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How is Morten Gamst Pedersen getting on ever since leaving Blackburn Rovers?

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It may be a long time since Morten Gamst Pedersen last played in the shirt of Blackburn Rovers, but the Norwegian will always remain a hugely popular figure at Ewood Park.

During a nine-year spell with Rovers, Pedersen made 349 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 47 goals, with the spectacular nature of many of those strikes going on to make him something of a Premier League icon.

Leaving Blackburn following their first season back in the Championship in the 2012/13 campaign, Pedersen headed for Turkey, joining then top-flight side Karabukspor in the summer of 2013.

After just 13 appearances and no goals for the club, Pedersen left Turkey to return to his native Norway in early 2014, joining Rosenborg.

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The midfielder had a reasonably encouraging debut campaign with the club, scoring five goals in 32 appearances in all competitions as they finished second in the top-flight standings in 2014.

However, the 2015 season would be a less successful one for Pedersen, from an individual perspective at least.

Although Rosenborg would claim a League and Cup double during the 2015 season, Pedersen made just five appearances in total during that campaign, prompting him to leave Rosenborg ahead of the 2016 season.

That saw Pedersen return to his former side Tromso – who Blackburn had signed him from all the way back in 2004 – and the midfielder would go on to spend the next four seasons with the club he originally began his senior career with.

During that time, Pedersen made 96 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring four goals, but left at the end of the 2019 campaign, following the club’s relegation to Norway’s second-tier.

But despite the fact he was 38 at that point, Pedersen’s career was far from over. The midfielder went on to join third-tier side Alta, who he is still playing for now at the age of 40.

The midfielder’s spell with Alta has so far seen him make 34 appearances and score an impressive 16 goals, many of which have come from free-kicks or corners, in the style that made him such a memorable figure way back when he was still at Blackburn.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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