Freddie Ljungberg

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Freddie Ljungberg
Football against poverty 2014 - Fredrik Ljungberg.jpg
Ljungberg playing in the Match Against Poverty in March 2014
Personal information
Full name Karl Fredrik Ljungberg[1]
Date of birth (1977-04-16) 16 April 1977 (age 44)
Place of birth Vittsjö, Sweden
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
1982–1994 Halmstad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Halmstad 79 (10)
1998–2007 Arsenal 216 (46)
2007–2008 West Ham United 25 (2)
2009–2010 Seattle Sounders 37 (2)
2010 Chicago Fire 15 (2)
2011 Celtic 7 (0)
2011–2012 Shimizu S-Pulse 8 (0)
2014 Mumbai City 4 (0)
Total 391 (62)
National team
1993 Sweden U16 4 (2)
1994 Sweden U18 8 (1)
1995–1998 Sweden U21 12 (5)
1998–2008 Sweden 75 (14)
Teams managed
2016–2017 Arsenal U15
2017 VfL Wolfsburg (assistant)
2018–2019 Arsenal U23
2019–2020 Arsenal (assistant)
2019 Arsenal (interim)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Karl Fredrik Ljungberg (born 16 April 1977) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a winger. He is also a football manager. He was the former assistant coach of Arsenal F.C.[2]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Sources:[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Halmstad 1994 Allsvenskan 1 0 1 0
1995 Allsvenskan 16 1 4[3] 0 20 1
1996 Allsvenskan 20 2 3[3] 0 23 2
1997 Allsvenskan 24 5 4[3] 1 28 6
1998 Allsvenskan 18 2 2[3] 0 20 2
Total 79 10 13[3] 1 92 11
Arsenal 1998–99 Premier League 16 1 3 0 2 0 21 1
1999–2000 Premier League 26 6 2 0 14[3] 2 42 8
2000–01 Premier League 30 6 5 1 13[3] 2 48 9
2001–02 Premier League 25 12 5 2 9[3] 3 39 17
2002–03 Premier League 20 6 4 1 8[3] 2 32 9
2003–04 Premier League 30 4 4 4 9[3] 2 43 10
2004–05 Premier League 26 10 6 2 6[3] 2 38 14
2005–06 Premier League 25 1 1 0 1 0 9[3] 1 36 2
2006–07 Premier League 18 0 3 1 5[3] 1 26 2
Total 216 46 33 11 3 0 73 15 325 72
West Ham United 2007–08 Premier League 25 2 1 0 2 0 28 2
Seattle Sounders 2009 Major League Soccer 22 2 1 0 2 0 25 2
2010 Major League Soccer 15 0 15 0
Total 37 2 1 0 2 0 40 2
Chicago Fire 2010 Major League Soccer 15 2 15 2
Celtic 2010–11 Scottish Premier League 7 0 1 0 8 0
Shimizu S-Pulse 2011 J.League 8 0 8 0
Mumbai City 2014 Indian Super League 4 0 4 0
Career total 391 62 36 11 7 0 86 16 520 89

International[change | change source]

Source:[4]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 1998 6 1
1999 7 1
2000 8 0
2001 9 0
2002 5 0
2003 4 1
2004 10 4
2005 7 5
2006 8 1
2007 6 1
2008 5 0
Total 75 14

International goals[change | change source]

Sweden score listed first, score column indicates after each Ljungberg goal.[5][6]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 28 May 1998 Malmö Stadion, Malmö, Sweden 3  Denmark 1–0 3–0 Friendly [7]
2 31 March 1999 Stadion Śląski, Chorzów, Poland 8  Poland 1–0 UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying [8]
3 7 June 2003 Stadio Serravalle, Serravalle, San Marino 37  San Marino 3–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying [9]
4 14 June 2004 Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon, Portugal 41  Bulgaria 1–0 5–0 UEFA Euro 2004 [10]
5 4 September 2004 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta 46  Malta 4–0 7–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification [6]
6 6–0
7 9 October 2004 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden 48  Hungary 1–0 3–0 [6]
8 9 February 2005 Stade de France, Paris, France 50  France 1–1 Friendly [11]
9 26 March 2005 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria 51  Bulgaria 3–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification [6]
10 3–0
11 4 June 2005 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden 52  Malta 5–0 6–0 [6]
12 3 September 2005 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden 53  Bulgaria 1–0 3–0 [6]
13 15 June 2006 Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany 59  Paraguay 1–0 2006 FIFA World Cup [6]
14 13 October 2007 Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz, Liechtenstein 68  Liechtenstein 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying [12]

Managerial statistics[change | change source]

As of match played 21 December 2019
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
Arsenal (Interim) 29 November 2019 21 December 2019 6 1 3 2 16.67 [13]
Total 6 1 3 2 16.67

Honours[change | change source]

Halmstad[14][15]

Arsenal[14]

Seattle Sounders

Ljungberg receiving the Guldbollen award in November 2006

Individual

References[change | change source]

  1. "Freddie Ljungberg". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. "Freddie Ljungberg leaves Arsenal". Lastest Coodednews In Nigeria. 22 August 2020.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 "Frederik Ljungberg - Matches in European Cups". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  4. Ljungberg, Fredrik at National-Football-Teams.com
  5. "Fredrik Ljungberg". Swedish Football Association (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Freddie LjungbergFIFA competition record
  7. "Sweden football team defeated Denmark 3–0". EU Football. 28 May 1998. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  8. "Poland 0–1 Sweden". UEFA. 31 March 1999. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  9. "Jonson inspires Swedish goal glut". UEFA. 7 June 2003. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  10. "Larsson lights up Sweden on dark day for Bulgaria". UEFA. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  11. "France 1–1 Sweden". Soccerway. 9 February 2005. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  12. "Sweden stroll towards finals slot". UEFA. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  13. "Fredrik Ljungberg managerial statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Fredrik Ljungberg". Eurosport. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  15. "BBC Sport meets former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg..." BBC.com.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "Fredrik Ljungberg: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "Freddie Ljungberg traded to Chicago Fire". Sounders FC. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  18. Davies, Christopher (15 April 2003). "Seaman is the greatest, says Shearer". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2009.
  19. "ESM XI 2001/02". RSSSF. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  20. "Ljungberg lands Swedish honour". UEFA. 19 November 2002. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  21. 21.0 21.1 "Fotbollsgalan – här är alla vinnare sedan 1995". Fotbollskanalen.se.

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