Espen Baardsen

D.o.B: 07/12/1977
Birthplace: San Rafael, USA
Appearances: 1
Goals: 0
Best known to English football fans for his time at Tottenham, Baardsen spent a brief loan spell at Goodison.

He was spotted by Spurs in 1995 while he was playing for the San Francisco United All Blacks. Despite good performances when he was called upon, including a 0–0 draw away to rivals Arsenal, he was unable to become Spurs' first-choice keeper, but finished his time at the North London club with a Worthington Cup winners medal from 1999.

In 2000 Baardsen, seeking first-team football, signed for Watford for a fee of £1.25 million. However, towards the end of the 2000–01 season he lost his place in the team to veteran Alec Chamberlain. Although he returned to the side under new manager Gianluca Vialli in 2001/02, he was again displaced by Chamberlain.

It was in 2002 that he had a short spell at Everton. In his sole game for the Club he conceded 4 goals in a 4–3 loss to his former club Tottenham.

Claiming to have lost interest in the game, Baardsen retired from football aged only 25.

Career Stats - Espen Baardsen (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2002 2003 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 12/01/2003 12/01/2003 1 0


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