Norway
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Drillos[a]
Løvene (The Lions)
AssociationNorges Fotballforbund (NFF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachStåle Solbakken
CaptainMartin Ødegaard
Most capsJohn Arne Riise (110)
Top scorerJørgen Juve (33)
Home stadiumUllevaal Stadion
FIFA codeNOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 42 Decrease 6 (6 October 2022)[1]
Highest2 (October 1993, July–August 1995)
Lowest88 (July 2017)
First international
 Sweden 11–3 Norway 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 12 July 1908)
Biggest win
 Norway 12–0 Finland 
(Bergen, Norway; 28 June 1946)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 12–0 Norway 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 7 October 1917)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1938)
Best resultRound of 16 (1938, 1998)
UEFA European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2000)
Best resultGroup stage (2000)

The Norway national football team (Norwegian: Norges herrelandslag i fotball, or informally Landslaget) represents Norway in men's international football and is controlled by the Norwegian Football Federation, the governing body for football in Norway. Norway's home ground is Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo and their head coach is Ståle Solbakken. Norway has participated three times in the FIFA World Cup (1938, 1994, 1998), and once in the UEFA European Championship (2000).

Norway is the only national team that remains unbeaten in all matches against Brazil. In four matches, Norway has a play record against Brazil of 2 wins and 2 draws,[4] in three friendly matches (in 1988, 1997 and 2006) and a 1998 World Cup group stage match.

History

Main article: History of the Norway national football team

Norway's performances in international football have usually been weaker than those of their Scandinavian neighbours Sweden and Denmark, but they did have a golden age in the late 1930s. An Olympic team achieved third place in the 1936 Olympics, after beating the host Germany earlier in the tournament. Norway also qualified for the 1938 FIFA World Cup, where they lost 2–1 after extra time against eventual champions Italy. This was Norway's last World Cup finals appearance in 56 years.

In the post-war years, up to and including the 1980s, Norway was usually considered one of the weaker teams in Europe. They never qualified for a World Cup or European Championship in this period, and usually finished near the bottom of their qualifying group. Nevertheless, Norway had a reputation for producing the occasional shock result, such as the 3–0 win against Yugoslavia in 1965, the 1–0 away win against France in 1968, and the 2–1 victory against England in 1981 that prompted radio commentator Bjørge Lillelien's famous "Your boys took a hell of a beating" rant.[5]

Norway had their most successful period from 1990 to 1998 under the legendary coach Egil "Drillo" Olsen. At its height in the mid-90s the team was ranked No. 2. Olsen started his training career with Norway with a 6–1 home victory against Cameroon on 31 October 1990 and ended it on 27 June 1998 after a 0–1 defeat against Italy in the second stage of the 1998 World Cup.

In qualifying for the 1994 World Cup, Norway topped their group, finishing above both the European Championship winning and three-time World Cup finalists the Netherlands, and also above former World Cup winners England, beating both teams in the process.

In the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Norway was knocked out at the group stage after a win against Mexico, a defeat against Italy and a draw against the Republic of Ireland. Norway failed to qualify for second round qualification on goals scored as all 4 teams in the group finished with 4 points and identical goal difference. In the 1998 World Cup in France, Norway was once again eliminated by Italy in the first round of the knock out stage after finishing second in their group, having drawn against Morocco and Scotland and won 2–1 against Brazil.

Former under-21 coach Nils Johan Semb replaced Olsen after the planned retirement of the latter. Under Semb's guidance, Norway qualified for Euro 2000, which remains their last finals appearance to date. Semb resigned at the end of an unsuccessful qualifying campaign in 2003, and was replaced by Åge Hareide. Under Hareide, Norway came close to reaching both the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008, but ultimately fell short on both occasions. Then, in 2008, it all fell apart as Norway failed to win a single game the entire calendar year. Hareide resigned at the end of 2008. His replacement, initially on a temporary basis, was the returning Egil Olsen, who began his second spell in charge with an away win against Germany, and subsequently signed a three-year contract. Olsen resigned in September 2013[6] after Norway lost at home to Switzerland and had limited chances to qualify for the 2014 World Cup with one game to spare. He was replaced with Per-Mathias Høgmo. Olsen later claimed he was sacked.[7]

Team image

Crest

National football team of Norway, before the match with Bulgaria, 3 September 2015
National football team of Norway, before the match with Bulgaria, 3 September 2015

