Martin  Samuelsen
Martin Samuelsen
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17 Apr 1997
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Quick, direct and a talented dribbler of the ball, Norway international Martin Samuelsen initially moved to English football with Manchester City at the age of 15.

The winger moved to West Ham United at 18, making his first-team debut in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against Maltese club Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground in July 2015.

Since then, he has been capped at senior level by Norway and been loaned to EFL clubs Peterborough United, Blackburn Rovers and Burton Albion and Dutch Eredivisie outfit VVV-Venlo.

 

2018/19

Featured in the pre-season matches at FC Winterthur and Wycombe Wanderers in July 2018...Loaned to Dutch Eredivisie club VVV-Venlo for the season on 25 July 2018...Scored twice in VVV-Venlo's Dutch Cup first-round win at Westlandia on 25 September 2018.

2017/18

Scored in each of West Ham's Checkatrade Trophy group-stage wins at Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers, helping the Hammers become one of just three U21 sides to reach the second round...Netted twice in nine Premier League 2 Division 1 fixtures, both of them away victories, at Sunderland and Manchester United...Named as an unused substitute for both meetings with Shrewsbury Town in the Emirates FA Cup third round in January 2018...Loaned to Championship club Burton Albion for the remainder of the season on 17 January 2018...Totaled nine appearances for Burton Albion in the EFL Championship.

2016/17

Signed a new four-year contract on 23 August 2016...Joined Championship club Blackburn Rovers on loan and made two starts for the Lancashire club before returning to the Hammers in November 2016...Scored his first goal for Norway in a 4-1 FIFA World Cup qualifying win over San Marino in Oslo on 11 October 2016...Scored against Blackburn on his first West Ham appearance of the season in Premier League 2...Joined League One club Peterborough United on loan for a second time on New Year's Day 2017...Totaled eleven appearances and one goal for the Posh, including a substitute appearance against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round on 8 January 2017...Returned to West Ham in May 2017 and helped the U23s clinch promotion to Premier League 2 Division 1...Scored twice in the final regular season fixture against West Brom and netted the decisive penalty in the Play-Off semi-final win over Wolves...Totaled 26 appearances, five goals and three assists across all levels.

2015/16
 
Joined West Ham United on a two-year contract on 20 June 2015...Appeared for the first time in a pre-season match at Peterborough United on Saturday 11 July 2015 at London Road...Made his competitive first-team debut for West Ham United in the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round first-leg win over Birkirkara FC of Malta on 16 July 2015...Appeared off the bench for a second time in the return leg against Birkirkara in Malta...Named on the Premier League bench for the first time for the historic 3-0 win at Liverpool on 29 August 2015...Scored four goals in nine Premier League 2 appearances for the Hammers...Loaned to League One club Peterborough United on 24 November 2015, before going on to make 20 appearances for the Posh, scoring twice, including one in a 2-0 FA Cup third-round win at Preston North End...Returned to the Hammers to help them win the Premier League Cup, beating Hull City over two legs.