Player Details

Name

Jorgen Skjelvik

Height

6' 0"

Weight

170 lbs

Date of Birth

7.5.1991 (30)

Birthplace

Baerum, Norway

Position

Defender

Roster Category

Senior

Player Category

International

Player Status

Loaned Out
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

Signed a permanent deal with Odense Boldklub on Jan. 7, 2021

Skjelvik, who was originally signed by the Galaxy on Dec. 14, 2017 was a steady if not standout during his time in MLS. Prior to arriving with the Galaxy, he had been a key player on multiple title-winning teams. He made an immediate impact as a regular starter on the Galaxy backline, starting 29 games and contributing a pair of assists in 2018.

INTERNATIONAL: Skjelvik has represented Norway in seven games during his career – including three FIFA World Cup Qualifying games and three international friendlies – making his debut for his country in 2013 at the age of 22 in a friendly against Denmark. He was a part of the team’s recent campaign in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying games, going 90 minutes against Azerbaijan and Germany, helping Norway finish with 15 points in Group C.

OUTSIDE MLS: In 2013, Skjelvik joined Rosenborg BK where he made 163 appearances in all competitions, contributing six goals and 13 assists from his position in central defense. While with the club, he led his side to three first-place finishes and two second-place finishes in the Eliteserien table. Additionally, he appeared in 11 Europa League matches in total during his time there. Prior to playing for Rosenborg, the Norwegian represented Kalmar (Sweden) and Stabæk (Norway) during his career. In all, he has made 240 appearances in the top-flight divisions in Norway and Sweden, scoring nine goals and adding 23 assists.

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