Norway used the national flag on a white circle as their badge from the 1920s onwards. In May 2008 the NFF unveiled a new crest, a Viking-style Dragon wrapped around the NFF logo. After massive public pressure the crest was dropped.[8] Between the 1980s and the 1990s, Norway used the NFF logo in the opposite breast of the shirt together with the national flag on a white circle. On 12 December 2014, a new crest was presented. The crest primarily features the national flag, in addition, there are two lions taken from the Coat of arms of Norway on the top. The lions are facing each other while holding a blue miniature of the NFF logo, and between the lions and above the NFF logo, it says "NORGE" (Norway) in blue letters.[9]

Kit suppliers

Between 1996 and 2014, Norway's kits were supplied by Umbro. They took over from Adidas who supplied Norway's kit between 1992 and 1996.

On 10 September 2014, the NFF and Nike announced a new partnership that made the sportswear provider the official Norwegian team kit supplier from 1 January 2015.[10] The new partnership will run until at least 2021.

Kit provider Period
France Le Coq Sportif 1976–1980
Denmark Hummel 1981–1991
Germany Adidas 1992–1996
United Kingdom Umbro 1996–2014
United States Nike 2015–present

Results and fixtures

Main article: Norway national football team results (2020–present)

  Win   Draw   Loss

2022

25 March 2022 Friendly Norway  2–0  Slovakia Oslo, Norway
18:00 UTC+1
  • Haaland 77'
  • Ødegaard 80'
Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (Finland)
29 March 2022 Friendly Norway  9–0  Armenia Oslo, Norway
19:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
2 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League Serbia  0–1  Norway Belgrade, Serbia
20:45 UTC+2 Report
Stadium: Red Star Stadium
Attendance: 9,726
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
5 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League Sweden  1–2  Norway Solna, Sweden
20:45 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Friends Arena
Attendance: 42,320
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
9 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League Norway  0–0  Slovenia Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 18,134
Referee: Fábio Veríssimo (Portugal)
12 June 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League Norway  3–2  Sweden Oslo, Norway
18:00 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 24,273
Referee: Harm Osmers (Germany)
24 September 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League Slovenia  2–1  Norway Ljubljana, Slovenia
18:00 UTC+2
Report
Stadium: Stožice Stadium
Attendance: 14,824
Referee: Lawrence Visser (Belgium)
27 September 2022 2022–23 UEFA Nations League Norway  0–2  Serbia Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Attendance: 24,364
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)
17 November 2022 (2022-11-17) Friendly Republic of Ireland  1–2  Norway Dublin, Ireland
19:45 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Referee: Allard Lindhout (Netherlands)
20 November 2022 (2022-11-20) Friendly Norway  1–1  Finland Oslo, Norway
13:00 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Morten Krogh (Denmark)

2023

25 March 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Spain  v  Norway TBD, Spain
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: TBD
28 March 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Georgia  v  Norway Tbilisi, Georgia
18:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena
17 June 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  v  Scotland Oslo, Norway
18:00 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
20 June 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  v  Cyprus Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
11 September 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  v  Georgia Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
12 October 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Cyprus  v  Norway TBD, Cyprus
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: TBD
15 October 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Norway  v  Spain Oslo, Norway
20:45 UTC+2 Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
19 November 2023 UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying Scotland  v  Norway Glasgow, Scotland
20:45 UTC+1 Report Stadium: Hampden Park

Managers

The following is a list of all managers of the national team. Prior to 1953, the team was selected by a selection committee, which also continued to select the team until 1969.

