Per Egil Ahlsen

Per Egil Ahlsen
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-03-04) 4 March 1958
Place of birth Fredrikstad, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1986 Fredrikstad 183 (28)
1987–1990 Brann 78 (2)
1990–1991Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 11 (0)
1991–1992 Brann 42 (3)
1993–1994 Fredrikstad 42 (12)
National team
1983–1992 Norway 54 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Per Egil Ahlsen (born 4 March 1958) is a former Norwegian football player. Ahlsen started as a midfielder, but was later re-educated as a forward defender. He was known for his long-shots.

Club career

Ahlsen started his career at the senior level with Fredrikstad FK in the middle of the 1970s. He won the cup trophy with Fredrikstad in 1984, thanks to his fantastic free kick goal from 35 meters – a goal that is often considered the most beautiful goal in Norwegian football. In 1987, he transferred to S.K. Brann where he played for six seasons, a part from a short loan period to German Fortuna Düsseldorf. Ahlsen became an iconic figure in S.K. Brann. He was looked upon as a saviour because he put a stop to the "elevator era" in S.K. Brann. He finished his career back in Fredrikstad, where he is now the assistant coach.

International career

He made his debut for the Norwegian national team in 1983 and earned 54 caps, scoring three goals.[1]

Ahlsen was also a member of the Norwegian team competing at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.


  1. Søfting, Thomas (13 December 2012). "Norway - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
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