Born: Ålesund, Norway, 21 June 1983
International caps: 35
International goals: 1
Signed: 22 July 2009 from Lillestrom (£2m)
Fulham debut: Fulham 3-0 Vetra, 6 August 2009
Fulham appearances: 19
Fulham goals: 0
Honours: UEFA Europa League runners-up (2009-10)
Sold: 30 May 2012 (released).
Norwegian international Bjorn Helge Riise signed for Fulham from Lillestrom for a reported £2m in July 2009. His versatility saw him feature regular in the Europa League for Roy Hodgson’s side, including memorably taking on his brother John Arne – who later also moved to Craven Cottage – in the group fixtures against Roma. Riise played a pivotal role in Fulham’s progression to the knockout phase, supplying two superb crosses for Bobby Zamora to convert in the vital 3-2 win over in Basel in December 2009. He found his first-team opportunities severely limited following Hodgson’s departure in June 2010 and was released two years later at the end of his contract.