Havard Nordtveit

John Max 03 Dec,2017


Norway national football team member Havard Nordtveit plays as a defensive midfielder. He is currently signed to 1899 Hoffenheim where he wears the shirt no. 6.

Early Life

A native of Vats, Norway, Havard Nordtveit was born on 21st of June 1990. His birth sign is Gemini. His father Øyvind Nordtveit is a trainer at Vats 94, local football club, and also has an older brother.

Talking about his nationality, he is a Norwegian and is of white ethnicity. He started playing football at his hometown club Vats 94 at an early age of six. He then switched to Skjold.

Club Career


In 2006, Havard Nordtveit entered in the youth team of Haugesund. On 1st January 2007, he was promoted to the main squad of Haugesund, signing his ever professional contract. He played total 10 league matches for the club.


On 3rd July 2007, Nordtveit signed a contract with Arsenal for a fee of £2.70 million. There he was given the shirt no. 55. On 14th July 2007, he made his debut in the club first pre-season friendly against Barnet. In 2007-08 FA Premier Reserve League season he played the key role of captain for the reserved team.


Nordtveit joined Salamanca, signing a 6-month loan deal. He made his Salamanca debut against Sevilla Atletico in a 1-1 drew. However, due playing time issue he was called back to his parent club on 29th October.

On 21st January 2009, Nordtveit made his first appearance for Arsenal reserve team after a loan spell with his previous club, against Stoke City reserve in a 2-2 draw.

On 10th March, he was loaned out again, this time to Norwegian Premier League outfit Lillestrom for 5-month. In club Lillestrom’s season opener he made his debut in the Norwegian Premier League against Stabaek.

Similarly, on 28th July 2009, Nordtveit joined 1. FC Nurnberg, signing a 1-year loan contract. He played a defensive midfield position for Nurnberg.

Borussia Monchengladbach

On 30th December 2010, he signed a 3 and ½ year contract with Borussia Monchengladbach for the fee of £800,000. On 15th January 2011, he made debut for the club in Bundesliga match against Nurnberg. For the club, his first goal came against 1. FC Koln in a 5-1 win. In the club, he was used mostly as a defensive midfielder.

West Ham United

On 1st July 2016, Nordtveit switched to West Ham United, signing a 5-year contract. For the Hammers, he made his debut against NK Domzale in a 2-1 victory in a European League qualifying match.


Currently, Nordtveit plays for German side 1899 Hoffenheim wearing the shirt no. 6.

International Career

Havard Nordtveit has represented his nation, Norway in several tournaments in both senior and junior level. He was part of Norway U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-21 national team.

On 7th June 2011, Nordtveit made his international debut against Lithuania in a friendly match. On 29th February 2012, his scored first international goal against Northern Ireland in a 3-0 victory in a friendly match. His second goal came on 16th November 2014 against Azerbaijan in a 1-0 win in “UEFA Euro 2016 qualification.

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Personal Life

Twenty-seven young talent, Havard Nordtveith is a married man. He tied the wedding knot with his long-time girlfriend Anna Berg Nordtveith on 24th June 2014. The couple is together since 2007.

The couple is blessed with one baby boy Odin, who was born in June 2015. The two is living a blissful married life without any rumors and news related to extra-marital affairs, conflict, and divorce in their marital relationship.

He actively surfers social networking sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin.

Net Worth

The renowned footballer, Havard Nordtveit has earned his wealth widely through his professional career as a professional footballer. Currently, he is signed to FC 1899 Hoffenheim where he receives £26,000 as his weekly wage and £1.5 million as his annual salary.

As of 2017, he has an estimated net worth around $3 million. His current market value is £5.85 million whereas back in 2013, his market value was £7.2 million.

Aside from his football career, Nordtveit has also added good worth to his bank account through endorsement deal with various brands including Nike.


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