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 Roger LJUNG 1988-1994 
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Location: Vancouver, BC
Name: Roger Ljung


Country: :SWE: Sweden
Clubs: Malmö FF (1988-1989), BSC Young Boys (1989-1990), FC Zürich (1990-1991), Admira Wacker (1991-1993), Galatasaray (1993-1994)
Position: *SB, CB, CWP, DMF, WB
Side: LF/LS
Age: 22-28 years (08/01/1966)

Height: 186 cm
Weight: 79 kg

Attack: 73
Defence: 82
Balance: 86
Stamina: 83
Top Speed: 80
Acceleration: 76
Response: 80
Agility: 75
Dribble Accuracy: 78
Dribble Speed: 75
Short Pass Accuracy: 77
Short Pass Speed: 81
Long Pass Accuracy: 80
Long Pass Speed: 83
Shot Accuracy: 73
Shot Power: 85
Shot Technique: 73
Free Kick Accuracy: 71
Curling: 78
Header: 86
Jump: 84
Technique: 79
Aggression: 78
Mentality: 81
Keeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 82

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 6
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Growth Type: Early Peak

P04: Anchor Man
S10: DF Leader


Attack / Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


Roger Ljung is former Swedish player. He was very useful defender and midfielder who could be used on many positions. In NT he was mostly left back, in clubs he played also as sweeper meanwhile in Admira he was playmaker in defensive midfield. Roger was strong player, secure on ball with decent crosses, good sense of positioning and very good heading abilities, giving the accent on the offensive play of his teams. Ljung began at the age of six years playing football at Lunds BK, since the nearest club had no GIF Nike youth team in the appropriate age. Here he went through the various youth teams and made his debut as a teenager in the men's team of the club. On the side of the later national team member Leif Engqvist he missed the club at the end of the second league season in 1984 as the thirteenth in the league table. Here, the duo had made attention and Ljung joined shortly after Engqvist in Malmo FF had also signed a contract to the club in the Allsvenskan. The team managed by Roy Hodgson, who finished the season in 1985, the regular season on the first table space and failed in the championship finals in the semifinals at IFK Gothenburg, he came on as a substitute for use. In the following season he was on the side of Ingemar Erlandsson, Jan Möller and Jonas Thern only sporadically to win the league title with. It was not until the 1987 season managed to break through the Ljung Malmo FF. He benefited from injuries by Hans Magnus Andersson and Borg. As a regular player, he moved with the team again in the final of the Swedish Championship. With top scorer Lasse Larsson, Stefan Schwarz and Joakim Nilsson he missed after a 0-1 defeat and a 2-1 home win on away goals win the championship. However, Ljung had played into the notebook of coach Olle Nordin. On 12 January 1988 he debuted as part of a four-nation tournament in the Canary Islands in a 4-1 win against the East German national team in the National Jersey, when Jonas Thern, get the two goals, Peter Truedsson, Stefan Rehn and on the opposite side of Andreas Thom on the scoresheet eintrugen. Three days later he was in a 1-0 win against Finland with a goal of winning the tournament at Thern. Even when carried out at Easter 1988 four-nation tournament, he was next to Glenn Strömberg, Mats Gren and Robert Prytz for the winning team. In addition, he was taken into consideration in the squad in the summer the Olympic team, which moved at the Olympic Games in 1988 under the guidance of coach Benny Lennartsson the quarter-finals. After Ljung in the season 1988 could prove to Malmo FF already in the regular season in first place, he won alongside Niclas Nylén, Jonas Thern or Martin Dahlin with the club after victories over Orgryte IS and Djurgarden for the first time the von Rosen Cup for the national championship. In the summer of that year he celebrated his second title with Malmo FF, beaten in the final as Djurgarden. A short time later he left the club and his country. Ljung moved to Switzerland in the summer of 1989 and signed a contract with BSC Young Boys. His fellow countryman Tord Grip, who oversaw the Swiss Club had piloted the midfield to the Bernese club. Once this had been replaced by Pál Csernai, he left the club after just one season. In the summer of 1990 belonged to the Swedish squad selection for the World Cup finals in Italy. Only in the 1-2 defeat against Brazil at the start he was on the field, which followed two defeats to Costa Rica and Scotland it from the bench. Ljung moved to FC Zurich in Switzerland, which had risen in the National League A. On the side of Beat Studer, Augustine Makalakalane, Christopher Gilligan and Vincent Fournier he was one of the key players of the club who had to take just three victories in the regular season with the club in the promotion and relegation round. There came with seven wins without defeat as the league the league. Nevertheless, he moved on to a season and left after two years in Switzerland. Ljung moved to the neighboring Alpine Republic of Austria and joined in the summer of 1991 to the FC Admira Wacker. With coach Sigfried Held, he moved to the side of Dietmar Kühbauer, Olaf Marschall, Wolfgang Pops and Peter Artner the final of the ÖFB Cup against FK Austria Vienna. With a goal by Valdas Ivanauskas shortly before the final whistle he had beaten the champion with the club after a 0-1 defeat specify who won the Double. Before he took over the club in the European Cup Winners Cup 1992/93, he participated with the national team at the European Championships 1992nd He knew how to surprise you with the choice of country and moved to the side of Tomas Brolin, Anders Limpar and Joachim Bjorklund semi-finals. There he celebrated his tournament debut, as he represented in the game against Germany, the yellow-locked Patrik Andersson. He could not prevent the 2-3 defeat against the eventual vice-champions, however. In the Austrian Championship 1992/93 Ljung reached with his club to third place. Highlight of the season, however, was the duel against the Belgian representative Royal Antwerp FC in the second round of the European Cup. With the burden of a 2-4 home defeat in the first leg of the Austrian club traveled to Antwerp, and was already back at the break 0-2. In a sensational second half, still get away with four goals, so that forced the team to extend it. There they collected nor the 3:4 and was eliminated in spite of self-sacrificing struggle of the competition. Ljung had also made a name outside the German-speaking. In the summer of 1993 he moved to Turkish club Galatasaray. The reigning national champion, he saw on the side of Hakan Şükür, Falko Götz, Bulent Korkmaz, Reinhard Stumpf and Ugur Tütüneker for a successful title defense. Following the season he took part in his third tournament with the national team. As a regular player, he ran in all seven games of the national selection for the tournament. In a 2-2 draw at the start against the Cameroonian national team, he scored hits with the interim 1-0 lead for the first hit in the northern Europeans. After reaching the end of the third place for the tournament, he was honored with the national team with the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal-.Shortly before the tournament starts MSV Duisburg had surprisingly announced a commitment Ljungs. In the Bundesliga, but he was hardly cope. On the side of Stefan Boeger, Joachim Hopp, Peter Közle, Rainer and Oliver Schütterle Westerbeek he came only to 13 seasonal operations. At the end of the season with the club he joined from the second division. After six years abroad, returned home to Sweden Ljung. Although it had received several offers to continue his career in the Allsvenskan, he ended his active career. Initially he worked with the Italian Vincenzo Morabito as player consultant, before he founded his own agency in Landskrona called Roger Ljung Promotion AB.

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