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Markus Fjørtoft
Player Profile:
Markus Fjørtoft 1868641
Position: Defender
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Asker, Norway
High School: WANG Toppidrett

2015: Started all 19 games in the back for the Blue Devils … Voted team’s Co-Defensive MVP … Ranked second on the team in minutes played with 1,724 … Finished the season with two goals and an assist for five points … Had a goal in 3-2 win over Saint Mary’s and in a 2-2 tie with No. 5 Virginia … Voted ACC Defensive Player of the Week after helping Duke to a win over No. 10 Elon and a 1-0 shutout at Pittsburgh … Went the distance in 15 games ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2014: Started all 19 games on defense … Selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team … Registered a goal and an assist for three points … Posted his first collegiate point against Davidson (10/14) … Scored his first career goal in the 2-1 win over Pittsburgh (10/24) … Selected as the team’s Rookie of the Year … Voted to the All-ACC Academic Team … Went the distance in 14 games … Led the team in minutes played with 1,655 … Helped anchor Duke’s defense to three shutouts ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Most recently a member of Bærum SK of the Adeccoligaen after being promoted from the Norwegian Second Division in 2011 … Played for Bærum SK U19s from 2011-13 … Won the Norwegian Championship (Adidas Cup) with Bærum in 2007 and 2008 … Captured the Danish Festival Cup in 2009 … Awarded Man of the Match honor in the final after tallying a hat trick … Part of the State team (Oslo) in 2007-09 and the regional team in 2008 … Captained the Bærum U19s in 2013 … Garnered best student award for academics and athletics at AC Milan Soccer School … Captain for Bærum B in 2014 … Part of Handshake for Peace, a cooperation between the Norwegian Soccer Federation and the Nobel Peace Prize, which was adopted by FIFA for the 2014 World Cup.

Personal: Son of Jan Åge and Marianne Garbog Fjørtoft … Born Jan. 12, 1994 … Father was a professional soccer player … He played in the English Premier League and Bundesliga in Germany as well as in top flights of Austria and Norway … A Norwegian International with 71 caps … Captain for 15 caps … Scored 20 international goals and played in the 1994 World Cup held in the United States.

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