Nicklas Bendtner Finishes As Top Scorer In The Norwegian Top Flight

Nicklas Bendtner has finished the 2017 Norwegian league season as top scorer - further cementing his place as an icon of the game.

After leaving Nottingham Forest, the Dane joined Rosenborg in March 2017 and fired the club to the Eliteserien title, with the club finishing on 61 points, seven ahead of Molde.

Across the 30 games, 'Lord Bendtner' netted 19 goals, and despite failing to score on the final matchday, he finished the campaign two goals better off than Stabæk's Ohi Omoijuanfo and scooped the golden boot to add to his many individual accolades.

The 29-year old holds a Guinness World Record for the quickest goal scored by a substitute in Premier League history when he struck six seconds after entering the fray in the North London derby against Tottenham in 2007.

Bendtner, who scored 45 goals in 171 appearances for Arsenal, has also turned out for the likes of Birmingham City, Sunderland, Juventus and Wolfsburg.

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He scored 22 goals in all competitions and is well on his way to surpassing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. After all, they've never won the golden boot in Norway, have they?!

One of Bendtner's finest, and most important goals, of the season, came in a 2-1 win against Molde back in August. He equalised in the 73rd minute with an outstanding outside of the boot effort.

Having been picked out by skipper Mike Jensen, he produced a sensational first-time outside of the boot strike that flew into the top bins. Individual brilliance typified.

It may well be the greatest goal in the entirety of the Lord's career.

Arsenal fans, watch Bendtner do something he never, ever did in his stint at the Emirates:

Credit: Eurosport

What an absolute bloke.

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