(born 12 January 1981) is a Norwegian
footballer from the Oppegård
area to the South-East of Oslo
. She is a midfielder on her club side Stabæk Fotball
In 1998 she made her debut for the Norwegian National Team
and has since made regular appearances. She won the gold medal with the Norwegian national team in the 2000 Summer Olympics
. In 2005 Norway reached the Final of the 2005 UEFA Women's Championship
by beating Sweden 3-2, with Gulbrandsen scoring two goals and earning a yellow card for hoisting her shirt over her head after scoring the first goal. She has played 139 international matches and scored 40 goals (30-09-2009).
Gulbrandsen took part in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2007
tournament in China, her third such tournament, when Norway achieved fourth place behind Germany, Brazil and the USA. Her team Kolbotn
became the Norwegian Cup holders after winning the Cup Final in November 2007.
Gulbrandsen is married to Espen Andreassen, a former football trainer in Kolbotn women's football club. She is the daughter of former Norway international footballer Terje Gulbrandsen and Inger Elise Johansen, a former Norwegian champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics. She is unrelated to the other footballer Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
. On 8 June 2006 Solveig Gulbrandsen gave birth to her first child, a son named Theodor.
On 9 June 2008 she was named to the Norwegian roster for the 2008 Summer Olympics
to be held in Beijing, China.
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