Kristin Blystad-Bjerke

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Kristin Blystad-Bjerke
Personal information
Full name Kristin Blystad-Bjerke
Date of birth (1980-07-07) 7 July 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Norway
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1999 Kolbotn 43 (11)
1999–2002 Aalborg Freja
2002–2008 Kolbotn 108 (51)
National team
2002–2005 Norway
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Kristin Blystad-Bjerke (born 7 July 1980) is a Norwegian footballer who played as a striker for Kolbotn of the Toppserien and Norway women's national football team.

Club career

Blystad-Bjerke started her career playing for Kolbotn in 1997.[1] Later on, she moved to Denmark to play for Idrætsklubben Aalborg Freja for a couple of years, then to return eventually to Kolbotn in 2002.

After over 200 games and around 60 goals, she was released in 2008, the same year when she was the club's top scorer with 13 goals.[2]

International career

Blystad-Bjerke played for the Norway women's team, in which she got a silver medal after finishing second in the UEFA Women's Euro 2005, coming at 87th minute in the final against Germany.[3]

Personal life

In January 2009, Blystad-Bjerke married national team-mate Trine Rønning, shortly after same-sex marriage in Norway was made legal.[4]

References

  1. ^ Kristin Blystad-Bjerke, fotball.no
  2. ^ Kristin Blystad Bjerke, altomfotball.no
  3. ^ European Women Championship 2005 - Match Details
  4. ^ Vassbotten, Arve (3 January 2009). "Gift med landslagskollega" (in Norwegian). Se og Hør. Retrieved 7 June 2015.


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