Who is Silje Solskjær?
Silje Solskjær is a former Norwegian football player who contributed quite a bit to the Norwegian sports sector while her career lasted. However, she is widely known for being the wife of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, a former Norwegian football player and professional football manager. Ole Gunnar Solskjær is known for being one of the most sought-after Manchester United players playing about 67 times for the Norway national team in total, and the current Manchester United manager.
I will share facts about Silje Solskjær and details about her relationship with her husband, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, and other things you probably didn’t know about her. Before I continue, let’s take a quick look at her profile summary.
|Full name||Silje Solskjær|
|Date of birth||1974|
|Known as||Footballer, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s wife|
|Husband||Ole Gunnar Solskjær|
|Children||Noah Solskjær, Karna Solskjær, Elijah Solskjaer|
Silje Solskjær Biography
Silje Solskjær was born Silje Lyngvaer in 1974 in her home country, Norway, and is 48 years old. She was raised with her brother, Ole Lyngvaer, by her Norwegian-born parents, whose details are obscure. Her brother, Ole Lyngvaer, is also a professional football player who played for local and national teams in Norway. He had scored twice since he started playing, talking about him scoring twice in the ‘Norwegian Cup semi-final in 1990. Nonetheless, he is now a retired football player who works at Cardiff’s youth academy; job sources purport that Silje’s husband, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, gave him in 2014.
As a Kristiansund, Norway native, Solskjær holds Norwegian citizenship by birth. She has a white skin color, cute blue eyes, and long blonde hair. Looking at her body parameters and physique results, Silje Solskjær stands about 1.7 meters or 170 centimeters above the ground, approximately five feet six inches. She weighs 55 kilograms or 121 pounds and seems quite fit for a woman in her late forties. Although she may have grown up in either a Christian or a Muslim household, Solskjær’s current religious view is atheism.
As with most details about her personal life, information about Silje’s educational background is yet to make it to the web. Otherwise, looking at her career portfolio, one could assume she is a vastly educated young woman. And, of course, she must have acquired primary education.
Silje Solskjær Career, Fame & Husband
Silje Solskjær is a popularly known figure in the Norwegian sports scene. She does not share much about her professional life with the public, but she is known to have played football for the Clausenengen. However, she stopped playing professionally in the early 2000s. She rose to the spotlight after her relationship with the current manager of the famed football club, Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, made it to the media. Ole Gunnar Solskjær was born Ole Gunnar Solskjær KSO on February 26, 1973, in Kristiansund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway, and is 50 years old.
He was raised by Norwegian partners, Øyvind Solskjær, a Greco-Roman wrestling champion, and his wife, Brita Solskjær, who worked as a homemaker and so took care of the family. Having nicknames such as Super-sub and The Baby-faced Assassin, Ole Gunnar developed an interest in football from a very young age and supported Liverpool as a child. Because of this, he would later join the local football club in his hometown called “Clausenengen.”
Being the son of the Greco-Roman wrestling champion, Ole Gunnar Solskjær often accompanied his father to some of his wrestling competitions. Later, he became a Greco-Roman wrestler trainee but gave up the idea of becoming a professional wrestler (like his father) because, according to him, he was being “tossed around a little too much.” After training at Greco-Roman between the ages of eight and ten, Ole completed his mandatory year’s national service in the Norwegian Army years later, between the ages of nineteen and twenty — between 1992 and 1993.
Accordingly, Ole Gunnar Solskjær started his career in the sports industry in 1990 at 17. Later, he became one of the participants in the Otta Cup and scored about seventeen goals in six matches. In July 1996, at 23, he joined Manchester United for a transfer fee of $2 million. During his years at the club, he got the nickname “Baby Faced Assassin” from his fans and supporters. He scored 126 goals in the 336 matches he played for Manchester United, retiring from playing football in 2007 at 34.
One of his notable goals was when he scored the last-minute winning goal against Bayern Munich. The United and his fans also remember him for playing a pivotal role in the club’s winning of the Treble in 1999. After he announced his retirement from playing in fields, Ole Gunnar Solskjær took a coaching role at Manchester United. Then, he was appointed as the club’s caretaker manager, taking over from Jose Mourinho for the rest of the 2018-2019 season.
He was the team coach (Association football manager) for Manchester United F.C. between 2019 and 2021. Before working with Manchester United as a manager, Ole oversaw the management of the clubs, “Cardiff City” and “Molde.” As a former football player, Ole Gunnar spent most of his career with Manchester United but also worked with Norway national team, where he played 67 times.
Silje Solskjær Has three Children with her Husband, Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Silje Solskjær is married to Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who exchanged her wedding vows at a private wedding party held in 2004 in Florida, the United States of America. The lovers met each other for the first time in Kristiansund, Norway, in 1992 while Ole played for the local football club, Clausenengen. About a year after dating, Silje and Ole were briefly separated due to Ole’s mandatory year’s national service in the Norwegian military.
On a side note, Silje Solskjær’s husband, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, moved to the United Kingdom with her in 1994. Around those years, they met and became friends with Victoria and David Beckham in Manchester, with whom they have been friends for almost three decades and remain friends.
However, after dating for about half a decade, they returned together and officiated their marriage. In one of his interviews, Silje Solskjær’s husband, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, commented about her skills in playing football, in part, thus;
“Silje was an excellent football player. We often trained together when we were younger. Back in Clausenengen, we had a kids’ football training group that I was too old to go to in the morning.”Ole Gunnar Solskjær
All through his career at Manchester United F.C. as a footballer, Silje supported Ole and was always on his side. The couple lived in their Scandinavian-style “eco mansion” house in Nether Alderley in 2019 when Ole became MUFC manager. Their house at Nether Alderley is a five-bedroom mansion on the outskirts of Alderley Edge, which Ole began building in 2007, hit the market in 2016 but was later rented to Virgil Van Dijk.
Having been married for more than a decade and a half and been romantically hitched to each other for more than three decades, the couple shares three children — two sons and one daughter. They had their first child, Noah Solskjær, before they married in June 2000. Noah Solskjær, now 23 years years old, plays for a Norwegian football club in the Eliteserien known as “Kristiansund B.K.”
Born in 2003, Karna Solskjær became their second child and only daughter. She is 20 years old and plays for the Manchester United women’s soccer team. Their third child and second son, Elijah Solskjaer, was born in 2008. Currently 15 years old, Elijah Solskjær is yet to pursue a career.
Silje Solskjær Net worth
Although she stopped playing football in the early 2000s after she got married to Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Silje Solskjær has an estimated net worth of about $6 million. As with her private life, information about her current profession is unknown. She has an Instagram account under the username @siljesolskjaer, with about 4.9k thousand followers. She is following 459 other accounts and has made 42 posts.