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Fredrik Ulvestad

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

17/06/1992

Height

183 cm

Signed

10/03/2015

Country

Norway

Midfielder Fredrik Ulvestad joined Burnley in the summer of 2015 on a three-year deal after choosing not to renew terms at hometown side Aalesunds FK. 

Ulvestad made 106 appearances in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, scoring 14 goals in the process. 

During his time at the Color Line Stadion, he also made eight appearances in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers and contributed two goals. 
  
The central midfielder, whose younger brother Pål Erik Ulvestad plays for Molde FK, made 14 U21 appearances and two appearances for Norway’s U23 side before graduating to the senior ranks. 

He made his full Norway debut in August 2014, in a goalless draw against the United Arab Emirates in Stavanger. 

His availability after the domestic campaign in Norway had ended alerted a number of European clubs. 

However, after expressing a desire to move to England and featuring in a number of Development Squad fixtures with Burnley, he opted to join the Clarets. 

His Burnley and Premier League debut followed in May 2015 at home to Stoke City, and a week later he made his first start for the club in the final game of the season at Aston Villa. 

Ulvestad continued to settle into English football in the Sky Bet Championship, making seven appearances and also impressing against Arsenal and Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. 

However, at the start of the 2016/17 season joined League One side Charlton Athletic on loan for the remainder of the campaign. He made a total of 31 appearances for the Addicks.

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