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Even Pellerud

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Full nameEven Jostein Pellerud
Date of birth15 July 1953(age 63)

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Even Jostein Pellerud (born 15 July 1953) is a Norwegian football coach and former player.

Pellerud played for several clubs, including Vålerenga from 1974 to 1979 and Kongsvinger from 1983 to 1986. He was head coach for the Norway women's national football team from 1989 to 1996, and led the Norwegian team to silver medal at the very first Women's World Cup in 1991, to world champions at the second, in 1995, and to bronze medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 1997 he had an unsuccessful stint as coach of Lillestrøm, together with Per Brogeland. He was sacked from his post at Lillestrøm due to disappointing results in a demanding environment.

He was head coach for the Canada women's national soccer team from 1999 to 2008. In 2003 he led the Canadian team to fourth place in the 2003 Women's World Cup. He led the Canadian team to the 2008 Summer Olympics, where they finished in an impressive 5th place. He announced his retirement at the end of his contract with Canada in December 2008. He has subsequently come out of retirement and on January 16, 2008 it was announced that he was hired to be the coach of the Trinidad and Tobago women's national football team as well as the country's Women's Under-20 and Girls Under-17 teams.

He has his education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

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