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Stig Inge Bjørnebye

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Full nameStig Inge Bjørnebye
Date of birth11 December 1969(age 46)
Place of birthElverum, Norway
Height1.80 m
Playing positionLeft back

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Stig Inge Bjørnebye (born 11 December 1969) is a retired Norwegian footballer who played in Norway, England, and Denmark, most notably for Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers. His preferred position was left back, which he occupied for domestic clubs and the national team. Bjørnebye was appointed assistant manager of Norway in 2003, relinquishing the role three years later to succeed Tom Nordlie as manager of IK Start.

For club and country, Bjørnebye was noted for his precise deliveries from the flanks. Described as a "solid, no-nonsense full-back", Bjørnebye played competitive football for 16 years until injury compelled retirement in March 2003. He represented the Norwegian national team 75 times, scoring once, and appeared in 194 Premier League matches.


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