Ragnvald Soma

Date of birth10 November 1979
Place of birthByrne
NationalityNorwegian
Weight85 kg
Height1.89 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

This stylish defender had been tracked by West Ham United boss Harry Redknapp for some time before he eventually signed for the Hammers in January 2001.

He was introduced sparingly towards the end of the season, making his debut from the substitutes' bench in the closing minutes of the epic 1-0 FA Cup Fourth Round win at Manchester United.

He went on to give two fine performances in the Premiership games against Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Bryne FK 01 Jan 1996 17 Jan 2001
West Ham United 17 Jan 2001 01 Aug 2002
Bryne FK 01 Aug 2002 01 Jan 2004
SK Brann Bergen 01 Jan 2004 01 Jan 2006
Viking Stavanger 01 Jan 2006 01 Jul 2009
Rapid Wien 01 Jul 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 West Ham United FA Cup
1
2000-01 West Ham United Premier League 2
2
2001-02 West Ham United FA Cup 1
2001-02 West Ham United Premier League 1
2
2009-10 Rapid Wien UEFA Europa League 1
2010-11 Rapid Wien UEFA Europa League 2
1


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
28 Jan 2001 Manchester United v West Ham United W 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 2001 Liverpool v West Ham United L 3-0 Premier League
03 Mar 2001 Arsenal v West Ham United L 3-0 Premier League
07 Mar 2001 West Ham United v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
07 Apr 2001 Aston Villa v West Ham United D 2-2 Premier League
15 Sep 2001 Middlesbrough v West Ham United L 2-0 Premier League
29 Sep 2001 Everton v West Ham United L 5-0 Premier League
14 Oct 2001 Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United L 7-1 Premier League
26 Jan 2002 Chelsea v West Ham United D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round


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
1996-97 Norway UEFA Under-18 4
1996-97 Norway Under-21 1
1997-98 Norway Algarve Under-21 1
1997-98 Norway UEFA Under-18 3
1997-98 Norway Under-21 2
1997-98 Norway Under-21 Algarve Cup 1
1998-99 Norway UEFA Under-21 4
1998-99 Norway Under-21 1
1
1999-00 Norway UEFA Under-21 1
1
1999-00 Norway Under-21 5
2000-01 Norway UEFA Under-21 4
2
2004-05 Norway International Friendly 2
2


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
02 Sep 1996 Norway v Belarus W 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 3
06 Sep 1996 Estonia v Norway W 0-3 UEFA U18 Group 3
27 Nov 1996 Norway v Italy L 2-4 U21
07 May 1997 Norway v Republic of Ireland L 1-2 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
20 May 1997 Republic of Ireland v Norway L 3-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
20 Sep 1997 Republic of Ireland v Norway L 3-0 UEFA U18
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
03 Feb 1998 Denmark v Norway D 1-1 U21 ALGARVE CUP
05 Feb 1998 Portugal v Norway L 2-0 ALGARVE U21
24 Mar 1998 Poland v Norway L 2-1 U21
21 Apr 1998 Denmark v Norway L 3-0 U21
18 Aug 1998 Norway v Romania W 2-1 U21
05 Sep 1998 Norway v Latvia W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
09 Oct 1998 Slovenia v Norway W 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 2
13 Oct 1998 Norway v Albania W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
08 Feb 1999 Norway v Finland W 2-0 U21
30 May 1999 Norway v Georgia D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
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
22 Feb 2000 Norway v Finland W 1-0 U21
28 Mar 2000 Switzerland v Norway L 2-1 U21
25 Apr 2000 Belgium v Norway W 0-2 U21
31 May 2000 Germany v Norway D 2-2 Under-21
01 Sep 2000 Norway v Armenia W 5-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
06 Oct 2000 Wales v Norway W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
10 Oct 2000 Norway v Ukraine W 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 5
24 Mar 2001 Norway v Poland L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 5
18 Aug 2004 Norway v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
16 Nov 2004 Australia v Norway D 2-2 International Friendly
22 Jan 2005 Kuwait v Norway D 1-1 International Friendly
25 Jan 2005 Bahrain v Norway W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Jan 2005 Jordan v Norway D 0-0 International Friendly


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