Football Season Guide



Adam Andersson (def), Hacken), Stefano Vecchia (mid), Sirius), Jonathan Augustinsson (def), Djurgarden), Ole Christian Saeter (att), Ranheim), Vebjörn Hoff (mid), Odd), Guillermo Molins (att), Sarpsborg)


Vegar Eggen Hedenstad (r)(def), Karagumuruk), Pa Konate (r)(def), Botev Plovdiv), Tore Reginiussen (k)(def), St Pauli), Samuel Adegbenro (r)(att), Norrkoping), Pal André Helland (sp)(mid), Lillestrøm), Gjermund Asen (sp)(mid), Lillestrøm - loan) Filip Brattbakk (att), Ranheim - loan)

Rosenborg start the season determined and motivated to bring the title back after two lean years in which they have relinquished their stranglehold. There cannot be any other objective than bringing the trophy home given the calibre of players in the squad and the manager at the helm at the moment. Åge Håreide knows how to win the title and the club will feel that he has the weapons to compete, with players like Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Markus Henriksen and Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson in the squad. Rosenborg once again focused on the Swedish league in terms of their reinforcements and the additions of Jonathan Augustinsson and Stefano Vecchia look very astute signings. Losing inspirational skipper Tore Reginiussen is a blow to the squad but there are enough options at the back for Håreide to feel confident. The other main departure is that of Samuel Adegbenro but he never really managed to sustain the production from his early days in Trondheim and injuries have hampered him too often. Overall, the one area of concerns for the coach remains the attack, with Dino Islamic still not really considered as reliable as needed in the number 9 position. Otherwise, it is hard to find too many holes in this Rosenborg squad and they will be primed and hungry to make a real go for the title this year.


A challenge for the title is the only option for the Black and Whites.