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|Full name||Thorstein Helstad|
|Date of birth||28 April 1977|
|Place of birth||Hamar, Norway|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2014|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2 March 2012
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Helstad was born in Hamar, and started his career in his local club FL Fart where he at age 16 scored two goals against Løten in 1993 that made the team win promotion to 3. Divisjon. He transferred to the local Norwegian First Division side HamKam, at the age of 18, and played for the club between 1995 and 1997. Helstad joined the Tippeligaen side Brann ahead of the 1998 season. He became one of the biggest stars in the team, and was Tippeliga top scorer in both 2000 and 2001 and won the Kniksen Award as the best striker in 2000. Helstad was sold to Austria Wien alongside Raymond Kvisvik, where he won both the Austrian Bundesliga, the Austrian Cup and the Austrian Supercup. After scoring 14 goals in 69 matches for the Austrian side, Helstad returned to Norway where he signed a four-year deal with Rosenborg.
After scoring 24 goals in 58 matches, Helstad returned to Brann in June 2006. Since he transferred in the middle of the season he won both gold with Rosenborg and silver with Brann.
- As of 28 January 2014
|Season||Club||Division||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2008–09||Le Mans||Ligue 1||32||10||2||1||1||0||—||35||11|
- Scores and results list Norway's goal tally first.
|1||16 August 2000||Telia 5G -areena, Helsinki||Finland||1–1||1–3||Friendly|
|2||7 October 2000||Millennium Stadium, Cardiff||Wales||1–1||1–1||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3||24 January 2001||Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong||South Korea||2–1||3–2||Friendly|
|4||28 February 2001||Windsor Park, Belfast||Northern Ireland||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|6||26 January 2003||Sharjah Stadium, Sharjah||United Arab Emirates||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|7||8 June 2005||Råsunda Stadium, Solna||Sweden||2–1||3–2||Friendly|
|8||12 October 2005||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Belarus||1–0||1–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|9||2 June 2007||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||Malta||2–0||4–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|10||9 September 2009||Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo||North Macedonia||1–0||2–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Tippeligaen top scorer: 2000, 2001, 2007
- Kniksen Award Attacker of the Year: 2000, 2007
- Norwegian Football Association Gold Watch
- "Helstad har lagt opp". TV2. 2 April 2014.
- "Thorstein Helstad". altomfotball.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- "Historien vår". Fotballaget Fart (in Norwegian). Retrieved 25 March 2013.
- "Thorstein Helstad". SK Brann (in Norwegian). Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 September 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Helstad, Thorstein". National Football Teams. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
- Helstad profile at Norwegian FA (in Norwegian)