Nils Johan Semb

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Nils Johan Semb (born 24 February 1959) was the coach of the Norway national football team from 1998 to 2003, presiding over 68 matches.He led the team to its first European Football Championship in 2000. Though successful, at least in the beginning of his tenure, he drew heavy criticism for his team's defense-oriented style, where long balls, counter-attacks and direct passes were hallmarks of their attacking style. He was replaced by Åge Hareide in 2003. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nils Johan Semb has received more than 21,255 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Nils Johan Semb is the 6,014th most popular soccer player (down from 4,813th in 2019), the 499th most popular biography from Norway and the 50th most popular Norwegian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Nils Johan Semb ranks 6,014 out of 16,923Before him are Alexandros Tzorvas, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Alan Carvalho, Benjamin Stambouli, Diego Buonanotte, and Giannis Goumas. After him are Nicolae Stanciu, Bryan Douglas, Mauricio Pineda, Kim Young-gwon, Andriy Lunin, and Alvin Ceccoli.

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Among people born in 1959, Nils Johan Semb ranks 509Before him are Nagarjuna, Ángeles Caso, Gary Lux, Masataka Imai, Janet L. Kavandi, and Marek Ostrowski. After him are Beth Heiden, Lutz Heßlich, Uma Bharti, Mary Crosby, Vladimir Muravyov, and Sergey Koplyakov.

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Among people born in Norway, Nils Johan Semb ranks 499 out of 735Before him are Lars Bohinen (1969), Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway (2005), Ørjan Nyland (1990), Morten Gamst Pedersen (1981), Tor Endresen (1959), and ICS Vortex (1974). After him are Hege Riise (1969), Thomas Bergersen (1980), Rune Jarstein (1984), Joachim Rønning (1972), Egil Gjelland (1973), and Anders Aukland (1972).


Among soccer players born in Norway, Nils Johan Semb ranks 50Before him are Ann Kristin Aarønes (1973), Per-Mathias Høgmo (1959), Bent Skammelsrud (1966), Lars Bohinen (1969), Ørjan Nyland (1990), and Morten Gamst Pedersen (1981). After him are Hege Riise (1969), Rune Jarstein (1984), Tor Hogne Aarøy (1977), Bjørn Helge Riise (1983), Daniel Braaten (1982), and Mohammed Abdellaoue (1985).