Ronny Johnsen

Date of birth10 June 1969
Place of birthSandefjord
NationalityNorwegian
Weight83 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

A competent, versatile defender, Ronny starred in the 1999 'Treble' team, but a succession of injuries caused him to become known as 'The Ice Man'. Won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the Champions League at United.

A free agent following his release by Aston Villa, Ronny was brought in to provide defensive cover after the Summer 2004 transfer window had closed.

Ronny joined Newcastle United in September 2004 with a contract to the end of January 2005.

Signed by Newcastle boss Graeme Souness to fill the gap left by Jonathan Woodgate's departure to Real Madrid, the experienced defender remained a short-term option due to injury concerns.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Lyn Oslo 01 Jan 1992 31 Dec 1993
Lillestrom 01 Jan 1994 31 Dec 1994
Beşiktaş 01 Jan 1995 26 Jul 1996
Manchester United 26 Jul 1996 30 Jun 2002
Aston Villa 29 Aug 2002 30 Jun 2004
Southampton 06 Aug 2004 13 Aug 2004 T
Newcastle United 16 Sep 2004 31 Jan 2005
Valerenga 16 Feb 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Manchester United FA Cup 2
1
1996-97 Manchester United Premier League 26
5
3
1996-97 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 9
1997-98 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1
1997-98 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1997-98 Manchester United League Cup 1
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League 18
4
2
2
1997-98 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
1998-99 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Cup 3
2
1998-99 Manchester United League Cup 1
1998-99 Manchester United Premier League 19
3
3
2
1998-99 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
2
1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 2
1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2000-01 Manchester United League Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 11
1
1
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 4
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 9
1
1
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
1
2002-03 Aston Villa League Cup 4
2002-03 Aston Villa Premier League 25
1
2
2003-04 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2003-04 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1
1
2003-04 Aston Villa Premier League 21
2
1
3
2004-05 Newcastle United League Cup 2
2004-05 Newcastle United Premier League 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
17 Aug 1996 Wimbledon v Manchester United W 0-3 Premier League
25 Aug 1996 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 Premier League
04 Sep 1996 Derby County v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
07 Sep 1996 Leeds United v Manchester United W 0-4 Premier League
11 Sep 1996 Juventus v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
14 Sep 1996 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 Premier League
21 Sep 1996 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
25 Sep 1996 Manchester United v Rapid Wien W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Group C
12 Oct 1996 Manchester United v Liverpool W 1-0 Premier League
16 Oct 1996 Fenerbahçe v Manchester United W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group C
20 Oct 1996 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 5-0 Premier League
30 Oct 1996 Manchester United v Fenerbahçe L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
02 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
16 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
20 Nov 1996 Manchester United v Juventus L 0-1 UEFA Champions League Group C
23 Nov 1996 Middlesbrough v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
08 Dec 1996 West Ham United v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
18 Dec 1996 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1996 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 0-4 Premier League
28 Dec 1996 Manchester United v Leeds United W 1-0 Premier League
01 Jan 1997 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
05 Jan 1997 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
18 Jan 1997 Coventry City v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
01 Feb 1997 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
04 Feb 1997 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 1-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
19 Feb 1997 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
22 Feb 1997 Chelsea v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
01 Mar 1997 Manchester United v Coventry City W 3-1 Premier League
05 Mar 1997 Manchester United v FC Porto W 4-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
08 Mar 1997 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 Premier League
19 Mar 1997 FC Porto v Manchester United D 0-0
Agg: 0-4
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
22 Mar 1997 Everton v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Manchester United v Derby County L 2-3 Premier League
09 Apr 1997 Borussia Dortmund v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
12 Apr 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United W 2-3 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 Liverpool v Manchester United W 1-3 Premier League
23 Apr 1997 Manchester United v Borussia Dortmund L 0-1
Agg: 0-2
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
03 May 1997 Leicester City v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
05 May 1997 Manchester United v Middlesbrough D 3-3 Premier League
08 May 1997 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Manchester United v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
03 Aug 1997 Chelsea v Manchester United W 1-1 (4-2) FA Charity Shield
10 Aug 1997 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
13 Aug 1997 Manchester United v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
27 Sep 1997 Leeds United v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
01 Oct 1997 Manchester United v Juventus W 3-2 UEFA Champions League Group B
04 Oct 1997 Manchester United v Crystal Palace W 2-0 Premier League
14 Oct 1997 Ipswich Town v Manchester United L 2-0 League Cup 3rd round
18 Oct 1997 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
09 Nov 1997 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-2 Premier League
22 Nov 1997 Wimbledon v Manchester United W 2-5 Premier League
27 Nov 1997 Manchester United v 1.FC Kosice W 3-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
30 Nov 1997 Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers W 4-0 Premier League
06 Dec 1997 Liverpool v Manchester United W 1-3 Premier League
10 Dec 1997 Juventus v Manchester United L 1-0 UEFA Champions League Group B
15 Dec 1997 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
21 Dec 1997 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 0-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1997 Manchester United v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Coventry City v Manchester United L 3-2 Premier League
