Founded: 1913
Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion (national stadium), capacity 25,572
Colours: They played in green for their first year until Norwegian State Railways sold them their blue and red kit cheaply.
Honours: Norwegian Premier League – 5 (1965, 1981, 1983, 1984, 2005). Norwegian Football Cup – 4 (1980, 1997, 2002, 2008).
Europe: Champions League – 2006/2007 (knocked out by Russian side Mladá Boleslav in the 2nd qualifying round). Europa League – 2011/2012 (knocked out by Greek side P.A.O.K. FC in the 3rd qualifying round).
Supporters: Klanen (the Clan) is the biggest supporters club in Norway with around 10,000 members. They are known for being the most vocal fans in the league and the number 12 kit is reserved for them (as the 12th man). Despite having not won the league since 2005, their average attendance is the 4th highest in the league and average seven times
Manager: Martin Andresen. 35-year-old former midfielder who has played for Wimbledon, Molde and Blackburn, amongst others. Joined Valerenga in 2008 as a player manager after winning the Norwegian league with Brann the season before. In 2003 he was named Player of the Year in Norway when he was at Stabæk.
Notable former players: Henning Berg 1988-1991 (100 games for Norway. Manchester United, Blackburn, Rangers), Ronny Johnsen 2005-2008 (62 games for Norway. Manchester United, Aston Villa, Newcastle), Lars Roar Bohinen 1988-1989 and 2003-2005 (49 games for Norway. Nottingham Forest, Blackburn and Derby).
Last season: 7th, 11 points behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s champions, Molde.
Current season: 6th, 13 points behind leaders Strømsgodset.
Players to look out for: Marcus Pedersen – 22-year-old striker on loan from Dutch side Vitesse who has scored 8 goals in 15 games this season. Mohammed Fellah – 23-year-old attacking midfielder who was born in Oslo and joined the club when he was 15. He made 115 appearances for the club since making his début when he was 17-years-old. This season he has 6 assists and 1 goal in 14 games.

Kick-off: 4pm (local time), 3pm (BST).




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