Martin Odegaard is a Norwegian professional football player. He made his debut for Real Madrid and became the youngest player to make his debut.
Martin Odegaard started his adventure in football at the age of 6, when he joined local club Drammen Strong in his hometown, Toppenhoeg, Drammen.
He honed his skills even before joining the Stromsgodset youth team. At the youth club, he impressed the coach with his natural talent and his work ethic.
He made his debut for Stromsgodset’s senior side in 2014 when he was 15 years old. This makes him the youngest player to play in the Norwegian Premier League.
After spending a season at Stromsgodset while training at another foreign club such as Bayern Munich, Liverpool FC and also visited Arsenal.
He signed with Real Madrid in early 2015. He registered for their reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla, but trained with the first team.
He made his Real Madrid debut in May 2015 as a substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo against Getafe, becoming the youngest player to represent Real Madrid.
After spending time at Real Madrid, he was sent out on loan to numerous clubs such as Dutch club Heerenveen in January 2017, Vitesse in 2018, Real Sociedad in 2019 and spent time on loan to Arsenal in 2021 before signing with the club.
He used his talent to represent Norway from a young age. He competed in U-15, U-16, U-17 along with U-21 tournaments before making his senior international debut.
Martin Odegaard made his international debut for Norway in August 2014 against United Arab Emirates. He once again became the youngest player to make his senior debut. He was 15 years old at that time.
- Real name: Martin Odegaard
- Stage Name: Martin Odegaard
- It is also called:-
- Nickname: El-Ray
- Birthday: 17 December 1998
- Birthplace: Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Nationality: Norwegian
- Religion: Christian
- Occupation: Professional football player
- Hobbies: Playing chess, reading, walking
- Position: Attacking midfielder
Arsenal (2021 – )
Arsenal (loan) (2021)
Real Sociedad (2019 – 2020)
Vitesse (Loan) (2018 – 2019)
Heerenveen (loan) (2017 – 2018)
Real Madrid (2015 – 2021)
Real Madrid Castilla (2015 -2017)
Strømsgodset (2014 – 2015)
- Instagram: @odegaard.98
Height, weight, physical appearance
- Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
- Weight: 68 kg (149lbs)
- Blood Group:-
- Hair Color: Light Brown
- Eye Color: Blue
- Body Measurements:-
- Shoe Size: 10.5 (US)
- Father: Hans Erik Odegaard
- Mother: Lane Cecil Odegaard
- Brother: Christopher Odegaard (elder brother)
- Siblings: Emily Odegaard (younger sister), Marie Odegaard (younger sister)
Girlfriend and dating history
Martin Odegaard and Oda Burud had a long-term relationship. They have been dating since they were 15 in 2015 and have been going strong ever since.
Odegaard and Burud share a love of football which also strengthens their relationship. Apart from her relationship with Odegaard, little is known about her life.
Martin Odegaard’s net worth is around $18 million. As a football player, his main source of income came from football.
Martin Odegaard has signed a four-year deal with Arsenal. According to his contract, his annual salary was £4,110,000 as a weekly salary, up from £79,038.
When he joined Real Madrid in 2015, his salary was £32,400 per week.
- His father was a professional footballer who played for Stromsgodset before hanging up his boots in 2006. Needless to say, his father played a big part in his vision for football.
- When he joined Stromsgodset, he didn’t have the chance to train during the day because he was going to school, so he trained at night.
- He is the second son and second son of four siblings.
- He has been a supporter of Liverpool FC since he was young.
- He was coached by Zinedine Zidane while at Real Madrid.
- He dated his girlfriend, Oda Burud since 2015 and they have been in a long-term relationship since then.
- His girlfriend is also a Norwegian soccer player.
- He signed a four-year contract with Arsenal and his transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal was worth $37 million.
- He has an easygoing nature and loves hanging out with friends and family.
- He also likes to play games and shares photos of himself making smoothies.
- He is friends with fellow footballer Erling Haaland.
- Although he is an easy going guy, he is not recorded to have talked about his ideal type of girlfriend. He probably only has his eyes on football right now.
“I will try to enjoy this dream as much as possible.”
“It’s not easy to make friends when you’re at the top. At least not when you’re young and you’ve come from somewhere else.”
“No matter what level you play, nobody is guaranteed to be a starter every time, you have to earn the trust and deserve that role.”
Dad never talked about winning, being the best, he only talked about development. All about getting a little better all the time. It should be fun, stress-free, harmless.
“Awesome. It’s an honor to join the best club in the world. I don’t feel pressure but it’s different playing for Real Madrid than for Stromsgodset.”
Although he is easy going, it is difficult for him to adapt to his time at Real Madrid due to the differences between his previous clubs.
Ultimately he could not sign a contract with Real Madrid, but a move to Arsenal was the best option for him.
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