Erik Pedersen Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Erik Stensrud Pedersen
  • Born: October 11th, 1967 (Porsgrunn, Norway)
  • Height: 5' 9
  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: November 1st, 1996
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 84 appearances
  • Also Played For: Odd Grenland, Tromsø IL, Viking Stavenger


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1998-99 8 0 2 0 25.0% 25.0% 50.0%
1997-98 45 0 6 1 33.3% 33.3% 33.3%
1996-97 31 0 4 1 58.1% 25.8% 16.1%
Totals: 84 (0) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 Cln = Clean Sheets | CtGR = Clean Sheets to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0
 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H) 1 - 0
 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 1
 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A) 0 - 0
 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 1

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H)  3 - 0
 09/02/99 3rd Round Replay vs. Queen's Park (H)  1 - 0
 06/02/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 02/02/99 3rd Round vs. Queen's Park (A)  0 - 0
 30/01/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 30/12/98 SPL vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 26/12/98 SPL vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 20/12/98 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 25/04/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 11/04/98 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 0
 07/04/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 2
 28/03/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 21/03/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 15/03/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 1
 08/03/98 5th Round vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 3
 28/02/98 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 24/02/98 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 21/02/98 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  2 - 2
 18/02/98 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A)  3 - 2
 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 07/02/98 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 31/01/98 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 27/01/98 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 24/01/98 3rd Round vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 0
 10/01/98 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 27/12/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 20/12/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 13/12/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 09/12/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 06/12/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 0
 30/11/97 Final vs. Celtic (N)  0 - 3
 22/11/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 15/11/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 1
 09/11/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  5 - 0
 01/11/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  3 - 1
 25/10/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 18/10/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 0
 15/10/97 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen (N)  3 - 1
 04/10/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 3
 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 09/09/97 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 0
 30/08/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 26/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Trabzonspor (H)  1 - 1
 23/08/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 5
 20/08/97 3rd Round vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 1
 17/08/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  1 - 1
 12/08/97 2nd Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Trabzonspor (A)  0 - 1
 09/08/97 2nd Round vs. QOS (A)  4 - 2
 02/08/97 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 30/07/97 1st Qual. Round 2nd Leg vs. Principat (H)  9 - 0
 23/07/97 1st Qual. Round 1st Leg vs. Principat (A)  8 - 0
 07/05/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 03/05/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 22/04/97 Semi Final Replay vs. Kilmarnock (N)  0 - 1
 19/04/97 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 14/04/97 Semi Final vs. Kilmarnock (N)  0 - 0
 05/04/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 2
 22/03/97 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 1
 15/03/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 1
 12/03/97 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 0
 08/03/97 Quarter Final vs. Motherwell (H)  4 - 1
 01/03/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  2 - 1
 25/02/97 4th Round Replay vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0
 22/02/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  3 - 2
 16/02/97 4th Round vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 08/02/97 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 01/02/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 0
 25/01/97 3rd Round vs. Stirling Albion (A)  2 - 0
 11/01/97 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  3 - 1
 04/01/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 0
 01/01/97 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  4 - 0
 28/12/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (A)  1 - 0
 26/12/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 21/12/96 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 14/12/96 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 1
 10/12/96 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 0
 07/12/96 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 0
 30/11/96 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 23/11/96 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  1 - 2
 16/11/96 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  3 - 3
 02/11/96 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 1
 26/10/96 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 0


Biography


Erik played youth football for Storms BK and Eidanger before joining Odd BK in 1984. He moved to Tromsø IL in 1988 where he played regularly for two seasons, gaining international recognition when he made his Norway debut against Russia in December 1990. He went on to make a total of ten international appearances over the following year. In 1991 he then joined United's old European foes Viking Stavanger, where the full-back won a Norwegian Championship medal in his first season. He returned to Odd BK for a short spell in 1994 before returning to Viking.

In October 1996, Erik made a surprise appearance for United as a trialist in a League match against Hearts at Tannadice and impressed enough to be given a contract within the following week. Alongside fellow debutant Kjell Olofsson and Lars Zetterlund, who signed a week later, the Scandanavian trio’s arrival signalled the start of a vastly improved spell of form for United – mirroring the events that happened under manager Jerry Kerr 30 years before.

Erik’s robust style and commitment made him a cult figure at Tannadice, and his man-marking skills saw him nullify the threat of some of the greatest talent in Scottish football at that time. He missed only one match throughout the remainder of the 1996-97 season, helping United to a third-place finish in the Premier Division and a European qualification slot. He continued to be first choice left-back throughout the 1997-98 season, and collected a League cup runners-up medal against Celtic in November 1997. Always availble with a wicked shot from outside the box, Erik unfortunately never scored for United, even missing a penalty against CE Principat in the away leg of the UEFA Cup qualifying tie.

Injuries heavily restricted his appearances throughout his third season with United, and at the end of the 1998-99 campaign he returned to Norway where he re-joined Odd, winning the Norwegian Cup final in 2000. He later joined Pors Grenland, until retiring in 2005.

Even though his time in Scotland was relatively short, Erik's popularity was such that he was inducted into the Dundee United Hall of Fame in 2011.

Squad Numbers


6

Season:
1998-99





Debut

October 26th, 1996
Heart of Midlothian 0 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Erik was born on this date in Porsgrunn, Norway.

  • Pre-match interest centred mainly round the possible appearance of the two Scandinavians in United's side and when the teams were announced the surprise was not the presence of the pair, but the fact that Swede Kjell Olofsson was listed under his own name, the striker having signed a short term contract on the morning of the match. Norwegian Erik Perdersen, however, was listed as a trialist in a United starting eleven which showed a whole host of changes from the one which had drawn at East End Park.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Erik played youth football for Storms BK and Eidanger before joining Odd BK in 1984. He moved to Tromsø IL in 1988 where he played regularly for two seasons, gaining international recognition when he made his Norway debut against Russia in December 1990. He went on to make a total of ten international appearances over the following year. In 1991 he then joined United's old European foes Viking Stavanger, where the full-back won a Norwegian Championship medal in his first season. He returned to Odd BK for a short spell in 1994 before returning to Viking.

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 3 - 0 Aberdeen

    We maintained our 100% record over the Dons this season with a third victory and again we prevented the Dons scoring. Although Aberdeen started well, we made the better chances and were unlucky to have a goal chalked off before Kjell Olofsson nodded us in front. In the second half a Billy Dodds header and David Hannah's fine execution to a good move saw us cruise to an easy win in the end.