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Sunday 26 January 2014

On this day in 1993: Defender Berg signs for Blackburn

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall when Blackburn Rovers signed Henning Berg

  • Henning Berg amassed 279 Barclays Premier League appearances after joining Blackburn

  • He was a regular as Rovers won the Barclays Premier League title in 1994/95

  • He won a further two league titles during four years with Manchester United

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

26 January 1993 - Berg completes move to Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish completed the signing of Lillestrom central defender Henning Berg.

Rovers were in fourth in the first Barclays Premier League season at the time and the 23-year-old did not break into the team straight away. He made his debut as a 70th-minute substitute in a 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace at the start of February and his first start came in a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough in the middle of March.

Berg only made two more appearances that season, one from the start and one from the bench, before establishing himself in the side at right-back during the following campaign.

He only missed two matches in the next season, 1994-95, as Rovers were crowned Barclays Premier League champions and continued to be first choice until he was sold to Manchester United in August 1997.

In four years at Old Trafford, he enjoyed Barclays Premier League title success twice more before returning to Blackburn in December, where he spent another two-and-a-half years. During that time, he helped Rovers regain their Barclays Premier League status and also win the League Cup.

He left Ewood Park in the summer of 2003 having played more than 250 times for Blackburn and enjoyed a season at Rangers before retiring.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when Blackurn completed the signing of Lillestrom defender Henning Berg