The Norwegian Football Association Gold Watch (Norwegian: Gullklokka) is an honorary proof that's awarded to all Norwegian footballers who reaches 25 caps for the Norway national football team. The watch is awarded by the Norges Fotballforbund. Gunnar Andersen was the first player to reach this milestone, when he was capped for the 25th time on 29 June 1919.[1]

The Gold Watch was introduced in 1930, when the four players with 25 caps, (Gunnar Andersen, Per Skou, Einar Gundersen and Adolph Wold) were awarded the Gold Watch during a banquet at the Grand Hotel in Oslo.[2]

In total, 163 male players have received the gold watch,[3] the most recent being Haitam Aleesami, who received the award after Norway's Euro 2020 qualifying match against Sweden on 8 September 2019.

Recipients

Players in bold are still active.

Name Clubs Caps Date age[a]
1 John Arne Riise Monaco, Liverpool, Roma, Fulham 110 11 June 2003 22 years, 260 days
2 Thorbjørn Svenssen Sandefjord BK 104 6 June 1951 27 years, 45 days
3 Henning Berg Lillestrøm, Blackburn, Manchester United, Rangers 100 29 March 1995 25 years, 209 days
4 Erik Thorstvedt Eik-Tønsberg, Viking, Borussia Mönchengladbach, IFK Göteborg, Tottenham 97 14 August 1985 22 years, 290 days
5 John Carew Vålerenga, Rosenborg, Valencia, Roma, Beşiktaş, Lyon, Aston Villa, Stoke, West Ham 91 5 September 2001 22 years, 0 days
6 Brede Hangeland Viking, FC København, Fulham 91 24 May 2006 24 years, 338 days
7 Øyvind Leonhardsen Molde, Rosenborg, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa 86 8 September 1993 23 years, 22 days
8 Morten Gamst Pedersen Tromsø, Blackburn 83 2 September 2006 24 years, 359 days
9 Kjetil Rekdal Molde, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Lierse, Rennes, Hertha Berlin 83 13 October 1993 24 years, 341 days
10 Steffen Iversen Tottenham, Wolverhampton, Vålerenga, Rosenborg, Crystal Palace 79 15 August 2001 24 years, 278 days
11 Erik Mykland Start, Utrecht, FC Linz, Panathinaikos, 1860 München 78 5 June 1994 22 years, 319 days
12 Svein Grøndalen Raufoss, Rosenborg, Moss 77 25 August 1976 21 years, 199 days
13 Tore André Flo Sogndal, Tromsø, Brann, Chelsea, Rangers, Sunderland, Siena 76 27 May 1998 24 years, 346 days
14 Stig Inge Bjørnebye Kongsvinger, Rosenborg, Liverpool, Blackburn 75 28 April 1993 23 years, 138 days
15 Jan Åge Fjørtoft HamKam, Lillestrøm, Rapid Wien, Swindon, Middlesbrough 71 31 October 1990 23 years, 294 days
16 Ole Gunnar Solskjær Molde, Manchester United 67 8 September 1999 26 years, 194 days
17 Terje Kojedal HamKam, Mulhouse, Valenciennes 66 29 July 1984 26 years, 348 days
18 Jahn Ivar Jakobsen Rosenborg, Young Boys, MSV Duisburg, Lierse 65 30 October 1991 25 years, 356 days
19 Rune Jarstein Odd, Rosenborg, Viking, Hertha BSC 65 16 October 2012 28 years, 17 days
20 Gunnar Halle Lillestrøm, Oldham, Leeds, Bradford 64 10 October 1990 25 years, 60 days
21 Gunnar Thoresen Larvik Turn 64 15 August 1950 30 years, 25 days
