John Arne Riise

Date of birth24 September 1980
Place of birthMolde
NationalityNorwegian
Weight79 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender

Riise proved to be an excellent signing and scored some fantastic goals for Liverpool.

His contract at Liverpool was extended to June 2009 in January 2006.

He joined his brother Bjorn Helge at Fulham in July 2011 with a three-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Aalesund 01 Apr 1997 01 Dec 1998
AS Monaco 01 Dec 1998 26 Jul 2001
Liverpool 26 Jul 2001 19 Jun 2008
AS Roma 19 Jun 2008 13 Jul 2011
Fulham 13 Jul 2011 30 Jun 2014
APOEL Nicosia 01 Sep 2014

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 AS Monaco UEFA Cup 1
1
1
2000-01 AS Monaco French Championnat 7
9
3
2000-01 AS Monaco UEFA Champions League 1
1
2001-02 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
2001-02 Liverpool FA Cup 2
2001-02 Liverpool Premier League 34
4
7
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 13
1
1
2001-02 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
1
2002-03 Liverpool FA Community Shield 1
2002-03 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1
2002-03 Liverpool League Cup 4
2002-03 Liverpool Premier League 31
6
6
1
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 6
2002-03 Liverpool UEFA Cup 4
1
2003-04 Liverpool FA Cup 1
2003-04 Liverpool League Cup 1
1
2003-04 Liverpool Premier League 22
6
2003-04 Liverpool UEFA Cup 4
2004-05 Liverpool League Cup 3
2
1
2004-05 Liverpool Premier League 34
3
6
2
2004-05 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 15
1
2005-06 Liverpool FA Cup 6
3
2005-06 Liverpool FIFA Club World Championship 1
1
2005-06 Liverpool Premier League 24
8
1
2005-06 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 10
1
2005-06 Liverpool UEFA Super Cup 1
2006-07 Liverpool FA Community Shield 1
1
2006-07 Liverpool FA Cup 1
2006-07 Liverpool League Cup 1
1
2006-07 Liverpool Premier League 29
4
1
1
2006-07 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 12
2
2007-08 Liverpool FA Cup 4
1
2007-08 Liverpool League Cup
1
2007-08 Liverpool Premier League 22
7
3
2007-08 Liverpool UEFA Champions League 5
5
2008-09 AS Roma UEFA Champions League 3
1
2009-10 AS Roma UEFA Europa League 2
1
2011-12 Fulham FA Cup 2
2011-12 Fulham Premier League 35
1
2
2011-12 Fulham UEFA Europa League 6
2012-13 Fulham FA Cup 1
2012-13 Fulham Premier League 29
2
4
2013-14 Fulham FA Cup 1
1
1
2013-14 Fulham League Cup 3
2013-14 Fulham Premier League 17
3
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Sep 1999 AS Monaco v St Johnstone W 3-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
30 Sep 1999 St Johnstone v AS Monaco D 3-3
Agg: 3-6
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
12 Sep 2000 Galatasaray v AS Monaco L 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group D
16 Sep 2000 AS Monaco v Toulouse W 3-0 French Championnat 8
20 Sep 2000 AS Monaco v Rangers L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
10 Nov 2000 Saint Etienne v AS Monaco L 1-0 French Championnat 15
18 Nov 2000 AS Monaco v Paris St Germain W 2-0 French Championnat 16
25 Nov 2000 RC Lens v AS Monaco L 4-3 French Championnat 17
29 Nov 2000 Nantes v AS Monaco L 3-1 French Championnat 18
03 Dec 2000 AS Monaco v Strasbourg W 1-0 French Championnat 19
09 Dec 2000 Guingamp v AS Monaco D 2-2 French Championnat 20
16 Dec 2000 AS Monaco v Rennes L 1-2 French Championnat 21
03 Feb 2001 AS Monaco v Metz W 6-1 French Championnat 25
07 Feb 2001 Bordeaux v AS Monaco L 2-1 French Championnat 26
17 Feb 2001 AS Monaco v Bastia W 2-1 French Championnat 27
17 Mar 2001 AS Monaco v Troyes W 4-3 French Championnat 29
07 Apr 2001 Olympique Lyonnais v AS Monaco L 2-1 French Championnat 30
14 Apr 2001 AS Monaco v Saint Etienne W 5-3 French Championnat 31
28 Apr 2001 Paris St Germain v AS Monaco D 1-1 French Championnat 32
19 May 2001 AS Monaco v Lille L 1-2 French Championnat 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 Norway UEFA Under-18 1
1
1997-98 Norway Under-18 International Tournament 2
1998-99 Norway UEFA Under-18 3
1998-99 Norway UEFA Under-21 2
1
1998-99 Norway Under-18 1
1998-99 Norway Under-21 1
1
1999-00 Norway International Friendly 2
2
1
1999-00 Norway Nordic Championships 2
1999-00 Norway UEFA Under-21 5
1
1
1999-00 Norway Under-21 1
1
2000-01 Norway International Friendly 1
2000-01 Norway UEFA Under-21 5
1
2000-01 Norway Under-21 1
2001-02 Norway FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Norway International Friendly 5
2002-03 Norway International Friendly 4
2002-03 Norway UEFA European Championship 6
2
1
2003-04 Norway International Friendly 6
2003-04 Norway UEFA European Championship 4
2004-05 Norway FIFA World Cup 6
2
2004-05 Norway International Friendly 4
2
2005-06 Norway FIFA World Cup 5
1
2005-06 Norway International Friendly 4
2006-07 Norway International Friendly 3
2006-07 Norway UEFA European Championship 5
1
2007-08 Norway International Friendly 4
1
2007-08 Norway UEFA European Championship 5
1
2008-09 Norway FIFA World Cup 5
2008-09 Norway International Friendly 4
1
2009-10 Norway FIFA World Cup 3
3
1
2009-10 Norway International Friendly 4
2010-11 Norway International Friendly 4
