The Joy of Six: Norwegians in English football

From Lars Bohinen to Morten Gamst Pedersen, some of the most enjoyable (but not necessarily the best) cult heroes from across the North Sea

Just as Belgians were à la mode for the early and middle parts of this decade, for a while in the 1990s there was hardly a Premier League club that would dare be seen in public without a Norwegian. The most significant influx was sparked by one of English football’s darker nights of the soul, a 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat in Oslo that saw Egil Olsen’s Norway provide live ammunition for cult documentary makers.

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