22 André Bergdølmo Rosenborg, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, FC København 63 13 June 2000 28 years, 244 days
23 Ronny Johnsen Eik-Tønsberg, Lyn, Lillestrøm, Beşiktaş, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Vålerenga 63 9 October 1996 27 years, 121 days
24 Olav Nilsen Viking 62 31 October 1965 23 years, 280 days
25 Roar Johansen Fredrikstad 61 16 September 1962 27 years, 70 days
26 Rune Bratseth Rosenborg, Werder Bremen 60 11 October 1989 28 years, 206 days
27 Tarik Elyounoussi Fredrikstad, Heerenveen, Rosenborg, Hoffenheim, Olympiacos, Qarabağ, AIK 60 11 October 2013 25 years, 230 days
28 Harry Boye Karlsen Larvik Turn, Lyn, Ørn 58 15 May 1951 31 years, 62 days
29 Ståle Solbakken Lillestrøm, Aalborg 58 29 March 1997 29 years, 30 days
30 Thomas Myhre Everton, FC København, Beşiktaş, Sunderland, Charlton 56 27 March 2002 28 years, 162 days
31 Gøran Sørloth Rosenborg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bursaspor 55 25 October 1989 27 years, 101 days
32 Per Egil Ahlsen Fredrikstad, Brann, Düsseldorf 54 16 October 1985 27 years, 226 days
33 Arne Bakker Asker 54 1 September 1957 27 years, 195 days
34 Christian Grindheim Vålerenga, Heerenveen 54 1 April 2009 25 years, 258 days
35 Markus Henriksen Rosenborg, AZ, Hull City 54 29 May 2016 23 years, 309 days
36 Arne Larsen Økland Bryne, Bayer Leverkusen, Racing Paris 54 17 June 1981 27 years, 17 days
37 Jostein Flo Molde, Sogndal, Sheffield United, Strømsgodset 53 23 June 1994 29 years, 263 days
38 Daniel Braaten Skeid, Bosenborg, Bolton, Toulouse, FC København 52 14 November 2009 27 years, 173 days
39 Asbjørn Hansen Sparta, Sarpsborg 52 30 May 1956 26 years, 1 day
40 Stefan Johansen Strømsgodset, Celtic, Fulham, West Bromwich 52 24 March 2016 25 years, 76 days
41 Tor Egil Johansen Skeid, Lillestrøm 52 18 June 1975 24 years, 314 days
42 Håvard Nordtveit Borussia Mönchengladbach, West Ham, Hoffenheim, Fulham 52 3 September 2015 25 years, 74 days
43 Vidar Riseth LASK Linz, Celtic, 1860 München, Rosenborg 52 27 May 2000 28 years, 36 days
44 Reidar Kvammen Viking 51 19 September 1937 23 years, 58 days
45 Frode Grodås Lillestrøm, Chelsea, Tottenham, Schalke 04, Hønefoss 50 1 September 1996 31 years, 313 days
46 Åge Hareide Molde, Manchester City, Norwich 50 12 October 1983 30 years, 19 days
47 Hallvar Thoresen FC Twente, PSV Eindhoven 50 1 June 1983 26 years, 50 days
48 Lars Bohinen Vålerenga, Young Boys, Lillestrøm, Nottingham Forest, Blackburn, Derby 49 9 March 1994 24 years, 182 days
49 Tom Høgli Tromsø, Club Brugge 49 26 May 2012 28 years, 92 days
50 Henry Johansen Vålerenga 48 10 June 1934 29 years, 324 days
51 Finn Thorsen Ham-Kam, Skeid 48 14 August 1966 26 years, 157 days
52 Nils Eriksen Odd, Moss 47 1 November 1936 25 years, 241 days
53 Tom Lund Lillestrøm 47 9 June 1975 24 years, 272 days
54 Gunnar Andersen Lillestrøm 46 29 June 1919 29 years, 103 days
55 Vidar Davidsen Frigg, Vålerenga 46 20 June 1984 26 years, 168 days
