Odegaard is a key part of the Arsenal setup under Mikel Arteta. Here is everything you need to know about his personal life.
Martin Odegaard is one of the best young midfielders in the world currently. The Norwegian prodigy burst onto the world scene in 2015 when he joined Spanish giants, Real Madrid. Since then, Odegaard has tackled lots of hurdles, criticisms and is now an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Norway National Team.
Martin Odegaard played his youth football for his native team, Stromsgodset. He participated in training sessions of Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal. But it was Real Madrid who captured his signature in January of 2015 and the player rotated between the club’s first team and B team. After multiple loan spells in the Netherlands and Spain, Odegaard returned to Real Madrid in 2020 but couldn’t establish himself as a regular under Zinedine Zidane and transferred to Arsenal. Since then he has gone from strength to strength and is currently the club’s permanent captain.
The Norwegian midfielder has often earned plaudits for his close control, vision, dribbling prowess and technique. Odegaard is a proper modern playmaker who is statistically one of the best pressers in Europe. Primarily an attacking midfielder, Odegaard can also play as a right winger.
Martin Odegaard has been reportedly in a relationship with Oda Burud since the pair was 15 years old. It was before the midfielder had earned his big move to Real Madrid or enjoyed any sort of fame.
No, Martin Odegaard doesn’t have children.
Little is known about Burud’s early life. She is reportedly a footballer herself and that’s what reportedly connected her and Odegaard. She is quite active on her social media handles.