Martin Ødegaard

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Martin Odegaard - Bio, Facts, Age, Height, Net Worth, Girlfriend

Martin Ødegaard is a Norwegian professional football player, who plays for the Norway national team and Arsenal.

He rose to prominence due to his vision, technique, passing range, and dribbling ability that led to him being signed under Real Madrid in 2015 and broke the record of the club’s youngest player in the history.


Martin Odegaard began his adventure in football early at ages 6 when he joined the local club Drammen Strong in his hometown, Toppenhaug, Drammen.

He has sharpened his skill when even before he joined Strømsgodset youth side. In the youth club, he impressed the coach with his natural skill and his work ethic.

He made his senior debut with senior side of Strømsgodset in 2014 when he was 15 years old. It makes him the youngest player to be featured in Norwegian Premier League.

After spent one season in Strømsgodset while trained with another foreign club such as Bayern Munich, Liverpool FC and even visited Arsenal.

He signed with Real Madrid in early 2015. He registered for their reserve team, Real Madrid Castilla, but trained with the first team.

He made his debut with Real Madrid in May 2015 as a substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo in matches against Getafe and became the youngest player to represent Real Madrid.

Upon spending time at Real Madrid, he’s been sent an loan to numerous clubs like Dutch club Heerenveen in January 2017, Vitesse in 2018, Real Sociedad in 2019, and even spent time an loan for Arsenal in 2021 before signing with the club.

He also makes use of his talent to represent Norway since youth. He participated in U-15, U-16, U-17, including U-21 tournaments before making his senior international debut.

Martin Odegaard marked his international debut when representing Norway against United Arab Emirates in August 2014. He once again became the youngest player to debut on a senior team. He was 15 at the time.

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  • Real Name: Martin Ødegaard
  • Stage Name: Martin Ødegaard
  • Also Known As: –
  • Nickname: El-Rey
  • Birthday: December 17, 1998
  • Birthplace: Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: Norwegian
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Professional Football Player
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Playing Chess, Reading, Hanging Out
  • Position: Attacking midfielder
  • Club:
    Arsenal (2021–)
    Arsenal (loan) (2021)
    Real Sociedad (2019–2020)
    Vitesse (loan) (2018–2019)
    Heerenveen (loan) (2017–2018)
    Real Madrid (2015–2020)
    Real Madrid Castilla (2015–2017)
    Strømsgodset (2014–2015)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram: @odegaard.98
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, Physical Appearance

  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 68 kg (149lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 10.5 (US)


  • Father: Hans Erik Ødegaard
  • Mother: Lene Cecile Ødegaard
  • Brother: Kristoffer Ødegaard
  • Sister: Emilie Ødegaard, Mari Ødegaard

Girlfriend & Dating History

Oda Burud 

Martin Ødegaard and Oda Burud relationship was a long term one. They were dating in 2015 since they were 15.

It isn’t known why or when they chose to separate.

Helene Spilling

In June 2023, it appeared that Martin confirmed his romantic relationship with Helene Spilling, who is a Norwegian dancer, by posting a photo where he posed with trophy alongside her.

The pair previously were seen together in public multiple times, which sparked dating rumors between them.

Net Worth

Martin Ødegaard’s net worth is around $12 million to $18 million. As a football player, his main source of income came from football.


Real Madrid

While he joined Real Madrid in 2015, his salary was £32,400 a week.


Martin Ødegaard sign four year contract with Arsenal. From his contract, his annual salary was £4,110,000 from £79,038 as a weekly salary.


Falsely Criticized for Not Greeting Arsenal’s Mascot Girl

In April 2023, Arsenal players and especially Martin Ødegaard as the team’s captain, came under fire after the club’s official Twitter account posted a video where they were seen signing a shirt for the mascot.

Most internet users criticized how little the interaction given by the players to the mascot, as they were seen hurried heading into the changing room and some of them had their headphones on.

Shortly after, the father of the mascot girl spoke up on social media, clarifying that her daughter had “a lovely time as Mascot for @Arsenal” and cleared up any misunderstanding as well as emphasizing how Ødegaard is her favorite footballer.


  • His father was a professional football player who used to play for Strømsgodset before hanging his boots in 2006. Needless to say that his father took a big part in his vision for football.
  • When he joined Strømsgodset, he didn’t have a chance to train in the day time as he attended school, so he trained at night.
  • He is the second son and second child out of four siblings.
  • Since he was young, he has been a supporter of Liverpool FC.
  • He was coached by Zinedine Zidane when he was at Real Madrid.
  • He dated his girlfriend, Oda Burud since 2015 and they have maintained a long term relationship since then.
  • His girlfriend is also a soccer player from Norway.
  • He signed a four year contract with Arsenal and his transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal was worth $37 million.
  • He has an easy-going personality and likes to hang out with friends and family.
  • He also likes to play games and he shares pictures of him making smoothies.
  • He is friends with fellow footballer, Erling Haaland.
  • Though he is an easygoing person, there’s no record of him talking about his ideal type of girlfriend. He most likely only has eyes on football right now.

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“I will try and enjoy this dream as much as possible.”

“When you are at the top is not easy to make friends. At least it isn’t when you’re young and you come from another place.”

“No matter the level you play at, nobody has the certainty of being a starter all the time, you have to earn the trust and deserve that role.”

“Dad has never talked about winning, about being best, it has only been about development. About getting a little better all the time. It should be fun, stress-free, harmless.“

“It’s incredible. It’s an honour to join the best club in the world. I don’t feel the pressure but it’s different to play for Real Madrid than for Stromsgodset.”


Who is Martin Ødegaard?

He is a Norwegian professional football player.

Who is Martin Ødegaard’s real name?

His real name is Martin Ødegaard.

What makes Martin Ødegaard famous?

He’s famous because of his vision, technique, passing range, and dribbling ability that led to him being signed under Real Madrid in 2015 and broke the record of the club’s youngest player in the history.

Where is Martin Ødegaard from?

He was born in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway.

How old is Martin Ødegaard?

He was born in 1998, and he is 25 years old as of 2023.

When Martin Ødegaard celebrates his birthday?

He celebrates on the 17th of every December.

How tall is Martin Ødegaard?

His height is 5’10” or 178 cm.

Who are Martin Ødegaard’s parents?

His father’s name is Hans Erik Ødegaard and his mother’s name is Lene Cecile Ødegaard.

Is Martin Ødegaard married?

No, he is currently unmarried. But he is in a relationship with Helene Spilling.

Who is Martin Ødegaard’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is Oda Burud.

How rich is Martin Ødegaard?

His net worth is around $12 million to $18 million. 

What is Martin Ødegaard nationality?

His nationality is Norwegian.

Though he possess an easy going attitude, there’s difficulty for him to adapt when he is at Real Madrid as there’s a difference between his previous club.

Even in the end he can’t make a deal with Real Madrid, but going to Arsenal was the best choice for him.