Referees from Norway

Terje Hauge
Intl. since: 1993
Hometown: Bergen
After Terje Hauge sent off Chelsea's Asier del Horno, death threats appeared on an internet chat for Chelsea fans. One message urged people to find his email address and another
Svein Oddvar Moen
Intl. since: 2005
Hometown: Haugesund or Mjondalen
Moen is a football referee since 1996. In 2004 he debuted in the Tippeligaen (the top Norwegian league). From the start of 2011 he is an elite category referee.
Tom Henning Ovrebo
Intl. since: 1994
Hometown: Oslo
Because of threats after the semi-final Chelsea - Barcelona, Ovrebo had to change his hotel and he was more or less smuggled out of the country a day later. Not true, according to
Rune Pedersen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Jeløy
After winning the Kniksen award for best Norwegian referee ten times between 1990 and 2000 Rune Pedersen also won Kniksen's honour award in 1998.
Tom Hagen
Intl. since: 2009
Hometown: Grue (Hedmark)
Tom Harald Hagen started refereeing in 1994. He moved up to a UEFA Category 1 referee at the start of 2010, from 2012 he is an Elite Development ref.
Tommy Skjerven
Intl. since: 2001
Hometown: Kaupanger
Skjerven represents Kaupanger Sports Club.
Espen Berntsen
Intl. since: 2002
Hometown: Hamar
Espen Berntsen made his debut as a referee in 1990. He became a 'Tippeligaen'-official in 1997 and a FIFA-official in 2002. Since then he has been officiating UEFA Cup matches, qua
Roy Helge Olsen
Intl. since: 1992
Hometown: Kristiansand
Olsen won the Kniksen award for Referee of the year in 1993.
Ken Henry Johnsen
Intl. since: 2010
Hometown: Tonsberg
Ken Henry Johnsen is a UEFA category 2 referee, promoted from 4 in 2011. His first Tippelgaen match as a centre referee was in 2009.
Tore Hansen
Intl. since: 2013
Hometown:
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Ola Hobber Nielsen
Intl. since: 2015
Hometown:
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Svein Inge Thime
Intl. since:
Hometown: Randaberg
Svein Inge Thime was in the news in Norway when he had trouble with his pension and he protested the fact he had to pay back a lot. Then he had trouble with the builder of his hous
Rolf Nyhus
Intl. since:
Hometown: Nordstrandhogda
Now an important person in Norwegian sports, Rolf Nyhus was a FIFA referee in the 1970s and 1980s. Mainly qualifiers and UEFA Cup matches.
Einar Halle
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Einar Halle who officiated 189 matches on the Norwegian highest level between 1973 and 1993, was active internationally in the (then called) European Cup.
Svein Erik Edvartsen
Intl. since: 2013
Hometown:
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Brage Sandmoen
Intl. since: 2005
Hometown: Oslo
In 2008 the school where Sandmoen used to work as a vice-principal was declared defunct. Sandmoen found another school job as teacher of history and social studies.
Espen Eskas
Intl. since: 2017
Hometown:
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Henry Oberg
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Tonsberg
Henry Oberg took charge of two matches in the 1972 Olympic Games.
Rolf Haugen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Lillehammer
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Egil Nervik
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Tore Hollung
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Kai Erik Steen
Intl. since: 2017
Hometown:
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Per Ivar Staberg
Intl. since: 2003
Hometown: Harstad
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Svein-Erik Edvartsen
Intl. since: 2007
Hometown: Hamar
Kjell Alseth
Intl. since: 1994
Hometown: Stjordal
Kjell Alseth started as a referee in 1978 and officiates in the highest Norwegian Division (Tippeligaen) since 1996. He was a FIFA assistant referee from 1994-1996 and a FIFA refer
Dag Vidar Hafsas
Intl. since: 2011
Hometown:
A category 3 referee.
Rohit Saggi
Intl. since: 2018
Hometown:
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Kristoffer Hagenes
Intl. since: 2018
Hometown:
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Martin Lundby
Intl. since: 2016
Hometown:
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Reidar P Bjørnestad
Intl. since:
Hometown: Stend
103 matches in the Elite League between 1973 and 1985. He died in 2005.
Kare Sirevaag
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Stavanger
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Jon Skjervold
Intl. since:
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Thorbjorn Aass
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Birger Nilsen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
Birger Nilsen was a Norwegian FIFA referee in the 1950s.
Christina Pedersen
Intl. since: 2007
Hometown:
Christina Pedersen is the most experienced referee in Norway. She was active in the u20 women world cup in 2010. She got a group stage match and that was enough to make it to the
Per Christian Andersen
Intl. since:
Hometown:
There were two Andersens active internationally in the 1920s. Per Christian Andersen and
Leif Gulliksen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Orn / Hornten
An important referee from the 1950s and 1960s, Leif Gulliksen took charge of the quarte-finals of the 1960 European Championships.
Sven Kjelbrott
Intl. since:
Hometown: Kurland
here you can find a report from a Norwegian court when the FA sued a newspaper and its journalist for slander in 1991. Calling Sven K
Thorodd Presberg
Intl. since: 1981
Hometown: Drammen
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Johnny Ditlefsen
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Rolf Erling Olsen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
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Kjell Wahlen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Nordstrandhogda
A top referee in Norway in the late 1960s.
Reidar Randers-Johansen
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Finn / Folke Balstad
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
1952 Olympic tournament
Ragnvald Smedvik
Intl. since:
Hometown:
A player for Frigg FK around WW1 who turned to refereeing in the 1920s. Smedvik died in 1975.
Kaare Lindbö
Intl. since:
Hometown: Randaberg
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Johan Riseth
Intl. since:
Hometown: Namsos
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Bjarne Beck
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Hans Granlund
Intl. since: 1966
Hometown: Heggedal
A Norwegian (international) referee who took charge of matches in Norway between 1954 and 1968. (Cup final in 1966)
Thorger Nordbo
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Einar Røed
Intl. since:
Hometown:
The only thing we found about Einar Roed, are the dates 1961-1973. That is probably when he was a referee in Norway. He was probably internationally active late 1960s early 1970s.
Edvin Pedersen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
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Thoralf Kristiansen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Stavanger
Referee in the final of Norgesmesterskapet 1929 and 1935 and a second stage match of the 1936 Olympic Tournament won by Peru against Austria 4-2. Kristiansen used to work in banana
Daniel Eie
Intl. since:
Hometown:
Norgesmesterskapet final 1914 and a friendly between his country and Russia also 1914. In the 1930s Eie was the president of the Norwegian Olympic committee.
Kolbjørn Daehlen
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Ivar Hornslein
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
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Rolf Hansen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Skien
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Ivar Frederiksen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Lillestrom
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Gunnar Andersen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Ulefoss
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Georg Dragvoll
Intl. since:
Hometown: Trondheim
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Josef Larsen
Intl. since:
Hometown:
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Arnold Nilsen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Bergen
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Johan Narvestad
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
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Petter Gundersen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Kristiansand
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Sverre Eugen Olsen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
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Finn Age Brathen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Lillestrom
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Walter Oestnes
Intl. since:
Hometown: Lillestrom
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Oivind Helgesen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Lilleaker
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Svend Svendsen
Intl. since:
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Arthur Davidsen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Bergen
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Rolf Hennum Andersen
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
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Harald Heltberg
Intl. since:
Hometown: Oslo
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Egil Bergstad
Intl. since:
Hometown: Horten
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Trygve Dahlgren
Intl. since:
Hometown: Porsgrumm
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