The untold story of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The untold story of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The untold story of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Here is the short biography of Premier League legend and world class manager – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a Norwegian forward born on 36th February, 1973 in Kristiansund, Norway. His father, Øyvind Solskjae, was a Greco-Roman wrestler and his mother’s name is Brita Solskjær. He has three children, Elijah Solskjær, Karna Solskjær and Noah Solskjær.


His father was a Greco-Roman wrestler. So he too started to learn Greco-Roman wrestling but stopped soon after. He developed a keen interest in football. He took his football as a professional opportunity.


At the age of 17, Solskjær made his debut for ‘CFK’ in 1990. He was subsequently signed by the club “Molde”. On April 22, 1995, he made his debut for “Molde” against “Brann”.

He played his first European game against ‘Dinamo-93 Minsk’ in the UEFA Cup Winners Cup qualifier game. He scored a goal in the second leg and his team got qualified for the same.

On July 29, 1996, he joined Manchester United. He made his debut for Man Utd on August 25, 1996, against the Blackburn Rovers as a substitute and scored his first goal within 6 minutes.

Due to his aggressive game and his innocent face, the media nicknamed him the “Baby-faced Assassin”. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also played the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA Euro for his national side.

Ole won his first ‘Intercontinental Cup’ in November 1999. He had to go through a knee surgery and had to miss the 2004–2005 season completely.

Ole’s fans added “20 LEGEND” on the banners, since his jersey number was 20. On December 5, 2005, Ole made his comeback against Liverpool.

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He played his last match against Chelsea in the 2007 FA Cup Final. His injuries destroyed his career and in he announced his retirement in 2007. At the time of his retirement, Solskjaer was the highest goal-scorer of “Man Utd” as a substitute, with 28 goals off the bench.

In 2008, Ole was appointed as the manager of Manchester United Reserves. Under his coaching, the team won the ‘2007–2008 Lancashire Senior Cup’.

He was made the manger of Molde in 2010. In 2014, he joined Cardiff City as its manager but left after a few months.

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He finally joined Man Utd as a caretaker manager in 2018. In 2019, he was declared as the head coach of Man Utd.

Personal Life

He married his girlfriend Silje Solskjær, who was with him since 1992. The couple has two daughters, Elijah Solskjær and Karna Solskjær and a son Noah Solskjaer.