Name: Simen Bolkan
Date Of Birth: 25/12/1999
Place Of Birth: Elverum (Norway)
Best Foot: Right
1° Position: Offensive Midfielder
2° Position: Winger
Scout: Jacopo Palmieri
He grew up in the Octestad nursery before moving to HamKam in January 2016.
On 2 January 2020 he signed a three-year contract with Aalesund.
2016 season: HamKam (PostNord-ligaen: 12 appearances, 1 goal).
2017 season: HamKam (PostNord-ligaen: 15 appearances, 7 as a starter, 3 goals, 1 assist, 617 minutes).
2018 season: HamKam (OBOS-ligaen: 27 appearances, 19 starting, 7 goals, 3 assists, 1,751 minutes; NM Cup: 4 appearances, 3 starting, 1 goal, 243 minutes). 2019 season: HamKam (OBOS-ligaen: 28 appearances, 23 as a starter, 12 goals, 5 assists, 1,998 minutes).
2020 season: Aalesund (Eliteserien: 28 appearances, 26 as a starter, 4 goals, 4 assists, 2,265 minutes).
2021 season: Aalesund (OBOS-ligaen: 13 appearances all as starters so far, 3 goals, 5 assists, 1,100 minutes; NM Cup: 1 appearance, 1 goal, 44 minutes). Club statistics: - HamKam: 86 appearances, 24 goals, 9 assists. - Aalesund: 42 appearances, 8 goals, 9 assists. - Eliteserien: 28 appearances, 4 goals, 4 assists. - OBOS-ligaen: 68 appearances, 22 goals, 13 assists. - PostNord-ligaen: 27 appearances, 4 goals, 1 assist.
National team career: - Norway U18 (debut with goal on November 8, 2017 in the match against Finland U19. Three days later he repeats himself scoring the first goal in the match won 2-0 against Poland U19. In total 2 appearances, 1 as a starter, 2 goals, 89 minutes). - Norway U19 (debut on 21 March 2018 against the Dutch peers in a match valid for qualifying for the European Championships. In the 2nd match of the group, three days later, he will contribute with a goal and an assist at 5-2 with which the young Norwegians have regulated the Germany U19. On the following 27 March he will also take the field in the 3rd match of the group against Scotland U19. In July 2018 he will participate in the European Championships, collecting 4 appearances in the tournament. In total 7 appearances, 6 as a starter, 1 goal, 1 assist, 394 minutes). - Norway U21 (debut on 7 June 2019 against Sweden U21. He will make another appearance three days later against Denmark U20. In total 2 appearances, 1 as a starter, 117 minutes).
Simen Bolkan Nordli is an attacking player who can be employed in multiple roles thanks to his great flexibility. He can occupy all positions on the frontline (central attacking midfielder, left wing, right wing), also playing the role of left midfielder and, on rare occasions, even second striker with good profit.
With a good physical structure, he is a quick and easy player, with remarkable mobility, great technical qualities, excellent ballistics and good confidence in scoring. He is a player who has important aerobic abilities, good muscular explosiveness and good endurance. Equipped with good dynamism, he can improve muscle strength. From a technical point of view he is a player who has great quality, who is capable of creating numerical superiority with his ideas in dribbling, who produces a qualitative game with his good dribble and his excellent vision of the game and who knows how to finish the game. action with great effectiveness, both with insertions in the area and with shots from distance. He uses both feet, proving to be very skilled even with the weak one, the left, used naturally in control, driving and conclusions. His great shooting technique allows him to be very formidable and dangerous in the shots on goal. He is in fact in possession of a powerful and precise shot with both feet which puts the opposing goalkeepers in considerable difficulty and has allowed him to score many career goals so far. He is also an excellent set piece shooter: corners, direct free kicks, indirect side free kicks. As previously mentioned, he stands out for his great flexibility, covering even more roles during the same game. In general, being endowed with great mobility, he loves playing on the offensive back in search of the best position from which to affect. He moves well between the lines in search of spaces and free passage lines. He prefers to receive the ball centrally in the finishing area, taking advantage of his quality in pocketing for his teammates and his ballistics to finish from the edge. Gifted with excellent speed, skilled in dribbling and in tight combinations, he manages to create numerical superiority in the opposing half of the pitch and to finish the action with excellent quality, both from the edge and from the flanks with precise suggestions in the area. He is skilled both in being found in amplitude and in attacking in depth, thus also dictating the vertical passage to his teammates as well as requiring the ball on his feet. He has good times of insertion in the penalty area and a good attitude in attacking the goal with determination and good movements. He participates in the non-possession phase with good application, showing himself active in pressing his opponents and also falling back into the penalty area. However, he can certainly improve in tackling and defensive interventions.
-1.22 key pass per game (54% accurate)
-1.3 shoot per game
-2.1 cross per game (23% accurate)
-16 challenges - 2 aerial - 14 ground (43% won)
-5.4 dribbling per game (60% succesful)
-3 tackles per game (38% succesful)
-24 passes per game (74% accurate)
-0.13 goals per game