Oivind Solskjaer is the father of a Norwegian professional football manager and a former player named Ole Gunnar. Oivind used to be a Greco-Roman wrestling champion. The athlete gene runs in the family.
Ole is a very well-known name in the football world. He used to be a great player; now, he is also a great manager for the same club he played for, the Premier League club Manchester United.
He was first transferred to Manchester United in 1996 for £1.5 million. He had a total of 366 matches where he scored 126 goals throughout his career as a football player.
He first started his career as a football manager in 2008. Besides managing Manchester United, he has also managed other teams such as Molde, Cardiff City, and again returned to managing Manchester United in 2018.
Oivind is married to Brita Solskjaer. They together had Ole. There are not many details about their marriage that can be found.
Ole is married to a woman named Silje. They used to live together when Ole used to play for Manchester United. They have three children together named Noah Solskjaer, Karna Solskjaer, and Elijah Solskjaer.
Ole and Silje started dating in 1992, and later their wedding took place in 2004.
How they met
Ole and Silje Solskjaer met when Ole was training for football in Clausenengen Fotballklubb in Norway. They started talking and became close. Soon after, they were dating and later got married.
Ole has three children named Noah, Karna, and Elijah. Noah and Karna, both of them, have followed their father's footsteps and are now football players.
Noah plays football for Kristiansund BK, which is a Norwegian football club. He plays as a midfielder in the club.
Karna plays football for the Manchester United W.F.C. (Women's Football Cub) Academy team.
There is not much known about what Elijah does.
As Oivind used to be a Greco-Roman wrestling champion in his time, he wanted his son Ole to follow in his footsteps as well.
Ole even went for wrestling training for some time. But as he was training, he realized that this was not for him as he was too weak and small for that.
He used to be tossed around all the time and was not doing good. He was even bullied and teased by other children there in training.
There he got many nicknames such as Small Ole and others. He soon left wrestling and joined a different form of sports, and that is football, in which he gained his success and fame.
Not Noah's favorite
Ole has admitted that he is not his son Noah's favorite football player, but instead, his former teammate Wayne Rooney is his son's favorite football player, and his son considers Michael Carrick as his inspiration again, not his father.
Ole is considered very loyal towards his team Manchester United as when his career was at its peak, he got many offers from many other big teams along with much greater pay, but he declined all of those even when he was a substitute player for the team.
He has always stayed beside his team as loyal as possible.
The net worth of Oivind is not known. But as he used to be a wrestling champion, he must have earned pretty well at the time.
The net worth of Ole is estimated to be around $80 million.
|Football manager, former football player
- Oivind was born in April 10, 1944.
- Ole is currently 48 years old. He was born on February 26, 1973.
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