Erik Hagen – The Defender Made of Stone With a Heart of Gold

Born in Veme, not too far from Norway’s capital Oslo, Erik Hagen played his first senior seasons for local clubs Jevnaker and Hønefoss before taking the step to the Norwegian top flight, Tippeligaen, and Strømsgodset in 1998, a club located in Drammen a few kilometres outside of Oslo. Here, Hagen stayed for two years before eventually leaving the club after they got relegated in 2000 to try his luck in the capital with Vålerenga. Hagen quickly gained popularity at Vålerenga for being the … [Read more...]

Kirill Suslov, From Army Man to the Norwegian Cup Final

When Norwegian first division side Kongsvinger IL, a club famous for having it's CEO on the roster, Sunday take on powerhouse Rosenborg BK in the Cup final, a Russian defender is set to play a key role. At the beginning of 2016, Kirill Suslov left Russia in exchange of Kongsvinger, and almost a year later, that move could culminate with him winning the first silverware in his professional career. Russian Football News has taken a closer look at why 25-year-old Suslov, the holder of the … [Read more...]