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Erik Mykland

Personal information
Date of birthJuly 21, 1971(age 45)
Place of birthRisør, Norway
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7.3 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Erik Mykland (born July 21, 1971) - nicknamed Myggen (the mosquito), as he used to flap his arms and hands like one when celebrating his goals - is a retired Norwegian footballer, who played as a defensive midfielder.

A rarity in modern Norway footballers (standing at a mere 171 centimetres and a technical player), he played professionally in six different countries, mainly representing IK Start, and amassed 78 caps and two goals for the Norwegian national team, having appeared in two FIFA World Cups, in 1994 and 1998, as well as UEFA Euro 2000.

Mykland was one of the most popular footballers in Norway, well-liked but never without controversy, his bohemian, unshaved look and relaxed lifestyle in contrast to those of the typical footballers.

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