As of 20 November 2022[11][12]
Ståle Solbakken is currently the manager of Norway.
Ståle Solbakken is currently the manager of Norway.
Manager Tenure P W D L F A Finals
Austria Willibald Hahn 1 August 1953 – 31 December 1955 26 7 7 12 28 42
England Ron Lewin 1 January 1956 – 31 December 1957 17 5 4 8 25 38
Poland Edmund Majowski 1 January 1958 – 15 September 1958 5 3 1 1 10 8
Norway Ragnar Larsen 16 September 1958 – 31 December 1958 1 0 0 1 1 4
Norway Kristian Henriksen 1 January 1959 – 31 December 1959 10 3 0 7 15 29
Austria Wilhelm Kment 1 January 1960 – 15 August 1962 20 6 2 12 32 45
Norway Ragnar Larsen 16 August 1962 – 31 December 1966 33 11 7 15 47 74
Austria Wilhelm Kment 1 January 1967 – 31 December 1969 25 9 3 13 39 61
Norway Øivind Johannessen 1 January 1970 – 31 December 1971 17 4 2 11 18 43
England George Curtis 1 January 1972 – August 1974 17 3 2 12 17 30
Norway Kjell Schou-Andreassen
Norway Nils Arne Eggen
August 1974 – 31 December 1977 27 6 4 17 26 52
Norway Tor Røste Fossen 1 January 1978 – 30 June 1987 94 28 28 38 96 119
Sweden Tord Grip 1 July 1987 – 30 June 1988 7 0 4 3 3 7
Norway Ingvar Stadheim 1 July 1988 – 10 October 1990 24 5 8 11 32 37
Norway Egil Olsen 11 October 1990 – 30 June 1998 88 46 26 16 168 63 1994 World Cup – Group stage
1998 World Cup – Round of 16
Norway Nils Johan Semb 1 July 1998 – 31 December 2003 68 29 21 18 89 61 Euro 2000 – Group stage
Norway Åge Hareide 1 January 2004 – 8 December 2008 58 24 18 16 88 65
Norway Egil Olsen 14 January 2009 – 27 September 2013 49 25 8 16 61 50
Norway Per-Mathias Høgmo 27 September 2013 – 16 November 2016 35 10 7 18 33 49
Sweden Lars Lagerbäck 1 February 2017 – 6 December 2020 34 18 8 8 60 34
Norway Leif Gunnar Smerud 18 November 2020 1 0 1 0 1 1
Norway Ståle Solbakken 7 December 2020 – 22 12 5 5 38 19

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for friendly matches against Ireland and Finland on 17 and 20 November 2022, respectively.[13]

Caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2022, after the match against Finland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Ørjan Nyland (1990-09-10) 10 September 1990 (age 32) 42 0 Germany RB Leipzig
12 1GK Jacob Karlstrøm (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 25) 0 0 Norway Molde
13 1GK Egil Selvik (1997-07-30) 30 July 1997 (age 25) 0 0 Norway Haugesund
1GK Mads Hedenstad Christiansen (2000-10-21) 21 October 2000 (age 22) 0 0 Norway Lillestrøm

3 2DF Stian Rode Gregersen (1995-05-17) 17 May 1995 (age 27) 7 0 France Bordeaux
4 2DF Stefan Strandberg (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 32) 29 1 Norway Vålerenga
5 2DF Birger Meling (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 27) 33 0 France Rennes
14 2DF Julian Ryerson (1997-11-17) 17 November 1997 (age 25) 15 0 Germany Union Berlin
15 2DF Leo Skiri Østigård (1999-11-28) 28 November 1999 (age 22) 9 1 Italy Napoli
17 2DF Fredrik André Bjørkan (1998-08-21) 21 August 1998 (age 24) 8 0 Netherlands Feyenoord
21 2DF Marius Lode (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 29) 2 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt
22 2DF Marcus Holmgren Pedersen (2000-07-16) 16 July 2000 (age 22) 16 0 Netherlands Feyenoord

2 3MF Morten Thorsby (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 26) 17 0 Germany Union Berlin
6 3MF Patrick Berg (1997-11-24) 24 November 1997 (age 24) 14 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt
7 3MF Ola Brynhildsen (1999-05-28) 28 May 1999 (age 23) 2 0 Norway Molde
8 3MF Kristoffer Zachariassen (1994-01-27) 27 January 1994 (age 28) 3 0 Hungary Ferencváros
10 3MF Martin Ødegaard (captain) (1998-12-17) 17 December 1998 (age 23) 47 2 England Arsenal
11 3MF Mohamed Elyounoussi (1994-08-04) 4 August 1994 (age 28) 49 9 England Southampton
16 3MF Ola Solbakken (1998-09-07) 7 September 1998 (age 24) 4 0 Italy Roma
18 3MF Sivert Mannsverk (2002-05-08) 8 May 2002 (age 20) 0 0 Norway Molde
20 3MF Mats Møller Dæhli (1995-03-02) 2 March 1995 (age 27) 35 2 Germany 1. FC Nürnberg
24 3MF Hugo Vetlesen (2000-02-29) 29 February 2000 (age 22) 1 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt

