Kristine Minde

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Kristine Minde
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Personal information
Full name Kristine Minde
Date of birth (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Bergen, Norway
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 19
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Arna-Bjørnar 121 (27)
2014–2017 Linköpings FC 79 (27)
2018– VfL Wolfsburg
National team
2011– Norway 87 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:22, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:15, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Kristine Minde (née Wigdahl Hegland; born 8 August 1992) is a Norwegian footballer[2] who plays for VfL Wolfsburg of the German Frauen-Bundesliga, having previously played for Arna-Bjørnar in her native Norway.[3] She has represented the Norway women's national football team since 2011 and featured at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups, as well as UEFA Women's Euro 2013. In November 2013 she got married and took her husband's name, becoming Kristine Minde.

Club career

Born in Bergen,[4] Minde joined Arna-Bjørnar as a 14-year-old and developed into an important player at the club. After playing for Norway in UEFA Women's Euro 2013 she became a transfer target for bigger teams in Sweden and Germany. She was sold to Linköpings ahead of the 2014 Damallsvenskan season. Arna-Bjørnar did not reveal the size of the transfer fee, but said the extra income would come in handy.[5]


Linköpings FC



International career

At youth level Minde was captain of Norway's under-19 national team and played at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[6]

Uncapped Minde was a late call-up to the Norway squad for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, following Lisa-Marie Woods' withdrawal with a hip injury.[7] She made her debut at the tournament, in Norway's final group match; a 2–1 defeat by Australia.[8]

National coach Even Pellerud named Minde in his squad for the 2013 European Championships in Sweden.[9] In Norway's opening fixture, Minde put her team ahead against Iceland, only for Margrét Lára Vidarsdóttir to equalise with a late penalty kick.[10] Minde played 120 minutes in the semi-final victory over Denmark and 90 minutes in the final against Germany, as Norway finished with silver medals.


  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ "Norway – K. Hegland – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Women Soccerway". 1992-08-08. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ "Kristine Wigdahl Hegland's profil – – Norges Fotballforbund" (in Norwegian). 2009-06-23. Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-07-14.
  4. ^ "Norway Mediaguide 2013" (PDF). Football Association of Norway. p. 10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  5. ^ BØyum, Kim (1 November 2013). "Kristine Hegland til Linköping" (in Norwegian). Bergens Tidende. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ Atkin, John (6 June 2011). "Hegland: It's Norway's turn this time". UEFA. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Landslagsdebutant inn i VM-troppen" (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). 24 June 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  8. ^ Madsen, Christer (14 July 2011). "Kjempestort å få spille i VM" (in Norwegian). Football Association of Norway. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  9. ^ Aarre, Eivind (13 June 2013). "Pellerud 'excited' by Norway squad". UEFA. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  10. ^ Haylett, Trevor (11 July 2013). "Iceland strike late to hold Norway to draw". UEFA. Retrieved 29 November 2013.

External links

  • Kristine Minde on Twitter
  • Kristine MindeFIFA competition record (archive)
  • Kristine MindeUEFA competition record
  • Norwegian national team profile (in Norwegian) at NFF at (archived 2013-02-22)
  • Kristine Minde at SvFF: Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish)
  • Kristine Minde at Soccerway
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