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Roger Nilsen

Roger Nilsen
Roger Nilsen during a show game against Liverpool in
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Place of birthTromsø, Norway
Playing positionDefense

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Roger Nilsen (born August 8, 1969 in Tromsø) is a Norwegian football coach and former defender. He played 32 matches and scored 3 goals for Norway, and was a part of the 1994 FIFA World Cup squad.

His career began in Tromsø, and he moved on to Viking where he became league champion in 1991. He was loaned to FC Köln, and soon got a permanent move to Sheffield United in England. Nilsen is best remembered for his period there. Later he had unsuccessful spells with Tottenham Hotspur and Grazer AK before he returned home to play for Molde and Bryne. He left Bryne in 2003, but continued his career in the Norwegian third division with Stavanger IF.

In 2006, he retired and took over as manager for Stavanger IF, guiding the club to promotion to the second division. At the end of the season, Nilsen left the club to take up the Assistant Manager position at Viking in the Norwegian Premier League.

Roger Nilsen is the brother of football player and manager Steinar Nilsen.

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