04 Jan 1998 Chelsea v Manchester United W 3-5 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1998 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 Premier League
19 Jan 1998 Southampton v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
24 Jan 1998 Manchester United v Walsall W 5-1 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1998 Manchester United v Leicester City L 0-1 Premier League
14 Feb 1998 Manchester United v Barnsley D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
28 Feb 1998 Chelsea v Manchester United W 0-1 Premier League
04 Mar 1998 AS Monaco v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
07 Mar 1998 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 2-0 Premier League
14 Mar 1998 Manchester United v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
18 Mar 1998 Manchester United v AS Monaco D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
28 Mar 1998 Manchester United v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
06 Apr 1998 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United W 1-3 Premier League
10 Apr 1998 Manchester United v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
09 Aug 1998 Arsenal v Manchester United L 3-0 FA Charity Shield
12 Aug 1998 Manchester United v LKS Lódz W 2-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
15 Aug 1998 Manchester United v Leicester City D 2-2 Premier League
22 Aug 1998 West Ham United v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
26 Aug 1998 LKS Lódz v Manchester United D 0-0
Agg: 0-2
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
09 Sep 1998 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic W 4-1 Premier League
12 Sep 1998 Manchester United v Coventry City W 2-0 Premier League
08 Nov 1998 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 0-0 Premier League
02 Dec 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 3-1 League Cup Quarter-final
09 Dec 1998 Manchester United v Bayern München D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Group D
12 Dec 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
19 Dec 1998 Manchester United v Middlesbrough L 2-3 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 3-0 Premier League
29 Dec 1998 Chelsea v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
10 Jan 1999 Manchester United v West Ham United W 4-1 Premier League
24 Jan 1999 Manchester United v Liverpool W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
06 Feb 1999 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United W 1-8 Premier League
14 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Fulham W 1-0 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Arsenal D 1-1 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Coventry City v Manchester United W 0-1 Premier League
27 Feb 1999 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-1 Premier League
03 Mar 1999 Manchester United v Inter Milano W 2-0 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
13 Mar 1999 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 1-2 Premier League
17 Mar 1999 Inter Milano v Manchester United D 1-1
Agg: 1-3
UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 2nd leg
21 Mar 1999 Manchester United v Everton W 3-1 Premier League
03 Apr 1999 Wimbledon v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
07 Apr 1999 Manchester United v Juventus D 1-1 UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st leg
11 Apr 1999 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 FA Cup Semi-final
14 Apr 1999 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 FA Cup Semi-final replay
21 Apr 1999 Juventus v Manchester United W 2-3
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
01 May 1999 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 2-1 Premier League
05 May 1999 Liverpool v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
12 May 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United D 0-0 Premier League
16 May 1999 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
22 May 1999 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-0 FA Cup Final
26 May 1999 Manchester United v Bayern Munchen W 2-1 UEFA Champions League Final
22 Apr 2000 Southampton v Manchester United W 1-3 Premier League
24 Apr 2000 Manchester United v Chelsea W 3-2 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Watford v Manchester United W 2-3 Premier League
13 Aug 2000 Chelsea v Manchester United L 2-0 FA Charity Shield
20 Aug 2000 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 2-0 Premier League
05 Sep 2000 Manchester United v Bradford City W 6-0 Premier League
09 Sep 2000 Manchester United v Sunderland W 3-0 Premier League
13 Sep 2000 Manchester United v Anderlecht W 5-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
19 Sep 2000 Dynamo Kiev v Manchester United D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Group G
23 Sep 2000 Manchester United v Chelsea D 3-3 Premier League
01 Oct 2000 Arsenal v Manchester United L 1-0 Premier League
14 Oct 2000 Leicester City v Manchester United W 0-3 Premier League
18 Oct 2000 Manchester United v PSV Eindhoven W 3-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
21 Oct 2000 Manchester United v Leeds United W 3-0 Premier League
24 Oct 2000 Anderlecht v Manchester United L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
28 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
28 Apr 2001 Middlesbrough v Manchester United W 0-2 Premier League
05 May 2001 Manchester United v Derby County L 0-1 Premier League
13 May 2001 Southampton v Manchester United L 2-1 Premier League
19 May 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United L 3-1 Premier League
22 Aug 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
26 Aug 2001 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
22 Sep 2001 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 4-0 Premier League
25 Sep 2001 Deportivo La Coruña v Manchester United L 2-1 UEFA Champions League Group G
29 Sep 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United W 3-5 Premier League
10 Oct 2001 Olympiakos v Manchester United W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Group G
17 Oct 2001 Manchester United v Deportivo La Coruña L 2-3 UEFA Champions League Group G
23 Feb 2002 Manchester United v Aston Villa W 1-0 Premier League
26 Feb 2002 Manchester United v Nantes W 5-1 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
03 Mar 2002 Derby County v Manchester United D 2-2 Premier League
06 Mar 2002 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-0 Premier League
13 Mar 2002 Manchester United v Bayern Munchen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
16 Mar 2002 West Ham United v Manchester United W 3-5 Premier League
19 Mar 2002 Boavista v Manchester United W 0-3 UEFA Champions League Phase 2 group A
23 Mar 2002 Manchester United v Middlesbrough L 0-1 Premier League
30 Mar 2002 Leeds United v Manchester United W 3-4 Premier League
02 Apr 2002 Deportivo La Coruña v Manchester United W 0-2 UEFA Champions League Quarter-final 1st leg
10 Apr 2002 Manchester United v Deportivo La Coruña W 3-2
Agg: 5-2
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg
30 Apr 2002 Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United D 1-1
Agg: 3-3
UEFA Champions League Semi-final 2nd leg