56 Joshua King Manchester United, Blackburn, AFC Bournemouth 46 8 October 2016 24 years, 267 days
57 Petter Rudi Molde, Perugia, Sheffield Wednesday, Lokeren, Germinal Beerschot 46 30 May 1999 25 years, 255 days
58 Odd Iversen Rosenborg, Racing Mechelen, Vålerenga 45 23 September 1970 24 years, 321 days
59 Jørgen Juve Lyn 45 24 September 1933 26 years, 306 days
60 Tore Pedersen IFK Göteborg, Brann, Oldham, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, St. Pauli, Eintracht Frankfurt 45 2 June 1993 23 years, 246 days
61 Omar Elabdellaoui Eintracht Braunschweig, Olympiacos, Hull City 44 1 September 2017 25 years, 270 days
62 Martin Andresen Stabæk, Blackburn, Brann, Vålerenga 43 2 September 2006 29 years, 212 days
63 Harald Berg Bodø/Glimt, Lyn, FC Den Haag 43 3 September 1967 25 years, 298 days
64 Trygve Bornø Skeid 43 10 September 1969 27 years, 220 days
65 Harald Hennum Skeid, Frigg 43 13 October 1957 29 years, 137 days
66 Per Ciljan Skjelbred Rosenborg, Hamburg, Hertha BSC 43 9 September 2014 27 years, 85 days
67 Pål Jacobsen Ham-Kam, Vålerenga 42 12 August 1981 25 years, 84 days
68 Sigbjørn Slinning Viking 42 23 February 1972 26 years, 140 days
69 Roar Strand Rosenborg 42 18 June 2000 30 years, 137 days
70 Sverre Andersen Viking 41 4 June 1963 26 years, 238 days
71 Arne Legernes Larvik Turn, Molde, Freidig 41 29 June 1958 27 years, 42 days
72 Trond Pedersen Start 41 9 May 1979 28 years, 88 days
73 Per Skou Odd, Lyn 41 21 September 1919 28 years, 124 days
74 Christer Basma Stabæk, Rosenborg 40 30 April 2003 30 years, 272 days
75 Claus Lundekvam Brann, Southampton 40 19 November 2003 30 years, 270 days
76 Arne Pedersen Fredrikstad 40 8 November 1964 33 years, 7 days
77 Jan Gunnar Solli Rosenborg, Brann 40 12 October 2005 24 years, 176 days
78 Ruben Yttergård Jenssen Tromsø, Kaiserslautern 39 11 June 2013 25 years, 38 days
79 Erik Solér Lillestrøm, Eik, Hamburger SV, Brann, AGF Aarhus 39 22 May 1985 24 years, 289 days
80 Tom Sundby Lillestrøm, Iraklis 39 4 June 1986 25 years, 171 days
81 Harald Sunde Nidelv, Rosenborg, Racing Mechelen 39 6 November 1968 24 years, 259 days
82 Trond Andersen Molde, Wimbledon, Aalborg 38 2 April 2003 28 years, 86 days
83 Anders Giske Brann, Lillestrøm, Bayer Leverkusen, Nürnberg 38 28 May 1987 27 years, 187 days
84 Thorstein Helstad Brann, Austria Wien, Rosenborg, Le Mans 38 8 September 2007 30 years, 133 days
85 Erik Johansen Gjøvik-Lyn, Skeid 38 31 October 1965 25 years, 198 days
86 Svein Kvia Viking 38 30 June 1975 27 years, 276 days
87 Sigurd Rushfeldt Tromsø, Rosenborg, Austria Wien 38 18 February 2004 31 years, 69 days
88 Bent Skammelsrud Drøbak/Frogn, Frigg, Malmö FF, Rosenborg, Bayer Leverkusen 38 20 January 1999 32 years, 247 days
89 Alexander Olsen Brann 37 1 June 1930 31 years, 88 days
90 Kjetil Osvold Start, Lillestrøm, Nottingham Forest, Djurgården, PAOK 37 1 June 1988 26 years, 362 days
