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Nils Arne Eggen death – Obituary, cause of death



In the autumn of 1994, I took a theory course at Gjevik traffic school. Had reasonable expectations for the class «Interaction in traffic». The lecturer turned out to be Nils Arne Eggen. Super engaged in sweatpants in front of 12-15 young people. That’s how he took his time until the middle of RBK’s heyday! Rest in peace.

Rosenberg made the announcement on its website Wednesday morning.

The club wrote that Rosenberg was deeply saddened to receive the news today that the club’s greatest legend has passed away.

They further wrote that the coaching legend fell asleep peacefully on Wednesday night.

Trøndelag’s football theorists have faced health challenges in recent years, including amputations of both feet. Now that he is dead, he will be remembered as the best club coach in Norwegian football history.

He is a firework of emotions and energy. Nils Arne and I have spent a long life together since we started as players at Vålerenga, and we train in his Mini from Blindern to Valle, Egil “Drillo” Olsen told VG.

Recent years have been marked by illness and loss of close family members. In an interview with VG in September last year, he talked about the losses, the illness, the memory loss and the lonely days.

Eggen has among other things told about the kidney transplant in 2015, amputation of the right foot in 2018 and of the left foot in 2019.

Not everyone has the opportunity to learn to walk twice, Egan said in an interview with VG in the fall of 2021.

His wife, Karin, died of cancer in 2011. The following February, Nils Arne Eggen also had to accompany his son Knut Torbjørn to the grave. The son was both a Rosenberg player (under his father) and later sporting director. Eggen Junior also inherited the qualities of a coach and led Fredrikstad to Eliteserien in 2003. He was the U national team coach when he died at the age of 51.

Nils Arne Eggen experienced the loss of his inner circle as early as his teenage years. His brother Torbjörn drowned in 1957.

  • I am not afraid of death. But I am happier, he told VG last fall.

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