Ole Gunnar Solskjær

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Full Name Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Age 47 Years Old
Nick Name Gunnar
Gender Male
Famous As Football Manager
Birth Date February 26, 1973
Birth Place Kristiansund
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Ole Gunnar Solskjær is a Norwegian professional football manager as well as a former football player. As of now, he is the manager of English club Manchester United. As a player, he played as a forward and spent most of his career with Manchester United. He joined Manchester United in 1996 for a transfer fee of £1.5 million. Nicknamed "the Baby-faced Assassin", he played 366 times for United and scored 126 goals during a successful period for the club. In 2007, Solskjær announced his retirement from football after failing to recover from a serious knee injury. On 28th March 2019, having won 14 of his 19 matches in charge, he signed a three-year contract to take over as Manchester United manager on a permanent basis.

Ole Gunnar With Man Utd Banner

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Who are the Parents of Ole Gunnar Solskjær?

Ole Gunnar Solskjær was born on 26th February 1973, in Kristiansund, Norway, to Oyvind and Brita Solskjær. His father was a Greco-Roman wrestler and had won a championship during his time. Ole, too, started learning Greco-Roman wrestling but stopped soon after. At the age of seven, he joined the local football club Clausenengen. His nationality is Norwegian and his ethnicity is White. He is Christian by religion. 

How old is Ole Gunnar Solskjær?

Ole Gunnar Solskjær celebrated his 46th birthday with his friends as of 2019. 

How was Ole Gunnar Solskjær's Football Career?

  • Ole Gunnar started his career and made his debut in the year 1990 for "CFK" at the age of only seventeen and he finished his final season in 1994 where he scored 115 goals in his 109 matches for the club.
  • Later, he signed by the club ‘Molde’ for NOK 200,000 and made his debut for ‘Molde’ on April 22, 1995, against ‘Brann’ and scored twice. 
  • He played his first European game against ‘Dinamo-93 Minsk’ in the ‘UEFA Cup Winners' Cup’ qualification game. 
  • He scored 20 goals in 26 matches in his first season with Molde.
  • After that, he joined ‘Manchester United’ on July 29, 1996, and he made his debut on August 25, 1996, against the ‘Blackburn Rovers,’ as a substitute, and scored his first goal within 6 minutes.
  • He won his first ‘Premier League’ title under ‘Manchester United’ where he became the top-scorer of the club for the season.
  • He scored the winning goal against Bayern Munich in 1999. 
  • He scored a total of 10 league goals in 31 matches in his 2000-2001 season. 
  • He scored another hat-trick, in a 4-0 win against the Bolton Wanderers in his next season.
  • In his 2002-2003 season, he made his first goal against West Bromwich Albion.
  • Later, he remained out of matches until 2004, because of an injury and he missed the 2004-2005 season completely. 
  • He returned to ‘Premier League’ on August 23, 2006.
  • Later, On June 5, 2007, an announcement stated that Ole would have to go through a minor surgery but he would not be able to return to the field.
  • He received a standing ovation from the crowd when he walked on the pitch to bid goodbye to his fans on September 4, in a game against ‘Sunderland.’

Ole Gunnar as a Footballer

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How was Ole Gunnar Solskjæ's Coaching Career?

  • He was appointed as the manager of ‘Manchester United Reserves’ during the summer in the year 2008.
  • In the year 2010, he was made the manager of ‘Molde’ but suffered a defeat in the first match.
  • He continued as a manager with ‘Molde’ and finally joined ‘Manchester United’ as a caretaker manager in 2018. 
  • On 28th March 2019, having won 14 of his 19 matches in charge, he signed a three-year contract to take over as Manchester United manager on a permanent basis.
  • He will return to ‘Molde’ as a caretaker manager in 2019.

Who is Ole Gunnar Solskjær's Wife?

Ole is a married person. He was married to his wife Silje. The couple has three children: Noah, Karna, and Elijah. Noah is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Kristiansund BK and made his professional debut in a friendly against Ole's Manchester United side in July 2019. At present, the duo is living a happy life with their child. 

Ole Gunnar With His Wife

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What is the Net Worth of Ole Gunnar Solskjær as of 2020?

The net worth of this former footballer and the present coach will be surely in millions without a doubt. At the moment, his wealth is reportedly estimated at £10 million, earning a salary of £7.5 million (about £144,000 weekly) per annum at Manchester United as manager. His endorsement and sponsorship deals are currently unknown. As of now, he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his career. He is satisfied with his earnings. 

How tall is Ole Gunnar Solskjæ?

Ole Gunnar is a very handsome person with an athletic body build. He has a tall height of 1.78 m or five feet ten inches with a body weight of 74 KG. His other body measurements such as chest size, biceps size and more will be added soon once we get information about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality. 

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