|Ole Gunnar Solskjær Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||February 26, 1973|
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a Norwegian soccer manager and former professional soccer player who is most well known for serving English giants Manchester United as both a player and manager. As a player, he was a part of a hugely successful era for the club and won the Premier League title 6 times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in the 1998–99 season. After announcing his retirement following a serious knee injury in 2007, he stayed on with the club in a coaching and ambassadorial capacity and in 2008, became the club’s reserve team manager. He coached the Norwegian club, Molde, to their first-ever Tippeligaen title in 2011 and repeated the feat in 2012. In late 2018, he was appointed the caretaker manager of Manchester United and promoted to a full-time role in March 2019.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
The Baby-faced Assassin, Super-sub
Kristiansund, Nordmøre, Møre og Romsdal County, Norway
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Soccer Manager, Professional Soccer Player (Retired)
- Father – Øyvind Solskjær (Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion)
- Mother – Brita Solskjær
- 10, 14, 20 – Norway
- 10, 21 – Molde FK
- 20 – Manchester United
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ole has dated –
- Silje Solskjær (1992–Present) – Ole and Silje began dating in 1992 after they met in Kristiansund, Norway, where Ole was representing the Clausenengen soccer club. After years of courtship, the couple got married in 2004, in a ceremony in Florida. They have 3 children together – 2 sons named Noah Solskjær (b. 2000) and Elijah Solskjær (b. 2008), and a daughter named Karna Solskjær (b. 2003).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Norwegian descent.
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
- Has a mole on his forehead
Ole Gunnar Solskjær Facts
- Although Ole is remembered as a Manchester United legend, he used to support the club’s bitter rivals Liverpool as a child.
- Following in his father’s footsteps, he had trained as a Greco-Roman wrestler but gave up the sport to avoid major injuries. Amid his flourishing career, he had also served a mandatory year in the Norwegian Army, between 1992 and 1993.
- He began his senior career with Norwegian club Clausenengen in 1990. By the time he moved to top-tier club Norwegian club Molde in 1994, he had netted 115 goals in just 109 games, averaging an astonishing 1.06 goals per game.
- He was renowned for his ability to score crucial goals after coming on as a substitute in the dying moments of the game. The most memorable occasion of this kind came in the final of the 1998-99 UEFA Champions League against Bayern Munich as Manchester United were trailing 0-1 when regulation time ended but the team struck 2 goals in 3 minutes during the injury time to secure a miraculous win. The 2nd goal was netted by Ole in the 3rd minute of injury time.
- In October 2008, he became the youngest recipient of the ‘First Class Knighthood of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav’.
Featured Image by Ole Gunnar Solskjær / Instagram