UK time is: 20:28:27
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Player Profile Morten Gamst Pedersen

Full Name: Morten Gamst Pedersen
Date of Birth: 8th September 1981, Vadso
Nationality: Norwegian
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 12
Internationals: Capped at Full level for Norway
Signed: August 2004
Previous Clubs: Tromso (Norway)

Morten Gamst Pedersen is yet another player within the Rovers squad who is very versatile being able to fill a number of positions along the midfield, or even as a striker but is most at home on the left-wing.

The highly talented midfielder though primarily left footed Pedersen began his career right footed! He successfully converted himself in his early teens, beginning his career in his native Norway in 2000 with Tromso.

His potential was noticed by a number of Premiership clubs including Manchester United, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur, however it would be Blackburn Rovers who won his signature as Graeme Souness captured the Norwegians signature for a fee of around £2 million ahead of the 2004-2005 season.

Upon Mark Hughes' arrival Pedersen found himself out of the team and found opportunities hard to come across. Eventually his chance came early in 2005 and he took this with both hands going on a goal scoring eventually ending the season a Rovers' second top goalscorer that season.

A regular in the starting XI and a key member to Rovers success during the 2005-2006 season. His magic wand of a left foot has seen him score a large number of high quality goals for both club and country. A new contract was signed in the summer of 2006 to fend off unwanted advances from others.

Along with his Norwegian International team mates Freddy dos Santos, Raymond Kvisvik, Oyvind Svenning and Kristofer Haestad he embarked on a new project… forming his boy band named The Players releasing their debut single also in the summer of 2006 entitled this is for real. His footballing skills are far superior to his musical talents however.

Blackburn Rovers appearances and goals up to the start of the 2006-2007 Season
League: 53 - 13 goals
FA Cup: 9 (1 as sub) - 3 goals
League Cup: 7 (2 as sub) - 2 goals
Other (European etc.): 0
TOTAL: 69 - 18 goals

CLICK HERE - For Why You Should Sign Up To Vital Blackburn




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 18 2006

Time: 12:00PM

Your Comments

His talent can't be questioned, when that left foot is on song there are not many better. He hasn't really performed this season for one reason or another on the whole maybe the hype surrounding him has gone to his head (this has been rumoured.) His niggling injuries can't have helped but he'll be back good as ever soon.
Hughes Da Man
well put i hope he stays for a long time aswell
marshinrover
If his form doesn't pick up (which it will) then he'll surely not get a move to United or someone as big and any other move will be a step back. He "should" be with Rovers for a while yet I'd think.
Hughes Da Man
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Rovers expecting DJ help (Thursday April 17 2014)

Marshall aiming for early return (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Millwall set to end Campbell loan (Thursday April 10 2014)

Bowyer delighted with Rovers (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brighton 42 17 13 12 12 64
8. Ipswich 42 17 13 12 8 64
9. Bournemouth 42 17 11 14 1 62
10. Blackburn 42 15 15 12 3 60
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57

Breaking League News

LUFC McDermott anticipates tough game at Barnsley
» Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 20:21:00
LUFC Was Grayson better than Wilkinson?
» Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 19:59:00
LUFC Leeds Greatest Ever
» Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 19:19:00
Away From Home: What To Do About Late Goals?
» Watford : 17/04/2014 19:14:00
LUFC Pre-Season Tour Stalemate
» Leeds Utd : 17/04/2014 18:00:00
DRFC Can Rovers beat the Rams?
» Doncaster : 17/04/2014 18:00:00
Forest Keeper Confident Of Win Against Blues.
» Birmingham : 17/04/2014 16:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Robbo for England? (again)
Suggested By:  VB Admin
Yes, as back up - why not? 55%
No, his time has been and gone 45%