Norwegian Talents to watch out for in FM23

The Norwegian market is always excellent for finding bargains and considerable talents. Norwegian football is also on a significant upswing with Bodø/Glimts accomplishments in Europe and players like Erling Haaland and Martin Ødegaard doing great for some of the biggest clubs in the world. But who is the next significant export, and who should you keep an eye on in FM23?


Anders Børset – Molde FK – CB

Anders Børset is new in the database for this year’s edition. He’s considered one of the most considerable defensive talents in Norway and made his debut for Molde in the Norwegian Cup in May this year. Børset is a left-footed centre-back who is also capable as a left-back that has come a long way in his development for his age. He has an excellent physical presence on the pitch combined with good defensive skills, and he both reads the game and positions himself well.
He signed his last contract with Molde in 2021, so he should be relatively easy to get to your club.

PA Prediction: -8



Aleksander Hammer Kjelsen – Vålerenga IF – CB

Another highly rated centre-back born in 2006 is Aleksander Hammer Kjelsen, who often partners with Børset for Norway U16s. He’s not technically capable as Børset, but he’s a hard worker and a good tackler. Although, possibly a tad better in the game’s physical aspect than his national team partner. He’s a great talent to work with. It’s hard to say what his ratings will be in-game, but I guess his ceiling potential will be slightly lower than Børsets.

PA Prediction: -75

Anders Hartveit Ryste – Odds BK – ST

Ryste has been highly rated for a while and scored for fun before he joined Odds BK before the 2021 season as the youngest ever to sign a professional contract at the club. He’s been playing primarily for Odd 2 in the third tier for Norwegian senior football and hasn’t had the same output yet. He has yet to score a goal for them, but that hasn’t hurt his potential—still, he’s a considerable attacking talent and should be the same in FM23. 

PA Prediction: -75

Odin Thiago Holm – Vålerenga IF – CM

Holm has been regarded as one of Norway’s most prominent talents for years. Unfortunately, his development has been halted a bit due to injuries, but this season he has started to dominate in Eliteserien. 

Great on the ball when going forward with flair and agility like no one else in the league. Capable of scoring goals and assisting, he’s all you’re looking for in a creative midfielder. Unfortunately, I am sure this is the last FM when we see Holm starting in Norway. But, it’s just a matter of time before he leaves for one of the biggest leagues in Europe. 

PA Prediction: -85

Olav Veum – Stabæk – CB

A centre-back from the fantastic academy at Stabaek. Due to a severe injury, he missed out on the whole season last year. So he missed a year in his development, but at 18, he’s still young. Veum can play across the backline but is most comfortable as a centre-back. He has excellent physical and technical stats to be that young and has a promising future ahead of him. He even says he loves to defend, and what more could you want from a promising defender? At the same time, he is good with the ball and a good leader. Are you looking for a ball-playing defender or wide centre-back for the future? Look no further.

PA Prediction: -75

Sindre Walle Egeli – Nordsjælland – AMR/ST

The youngest of the promising brothers from Sandefjord, Sindre left for Nordsjælland and Denmark this summer. He deserves mention here, even if he’s already playing outside Norway. He’s been an extreme goalscorer at younger levels, and for the Sandefjords reserve team, he scored 19 goals in 13 games over the last two seasons. It’s at the fifth level of Norwegian football, but it’s impressive numbers for a 15/16-year-old either way. He started his time in Denmark with four goals and two assists in the first four games in the U19 League – as a 16-year-old. 

Earlier in September, he scored both goals when Norway beat England U16s 2-1 in the semi-final of the Syrenka Cup in Poland. He also scored Norway’s goal when they lost the final.

Walle Egeli got great technique already at his young age and has excellent movement off the ball to find space for himself. Based on his goalscoring numbers, you could probably guess that he got excellent finishing as well. However, he needs to develop his physique, which will likely come with his age—possibly the biggest talent in his age group. 

PA Prediction: -8

Gustav Kjølstad Nyheim – Molde – AMC

Nyheim has been rated as big talent for a while and has been with the national team since his age group started up at U15 in 2021. He made his debut for Molde in the Norwegian Cup in 2021 as a fifteen-year-old and is one of the youngest to play for the club. 

As a player, he’s an attacking midfielder that can also play on the wing and as a striker. He’s early developed in the physical aspect of the game as well as in the technical side. A hard-working player with great flair and everything you might associate with a Norwegian player. 

PA Prediction: -75





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