Player #923

Appearances:

36

Starts:

34

Goals:

0

Seasons:

3

Ørjan Nyland
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Ørjan Nyland

Position

Goalkeeper

From

2018-19

To

2020-21

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Ørjan Nyland

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Seasons

Age*

28
29
30

Division

CH
PL
PL

Appearances

36
23
12
1

Starts

34
23
10
1

Substitute

2
0
2
0

Unused

0
1
23
0

Goals

0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Ørjan Håskjold Nyland

Birth Date

Monday, 10 September 1990

Birth Place

Volda

Birth Country

Norway

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

FC Ingolstadt

From

For

£2,700,000

On

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Previous Clubs

IL Hödd |
2013-15 Molde FK, Free |
2015-18 FC Ingolstadt 04, £2.7m |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Unattached

For

Released

On

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Subsequent Clubs

2020- Norwich City

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2018-19 Aston Villa, £2.7m, 34 (2) | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Steve Bruce |
Dean Smith |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Wigan Athletic (h), Championship

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Burton Albion (a), EFL Cup

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Honours

2018-19 Play Off Final Winners |

Height

(6 ft 4 in) 1.92 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Norway

Ørjan Nyland

Player #923 for Aston Villa, Ørjan Håskjold Nyland, played as a goalkeeper for the club between 2018-19 and 2020-21. Nyland was the 97th custodian of the Villa goal in professional football.

Ørjan was born in Volda, Norway on 10 September 1990.

Steve Bruce had signed Nyland for Villa from FC Ingolstadt on 7 August 2018 for a fee of £2,700,000.

Nyland made his debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 11 August 2018 aged 27 in the 3-2 Championship win over Wigan Athletic.

Ørjan would go on to make only make 23 appearances in total in his debut season before injury ruled him out for the season from 1 January 2019.

In total Ørjan conceded 34 goals across his 23 appearances at a ratio of 1.48 goals per game. Those figures were a significant improvement on his replacement, Lovre Kalinić (1.88) but lagged a long way behind his ultimate successor to the end of the 2018-19 season Jed Steer (1.00).

Although Nyland would play no part in the 2018-19 season beyond the turn of the year he would be retained in the Villa squad ahead of their return to Premier League football as third choice ‘keeper.

Injuries to Jed Steer meant Nyland was initially promoted to substitute goalkeeper behind Villa’s newly arrived number oneTom Heaton for much of the first half of the 2019-20 season and was brought on as sub ‘keeper twice before long term injuries to Jed Steer and Tom Heaton propelled Nyland to Villa’s #1 ‘keeper.

With young keeper Matija Šarkić yet to be recalled from his loan spell, Nyland was Villa’s only goalkeeping option until the arrival on loan of Pepe Reina in mid January 2020.

After an appearance in each of the Premier League, EFL and FA Cup games in January 2020 including an outstanding performance in the two legged EFL Cup semi final against Leicester City, Nyland ceded the jersey to Reina.

Nyland did however regain the number one position post the mid season suspension of football due to the COVID-19 pandemic after Reina had put in a particularly troubling performance in the final game before the suspension of the league in the 1-4 defeat at Leicester City on Monday, 9 March 2020.

Prior to that Nyland had kept goal for Villa in the EFL Cup final at Wembley on Sunday, 1 March 2020 with his goalkeeper exploits having played no small part in Villa reaching their ninth final.

Despite being reinstated to the team from the restart, Nyland’s form suffered, and after 4 games he was replaced once again by Pepe Reina without making a further appearance in 2019-20.

For 2020-21 Villa signed Emiliano Martinez as their No. 1 ‘keeper with Jed Steer as back up. With Tom Heaton recovering from his career interrupting injury there would be no space for Nyland and in September 2020 he was released by the club after 36 appearances across his 3 seasons.

Nyland made his final appearance for Villa in the Second Round of the 2020-21 EFL Cup versus Burton Albion on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. Across his 36 appearances Nyland conceded 53 goals at a ratio of 1.47 goals per game whilst keeping 7 clean sheets.

Nyland had played under Steve Bruce and Dean Smith.