Arild Stavrum (1972–) is a former professional football player and football coach. He has played for Brann, Molde and Stabæk in Tippeligaen (Norwegian professional league), Helsingborg in Sweden, Aberdeen in Scotland and Besiktas in Turkey.
Former Norwegian champion, Swedish champion, top goal scorer and striker of the year in Sweden, number 2 top goal scorer in Scotland. He has also coached at top level and has the highest coaching qualification in Europe – the UEFA Pro Licence.
Stavrum now has taken a break from football to pursue a new dream: writing. Debuted with the novel 31 år på gress (2008), followed by Golden Boys in (2012), which has been translated into Danish and English. He then wrote the non-fiction book En sommer med fotball in 2013. The same year saw the publication of his first children’s book, Maradonas magi. This was followed by Maradonas mål in 2014 and Maradonas moral in April 2015.