Jan Aage Fjortoft

Where is Jan Aage Fjortoft now?

A powerful centre forward during his playing days, Jan Aage Fjortoft retired from playing in 2002 whilst playing in his native Norway for Lillestrom.

Prolific at virtually every club he played for in Norway, Austria, Germany and England, he finished his career with 249 goals in 548 appearances.

He also played for the Norway national side from 1986 to 1996 representing them 71 times and scoring 20 goals.
 
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After retiring from playing, Fjortoft went into coaching before a four-year spell as director of football at former club Lillestrom.

He then made a move into broadcasting and was a commentator for Norwegian channel NRK before moving into football punditry for television channels in both Norway and Germany.

Away from his media duties, Fjortoft is a member of the Norwegian national team’s coaching staff and is also an advisor to the Norwegian Football Association.

Regarded as a legend by fans of Swindon Town, the club has a bar and eating area within their hospitality area in the ground named after him.

His son Markus Fjortoft has followed in his father’s footsteps and currently plays for Scottish side Hamilton Academicals.

Follow Jan Aage Fjortoft on Twitter at @JanAageFjortoft

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Jan Aage Fjortoft: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNorwegian
PositionStriker
Appearances84
Goals25
Yellow Cards-
Red Cards-
Premier League Teams Played forBarnsley, Swindon Town, Middlesbrough

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com

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