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Norway
Nickname(s) Løvene (The Lions)
Association Norges Fotballforbund (NFF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Lars Lagerbäck
Captain Stefan Johansen
Most caps John Arne Riise (110)
Top scorer Jørgen Juve (33)
Home stadium Ullevaal Stadion
FIFA code NOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 48 Decrease 2 (7 February 2019)
Highest 2 (October 1993, July–August 1995)
Lowest 88 (July 2017)
Elo ranking
Current 45 Increase 22 (3 March 2019)
Highest 6 (June 2000)
Lowest 91 (May–June 1976)
First international
 Sweden 11–3 Norway 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 12 July 1908)
Biggest win
 Norway 12–0 Finland 
(Bergen, Norway; 28 June 1946)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 12–0 Norway 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 7 October 1917)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1938)
Best result Round of 16 (1998)
European Championship
Appearances 1 (first in 2000)
Best result Group stage (2000)

Norway national football team is the national football team of Norway.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Thorbjørn Svenssen 104 1947-1962
2 Henning Berg 100 1947-1962
3 Erik Thorstvedt 97 1947-1962
4 Øyvind Leonhardsen 86 19 1990-2003
5 Kjetil Rekdal 83 1987-2000
6 Erik Mykland 78 1990-2000
7 Svein Grøndalen 77 1973-1984
8 Tore André Flo 76 23 1995-2004
8 Steffen Iversen 76 21 1998-present
8 John Arne Riise 76 2000-present

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Jørgen Juve 33 45 1928-1937
2 Einar Gundersen 26 33 1917-1928
3 Harald Hennum 25 43 1949-1960
4 Tore André Flo 23 76 1995-2004
4 Ole Gunnar Solskjær 23 67 1995-2007
6 Gunnar Thoresen 22 64 1946-1959
7 Steffen Iversen 21 76 1998-present
7 John Carew 21 74 1998-present
9 Jan Åge Fjørtoft 20 71 1986-1996
10 Øyvind Leonhardsen 19 86 1990-2003
10 Odd Iversen 19 45 1967-1979

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