Tór Fredriksen

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Tór Fredriksen
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Fredriksen celebrating scoring for ZK in 2015.
Personal information
Full nameTór Fredriksen
Year of birth1985
Place of birthOsĵätoņ, Craitland
Playing positionForward
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)*
2005–10Craitland Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC
2010–13Hamland Morfaga North Rangers
2012–13Craitland Zekäbelóman Kahthajtensen FC (loan)
2013–18Craitland Zekäbelóman Kahthajtensen FC
National team
2007Craitland Craitland U-21
2012–18Craitland Craitland27(9)
* Appearances (Goals)
Player has received at least one call-up for any emboldened national teams

Tór Fredriksen is a Craitish former-footballer who last played for Zekäbelóman Kahthajtensen FC. Playing as a striker, Fredriksen was capped for both Craitland's under-21 team and the full side, and previously played abroad in Hamland.

Career

Club

Fredriksen's professional career began in 2005 upon signing for the Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC as an academy graduate aged 20, being given the club's number 9 shirt recently vacated by Yaqin Senovichi as testament to his future potential. Fredriksen's time with the Aztecs was frustrating for the forward, finding it extremely difficult to cement a place in the first team due to the consistent form of the partnership between fellow Craits Tommy Hjansen and Paul Óma-ó-Täó up front. Despite only a handful of collective appearances for the team during his first two seasons, he gained winner's medals for the club's league and cup triumphs during this time.

From the 2008 season onward, following new rules permitting larger squads for Craitish teams, Fredriksen found himself further down the Aztecs' striking pecking order due to the addition of recognised international goalscorers to the side. Ka'an Peterson, Stephan van Hajn, Quryaqos Kheldumeh and Armand Diarra all arrived at the club in some capacity over the course of the subsequent three seasons, leaving Fredriksen unable to even make the bench a lot of the time. The Aztecs won the league in 2009, with Fredriksen awarded a medal as a squad member despite little game time.

The autumn of 2010 saw a career progression for Fredriksen. Hammish youngster Andrew Miller joined the Aztecs for a fee of Cr 7.5 million after a successful domestic and international season, with the deal including Fredriksen's transfer to Miller's old Morfaga North Rangers as a part-exchange. Fredriksen took the club's number 9 and was used considerably more than during his time in Osĵätoņ. Whilst playing more games, Fredriksen was unable to maintain a consistent scoring rate, but nevertheless helped the club win back-to-back Hamland Premier League titles in 2011 and 2012, and also gained another medal thanks to the team's victory in the 2011 EMUFA Champions' League final, in which they beat his former club the Aztecs 3–1.

After falling-out of favour near the end of his second season in Hamland, Fredriksen was permitted to join CrFA League 1 newcomers Zekäbelóman Kahthajtensen FC on loan for the 2013 season, wearing 20. Being utilised in an offence alongside former FMF World Cup winner Phil Phillipson, Fredriksen scored eight league goals in the club's début season in the top flight and also helped them to a Cities' Cup final, where he scored in a loss to Cherry Trees FC. The striker's impressive campaign, coupled with his redundancy at Morfaga, who had acquired further options up front, led to a Cr 8 million deal being agreed for his permanent move to ZK in the summer of 2013, now being given the number 9.

Following signing permanently for ZK, Fredriksen's form was lauded by many. His 12 league goals helped the club to a ninth-placed finish in 2014 before a record-highest seventh place was secured the following season thanks to Fredriksen's haul of 24 goals, which put him second in the league's scoring charts. Although both ZK and Fredriksen had less success in 2016's league campaign, finishing in eighth, the striker tallied another 13 goals; two more than international teammate Freddie Gaärsen. Fredriksen personally performed well again in 2017, as he scored 15 league goals, but couldn't help ZK to a higher-placed finish than seventh.

Following a season considerably disrupted through recurring injury, in which his only goal was an eventual consolation in the 2018 King's Cup final loss, Fredriksen announced his full retirement from football at the age of 33.

International

Fredriksen was involved in Craitland's under-21 setup early in his career, and was a key part of the team's participation in the 2007 FMF Under-21 World Cup. The striker scored once in the team's 4–4 semi-final draw against Gaia U-21, and also converted all three of his penalties in an epic 22–21 shootout to decide the match, with the young Craits then overcoming Passas U-21 3–1 in the final. Due to his age, Fredriksen was ineligible to play for the team after 2007 and subsequently was not involved in the abandoned second staging of the competition.

Being utilised primarily as a reserve player during his club career up until his move to Hamland, Fredriksen received no call-ups to the full Craitish team until 2012, following a successful domestic season. Since making his début against Mercury in a friendly, Fredriksen has been a regular inclusion at international level, albeit behind a number of other forwards in preference. His first tournament squad appearance was for EMU 2014, where the team were narrowly eliminated at the group stage, with a place in the team for the World Cup later in the summer also confirmed, with the team ultimately finishing in third place. Fredriksen was also named in the 2015 FMF World Cup squad but, as with the prior two tournaments, found his chances limited and was unable to contribute any goals towards the team's run to the quarter-finals on home soil.

While he was left-out of the Craits' first Benacia Cup squad in 2016, Fredriksen returned to favour in early 2017, scoring in a 6–3 victory over Arboria to help the team towards winning the inaugural hosting of the Treesian Memorial Cup. After scoring the goal which sent Craitland to the 2017 FMF World Cup, in a decisive 1–0 qualifying win over Shireroth, Fredriksen's domestic form earned him a place in that summer's national team setup. However, a serious injury sustained in a friendly match against Jingdao meant he was unable to play any part in the final tournament and subsequently led to him announcing his international retirement in early 2018, aged 32, after 27 caps and nine goals.

Honours

Craitland


Craitland U-21


Osĵätoņ Aztecs FC


Morfaga North Rangers

Personal life

Born in Osĵätoņ, Fredriksen's cousins are international rugby league brothers Kraig and Paulio Fredriksen.