Brede Hangeland

 

Where is Brede Hangeland now?

Fulham’s legendary Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland retired from playing at the end of the 2015/16 Premier League season after a two-year spell with Crystal Palace.

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Always a physical presence in the opposing team’s penalty area, Hangeland scored six Premier League goals in the 2010/11 season making him the highest scoring centre-back in the league that season.

Just before Hangeland left Crystal Palace, he was asked by then manager Alan Pardew to scout a defender to take his place.

Hangeland was sent around the country looking at potential replacement centre-backs and recommended West Ham’s James Tomkins who was eventually signed.

In 2016, in a Norwegian podcast, Hangeland controversially spilled the beans on some of his former team mates labelling them lazy and uninterested when it came to working out in the gym.

Amongst the players he named and shamed were Emmanuel Adebayor who he said was always eating, Jimmy Bullard who he said was a good player but very weak and Dimitar Berbatov who he claimed was more interested in getting a massage than working out.

Hangeland is now working as a broadcaster in his native Norway covering the Premier League for television channel TV2.

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Brede Hangeland: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNorwegian
PositionDefender
Appearances238
Goals Scored10
Yellow Cards24
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forCrystal Palace, Fulham

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com