Roma fullback John Arne Riise was stunned to find that, while on international duty with Norway, his apartment in Oslo had been broken into and all his medals stolen.

Taken from his residence was his coveted Champions League winner's medal, which he earned with Liverpool in 2005 after helping the Reds defeat AC Milan in Istanbul.

"I am truly sorry," he explained to Aftenposten. "That medal is the most important of my career, I struggled and worked all my life for it, and now it is no more. I'd rather it had been my TV."

Commenting on the matter of the stolen awards, which also include an FA Cup winner's medal, the 28-year-old hopes that whoever stole his prizes will eventually return them.

"I don't think a medal like that is easy to sell on the market. I hope they decide to return the stolen property," he concluded.

This is not the first time Riise has been a victim of theft, during his spell in England the former Monaco man had his car stolen.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.