Ragnar Hvidsten, Norwegian footballer, Died at 89


Ragnar Hvidsten was born on December 3, 1926, and died on September 21, 2016.

He was a Norwegian footballer.

Ragnar Hvidsten played as an inside forward for Sandefjord and Skeid in Hovedserien, and was capped 21 times for the Norwegian national team, scoring two goals.

He was born in Sandar and started his career for the local club Runar where he played 171 matches (a number which includes cup matches and friendlies).

Ragnar Hvidsten joined Sandefjord BK ahead of the 1949–50 season where he played 26 matches and scored three goals for the team in Hovedserien before he joined Skeid in the middle of the 1951–52 season.

He scored eight goals in 20 matches for Skeid, before he returned to Sandefjord BK after one and a half season.

He played 69 matches and scored seven goals for Sandefjord BK until he retired in 1959.

But, Hvidsten had a spell at the English amateur club Hendon in 1955, and played for the team in the 1955 FA Amateur Cup final, and became the first Norwegian to do so.

He later also played in the Norwegian Football Cup final, when Sandefjord BK was beaten 4–0 against Fredrikstad in 1957.

He made his national team debut for Norway in a friendly match against Yugoslavia on 5 November 1950.

Ragnar scored his first goal for Norway against Ireland on 30 May 1951, which was his fourth international match.

Ragnar Hvidsten passed away at 89 years old.