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
1991-92 Norway International Friendly 2
1
1991-92 Norway UEFA European Championship 1
1992-93 Norway FIFA World Cup 1
1993-94 Norway FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
1993-94 Norway International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Norway International Friendly 3
1994-95 Norway UEFA European Championship 5
1995-96 Norway FIFA World Cup 1
1995-96 Norway International Friendly 2
1
1995-96 Norway UEFA European Championship 2
1996-97 Norway FIFA World Cup 4
1996-97 Norway International Friendly 3
1997-98 Norway FIFA World Cup 4
1997-98 Norway International Friendly 3
1
1998-99 Norway International Friendly 2
1998-99 Norway UEFA European Championship 2
1
2000-01 Norway FIFA World Cup 2
1
2001-02 Norway FIFA World Cup 3
1
2001-02 Norway International Friendly 2
2002-03 Norway International Friendly 3
1
2002-03 Norway UEFA European Championship 4
2003-04 Norway International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Norway UEFA European Championship 2
1
2007-08 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
08 Aug 1991 Norway v Sweden L 1-2 International Friendly
25 Sep 1991 Norway v Czechoslovakia L 2-3 International Friendly
13 Nov 1991 Italy v Norway D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 3
04 Feb 1992 Bermuda v Norway W 1-3 International Friendly
09 Jun 1993 Netherlands v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
13 Oct 1993 Poland v Norway W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
10 Nov 1993 Turkey v Norway L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
15 Jan 1994 USA v Norway L 2-1 International Friendly
19 Jan 1994 Norway v Costa Rica D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 Belarus v Norway W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Dec 1994 Malta v Norway W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Feb 1995 Estonia v Norway W 0-7 International Friendly
08 Feb 1995 Cyprus v Norway W 0-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Luxembourg v Norway W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 5
26 Apr 1995 Norway v Luxembourg W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
25 May 1995 Norway v Ghana W 3-2 International Friendly
07 Jun 1995 Norway v Malta W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
22 Jul 1995 Norway v France D 0-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 1995 Norway v Czech Republic D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
06 Sep 1995 Czech Republic v Norway L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
11 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 Northern Ireland v Norway W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Norway v Azerbaijan W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
01 Sep 1996 Norway v Georgia W 1-0 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Norway v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
10 Nov 1996 Switzerland v Norway W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
29 Mar 1997 United Arab Emirates v Norway W 1-4 International Friendly
30 Apr 1997 Norway v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
30 May 1997 Norway v Brazil W 4-2 International Friendly
08 Jun 1997 Hungary v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Oct 1997 Norway v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
20 May 1998 Norway v Mexico W 5-2 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Norway v Saudi Arabia W 6-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 1998 Morocco v Norway D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
16 Jun 1998 Scotland v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
23 Jun 1998 Brazil v Norway W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
27 Jun 1998 Italy v Norway L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
19 Aug 1998 Norway v Romania D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Norway v Latvia L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
10 Feb 1999 Italy v Norway D 0-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 Greece v Norway W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
07 Oct 2000 Wales v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
11 Oct 2000 Norway v Ukraine L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
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
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 Feb 2003 Greece v Norway L 1-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 2003 Luxembourg v Norway W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
30 Apr 2003 Republic of Ireland v Norway L 1-0 International Friendly
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
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
27 May 2004 Norway v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
22 Aug 2007 Norway v Argentina W 2-1 International Friendly


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