Date: 7th August 2015 at 3:03pm
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Striker: Steffen Iversen

19/8/00 Premiership. Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town. Steffen Iversen. Photo: Mark Leech.

Then: After starring in the Champions League with Rosenborg during the 1995-1996 season, Steffen Iverson opted for a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur. The young 20-year-old Norway international moved to the club for a fee of around £2.5 million and quickly settled into his new surroundings, scoring six goals during an opening season with the club.

Now: Iversen is regarded as one of the most prolific Norwegian strikers of all time. He retired from the professional game in 2012 having scored 21 goals in 79 games for his country. While at Tottenham, Iversen never quite managed to endear himself to the White Hart Lane faithful. In a seven-year period with the club, he only managed to break 10 Premier League goals once and, by the later years, often had to make do with cameo appearances from the bench. After leaving Spurs, Iversen had a much more prolific time back at Rosenborg. Between 2006 and 2010, he scored an impressive 63 times in just over 120 games. A largely forgettable period at Crystal Palace followed for the experienced international, before finishing his career back where he began.


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