Frank Strandli
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Frank Strandli

Frank Strandli
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-05-16) 16 May 1972 (age 49)
Place of birth Kristiansand, Norway
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989-1992 IK Start 81 (29)
1993-1994 Leeds United 16 (2)
1993 -> IK Start (loan) 8 (7)
1994 -> SK Brann (loan) 20 (7)
1995 SK Brann 23 (7)
1996-1997 Lillestrøm SK 38 (15)
1997-1999 Panathinaikos 39 (11)
1999-2001 Aalborg Boldspilklub 53 (24)
Total 278 (102)
National team
1989-1990 Norway u-18 6 (1)
1990-1993 Norway u-21 26 (12)
1992-1999 Norway 24 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frank Strandli (born 16 May 1972) is a Norwegian former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Club career

Strandli was recognised as a fast and physically strong striker. After success in IK Start, he signed for league champions Leeds United in 1993 and scored on his debut, coming off the bench against Middlesbrough. Still, he was not able to hold down a regular first team place.

He had been loaned to IK Start from May to July 1993, and in 1994 he was loaned to SK Brann, signing a permanent deal ahead of the 1995 season.[1] After this earned success in Lillestrøm SK, scoring 15 times in 38 league games.[2] This earned him a move to the Greek top club Panathinaikos.

His last professional club was AaB before he was forced to retire due to a groin injury.[3] During his injury spell he received guidance from mental coach Christian M. Larsen. The coaching techniques Strandli learned at this stage of his career is believed to have helped him come back from injury. He made a return in 2009 with fellow footballer Andreas Lund when both joined FC Lund, a club in the Norwegian sixth tier[4] as a central defender.[3][4]

International career

Strandli played 24 matches for the Norway national team, thus being one cap away from earning the Norwegian Football Association Gold Watch.

International goals

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Strandli goal.
List of international goals scored by Frank Strandli
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 January 1994 Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, United States  United States 1-0 1-2 Friendly
2 2 June 1996 Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway  Azerbaijan 4-0 5-0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 25 February 1998 Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France  France 1-0 3-3 Friendly


  1. ^ Hagen, Vegard Jansen (6 October 1994). "Jubel for 3-årskontrakt". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). p. 19.
  2. ^ Frank Strandli at the Norwegian Football Federation (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ a b Leon Wobschall (26 January 2015). "Leeds United nostalgia: Debut goal as good as it got for Strandli". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ a b Jostein Drange (31 January 2014). "Eks-englandsproffer gjør comeback". Aftenposten. Retrieved 2016.

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