Tarek Elyounoussi live broadcast

Tarek Elyounoussi live broadcast

While TV 2 was preparing for the Elite Series clash between Fredrikstad and Bodø/Glimt, Tarik Elyounoussi (36 years old) announced that he would give up playing football.

Tarek Elyounoussi before the elite football match between Fredrikstad FK and Bodø/Glimt at Fredrikstad Stadium. Photo: Thomas Andersen/NTB

He told a Channel 2 reporter: “I can officially say here and now that I have resigned.”

Elyounoussi has an impressive playing career behind him at clubs such as FFK, Heerenveen, Rosenborg, Hoffenheim, Olympiacos, AIK and Shonan Bellmare.

– it's a wonderful feeling. I'm honored that I was able to hold on for so many years. Maybe I could push it a little more, but it's fine to stop when you want to.

The 36-year-old has been without a contract since February 1.

note! At 2.30pm, Fredrikstad plays against Bodø/Glimt. You can follow him on VG Live.

Elyounoussi was an important member of the Fredrikstad side that won cup gold in 2006. He also became league champions with Heerenveen (2008/09), Olympiacos (2017), AIK (2018) and Qarabag (2017/18).

Elyounoussi has 60 caps and 10 goals for Norway. His last international match came away to Malta on 18 November 2019. Norway then won 2-1 after goals from Joshua King and Alexander Sorloth.

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