Burnley - Kalvenes First to Leave
UK time is: 04:03:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Kalvenes First to Leave

The Clarets have eleven first team players out of contrat in the summer and today the club have announced the first departure.

Left back Christain Kalvenes has now left the club after the remainder of his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Kalvenes was signed by Owen Coyle on a free transfer from Dundee United in June 2008.

The 33-year-old Norwegian has rarely featured for the Clarets this season struggling to get a regular place with both Stephen Jordan and Danny Fox ahead of him in the pecking order.Even David Edgar played a couple of games in that position

In the Championship last season he made 21 appearances, scored a vital goal away to Blackpool and played in the play-offs final at Wembley back in May last year.

He could only manage three starts though in the Premier League this season and made an additional three appearances from the bench. His final game for the Clarets was against Chelsea back in January at Turf Moor when he came on as a substitute.

His contract still had 3 months to run but this has been terminated early so he can return home to Norway.

Vital Burnley wish Christian all the best for the future and thank him for his contribution as a Claret!

Bookmark and Share

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 8 2010

Time: 5:49PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Not really a surprise this although he could probably have done a job for us in the Championship if thats where we finish up after this season
Report Abuse
08/04/2010 17:53:00

Left back is a strong position for us. All the very best Christian, put a real shift in for us last season and provided perhaps THE pivotal moment of the season when he put our promotion campaign back on track with that goal at Blackpool. Also one of the best tackling full-backs I have seen at Turf Moor. Just his lack of pace that exposed him at times but he often made up for that with his excellent judgement in the tackle. Wish the lad well.
Report Abuse
08/04/2010 18:57:00

I hope that, for as long as I live, I'll remember to tell anyone who's listening that, on the way from Wenbley to the tube, I got to talk with Christian Kalvenes's brother, who was there with other members of his family. Proud to share the memories.
Couch Potato
Report Abuse
08/04/2010 19:42:00

Tag, Christian!
Report Abuse
08/04/2010 19:50:00

For a long time I preferred him to Jordan last year, because he didn't wander off like Jordan does, he knew his job was full back. But was just a tadge lacking in pace which was certainly going to be a huge problem in this league. Good luck to him and his family remembering of course they have a new youngster in tow, perhaps Norway is the right place for him to be.
Report Abuse
08/04/2010 20:05:00

Will never forget him a wembley Hero for Burnley. Thanks Christian.
Grimsby Claret
Report Abuse
08/04/2010 20:28:00

Kalvenes wasn't really one of my favourite players and never looked fit enough during his relatively short spelll at Turf Moor. Nevertheless, he played his part last year and was a tough little player - didn't realise he was 33. I wish him well for the future.
Report Abuse
09/04/2010 12:39:00

Wish him well also and think he did well when called upon last year. Agree with VR - Last season I preferred him to Jordan as a first choice Left Back.
Report Abuse
09/04/2010 18:31:00

I think at 33 it was time for him to go. He was a fantastic servant to the club and did a good job and I will always remember him. However, with Fox, Jordan and Easton I think he was well down the pecking order and Jordan has really improved IMO. Thankyou Christian and good luck for the future.
Report Abuse
09/04/2010 20:07:00

A thought I have just had though - Kalvenes has gone, Rumours are believed to be strong that Jordan will move on in the summer ( maybe to Bolton), Easton is currently back on loan in Scotland and (whilst I know very little), it wouldnt surprise me to see him return to Scotland full time. That would just leave Danny Fox who although was the championship number 1 left back last season ( I think), still has a lot to prove in a Burnley shirt. Could it be we will be in the market for a left back come the summer?
Report Abuse
09/04/2010 20:12:00

Ah farewell Christian and I wish him good luck in the future whatever he may do, great memories, he was one of our heroes.
Report Abuse
09/04/2010 21:18:00

Sad to see him go to be honest he would have been useful next season
Report Abuse
10/04/2010 14:21:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Vital Preview - Cardiff City v Burnley (Friday November 27 2015)

Vokes Could Face Cardiff (Friday November 27 2015)

Darikwa Gaining Interest? (Friday November 27 2015)

Audio - Arfield's Ten To Tackle (Thursday November 26 2015)

Audio - Dyche Talks Vokes (Thursday November 26 2015)

Match Day Officials v Cardiff (Thursday November 26 2015)

Gray The Record Breaker? (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Whitmore Makes Chester Move (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Vital Report - Burnley 1-1 Brighton (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Dyche & Mee Pleased With A Point (Monday November 23 2015)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Burnley 1 - 1 Brighton
Wolves 0 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 3 - 1 Fulham
Burnley 2 - 1 Huddersfield
Blackburn 0 - 1 Burnley
Forest 1 - 1 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Hull City 18 10 5 3 16 35
3. Brighton 17 9 8 0 9 35
4. Middlesbrough 17 10 3 4 13 33
5. Burnley 17 9 6 2 9 33
6. Birmingham 17 8 4 5 6 28
7. Reading 17 7 6 4 7 27
8. Sheff Wed 17 7 6 4 3 27

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Butterfield Sends Rams Top
Derby County : 27/11/2015 23:01:01
Derby County : 27/11/2015 22:57:00
RUFC - Lenighan Will Give 'One Hundred Per Cent'
Rotherham : 27/11/2015 22:24:00
RUFC - Warren Out On Loan
Rotherham : 27/11/2015 21:58:01
Hull City : 27/11/2015 21:32:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff City v Burnley
Suggested By:  VitalBurnley
Burnley win 34%
Cardiff win 0%
Draw 66%