Henning Berg

Henning Berg

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Henning Berg

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Henning Stille Berg (born 1 September 1969) is a Norwegian former football player. He played as a central defender or right-back. He is manager of Lillestrøm.

He is one of only three players to have won the Premier League with two different clubs, the others being Ashley Cole and Nicolas Anelka (as of 2010).

Club career

Born in Eidsvoll, Berg played for Vålerenga and Lillestrøm before coming to England. He had a trial at Manchester United in 1987, but was unable to sign a contract with the club after failing to obtain a work permit.

He moved to Blackburn Rovers for £400,000 in the first Premier League season and soon made the right-back position his own in the Rovers side. Berg played a vital role in Blackburn's successful title-winning season in 1994-95 missing only two games throughout the season. His versatility (he was also a competent centre-back) and consistent performances earned him a move to Manchester United in 1997 for a fee of £5 million - at the time the joint highest fee ever paid for a defender by a British club.

While at Manchester United, he helped the club two league titles (1999 and 2000), one FA Cup in 1999 and one UEFA Champions League title in 1999; part of the famous Treble winning 1999 side, despite missing the two cup finals through injury. He scored three goals while at the club and is particularly fondly remembered for an outstanding display against Inter Milan in the...
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