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 Glenn STRÖMBERG 1981-1988 
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: Glenn Peter Strömberg

Nickname: "Il Vichingo Biondo"


Country: :SWE: Sweden
Clubs: IFK Göteborg (1981-1983), S.L. Benfica (1983-1984), Atalanta B.C. (1984-1988)
Position: *CMF, DMF, AMF, (CWP, CF as optional)
Side: RF/BS
Age: 21-28 years (05/01/1960)

Height: 191 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Attack: 79
Defence: 75
Balance: 88
Stamina: 90
Top Speed: 80
Acceleration: 76
Response: 82
Agility: 73
Dribble Accuracy: 85
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 88
Short Pass Speed: 84
Long Pass Accuracy: 83
Long Pass Speed: 80
Shot Accuracy: 75
Shot Power: 84
Shot Technique: 77
Free Kick Accuracy: 71
Curling: 79
Header: 85
Jump: 82
Technique: 86
Aggression: 77
Mentality: 84
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 88

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 7
Weak Foot Frequency: 7
Growth Type: Standard

P10: Box to Box
P20: Talisman
S02: Passer
S08: Slide Tackle
S13: Long Throw
S18: Cross Over Turn

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Centre - Playmaking - Tactical Dribble - Passing - Sliding - Long Throw

Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


One of the best ever Swedish midfielders. Glenn was complete midfielder, later even sweeper who could defend, organize and score. Very strong and excellent runner, great passer and very dynamic, intelligent, decisive, tough and unpredictable. Strömberg began playing football at Lerkils IF, for whom he played as a teenager and table tennis. In 1976 he joined the junior section of IFK Gothenburg. There he undertook the new coach Sven-Goran Eriksson took at the beginning of the season in 1979, leaving him in April Erstligakader debut at a home game against Kalmar FF in the Ullevi in ​​the Allsvenskan. Through his powerful commitment and willingness to run the junior players in the team quickly established by Conny Karlsson, Håkan Sandberg, Torbjörn Nilsson and Jerry Carlsson, who won in the summer of 1979 with a 6-1 victory over the Swedish national cup Åtvidabergs FF. In his debut 1979 season finished with the team behind Strömberg Halmstads BK in second place. In the following years he played with her regularly to the Swedish champion, was the big hit but missed. After another runner in the season of 1981, the team managed by Eriksson in the UEFA Cup. Here he worked in the games against Valkeakosken Haka, SK Sturm Graz, Dinamo Bucharest, FC Valencia and the first FC Kaiserslautern and moved the team to the finals of the UEFA Cup 1981/82 against Athletic Bilbao. Succeeded in the first leg in Gothenburg with a late goal from Tord Holmgren a 1-0 success through consistent and counter attacks from a safe defensive line in the return game the scorers Dan Corneliusson, Nilsson and Stig Fredriksson led the team to a 3-0 away victory, of the European Cup triumph meant. After Osters IF in the summer was beaten in the cup final, Strömberg reached with the club at the end of the season 1982 - after the regular season had ended on the first table space, the club continued in the final of the Cup final against Hammarby IF by - the triple win. Due to its good performance and achievements in the back of coach Lars Strömberg Arnesson drew attention to himself. In June 1982 he made his debut during a preparation game for the national team of the Soviet Union to the 1982 World Cup, to be had, the Swedish selection does not qualify as third in the qualifying group behind Scotland and Northern Ireland, the national jersey. He subsequently became a power base in the middle of the range. In foreign countries through the European Cup success known, Eriksson had given up his summer coaching job at IFK Gothenburg in favor of his former assistants Gunder Bengtsson and accepted an offer from the Portuguese club Benfica. After the end of the Swedish championship in the fall he took to his new club Strömberg, with which he repeated almost triple the profit. With the team to Diamantino Miranda, Fernando Chalana and Humberto Coelho, he won the one hand the state championship, when FC Porto four points ahead of second place was referenced in the league, and the other with a 1-0 final victory against rivals from Porto on 21st August 1983, the national cup. He also reached the finals of the UEFA Cup 1982/83, against RSC Anderlecht after he missed a 0-1 first-leg defeat with a goal by Kenneth Brylle due to a 1-1 draw after goals by Sheu and Juan Lozano on the opposite side of the renewed European Cup triumph. In the following season with his club again Strömberg dominated the championship. In European Champions Cup 1983/84 he reached him after wins over Linfield FC and Olympiakos Piraeus the quarter-finals, in which prevailed the later champions Liverpool with two wins. After one and a half years in Portugal followed Strömberg's call the Italian Serie A, and signed a contract with promoted Atalanta. In the Lombard club he was at first team regular and was one of the mainstays of the team located in a relegation battle. Especially with some good performances in the national team in qualifying for the World Cup in 1986 - in the meantime suggested many signs of a stake, only the first defeat of the German national team in a World Cup qualifier with a 0-1 defeat against Portugal deprived the Swedes with a point residue on the southern Europeans of the World Cup dream - winning him the End of Aftonbladet and Svenska Fotbollförbundet 1985 Footballer of the Year. After an eighth place with Atalanta in the season 1985/86 Strömberg rose the following year with the team from a table next to last. Parallel to the disappointing league season was the team's success in national cup and reached the final. Against the champions Napoli chance she could, after a return game defeats, but Strömberg comfort with participation in the European Cup Winners Cup 1987/88. He reached the second division after victories over Merthyr Tydfil FC, OFI Crete and Sporting Lisbon, the semi-finals. Against the eventual European champions KV Mechelen he lost both games with the team. Besides the success at the international level the playing time was also successful in Serie B and he managed the club with direct re-emergence. While Stromberg moved with the club in the next two years in the UEFA Cup, he returned with the Swedish national team in the circle of the leading teams. Only in the duels against England, which met with a 0-0 draw, he had on the side of Glenn Hysén, Anders Limpar, Roger Ljung and Mats Magnusson with the national team suffered point losses and qualified as group winners for the World Cup 1990 tournament in Italy . This was disappointing for the Scandinavians. In a group with Brazil, Costa Rica and Scotland had the team three defeats 1:2 plug in and leave, despite a goal from Strömberg in the game against Scotland earlier than last in their group. After he finished his international career. In the subsequent World Cup in the Serie A season was also the club for Strömbergs success. As in tenth, the midfielder missed the team with an international competition. In 1992, he eventually ended his playing career. Stromberg worked as a media expert on football. On the one hand, he came here on Swedish television, on the other hand, he worked for Italian television and Italian newspapers. During his time in Italy with the local lifestyle came in contact, Strömberg founded his own delicatessen business. His company sells various products such as grappa. He also published cookbooks on Mediterranean cuisine.

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