Harald Aabrekk

Harald Aabrekk
Harald Aabrekk 2006-06-06 (crop).jpg
Aabrekk in 2006
Personal information
Full nameHarald Olav Aabrekk
Date of birth(1956-02-22) 22 February 1956 (age 61)
Place of birthNordfjordeid, Norway
Playing positionMidfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Teams managed
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Harald Olav Aabrekk (given birth to 22 Feb 1956) is a Norwegian soccer trainer and a previous player. He performed for Sogndal and Brann in the Tippeligaen, Norway’s best professional football group. He continues to be head trainer of Sogndal, Tromsø, Brann, Haugesund, Vålerenga and Aalesund, and in addition has offered as an associate trainer for the Norwegian nationwide football team.

Playing career

Aabrekk made his debut for Sogndal in 1974 in the Norwegian Second Department (the 3rd tier of Norwegian soccer). Aside from a brief spell at SK Brann, where he performed a match in the Tippeligaen (the very best department) in 1978, he performed for Sogndal throughout his profession and was a significant contributor with their promotion towards the Norwegian First Department in 1981. He have scored Sogndal's first objective in that department, against Molde in 1982. He performed a complete of 133 group video games from 1973 to 1982, including 22 fits in the Initial Department in 1982.

Coaching career

Aabrekk started his training profession in his house region, Sogn og Fjordane, in lower-league night clubs Eid, Sandane, and Stryn, before becoming mind trainer of Sogndal. In 1990, his first time of year with them, Sogndal was advertised towards the Tippeligaen regardless of a 5–0 reduction against Bryne within their first house match. Then served as mind trainer of Tromsø in the Tippeligaen from 1993 to 1995.In 1995, throughout a match against Bodø/Glimt, Aabrekk tried to stall for period by acting as though he were injured after he was run-down by Bodø/Glimt's physiotherapist Truls Karlsen. Although uninjured, he was used by ambulance to medical center. Within an interview with Verdens Gang, he excused his behavior by stating, "I felt I had been lying on the floor a little too very long, and I did so not really dare to get right up so I remained on the floor. I place there and was considering, 'What's happening?' It had been not prepared, and it had been definitely not extremely smart. I'd rather contact it a blackout." This show, based on the Norwegian newspapers Dagbladet, was the 3rd most severe case of performing in the annals of football.Aabrekk later on worked for the Soccer Association of Norway like a planner for youth advancement in European Norway. He also offered as Nils Johan Semb's associate trainer for the Norwegian under-21 group from 1992 to 1998, so when Semb been successful Egil Olsen as mind coach from the Norwegian nationwide group in 1998, Aabrekk became associate coach from the nationwide senior team. At exactly the same time, he worked well as Kjell Tennfjord's associate in Brann, and in the summertime of 1998 he became their mind trainer. After leading Brann towards the finals from the 1999 Norwegian Glass, where they dropped 2–0 against Rosenborg, he received a one-year keep of lack to function full-time as associate coach from the nationwide team throughout their arrangements for the UEFA Euro 2000 soccer tournament. He resigned from his work at Brann without coming back, because Brann experienced already employed Teitur Thordarson as their mind coach and provided Aabrekk a posture in their youngsters department, employment Brann claimed it had been impossible to mix with the positioning of assistant trainer of the nationwide team.In 2002 Aabrekk joined up with Sogndal as Torbjørn Glomnes's assistant trainer and saved the group from relegation. On 17 Sept 2002 Haugesund announced that Aabrekk would sign up for them as mind trainer on 1 Dec. Within a match against Start 19 Oct 2003, Aabrekk informed referee Bjørn Hansen that he was "bought and payed for" double after Aabrekk was dismissed through the bench. He was at Haugesund before end from the 2005 period, when he became a member of Vålerenga's coaching personnel along with Egil Olsen and Petter Myhre. On 27 July 2007 Myhre resigned as mind trainer of Vålerenga and Aabrekk was appointed mind trainer as caretaker. Pursuing two wins and a attract another three fits, Vålerenga provided him the work before end of the growing season.In 2008 Aabrekk was hired by Brann being a scout. Halfway through the growing season, the membership wanted Aabrekk as well as the helper trainer, Espen Steffensen, to change jobs. Steffensen didn't accept this and was terminated, and Aabrekk became the brand new helper trainer of Brann, against the wants of head trainer Mons Ivar Mjelde. Pursuing Brann's bad shows and regional press criticism of having less co-operation between Mjelde and Aabrekk, Mjelde announced on 7 Oct 2008 that he'd resign as mind coach by the end of the growing season. At exactly the same time, the membership announced that Aabrekk would come back instantly to his work as scout, a posture he kept before contract expired.Aabrekk was then hired seeing that head trainer of his aged membership, Sogndal from 1 January 2010, succeeding Karl Oskar Emberland. In his initial period there, the group won promotion towards the Tippeligaen, and within the next they prevented relegation. Following 2011 period, Aabrekk retired. In his last match, he was called "Greatest Sogndal trainer ever".Aabrekk was hired seeing that supervisor for Aalesunds FK prior to the 2015 period, but sacked 4 matches in to the period, when his membership was last in the group.