Hedda Strand Gardsjord

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Hedda Strand Gardsjord
Hedda Strand Gardsjord 2007 (cropped).jpg
With Røa in 2007
Personal information
Full name Hedda Strand Gardsjord
Date of birth (1982-06-28) 28 June 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Oslo, Norway[1]
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Røa IL
Number 15
Youth career
Bærums Verk
IL Jutul
2002–2005 VCU Rams
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000– Røa IL
National team
2009– Norway 32 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:38, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:38, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Hedda Strand Gardsjord (born 28 June 1982) is a Norwegian footballer who plays as a right-back for Toppserien club Røa IL and the Norway national team.

In January 2009 Gardsjord debuted for the Norway women's national football team in a 5–1 defeat by rivals Sweden in Marbella. She was 26 years old and had never played for Norway's youth teams. Her national team chance came about when five club mates quit international football, following a furious bust-up with coach Bjarne Berntsen.[2]

She was picked for Norway's UEFA Women's Euro 2009 squad and continued to be selected by Berntsen's replacement Eli Landsem. This included a place at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where Gardsjord played twice as Norway crashed out in the first round. She took an indefinite break from the national team in early 2012, after struggling to balance the demands of travel and training with her other career as a landscape architect.[3]


  1. ^ "Mediaguide 2011 Norway" (PDF). Football Association of Norway. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Hedda Strand Gardsjord". UEFA. 10 September 2009. Archived from the original on 9 March 2015. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ Kolle, Andreas (January 2012). "Landslagspause også for Hedda" (in Norwegian). Røa IL. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

External links

  • Hedda Strand GardsjordFIFA competition record (archive)
  • Norway national team profile (in Norwegian)
  • Profile at Røa IL (in Norwegian)
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