European Championship Qualifying

Norway 2-1 Bulgaria

Martin Odegaard
Martin Odegaard has caught the eye of some of European's biggest clubs

Norway's Martin Odegaard became the youngest player to appear in a European Championship qualifier in his side's victory over Bulgaria in Oslo.

The Stromsgodset midfielder, who is 15 years and 300 days old, came on in the 64th minute with the score at 1-1.

Norway's Tarik Elyounoussi had lifted the ball over Nikolay Mihaylov, before Nikolay Bodurov levelled with a header.

Havard Nielsen sealed victory for Norway, who benefitted from Odegaard's creativity.

Who is Martin Odegaard?
Born on 17 December 1998 in Drammen, NorwayHe is the son of Hans Erik Odegaard, who made more than 200 league appearances for Stromsgodset
Has previously been invited to train with Bayern Munich and Manchester UnitedScored his first senior goal in a 4-1 win against Sarpsborg in May

The teenager was winning his second cap, after figuring in a friendly against United Arab Emirates in August. He played all of that match, which finished 0-0 in Stavanger.

In the process, he broke a record that had stood for 104 years. Tormod Kjellsen was previously Norway's youngest debutant, winning his first cap at the age of 15 years and 351 days when he played against Sweden in 1910.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona have all made scouting trips to watch Odegaard this season.

Martin Odegaard
Martin Odegaard is the son of former Stromsgodset player Hans Erik Odegaard



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Nyland
  • 14Elabdellaoui
  • 6Nordtveit
  • 21Forren
  • 17Linnes
  • 5Tettey
  • 8JohansenBooked at 90mins
  • 15Skjelbred
  • 10ElyounoussiBooked at 59minsSubstituted forSamuelsenat 84'minutes
  • 20DaehliSubstituted forOdegaardat 64'minutes
  • 7KingSubstituted forNielsenat 58'minutes


  • 1Jarstein
  • 2Danielsen
  • 3Gabrielsen
  • 4Hagen
  • 9Odegaard
  • 11Gulbrandsen
  • 13Samuelsen
  • 16Flo
  • 18Nielsen
  • 22Grytebust
  • 23Singh


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Mihaylov
  • 11ManolevSubstituted forMinevat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 2Popov
  • 5Bodurov
  • 14MinevBooked at 87mins
  • 21Dyakov
  • 17Milanov
  • 20Tonev
  • 22Iliev RusevSubstituted forAleksandrovat 77'minutes
  • 9PopovBooked at 88mins
  • 15HristovSubstituted forGalabinovat 56'minutes


  • 1Stoyanov
  • 3Aleksandrov
  • 4Zanev
  • 6Minev
  • 7Aleksandrov
  • 8Galabinov
  • 10Zlatinski
  • 12Mitrev
  • 16Milanov
  • 18Gadzhev
  • 19Nedelev
  • 23Hristov
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Match Stats

Home TeamNorwayAway TeamBulgaria
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Norway 2, Bulgaria 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Norway 2, Bulgaria 1.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Andrej Galabinov (Bulgaria).

  4. Booking

    Yordan Minev (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Booking

    Stefan Johansen (Norway) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Andrej Galabinov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Havard Nordtveit (Norway).

  8. Post update

    Apostol Popov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Havard Nielsen (Norway).

  10. Booking

    Ivelin Popov (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ivelin Popov (Bulgaria).

  12. Post update

    Vegard Forren (Norway) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vegard Forren (Norway) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  14. Booking

    Veselin Minev (Bulgaria) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Bulgaria).

  16. Post update

    Martin Odegaard (Norway) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Georgi Milanov (Bulgaria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norway).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Bulgaria).

  20. Post update

    Havard Nielsen (Norway) wins a free kick on the right wing.