In 1982 The Ljungberg Family Left Vittsj And Moved To Halmstad

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Ljungberg was born on 16 April 1977 in Vittsjö, Sweden to parents Roy Alve Erling Ljungberg, a civil engineer and owner of a construction and consultant business, and Elisabeth Bodil Ljungberg, a Swedish Labor Department worker. in 1982, the Ljungberg family left Vittsjö and moved to Halmstad. His parents relented and took him to Halmstads BK where he played on the youth team under Olle Eriksson. in 1997, Halmstad won the Allsvenskan and Ljungberg scored goals that year despite being injured. After two years with Halmstad, Ljungberg’s star was on the rise with interest from Barcelona, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Parma and Arsenal. Some of Ljungberg’s best form came in the second half of the 2001-02 season, when Arsenal won their second Premier League and FA Cup double. He scored an equaliser against Manchester United.
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Freddie Ljungberg Arsenal Scouts Watched Him For Over A Year And Arsenals Manager Arsne

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Ljungberg was captain of the Swedish national team until he announced his international retirement after UEFA Euro 2008. Ljungberg was a model for Calvin Klein underwear until 2007. From the time he was 5-14, Ljungberg was coached by Eriksson. At 18, Ljungberg decided to attend university to study information technology and economics but struggled to balance the hectic academic timetable with the physically demanding commitments of professional football. That same year Halmstad won the Swedish Cup. Arsenal scouts watched him for over a year and Arsenal’s manager, Arsène Wenger, took the unusual step of authorising the signing after watching Ljungberg play for Sweden in their victory against England on television, without seeing him play live. Some of Ljungberg’s best form came in the second half of the 2001-02 season, when Arsenal won their second Premier League and FA Cup double. Ljungberg ended the 2001/2002 season scoring 17 goals in all competitions.

Erikssons Impression Of The Youngster Was That Freddie Ljungberg Was Remarkably Talented For

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Ljungberg was a model for Calvin Klein underwear until 2007. His parents relented and took him to Halmstads BK where he played on the youth team under Olle Eriksson. From the time he was 5-14, Ljungberg was coached by Eriksson. Eriksson’s impression of the youngster was that he was remarkably talented for his age and that he was considerate of other players noting that Ljungberg would pass the ball to his friends so that they would have a chance to score. Ljungberg was signed by Arsenal in 1998 for £3 million, which at the time was the highest transfer fee for a Swedish player. Ljungberg made his West Ham United debut on the opening day of the 2007/08 Premier League season, in West Ham’s 0-2 home defeat by Manchester City on 11 August, a game in which he was also captain. in June 2008, Ljungberg retired from the Swedish National team stating, “The simple fact is the physical strain of playing on the national team and in club football for such a long time has finally taken its toll.