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Ann Kristin Aarønes

Ann Kristin Aarønes
Personal information
Full name Ann Kristin Aarønes
Date of birth (1973-01-19) 19 January 1973 (age 45)
Place of birth Ålesund, Norway
Height 182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–2000 Trondheims-Ørn
2001 New York Power 15 (3)
National team
1990–1999 Norway[2] 111 (60)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:24, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:24, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

Ann Kristin "Anka" Aarønes (born 19 January 1973) is a Norwegian former footballer. She first played for Spjelkavik IL, then for Trondheims-Ørn and the Norwegian national team. Later she played for the WUSA's New York Power, during the club's first season of play in 2001.[2]

Club career

At club level with Trondheims-Ørn she won six Norwegian Women's Cup competitions and five Toppserien championships between 1993 and 2000.[3]

Aarønes signed for the professional Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) ahead of the inaugural season in 2001. She was allocated to New York Power alongside compatriot Gro Espeseth. Plagued by lower back and hamstring injuries, she was only able to play for one season before retiring.[4]

International career

In September 1990 Aarønes won her first cap for the Norway women's national football team at Old Trafford in a 0–0 1991 UEFA Women's Championship qualification draw with England.

Aarønes played 111 senior international matches for Norway between 1990 and 1999, scoring 60 goals. She was the top scorer at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, which was won by Norway. Also with the Norway team she won bronze at the inaugural Olympic women's football tournament at Atlanta 1996. In 1993 she became a European Champion with Norway, having been a runner-up in 1991. Aarønes also played for Norway in Euro 1997 and at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was included in the All-star team in 1999, although Norway failed to defend their title.


  1. ^ "Ann Kristin Aarønes". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b Pedersen, Ole Petter. Ann Kristin Aarønes (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2009-05-18.
  3. ^ "Ann Kristin Aarønes" (in Norwegian). SK Trondheims-Ørn. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Norway duo announce retirement". UEFA. 15 October 2001. Retrieved 10 December 2014.

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