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Ragnhild Gulbrandsen

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Full nameRagnhild Øren Gulbrandsen
Place of birthNarvik, Norway
Playing positionStriker

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Ragnhild Gulbrandsen (born 22 February 1977) is a Norwegian football striker from the city of Trondheim who retired from football at the end of 2007. Most of her career was spent with Trondheims-Ørn (Trondheim Eagles) women's football club, with whom she won the Norwegian elite league, the Toppserien, three times and the Cup four times, and was the club's top scorer in 1997, 2000 and 2001. She made 190 appearances for the club from 1997 to 2004, scoring 254 goals.

In 2000 Ragnhild Gulbrandsen played in the Norway team which won Gold at the Sydney Olympics, scoring Norway's second goal in the Final against the USA. She played as a professional in the USA with Boston Breakers 2002-3.

At the end of 2005 she moved to Oslo to work as a journalist, and considered retiring from football. But she joined Asker women's football club, and in the 2006 season when Asker won the Division 1 title, she twice scored six goals in a match. She last played for Asker SK and the Norwegian national team.

At the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007 tournament in China in 2007, Ragnhild Gulbrandsen scored six goals for Norway and won the Tournament's Bronze Shoe award as the third top scorer behind Marta of Brazil and Abby Wambach of the USA. Her international career, which was interrupted several times by injury, included 97 appearances for Norway with 38 goals. She now works as a TV journalist in Oslo.

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