HARRISON, N.J. (March 10, 2017) – The New York Red Bulls have added Norwegian forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen on loan from FC Red Bull Salzburg, the club announced today. Gulbrandsen joins New York on a year-long loan.
Gulbrandsen has received his P-1 Visa and will join the team in New Jersey.
“We are excited to welcome Fredrik to New York for the season,” said Red Bulls Sporting Director Denis Hamlett. “He is a player we are familiar with and we think his attributes will be a good fit in our system. His familiarity with the Red Bull style of soccer means that we expect him to assimilate quickly into our group.”
Gulbrandsen began his professional career with his hometown team, Lillestrøm in Norway, in 2008. In 2013 he transferred to Molde, also in Norway, and helped the team to the league double in 2014 with 14 goals in 28 matches.
The striker moved to FC Red Bull Salzburg in 2016, and in his first season had two goals and an assist in nine league appearances. He has also played for Salzburg in UEFA Champions League qualification, Europa League, and the Austrian Cup.
In total, he has 34 goals and 13 assists in 144 professional appearances.
Gulbrandsen made his international debut for Norway in August 2014 in a friendly against the United Arab Emirates. He has three senior appearances, including one in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.
Transaction: New York Red Bulls acquire Fredrik Gulbrandsen on a year-long loan from FC Red Bull Salzburg on March 10, 2017.
Previous Club: FC Red Bull Salzburg
Hometown: Lillestrøm, Norway
Date of Birth: Sept. 10, 1992 (24 years old)