2010-11 Norway UEFA European Championship 4
1
1
2011-12 Norway International Friendly 5
1
2011-12 Norway UEFA European Championship 2
2012-13 Norway FIFA World Cup 5
1
1
2012-13 Norway International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
22 Sep 1997 Norway v Wales L 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 13
26 Sep 1997 Poland v Norway L 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 13
26 Apr 1998 USA v Norway D 0-0 U18 INTER TOURN
27 Apr 1998 Slovakia v Norway W 0-1 U18 INTER TOURN
11 Aug 1998 Sweden v Norway W 1-2 U18
29 Oct 1998 Norway v Germany W 3-2 UEFA U18 Group 2
31 Oct 1998 Norway v Estonia W 3-0 UEFA U18 Group 2
08 Feb 1999 Norway v Finland W 2-0 U21
12 Feb 1999 Norway v Sweden W 2-0 U21
26 Mar 1999 Greece v Norway L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
28 Apr 1999 Georgia v Norway W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 2
11 May 1999 Norway v Spain D 1-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 1
17 Aug 1999 Portugal v Norway L 2-0 U21
03 Sep 1999 Norway v Greece W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
07 Sep 1999 Norway v Slovenia W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
08 Oct 1999 Latvia v Norway L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
13 Nov 1999 Norway v Spain L 1-3 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
16 Nov 1999 Spain v Norway L 4-0 UEFA U21 Quarter-final
31 Jan 2000 Norway v Iceland D 0-0 NORDIC CUP
02 Feb 2000 Denmark v Norway W 2-4 Nordic Championships
23 Feb 2000 Turkey v Norway W 0-2 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Norway v Belgium L 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 2000 Norway v Slovakia W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Norway v Italy W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Finland v Norway L 3-1 International Friendly
01 Sep 2000 Norway v Armenia W 5-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
27 Feb 2001 Norway v Finland W 3-0 U21
24 Mar 2001 Norway v Poland L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
27 Mar 2001 Belarus v Norway L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 5
01 Jun 2001 Ukraine v Norway W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 5
05 Jun 2001 Norway v Belarus W 5-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
15 Aug 2001 Norway v Turkey D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Poland v Norway L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
05 Sep 2001 Norway v Wales W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
06 Oct 2001 Armenia v Norway W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
13 Feb 2002 Belgium v Norway L 1-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Norway v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
14 May 2002 Norway v Japan W 3-0 International Friendly
22 May 2002 Norway v Iceland D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Norway v Netherlands L 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Norway v Denmark D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
12 Oct 2002 Romania v Norway W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
16 Oct 2002 Norway v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Nov 2002 Austria v Norway W 0-1 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Greece v Norway L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Luxembourg v Norway W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
22 May 2003 Norway v Finland W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Denmark v Norway L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
11 Jun 2003 Norway v Romania D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
20 Aug 2003 Norway v Scotland D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2003 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Norway L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
10 Sep 2003 Norway v Portugal L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Norway v Luxembourg W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
15 Nov 2003 Spain v Norway L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Norway v Spain L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway W 1-4 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Serbia and Montenegro v Norway W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Norway v Russia W 3-2 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Norway v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Norway v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Italy v Norway L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Sep 2004 Norway v Belarus D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Oct 2004 Scotland v Norway W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
13 Oct 2004 Norway v Slovenia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
16 Nov 2004 Australia v Norway D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Malta v Norway W 0-3 International Friendly
30 Mar 2005 Moldova v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