9 4FW Ohi Omoijuanfo (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 28) 2 1 Denmark Brøndby
19 4FW Alexander Sørloth (1995-12-05) 5 December 1995 (age 26) 45 16 Spain Real Sociedad
23 4FW Jørgen Strand Larsen (2000-04-13) 13 April 2000 (age 22) 4 0 Spain Celta Vigo

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the Norway squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK André Hansen (1989-12-17) 17 December 1989 (age 32) 11 0 Norway Rosenborg v.  Serbia, 27 September 2022 RET
GK Sten Grytebust (1989-10-25) 25 October 1989 (age 33) 5 0 Norway Aalesund v.  Serbia, 27 September 2022 RET

DF Omar Elabdellaoui (1991-12-05) 5 December 1991 (age 30) 49 0 Free agent v.  Serbia, 27 September 2022
DF Kristoffer Ajer (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 24) 27 0 England Brentford v.  Serbia, 27 September 2022 INJ
DF Andreas Hanche-Olsen (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 25) 14 0 Belgium Gent v.  Serbia, 27 September 2022 INJ
DF Brede Moe (1991-12-15) 15 December 1991 (age 30) 0 0 Norway Bodø/Glimt v.  Sweden, 12 June 2022

MF Kristian Thorstvedt (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 23) 18 4 Italy Sassuolo v.  Republic of Ireland, 17 November 2022 INJ
MF Fredrik Midtsjø (1993-08-11) 11 August 1993 (age 29) 11 0 Turkey Galatasaray v.  Republic of Ireland, 17 November 2022 RET
MF Sander Berge (1998-02-14) 14 February 1998 (age 24) 32 1 England Sheffield United v.  Serbia, 27 September 2022 INJ
MF Fredrik Aursnes (1995-12-10) 10 December 1995 (age 26) 10 0 Portugal Benfica v.  Serbia, 27 September 2022 INJ
MF Mathias Normann (1996-05-28) 28 May 1996 (age 26) 12 1 Russia Dynamo Moscow v.  Sweden, 12 June 2022 EX
MF Jens Petter Hauge (1999-10-12) 12 October 1999 (age 23) 10 0 Belgium Gent v.  Sweden, 12 June 2022
MF Dennis Johnsen (1998-02-17) 17 February 1998 (age 24) 1 0 Italy Venezia v.  Sweden, 12 June 2022

FW Erling Haaland (2000-07-21) 21 July 2000 (age 22) 23 21 England Manchester City v.  Finland, 20 November 2022 INJ
FW Joshua King (1992-01-15) 15 January 1992 (age 30) 62 20 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Slovenia, 24 September 2022 INJ
FW Veton Berisha (1994-04-13) 13 April 1994 (age 28) 10 1 Sweden Hammarby v.  Sweden, 12 June 2022

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
QUA Placed in mandatory quarantine
WD Withdrew due to non-injury issue.
EX Player expelled from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Player records

Main article: List of Norway international footballers

As of 27 September 2022[14]
Players in bold are still active with Norway.

Top appearances

John Arne Riise is the most capped male player in the history of Norway with 110 caps.
John Arne Riise is the most capped male player in the history of Norway with 110 caps.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 John Arne Riise 110 16 2000–2013
2 Thorbjørn Svenssen 104 0 1947–1962
3 Henning Berg 100 9 1992–2004
4 Erik Thorstvedt 97 0 1982–1996
5 John Carew 91 24 1998–2011
Brede Hangeland 91 4 2002–2014
7 Øyvind Leonhardsen 86 19 1990–2003
8 Morten Gamst Pedersen 83 17 2004–2014
Kjetil Rekdal 83 17 1987–2000
10 Steffen Iversen 79 21 1998–2011

Top goalscorers

Jørgen Juve is the top male goalscorer in the history of Norway with 33 goals.
Jørgen Juve is the top male goalscorer in the history of Norway with 33 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Average Career
1 Jørgen Juve 33 45 0.73 1928–1937
2 Einar Gundersen 26 33 0.79 1917–1928
3 Harald Hennum 25 43 0.58 1949–1960
4 John Carew 24 91 0.26 1998–2011
5 Ole Gunnar Solskjær 23 67 0.34 1995–2007
Tore André Flo 23 76 0.3 1995–2004
7 Gunnar Thoresen 22 64 0.34 1946–1959
8 Erling Haaland 21 23 0.91 2019–present
Steffen Iversen 21 79 0.27 1998–2011
10 Joshua King 20 62 0.32 2012–present
Jan Åge Fjørtoft 20 71 0.28 1986–1996

