)

    oh yer, it's been, what? 9 years since that 1999 CL but yet, I'm still get the goosebumps whenever people mentioned the dramatic match. *sigh*

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