Jo Inge Berget

Jo Inge Berget (born 11 September 1990) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Swedish club Malmö FF and Norway.[5]

Jo Inge Berget
Berget with Malmö FF in 2015
Personal information
Full name Jo Inge Berget[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-11) 11 September 1990
Place of birth Hadeland, Norway[2][3]
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[4]
Playing position Winger / Forward
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 32
Youth career
0000–2008 Lyn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Lyn 2 (0)
2008–2011 Udinese 0 (0)
2009Lyn (loan) 27 (5)
2010–2011Strømsgodset (loan) 31 (8)
2011–2014 Molde 63 (17)
2014–2015 Cardiff City 1 (0)
2014Celtic (loan) 4 (2)
2015–2017 Malmö FF 77 (25)
2018 New York City FC 23 (4)
2019– Malmö FF 24 (2)
National team
2009–2013 Norway U21 22 (7)
2012– Norway 20 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2017

He has played professionally in his homeland, Italy, Wales, Scotland, Sweden and the United States, and made his debut for the Norway national team in 2012.

Club career

Early career

Berget started his career at Lyn and played twice before left the club. He signed a reported three-year contract with Udinese in July 2008.[6] The club also signed team-mate Odion Ighalo and they started out playing in the Primavera U20 team.

In March 2009, he was loaned back to Lyn until 2 August.[7] In December 2009, he was loaned to Strømsgodset for one year.[8] In January 2011, his loan was extended to 31 December 2011, but the loan deal was terminated when Berget was sold to Molde in July 2011.[9]

Molde

Berget signed a three-year deal with Molde in September 2011. Berget made his debut for Molde in a 1–0 win home against Lillestrøm, replacing Mattias Moström in the 74th minute. He scored his first goal in the title-deciding match against Tromsø, where Molde FK celebrated the first league championshipin the history of the club. Molde won the 2013 Norwegian Cup after rivals Rosenborg was defeated 4–2 in the final. Jo Inge Berget scored Molde's 2–2 equalizing goal in the 71st minute of the game.[10]

Cardiff City and Celtic

On 24 January 2014, he signed for Cardiff City, to once again play under the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who was previously his boss at Molde.[11] He made his debut on 15 February in the fifth round of the FA Cup, starting in a 1–2 home defeat to holders Wigan Athletic.[12] A week later he made his Premier League debut in his only other game for the Bluebirds, playing the final 11 minutes in place of Fraizer Campbell at the end of a 0–4 home defeat to Hull City.[13] Cardiff finished the season in 20th position and were relegated to the Championship.

Berget signed a short-term loan deal with Celtic in July 2014, with the option of making the deal permanent in January 2015.[14] He scored twice as Celtic beat Dundee United 6–1 on his home debut.[15] His loan expired on 1 January 2015 and having returned to Cardiff, he left two weeks later after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.[16]

Malmö FF

On 19 January 2015 he signed a three-year-long contract with Swedish champions Malmö FF.[17] On 19 August 2015, he scored a brace against former club Celtic, in a 3–2 defeat at Celtic Park in the first leg of the Champions League playoffs.[18] He also featured heavily with hard work on the wing in the return leg as Malmö overturned the deficit to win 2–0, rendering Malmö's qualification to the group stage.

New York City FC

On 19 January 2018, Berget signed with Major League Soccer side New York City FC.[19] After just one season in MLS, Berget and New York City mutually parted ways.[20]

Return to Malmö FF

In March 2019, Berget signed a three year contract with Malmö FF.[21]

International career

Berget made his debut for Norway on 18 January 2012 at the 2012 King's Cup in Thailand, playing the first half of a 1–0 win over the hosts at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.[22]

Career statistics

Club

As of 11 November 2019[23]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Lyn 2008 200020
Total 20000020
Udinese 2008–09 000000
Total 00000000
Lyn (loan) 2009 27500275
Total 2750000275
Strømsgodset (loan) 2010 18620206
2011 1320020152
Total 3182[lower-alpha 1]020358
Molde 2011 10200102
2012 28841934112
2013 2574160358
Total 63178[lower-alpha 1]21538622
Cardiff City 2013–14 101020
Total 101[lower-alpha 2]00020
Celtic (loan) 2014–15 42004082
Total 42004082
Malmö FF 2015 279541224415
2016 256763212
2017 251011202811
Total 772513[lower-alpha 3]1114210438
New York City FC 2018 2341000244
Total 2341[lower-alpha 4]000244
Malmö FF 2019 2421182335
Total 2421182335
Career Total 25263261443732184
  1. Appearances in the Norwegian Football Cup
  2. Appearance in the FA Cup
  3. Appearances in Svenska Cupen
  4. Appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs

International

As of match played 14 November 2017[22]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Norway 201210
201310
201420
201561
201661
201740
Total202

International goals

Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.[24]
GoalDateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.6 September 2015Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway Croatia1–02–0[1]2016 UEFA Euro Qualification
2.29 March 2016Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo, Norway Finland1–02–0Friendly

1 Berget scored both goals, but the second one was credited as Vedran Ćorluka own goal.

Honours

Club

Strømsgodset

Molde

Malmö FF

References

  1. "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 February 2014. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  2. "Jo Inge Berget". altomfotball.no. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  3. "Jo Inge Berget". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. "Jo Inge Berget". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  5. "Jo Inge Berget" (in Swedish). Malmö FF. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  6. "Fordel å ha vært i Lyn" (in Norwegian). lyn.no. 31 July 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  7. "Hjem til Lyn" (in Norwegian). lyn.no. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  8. Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. "Solskjær henter Jo Inge Berget til Molde" (in Norwegian). TV2. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  10. "Hoseth avgjorde cupfinalen". www.nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. 24 November 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  11. "Cardiff City sign Norway forward Jo Inge Berget". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  12. "Cardiff 1-2 Wigan". BBC Sport. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  13. Westall, Rob (22 February 2014). "Cardiff 0-4 Hull". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  14. Esplin, Ronnie (29 July 2014). "Celtic signing Jo Inge Berget is a 'perfect match' for the club, says boss Ronny Deila | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  15. "Celtic sign Cardiff striker Jo Inge Berget on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  16. "Cardiff City: Norwegian striker Jo Inge Berget departs". bbc.com. BBC. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  17. "Välkommen till MFF, Jo Inge Berget". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 19 January 2015. Archived from the original on 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  18. "Celtic on top but Berget gives Malmö hope". UEFA. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  19. https://www.nycfc.com/post/2018/01/19/new-york-city-fc-signs-jo-inge-berget
  20. https://www.nycfc.com/post/2019/01/25/new-york-city-fc-and-jo-inge-berget-mutually-terminate-contract
  21. "Välkommen tillbaka till MFF, Jo Inge Berget!". Malmö FF. 7 March 2019. Archived from the original on 8 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  22. "Thailand vs. Norway". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
  23. "Jo Inge Berget". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  24. "Jo Inge Berget". ESPN FC. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
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