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

Main article: Norway at the FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938 Round of 16 12th 1 0 0 1 1 2 Squad 2 1 1 0 6 5
Brazil 1950 Did not enter Did not enter
Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 4 0 2 2 4 9
Sweden 1958 4 1 0 3 3 15
Chile 1962 4 0 0 4 3 11
England 1966 6 3 1 2 10 5
Mexico 1970 4 1 0 3 4 13
West Germany 1974 6 2 0 4 9 16
Argentina 1978 4 2 0 2 3 4
Spain 1982 8 2 2 4 8 15
Mexico 1986 8 1 3 4 4 10
Italy 1990 8 2 2 4 10 9
United States 1994 Group stage 17th 3 1 1 1 1 1 Squad 10 7 2 1 25 5
France 1998 Round of 16 15th 4 1 2 1 5 5 Squad 8 6 2 0 21 2
South Korea Japan 2002 Did not qualify 10 2 4 4 12 14
Germany 2006 12 5 3 4 12 9
South Africa 2010 8 2 4 2 9 7
Brazil 2014 10 3 3 4 10 13
Russia 2018 10 4 1 5 17 16
Qatar 2022 10 5 3 2 15 8
Canada Mexico United States 2026 To be determined To be determined
Total Round of 16 3/22 8 2 3 3 7 8 136 49 33 54 185 186

UEFA European Championship

Main article: Norway at the UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualifying record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 2 6
Spain 1964 2 0 1 1 1 3
Italy 1968 6 1 1 4 9 14
Belgium 1972 6 0 1 5 5 18
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 6 1 0 5 5 15
Italy 1980 8 0 1 7 5 20
France 1984 6 1 2 3 7 8
West Germany 1988 8 1 2 5 5 12
Sweden 1992 8 3 3 2 9 5
England 1996 10 6 2 2 17 7
Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 1 1 Squad 10 8 1 1 21 9
Portugal 2004 Did not qualify 10 4 2 4 10 10
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 7 2 3 27 11
Poland Ukraine 2012 8 5 1 2 10 7
France 2016 12 6 1 5 14 13
Europe 2020 11 4 5 2 20 13
Germany 2024 To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 1/16 3 1 1 1 1 1 125 47 25 53 167 171

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Pld W D L GF GA P/R RK
2018–19 C 3 6 4 1 1 7 2 Rise 26th
2020–21 B 1 6 3 1 2 12 7 Same position 22nd
2022–23 B 4 6 3 1 2 7 7 Same position 24th
2024–25 B To be determined
Total 18 10 3 5 26 16 22nd

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Result Pld W D L GF GA Squad
United Kingdom 1908 Did not enter
Sweden 1912 Quarter-finals 1 0 0 1 0 7 Squad
Belgium 1920 2 1 0 1 3 5 Squad
France 1924 Did not enter
Netherlands 1928
Nazi Germany 1936 Bronze medal 4 3 0 1 10 4 Squad
United Kingdom 1948 Did not enter
Finland 1952 Round of 16 1 0 0 1 1 4 Squad
Australia 1956 Did not enter
Italy 1960 Did not qualify
Japan 1964 Did not enter
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980 Did not qualify
United States 1984 Group stage 3 1 1 1 3 2 Squad
Since 1992 Olympic football has been an under-23 tournament
Total Bronze medal 11 5 1 5 17 22

All-time team record

The following table shows Norway's all-time international record, correct as of 27 September 2022.[15]