91 Bjørn Spydevold Greåker, Fredrikstad 37 26 November 1950 32 years, 79 days
92 Øivind Holmsen Lyn 36 4 September 1938 26 years, 129 days
93 Erik Huseklepp Brann, Bari, Portsmouth, Birmingham 36 11 October 2011 27 years, 36 days
94 Karl-Petter Løken Rosenborg 36 5 June 1991 24 years, 295 days
95 Einar Jan Aas Moss, Bayern München, Nottingham Forest 35 10 September 1980 24 years, 334 days
96 Bjørn Borgen Fredrikstad, Lyn 35 6 November 1960 23 years, 45 days
97 Sverre Brandhaug Rosenborg 35 28 September 1988 29 years, 98 days
98 Kai Erik Herlovsen Fredrikstad, Borussia Mönchengladbach 35 24 September 1986 26 years, 364 days
99 Frode Johnsen Rosenborg, Nagoya Grampus Eight 35 13 October 2004 30 years, 210 days
100 Helge Karlsen Brann 35 30 June 1977 29 years, 1 day
101 Per Pettersen Frigg 35 3 August 1972 26 years, 28 days
102 Bjørn Helge Riise Lillestrøm, Fulham, Sheffield United 35 7 September 2010 27 years, 78 days
103 Espen Ruud OB 35 12 October 2012 28 years, 229 days
104 Alf Inge Håland Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Manchester City 34 10 September 1997 24 years, 291 days
105 Kjell Kaspersen Skeid 34 24 September 1967 28 years, 170 days
106 Thorleif Olsen Vålerenga 34 5 May 1954 32 years, 171 days
107 Alexander Tettey Rosenborg, Stade Rennais, Norwich 34 3 September 2015 29 years, 152 days
108 Mohammed Abdellaoue Vålerenga, Hannover 96, VfB Stuttgart 33 22 March 2013 27 years, 150 days
109 Bjarne Berntsen Viking 33 23 September 1981 24 years, 276 days
110 Jan Birkelund Skeid, Lillestrøm 33 1 June 1977 26 years, 203 days
111 Arne Brustad Lyn 33 9 November 1938 26 years, 209 days
112 Svein Fjælberg Viking 33 26 February 1985 26 years, 45 days
113 Vegard Forren Molde, Southampton 33 6 September 2015 27 years, 202 days
114 Einar Gundersen Odd, Tønsberg Turn 33 17 June 1923 26 years, 270 days
115 Finn Berstad Brann 32 2 November 1930 29 years, 108 days
116 Geir Karlsen Odd, Rosenborg, Dunfermline, Vålerenga 32 8 August 1974 25 years, 324 days
117 Roger Nilsen Viking, Köln, Sheffield United, Molde 32 7 June 1995 25 years, 303 days
118 Ole Selnæs Rosenborg, Saint-Étienne, Shenzhen 32 26 March 2019 24 years, 262 days
119 Alexander Søderlund Haugesund, Rosenborg, Saint-Étienne 32 24 March 2016 28 years, 234 days
120 Kjetil Wæhler Vålerenga, AaB, IFK Göteborg 32 10 August 2011 35 years, 147 days
121 Harry Hestad Molde, FC Den Haag 31 8 August 1974 29 years, 274 days
122 Roald Jensen Brann, Hearts 31 7 November 1963 20 years, 298 days
123 Per Edmund Mordt Vålerenga, IFK Göteborg 31 9 September 1987 22 years, 168 days
124 Erik Hoftun Rosenborg 30 25 April 2001 32 years, 53 days
125 Nils Arne Eggen Rosenborg, Vålerenga 29 21 July 1969 27 years, 307 days
126 Tore Kordahl Lyn, Lillestrøm 29 3 June 1981 30 years, 168 days
127 Arild Mathisen Strømsgodset, Vålerenga 29 21 July 1969 27 years, 129 days
128 Tore Reginiussen Tromsø, OB, Rosenborg 29 23 March 2018 31 years, 347 days
