Anne Tønnessen

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Anne Tønnessen
Personal information
Full name Anne Tønnessen
Date of birth (1974-03-18) 18 March 1974 (age 49)
Place of birth Sokndal, Norway
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Klepp IL
Kolbotn IL
International career
1996–2004 Norway 68 (3)
Medal record
Women's football
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Atlanta Team competition
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Anne Tønnessen (born 18 March 1974) is a Norwegian footballer and Olympic champion.


Tønnessen was born in Sokndal on 18 March 1974.[1]

She received a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, playing for the Norwegian team.[2] She played only the two first matches in the Olympics, as she became injured early in the second game against Nigeria, and was replaced by Bente Kvitland for the rest of the Olympics.[3]


  1. ^ Holm, Jan. "Anne Tønnessen". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 1 July 2023.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Anne Tønnessen". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Anne Tønnessen reiser hjem" (in Norwegian). VG. 19 September 2000. Retrieved 11 October 2008.

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