Today's Martin Ødegaard Talking Points
Martin Ødegaard (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈmɑʈɪn ˈøːdəˌɡɔːɾ]; born 17 December 1998) is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Dutch club SC Heerenveen, on loan from Real Madrid, and the Norway national team.
He made his debut for Strømsgodset Toppfotball on 13 April 2014, becoming the youngest player to feature in Tippeligaen, and became its youngest goalscorer on 16 May. After being a regular part of the team in his first season and training with several foreign clubs, Ødegaard was signed by Real Madrid in January 2015. He was registered for their reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla, but trained mainly with the first team. On 23 May 2015, he became the youngest player to represent Real Madrid. In January 2017, he was loaned to SC Heerenveen for 18 months.
Ødegaard made his international debut against the United Arab Emirates on 27 August 2014, becoming the youngest debutant for the senior team at the age of 15 years and 253 days. On 13 October 2014, he became the youngest player to feature in a qualifying match for the UEFA European Championship.Close