Treasuredmemories

NORWEGIAN left-back Christian Kalvenes - recently released by the club - looks back on his two years at Turf Moor as the best of his career.

Thursday, 22nd April 2010, 3:32 pm

The 33-year-old was allowed to leave the club before the end of his contract, as he ponders whether to move into business.

But while opportunities were limited for him this season, with Stephen Jordan and latterly Danny Fox standing in his way, the former SK Brann and Dundee United defender leaves with happy memories.

He played 30 times on the way to promotion last season, losing only three times - and he lived the dream, playing in the Play-off Final win over Sheffield United at Wembley.

And he said: “I’ve had a fantastic time.

“If I could pick a time over the last 40 years to be at Burnley, I think I picked the two best years.

“Wembley will always be my biggest moment in football, playing in such an important game for the players, for the club and for everyone involved with your whole family in the stands in front of 80,000 people. It was just magnificent.

“And of course just being in the Premier League, playing in a few games and having that on my CV.

“I would have loved to have played more games this season but, looking back at the time, I have experienced more than I could ever have dreamed of.”

Kalvenes, who has a masters degree in business and management, made only three starts in the Premier League, and he is wondering whether to continue playing back in Bergen: “I have not made my final decision yet.

“I need to see what options I’ve got football wise and jobs wise. I need to see what I want to do.

“But this time I’m going home. It’s the right time.”