04 Jun 2005 Norway v Italy D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Jun 2005 Sweden v Norway W 2-3 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Norway v Switzerland L 0-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Norway v Scotland L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Oct 2005 Norway v Moldova W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
12 Oct 2005 Belarus v Norway W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
12 Nov 2005 Norway v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Play-off 1st leg
16 Nov 2005 Czech Republic v Norway L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Play-off 2nd leg
01 Mar 2006 Senegal v Norway L 2-1 International Friendly
24 May 2006 Norway v Paraguay D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2006 Norway v Korea Republic D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Norway v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Greece v Norway L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
15 Nov 2006 Serbia v Norway D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Feb 2007 Croatia v Norway L 2-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Norway v Bosnia and Herzegovina L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
28 Mar 2007 Turkey v Norway D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
02 Jun 2007 Norway v Malta W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
06 Jun 2007 Norway v Hungary W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
22 Aug 2007 Norway v Argentina W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Moldova v Norway W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
12 Sep 2007 Norway v Greece D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
17 Oct 2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Norway W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
17 Nov 2007 Norway v Turkey L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
21 Nov 2007 Malta v Norway W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group C
06 Feb 2008 Wales v Norway L 3-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Montenegro v Norway L 3-1 International Friendly
28 May 2008 Norway v Uruguay D 2-2 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Norway v Iceland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2008 Scotland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Oct 2008 Norway v Netherlands L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
19 Nov 2008 Ukraine v Norway L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Germany v Norway W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 South Africa v Norway L 2-1 International Friendly
01 Apr 2009 Norway v Finland W 3-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 FYR Macedonia v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Jun 2009 Netherlands v Norway L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
12 Aug 2009 Norway v Scotland W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
05 Sep 2009 Iceland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
09 Sep 2009 Norway v FYR Macedonia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
10 Oct 2009 Norway v South Africa W 1-0 International Friendly
14 Nov 2009 Switzerland v Norway W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Slovakia v Norway W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2010 Norway v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Norway v France W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Iceland v Norway W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group H
08 Oct 2010 Cyprus v Norway W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group H
17 Nov 2010 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 1-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Poland v Norway L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 Norway v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group H
04 Jun 2011 Portugal v Norway L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
07 Jun 2011 Norway v Lithuania W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Aug 2011 Norway v Czech Republic W 3-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2011 Denmark v Norway L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group H
11 Oct 2011 Norway v Cyprus W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Nov 2011 Wales v Norway L 4-1 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 Northern Ireland v Norway W 0-3 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Norway v England L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Norway v Croatia D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Iceland v Norway L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group E
11 Sep 2012 Norway v Slovenia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Qualifying group E
12 Oct 2012 Switzerland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group E
16 Oct 2012 Cyprus v Norway W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Qualifying group E
06 Feb 2013 Norway v Ukraine L 0-2 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Norway v Albania L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.