Norway's all-time international record, 1908–2022
Opponents Played Won Drawn* Lost GF GA GD % Won
 Albania 5 2 2 1 6 5 +1 50%
 Argentina 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 100%
 Armenia 3 2 1 0 13 1 +12 50%
 Australia 3 1 1 1 6 4 +2 50%
 Austria 12 2 2 8 10 24 −14 17%
 Azerbaijan 6 4 1 1 9 1 +8 57%
 Bahrain 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100%
 Belarus 7 3 2 2 9 5 +4 43%
 Belgium 9 0 3 6 8 17 −9 0%
 Bermuda 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5 100%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4 2 0 2 5 3 +2 50%
 Brazil 4 2 2 0 8 5 +3 50%
 Bulgaria 18 5 5 8 16 31 −15 28%
 Cameroon 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5 100%
 Chile 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
 China 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100%
 Colombia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
 Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 50%
 Croatia 5 1 1 3 6 10 −4 20%
 Cyprus 11 11 0 0 28 4 +24 100%
 Czechoslovakia 5 0 1 4 5 13 −8 0%
 Czech Republic 8 1 3 4 8 10 −2 13%
 Denmark 90 21 15 54 107 229 −121 23%
 East Germany 9 1 2 6 8 15 −7 11%
 Egypt 6 3 3 0 7 2 +5 50%
 England 16 2 4 8 14 33 −18 27%
 Estonia 7 4 2 1 16 5 +11 57%
 Faroe Islands 4 4 0 0 15 0 +15 100%
 Finland 66 41 16 9 181 81 +100 62%
 France 16 4 4 8 16 24 −8 25%
 Georgia 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 100%
 Germany 15 2 4 9 11 34 −23 13%
 Ghana 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1 100%
 Gibraltar 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 100%
 Greece 9 2 2 5 10 13 −3 28%
 Grenada 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100%
 Guatemala 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100%
 Honduras 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 100%
 Hungary 21 7 6 8 26 36 −9 33%
 Iceland 34 20 6 8 64 35 +29 59%
 Israel 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 50%
 Italy 17 3 4 10 13 22 −8 18%
 Jamaica 2 1 1 0 7 1 +6 50%
 Japan 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100%
 Jordan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
 Kuwait 3 0 2 1 3 4 −1 0%
 Latvia 4 2 1 1 5 4 −1 50%
 Lithuania 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 100%
 Luxembourg 12 9 1 2 25 9 +15 73%
 Malta 12 10 2 0 30 4 +26 83%
 Mexico 6 2 1 3 8 11 −3 33%
 Moldova 5 4 1 0 6 1 +5 80%
 Montenegro 4 3 0 1 6 4 +2 66%
 Morocco 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0%
 Netherlands 21 5 6 10 27 46 −19 25%
 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100%
 Nigeria 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0%
 North Korea 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 100%
 North Macedonia 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 50%
 Northern Ireland 11 9 0 2 25 10 +15 82%
 Oman 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100%
 Panama 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100%
 Paraguay 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0%
 Poland 21 4 3 14 26 60 −34 18%
 Portugal 11 1 2 8 5 18 −13 9%
 Qatar 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 100%
 Republic of Ireland 20 4 9 7 21 30 −9 20%
 Romania 14 3 7 4 14 14 0 21%
 Russia 16 1 5 10 10 31 −21 16%
 Saar 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 0%
 San Marino 4 4 0 0 24 1 +23 100%
 Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 6 0 +6 100%
 Scotland 17 3 6 8 18 27 −9 17%
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0%
 Serbia 4 1 1 2 3 5 −2 0%
 Serbia and Montenegro 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100%
 Singapore 1 1 0 0 5 2 +3 100%
 Slovakia 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 100%
 Slovenia 11 6 3 2 17 10 +7 67%
 South Africa 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 67%
 South Korea 5 2 1 2 8 6 +2 40%
 Spain 8 1 2 5 4 12 −8 13%
 Sweden 111 26 26 59 153 280 −127 22%
 Switzerland 21 8 6 7 26 21 +5 38%
 Thailand 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 100%
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1 0%
 Tunisia 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 50%
 Turkey 11 3 3 5 15 14 +1 27%
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 2 0 2 2 0 50%
 United States 5 2 1 2 14 8 +6 40%
 Ukraine 5 0 1 4 0 5 −5 0%
 Uruguay 2 0 1 1 3 2 −1 0%
 Wales 12 4 4 4 15 17 −2 33%
 West Germany 9 2 1 6 9 25 −16 22%
 Yugoslavia 13 2 1 10 15 29 −14 16%
 Zambia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0%
Total 852 303 201 348 1249 1402 −153 35%

Honours

Official

See also

Notes

  1. ^ In the period when Egil 'Drillo' Olsen was head coach.

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