|Morten Gamst Pedersen|
|Image:Morten Gamst Pedersen.jpg|
|Full name||Morten Gamst Pedersen|
|Date of birth||September 8, 1981|
|Place of birth||Vadsø, Norway|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1. Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 ( Čáhcesuolu in Northern Sami, Vesisaari in Finnish) is a city and municipality in the county of Finnmark, Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional 80 m)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|Current club||Blackburn Rovers|
1 Senior club appearances and goals
Morten Gamst Pedersen (born September 8, 1981 in Vadsø) is a versatile Norwegian international footballer who currently plays for Blackburn Rovers as a left winger/midfielder. Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 ( Čáhcesuolu in Northern Sami, Vesisaari in Finnish) is a city and municipality in the county of Finnmark, 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 Blackburn Rovers Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire.
Pedersen had his breakthrough in the Norwegian Premier League club Tromsø IL, scoring 7 goals in the 2004 season, before he signed with Blackburn with only half a season played by August. Tippeligaen is the top division for football in Norway. Its official Norwegian name is Tippeligaen after its sponsor Norsk Tipping Tromsø IL is a Norwegian professional football team founded in 1920 and based in Tromsø. The fee was £1. 5 million, which could rise to anything up to £2. 5 million on the basis of future appearances. Gamst was required to fill the gap left by Damien Duff, who had left in July 2003 to go to Chelsea. Damien Anthony Duff (born 2 March 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin) is an Irish footballer.
The Norwegian international made his FA Premier League debut in a 1–1 draw against Manchester United on August 28 2004, a match Blackburn were leading until deep into injury time. The Norwegian national football team, controlled by the Norwegian Football Association, is the national football team of Norway. The Premier League, colloquially referred to as the Premiership, is an English professional league for football clubs Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital He initially struggled to make an impact in the Premier League and had lengthy period of not being selected after Graeme Souness was replaced by Mark Hughes as the Rovers manager in September 2004. Graeme James Souness (ˈsuːnɨs (born 6 May, 1953 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish former professional football player and manager Leslie Mark Hughes (born 1 November 1963 in Ruabon, Wrexham, Wales) nicknamed Sparky, is a former Welsh international football However he started the year of 2005 in style, scoring against Cardiff City on his return to side and going on to score three goals in his next three matches. Cardiff City Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd is a football team based in Cardiff, Wales. He went on to finish as the clubs second top scorer for the season with eight goals. Pedersen is also known for his aerial ability.
2005–06 saw Pedersen make the left-midfield position his own and he has become well known for scoring many spectacular goals, such as a volley against Fulham in August 2005 which won BBC Match of the Day's Goal of the Month. The Goal of the Month is a monthly segment on BBC's Match of the Day Television programme in honour of the best goal scored each month The highlight of his Rovers career came in September 2005 when he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford. PortalCurrent events News collections and sources WikipediaNews collections and sources.
In July 2006, Gamst Pedersen was given permission by the English Premier League to change the name on the back of his shirt from 'Pedersen' to 'Gamst' - his mother's maiden name. During the 2006–07 season, Pedersen seemingly struggled for form during the early half of the league season, but returned to form in the second half of the campaign.
He holds 32 caps for his country, scoring eight goals. A cap is an appearance for a select team such as a school county or international team in sports He received the coveted Golden Watch award given to him by the Football Association of Norway on the occasion of his 25th appearance for his country. The Football Association of Norway ( NFF) (Norges Fotballforbund is the governing body of football in Norway. He has become one of the first names on the team sheet for Norway. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional
In September 2006, in a match against Hungary, Gamst Pedersen, whose favourite player as a kid was Marco van Basten, scored a goal which was very similar to van Basten's famous goal in the final of the 1988 European Football Championship. The Hungary national football team represents Hungary in international football and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation. Marcel "Marco" van Basten ( 31 October 1964 in Oog in Al, Utrecht) is a Dutch football manager currently The 1988 UEFA European Football Championship final tournament was held in West Germany. Major newspapers Aftenposten, Dagbladet and Verdens Gang all dubbed him van Gamsten as a result of the goal. Aftenposten ( Norwegian for "Evening Post" is Norway 's second largest Newspaper (after Verdens Gang) with a circulation of 250 Dagbladet is Norway 's third largest Newspaper with a circulation of 146512 copies in 2006 15557 papers less than in 2005. Verdens Gang (directly translated The way of the world or the course of the world) commonly known as VG, is Norway 
Ernst Pedersen, a football coach, began to train him to use his left foot rather than his natural right foot in a bid to help him become a professional player, as there is less competition for left-sided roles within the sport. As a result his left foot has become his dominant foot. 
Pedersen fronts Norwegian boyband The Players, alongside fellow footballers Freddy dos Santos, Raymond Kvisvik, Kristofer Hæstad and Øyvind Svenning. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional The Players is a Norwegian Boy band consisting of five professional footballers: Freddy dos Santos, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Raymond Freddy dos Santos (born October 2, 1976 in Oslo, Norway) is a player of the Norwegian football club Vålerenga. Raymond Kvisvik (born November 8 1974) is a Norwegian football player Kristofer "Doffen" Hæstad (born December 9, 1983) is a Norwegian footballer Øyvind Svenning (born 29 January 1980) is a Norwegian Football defender who currently plays for the Norwegian team Randaberg. Released in aid of the Soccer Against Crime campaign, their first single became a hit across Scandinavia. Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well 
|1||18 February 2004||Belfast||Northern Ireland||4-1||Win||Friendly|
|3||13 October 2004||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Slovenia||3-0||Win||FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.|
|4||16 November 2004||Craven Cottage, London||Australia||2-2||Draw||Friendly|
|5||3 September 2005||Arena Petrol, Celje||Slovenia||3-2||Win||FIFA World Cup 2006 Qual.|
|6||16 August 2006||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Brazil||1-1||Draw||Friendly|
|7||2 September 2006||Szusza Ferenc Stadium, Budapest||Hungary||4-1||Win||UEFA Euro 2008 Qual.|
|8||21 October 2007||Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali||Malta||4-1||Win||UEFA Euro 2008 Qual.|