MALLORCA/OSLO (Dagbladet): - My biggest upswing in his career, was that I managed to succeed in Belgium in 99. It is the best I have made ... at the same time, it was a tough year purely private, say, "master leaderboard"-current Ole Martin Årst (44).
When the coach would make up the status at the end of the season in 2000, was the former fotballproffen as the top-scorer in Belgium. Team was AA Gent and Årst had taken to themselves jubelbrølet for all 30 targets.CAREER: Ole Martin Årst played toppfotball in 20 years. Here pictured jubilant in 2005, after giving Tromsø the lead 3-1 in the UEFA cupkampen. Photo: Tor Richardsen / NTB Scanpix Show more
By the turn of the century collided on the other hand two worlds. On football's teaterscene was the life in the spirit level. On home soil, had a light put out for good.
the Mother received a cancer diagnosis in the summer, and then she died that autumn.
Årst turn in the chair.
- Rated at any time not to return to Belgium when your mother was sick?
- Then absolutely. It was in my mind both before and after she died. When we learned that mom had a few months left to live, I said: "Now I'm going home" - I would break the contract.TV-CURRENT: Ole Martin Årst is again ready to compete. Dagbladet met the former landslagsspilleren on the Spanish resort island of Mallorca in the summer in connection with the recording of the "master leaderboard". Photo: John T. Pedersen / Dagbladet Show more
We'll come back to it. For the mother's demise was not the only thing that shaded Belgium-stay. Father had had a stroke and struggled with health. At the same time, he told Wibecke major problems with rusavhengighet.- Maximum five years remaining
It weighed down his shoulders. But Årst told no one about it he carried on. Where football was always a single language, this was the opposite.
- We moved a lot when I was little. My father was in the military, so I have lived in Bergen and throughout Norway. The sport has always been my entrance to the new friendship, says 44-year-old with fluffy tromsødialekt .
The times the family had to tear up roots and follow the father to where the king commanded, had the Årst two hovedprioriteringer: He always had to locate the nearest football field, and he always had to know the way to your dad's workplace.
When dad got a stroke, the doctors told me that he had the maximum five years left to live. It was devastating. It is now soon 30 years ago. Makan to the big guy, you should look long for. I have learned quite a lot from him.- Constant turmoil
growing up was storesøstera role model of his. She was the tough as a rock little brother from the beating. She was there when he needed it most. Why was it so infinitely much to what she later would tell.
I knew in a constant turmoil in Belgium. Matches and training were the hours in the day where you're not worried about it. That I not talked about it, was a conscious choice. In retrospekt, I could probably talked with several for my own part, but the stadium became my respite.MY EXAMPLE: Ole Martin Årst and her sister Wibecke pictured together as children - before all the bad was going to happen. Photo: Private Show more
Wibecke went into the recreational world of adulthood. It would take a long time before the family realized the darkness she was in.
- We mark it not. We had suspected that something was wrong, but never managed to put my finger on it. It says something about how blind one becomes when it comes to people in the close family. When she finally told about his own situation, I was so exasperated that I had not seen anything before. You are so naive and blind when it comes to their own, " says Årst, who also has two half-siblings, with many years behind them in rusmiljøet.
"I did not talk with her for a long period of time. We knew both that we failed to be honest with each other." Ole Martin Årst about the relationship to her sister
only when he had really gained momentum on the fotballkarrieren, was all the cards laid on the table.
When I was in Belgium, it went really bad with her sister mi. It was a time characterized by the lie. Thus, they started to kvie to take the phone. I did not talk with her for a long period of time. We knew both that we failed to be honest with each other. It was just heavy and sore.- Brutally
He could have ended his football career the suksessesongen in Belgium. When would Årst have never experienced it, which was his proudest karriereøyeblikk.PROVIDED: Ole Martin Årst explains that it was difficult to realize how tough the situation storesøstera was in. Although, he has been very involved in the work against substance abuse. Photo: Lars Eivind Bones / Dagbladet Show more
It was the mother who put his foot down. She was the nurse with the heart on the uniform. One who always thought of others. Even in life's last act.
to put it a bit brutally: She would not die with the certainty that she had deprived her son of the big dream. She knew that I had finally achieved my greatest desire - to become a professional player abroad. We discussed it, and I had thought myself about.
- How would you describe your mother?
Oh ... She was absolutely amazing. She was a warm human being. Caring. She had a natural relationship to both disease and death. She managed to take a step back and see the big picture.- Beintøft
he returned to the locker room. He tied the shoelaces and went to the bucket into the goal. In the summer of 2003 went fotballproffen home from Belgium. He was expecting her second child with his wife, and wanted to go home to the family.
Årst found it natural to engage in the work of the Church city mission. To stretch out a hand to those who are struggling with substance abuse, was a personal eye-opener.SELFIE: Ole Martin Årst is still recognized on the street. Passers-by Harald Hol (40) had a chat with the former fotballproffen about his time as the Tromsø player. Photo: Lars Eivind Bones / Dagbladet Show more
It was a kind of therapy in it to meet other families within the rus. One gets processed many thoughts and feelings. You can be sick as relatives also. When one stands in the middle of it, it's important to ask the question: "do I Take too much inwards me now?".
- Did you do it?
- Definitely. I think it was beintøft. When it is said, it is all the more gratifying when it has gone well.
He smiles wide. The main series Wibecke managed to fight her way out of rapture. Today she works with to help other people who are in the situation she herself was in for well over ten years ago.
I'm proud. She went from being a huge burden to be a kjemperessurs.- Makes very bad
After 20 years of toppfotball put Ole Martin Årst a final dash for a brilliant career in 2012. Today, he lives together with his wife Elin through 21 years and their two children in Kristiansand. The daughters of the Årst has today a grandfather of 86 years in Tromsø, as the family go on a visit when the opportunity arises.HAPPILY MARRIED: Ole Martin Årst and his wife Elin gave each other their yes in Elverhøy church in Tromsø in 2007. Photo: Andreas Fadum / See and Hear the Show more
- He is my role model, in many ways. My father has been more popping up over the years, but have always managed to think positive. When mom died, and he felt that life came tumbling down, then he said, "Life continues whether you want or not. So come on down to Belgium and continue your career".
Grandmother got the daughters never have the chance to meet.
Mother passed away the year before our oldest was born, so it has been incredibly important for us to tell our children about her. They have asked a lot, and it does very well. It is, of course, very badly that she never got the chance to be a grandmother to my children, but it is important to tell her story, and about how she was.
the Newspaper has made Wibecke Årst familiar with the content in this case. She has nothing to add.These are ready for the "master leaderboard"