Where is Stig Inge Bjornebye now?
Noted for his precise crossing from the flanks, former Liverpool star Stig Inge Bjornebye had to retire in 2003 at the age of 33 whilst playing for Blackburn Rovers due to a succession of injuries, one of which nearly resulted in the amputation of one of his feet.
Playing for 16 years he made nearly 400 first-team appearances for six clubs winning the Norwegian title twice and the Football Cup with Rosenborg as well as the League Cup with both Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.
He was also part of the successful Norway national side of the 1990’s winning 76 caps and representing them in the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup finals as well as the 2000 UEFA European Championships.
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Upon retiring from playing he went into the coaching side of the game and joined the Norwegian national side as assistant manager where he spent three years before he was appointed manager at Norwegian Premier League side IK Start.
Although he had a successful first season, the second season was a disaster and after a string of poor results he was eventually sacked in 2007.
After spending time as manager of youth and children’s football development at the Norwegian FA, Bjornebye joined Rosenberg in March 2015 as the club’s sporting manager.
Rosenborg enjoyed fantastic success under Bjornbye’s directorship winning the league cup double two years in a row but he decided to leave in 2019 having won 12 trophies in his five years at the club.
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Stig Inge Bjornebye: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com