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Harald Sunde (footballer)


Harald Sunde (footballer)

This article is about the Norwegian footballer. For the Chief of Defence of Norway, see Harald Sunde (general).
Harald Sunde
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-02-21) 21 February 1944 (age 70)
Place of birthTrondheim, Norway
Playing positionStriker, midfielder
Youth career
Nidelv IL
Senior career*
until 1965Nidelv IL
1970–1972Racing Mechelen
1975–1977Orkanger IF
National team
1963–1964Norway U214(2)
Teams managed
1975–1977Orkanger IF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Harald Sunde (born 21 February 1944) is a Norwegian former football player and coach.[1] He played for Rosenborg BK in Trondheim in three periods from 1967 to 1979, in seven seasons in the Norwegian Premier League he played 104 matches and scored 30 goals.[2] Sunde was capped 39 times for Norway national football team and scored five goals.[3] Sunde coached Rosenborg BK in parts of the 1983 season.


Harald Sunde started his football career in Nidelv IL in Trondheim, which in the early sixties was one of the best clubs in the city. Sunde was capped for Norway junior team in 1961 and for Norway u-21 in 1963 and the Norway national football team in 1964. When Rosenborg BK in 1967 was promoted to the top division Sunde transferred to Rosenborg BK. In Rosenborg Sunde was striker together with Odd Iversen, the 1967 season was successful with league gold medals. 1968 Rosenborg came second, and earned gold medals again in 1969.

In 1970 Sunde and Iversen were both sold to Racing Mechelen in Belgium. Sunde returned to Rosenborg in 1972.

In 1975 Sunde became playing coach for Orkanger IF, and he returned to Rosenborg in 1978 when Rosenborg was in the second division. Nils Arne Eggen had taken over the role as head coach and Rosenborg managed to return to the top division after one season in the second division. In his last season 1979 Sunde played five league matches. In the eighties Sunde had different coaching roles in Rosenborg, amongst these a period as head coach in 1983.


Rosenborg BK


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