129 Haitam Aleesami IFK Göteborg, Palermo, Amiens 28 8 September 2019 28 years, 39 days
130 Otto Aulie Odd, Lyn 28 2 September 1920 25 years, 341 days
131 Edgar Falch Viking 28 28 June 1959 28 years, 238 days
132 Erik Hagen Vålerenga, Zenit Saint Petersburg 28 12 September 2007 32 years, 54 days
133 Kristian Henriksen Sarpsborg, Frigg, Lyn 28 26 August 1945 34 years, 176 days
134 Kristofer Hæstad Start, Wigan, Vålerenga 28 20 August 2008 24 years, 255 days
135 Ørjan Nyland Molde, Ingolstadt 28 8 October 2017 27 years, 28 days
136 Thor Spydevold Sarpsborg, Fredrikstad 28 3 August 1972 27 years, 354 days
137 Stein Thunberg Skeid, Start 28 9 May 1979 24 years, 362 days
138 Jørn Andersen Vålerenga, Nürnberg, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf 27 22 August 1990 27 years, 200 days
139 Trygve Andersen Årstad, Brann 27 11 November 1964 30 years, 124 days
140 Eirik Bakke Sogndal, Leeds, Brann 27 11 June 2003 25 years, 271 days
141 Gunnar Dybwad Steinkjer 27 8 July 1957 28 years, 321 days
142 Thor Hernes Lyn 27 24 June 1956 29 years, 314 days
143 Erik Holmberg Fredrikstad 27 21 July 1952 29 years, 60 days
144 Even Hovland Sogndal, Molde, 1. FC Nürnberg, Rosenborg 27 13 October 2018 29 years, 241 days
145 Håvard Flo AGF Aarhus, Werder Bremen, Wolverhampton, Sogndal 26 28 January 2004 33 years, 299 days
146 Rolf Holmberg Odd 26 2 June 1939 24 years, 282 days
147 Tom R. Jacobsen Fram, Bryne, Vålerenga 26 7 September 1983 30 years, 199 days
148 Kjell Kristiansen Asker 26 21 August 1959 34 years, 155 days
149 Arne Natland Eik, Skeid 26 18 September 1960 33 years, 119 days
150 Frode Olsen Start, Stabæk, Sevilla, Viking 26 11 June 2003 35 years, 242 days
151 Edgar Stakset Steinkjer 26 20 November 1966 29 years, 204 days
152 Adolph Wold Ready 26 18 September 1921 28 years, 353 days
153 Roger Albertsen FC Den Haag, Feyenoord, KFC Winterslag, Olympiakos 25 12 September 1984 27 years, 181 days
154 Jacob Berner Trygg 25 2 November 1930 30 years, 298 days
155 Ola By Rise Rosenborg 25 22 May 1994 33 years, 189 days
156 Arne Børresen Fredrikstad 25 15 September 1937 29 years, 260 days
157 Dan Eggen Brøndby, Celta Vigo, Deportivo Alavés 25 15 April 2001 31 years, 92 days
158 Thaulow Goberg Odd 25 27 September 1931 34 years, 147 days
159 Jon Inge Høiland Malmö FF, Kaiserslautern, Stabæk 25 29 May 2010 32 years, 251 days
160 Per Kristoffersen Fredrikstad 25 20 November 1966 29 years, 39 days
161 Alf Martinsen Lillestrøm 25 28 July 1946 34 years, 211 days
162 Svein Mathisen Start 25 26 September 1984 31 years, 362 days
163 Odd Wang Sørensen Sparta 25 25 May 1955 32 years, 154 days
Footnotes

References

  1. ^ "Norges Fortballforbund 100 år" (in Norwegian). aftenposten.no. Archived from the original on June 29, 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  2. ^ Sæter, Svein; Øiestad, Johan (2005). A-laget. Damm Forlag. ISBN 82-04-10096-5.
  3. ^ "Norway international footballers of all time". EU-football.info. Retrieved 11 June 2019.