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Gunnar Halle

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Gunnar Halle - click for larger image  Gunnar Halle

Position Right back
Born 11 Aug 1965, Larvik (Norway)
Height 180 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps Norway: 64 full, 23 U21, ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Oldham Athletic 15 Feb 1991 13 Dec 1996 216 21 £400000
Leeds United 13 Dec 1996 11 Jun 1999 85 4 £200000
Bradford City 11 Jun 1999 01 Jun 2002 93 2 £0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 Mar 2002   7 0 on loan

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1996 - 1997 20  3  0  0  0 
1997 - 1998 31(2)2 3  2(1)  0  0 
1998 - 1999 14(3)2 2(1)  1  2  0 
Total 65(5)4 8(1)  3(1)  2  0 

Jabba's Comments

A versatile player who has played at just about every position at the back (and as a midfielder), Halle was being lined up to join Leeds before Wilko was fired and became George Graham's first signing (and not a bung in sight!). Halle can be an infuriating player to watch - in the space of five minutes he will make a great tackle, clear the ball off the line....and then slip and let somebody in or pass the ball to an opposition player in the area. The positives outweigh the negatives at the moment, but I'm never 100% confident when I see him under pressure.

With first team opportunities limited, he moved on to Bradford for £200,000 in summer 1999. He did pretty well at Bradford, but with financial problems biting at the club, he was released in summer 2002 and returned to his native Norway to join Lillestrom.

wayne garcia says: I had the pleasure of meeting Gunnar Halle yesterday in a bar in Lillestrøm, here in Norway. He was drinking with Uwe Rosler and Jan Age Fjortoft, whom will all be manager and coaches at Lillestrøm from next season. Gunnar spoke about how he had a great time at Oldham and Leeds, He mentioned a game at Highbury where Leeds won 1-0 (?) possibly a cup match, i think he mentioned. He is now a coach at a 4th div club in Norway. He will be assisting Uwe Rosler as assistant manager next year at Lillestrøm.


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