|John Arne Riise|
|Full name||John Arne Semundseth Riise|
|Date of birth||24 September 1980|
|Place of birth||Ålesund, Norway|
|Height||1. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) is a city and municipality in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional 85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left back, Left midfielder|
| Norway U-21|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
John Arne Semundseth Riise (born 24 September 1980 in Ålesund) is a Norwegian football player who currently plays for Liverpool F.C.. Events 622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina. Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) is a city and municipality in the county of Møre og Romsdal, Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. He is the older brother of Bjørn Helge Riise. Bjørn Helge Riise (born June 21, 1983 in Ålesund, Norway) is a Norwegian footballer and younger brother of John He is famous for his blistering runs and powerful long strikes. He currently has the most powerful shot in the Premier League, clocking well over 140km/h.
John Arne Riise began his career in his homeland with Aalesund. Aalesunds Fotballklubb ("Aalesund's Football Club" is a Norwegian football club from the city of Ålesund, which in Adeccoligaen 2006 After a single season as senior player for the club, he moved abroad, in 1998, and played the formative years of his professional career with French club AS Monaco. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club founded in 1919 He was a regular member of the 1999-2000 Ligue 1 championship-winning Monaco side, however, he fell out of favour with coach Claude Puel after admitting his desire to leave. Current Teams (2008-2009 Ligue 1 teams in European competitions The original European Cup of 1955-56 featured Real Madrid against Stade Claude Puel (born September 2, 1961 in Castres, France) is a former French footballer, now a manager currently the manager of Riise was subject of much interest from English Premiership clubs, with both Blackburn Rovers and Fulham FC trying to sign him. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. Fulham Football Club is an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Leeds United were particularly keen, tabling a £4m bid in 2000, though this came to nothing as Monaco wanted £6,000,000 for him. Leeds United Association Football Club, commonly referred to as simply Leeds United or informally Leeds, are an English professional football Surprisingly he was then sold to Liverpool FC for £4,500,000 the following summer. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England.
Riise became Liverpool's first signing during the 2001 transfer window in the summer, when he moved from Monaco in a £4 million transfer deal. See also Pound (currency.The pound sign (" £ " or " ₤ " is the symbol for the Pound sterling —the currency of the In association football, a transfer is the action taken whenever a player moves between clubs He made his debut for Liverpool in the European Super Cup game against Bayern Munich on August 24, 2001, played at the Stade Louis II in Monaco, and scored as Liverpool went on to win the game 3-2. The European Super Cup ( UEFA Super Cup) is at stake in an annual football game between the reigning champions of the UEFA Cup and the Champions FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The Stade Louis II is a Stadium located in the Fontvieille district of Monaco. For other uses see Monaco (disambiguation Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco ( French: Principauté de Monaco; Monégasque Riise initially wore the number 18 shirt, but since the 2004-2005 season he has worn the number 6 shirt, vacated by German defender Markus Babbel. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Markus Babbel (born September 8 1972 in Munich) is a German former international footballer who played as a defender. He went on to score ten goals in his first season with Liverpool. He was initially notable for his long throw ability.
He endured what were considered below-average seasons by most in the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, but he rediscovered his form in 2004-05 following the appointment of Rafael Benítez as manager, winning a Champions League winner's medal, although his attempt in the penalty shoot-out against A.C. Milan was saved. Rafael " Rafa " Benítez (born April 16 1960) is a Spanish former footballer and has been the manager See also List of European Cup and UEFA Champions League winners The UEFA Champions League, which evolved from the European Champion Clubs' Cup is a seasonal club Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to by the abbreviation Milan, is an Italian professional football club based in Milan, Lombardy
He earned an FA Cup winner's run in 2006, scoring in the semi-final against Chelsea and being successful in the penalty shoot-out against West Ham. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. } West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in Upton Park, London Borough of Newham, East London, who have played
After a poor run of form in Liverpool's away games in the autumn of 2006, Riise reacted to comments made by team-mates Pepe Reina and Jamie Carragher that Liverpool could effectively write off their chances of winning the league, saying "We never give up. José Manuel Reina Páez (born 31 August 1982 in Madrid) commonly known as Pepe Reina (his preferred nickname or José Reina, is James Lee Duncan "Jamie" Carragher (born 28 January 1978 in Bootle, Merseyside) is a central defender/right-back playing his club football at Liverpool Cowards give up. "
Riise made it into the top 50 Liverpool appearances of all time when he played in the 5 - 0 victory over Luton Town FC on 15th January 2008.
In October 2007, details of Riise's payslip were somehow leaked to the internet, revealing his monthly wage to be £139,634. It is unclear how the payslip was leaked. 
On 22 April 2008, in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final first leg against Chelsea at Anfield, Riise scored an own goal in the 94th minute to equalise just before full time. Events 1500 - Portuguese Navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral becomes the first European to sight Brazil. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Liverpool went on to lose 3-2 in the away match and were eliminated from the Champions League 2007-2008 4-3 on aggregate.
Reports in the English and the Italian press claim that Riise is on the verge of completing a £5 million (€6. 5 milliion) switch to Serie A giants AS Roma. Serie A (officially known as the Lega Calcio Serie A TIM for Sponsorship reasons is a professional league competition for football clubs located Associazione Sportiva Roma, ( commonly referred to as simply Roma, is an Italian professional football club from Rome, and are currently amongst
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|1||23 February 2000||Ali Sami Yen Stadium, Istanbul||Turkey||2-0||Win||Friendly|
|2||7 September 2002||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Denmark||2-2||Draw||UEFA European Championship 2004 Qual.|
|3||16 October 2002||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2-0||Win||UEFA European Championship 2004 Qual.|
|4||9 February 2005||Ta'Qali Stadium, Valetta||Malta||3-0||Win||Friendly|
|5||8 June 2005||Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm||Sweden||3-2||Win||Friendly|
|6||2 June 2007||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Malta||4-0||Win||UEFA European Championship 2008 Qual.|
|7||12 September 2007||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Greece||2-2||Draw||UEFA European Championship 2008 Qual.|
|8||28 May 2008||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Uruguay||2-2||Draw||Friendly|