Hangeland Joins Fulham

Friday 18 January 2008

Fulham Football Club has today announced the signing of Norwegian International defender Brede Hangeland from FC Copenhagen on a three-and-a-half year deal that will see the player at the club until the summer of 2011.

A tall and commanding central defender, Hangeland has made over 40 appearances for Norway as well as representing F.C Copenhagen in the Champions League. He was famously part of the line-up that beat Manchester United 1-0 in the 2006/07 Champions League group phase.

Prior to joining FC Copenhagen in 2006, 26-year-old Hangeland played under Roy Hodgson at FK Viking, where he was made club Captain.

Roy Hodgson said:

"I am delighted to welcome Brede to Fulham and I think he will prove to be a tremendous signing for us. I am of course very familiar with his ability and am confident that he will help our defensive options, and play an important part in the remaining games of this, and the following seasons."