Rasmus Lindgren

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Rasmus Lindgren
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Personal information
Date of birth (1984-11-29) 29 November 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Landskrona, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Centre back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
BK Häcken
Number 21
Youth career
2002–2003 Landskrona BoIS
2003–2005 Ajax
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2005 Ajax 4 (0)
2005–2008 FC Groningen 82 (4)
2008–2011 Ajax 54 (6)
2011–2012 Red Bull Salzburg 20 (1)
2013–2016 FC Groningen 86 (6)
2016– BK Häcken 107 (1)
National team
2002–2002 Sweden U19 9 (0)
2004–2006 Sweden U21 9 (0)
2008–2009 Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 2 August 2020

Rasmus Lindgren (born 29 November 1984) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for BK Häcken in the Swedish Allsvenskan. He started off his footballing career at Landskrona BoIS, but has spent most of his career in the Netherlands, representing AFC Ajax and FC Groningen, and also had a short stint in Austria with Red Bull Salzburg. He has won 2 caps for the Sweden national team.

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Club career

Landskrona

Lindgren was born in Landskrona and started his footballing career at Landskrona BoIS' youth academy, alongside future professional footballers such as Pontus Farnerud, Alexander Farnerud, Jonas Olsson, and Johan Andersson. [1] [2] He sat on the bench in an Allsvenskan game against Örebro SK in 2003 as an unused substitute, but never made his senior debut for the team. [3] [4]

Ajax

In 2003, he moved from Landskrona BoIS in Sweden to AFC Ajax in The Netherlands. [5] Initially, he played for their famous youth system, but he managed to become a member of the first squad in 2005 and would become the captain at the club. He made his debut in the 1–2 away win in the Eredivisie against NAC Breda on 13 February 2005. [6] After the match, Lindgren says he is happy to make his debut and expected to make his way into the first team. [7] He played 4 matches in the 2004–05 Eredivisie, but he didn't manage to secure a place in the starting line-up. Ajax and Lindgren agreed that he would go on loan the next season.

Groningen

Lindgren on-the training field of Groningen in 2006. Rasmus Lindgren cropped.jpg
Lindgren on-the training field of Groningen in 2006.

On 9 August 2005 it was announced that Lindgren would join FC Groningen for a 1-year loan period. [8] Having made his debut on the opening game, Lindgren would score his first goal, the next game, in a 2–1 loss against RKC Waalwijk seven days later. In the 2005–06 season, he played most matches and FC Groningen was satisfied with his performance. On 1 March 2006 it was announced that Lindgren would sign a new deal, making him a FC Groningen player for four years. [9] His transfer fee was €300,000. [10] During his total 2 12-year stay at FC Groningen, Lindgren became one of the most important players in the squad, playing a total of 82 Eredivisie-matches (4 goals). His performances led to a renewal of AFC Ajax' interest in him.

Return to Ajax

On 28 January 2008 he moved back to Ajax, signing a 3 12-year deal. [11] The transfer fee was about 2.5 million Euros. [12] In the second half of the 2007–08 season and in the start of the 2008–09 season, he is a regular first team player. However, several injuries limit the number of matches he could play, also resulting in becoming a regular substitute in the 2009–10 season under head-coach Martin Jol.

This situation does not change in the next season under new head-coach Frank de Boer and Lindgren announces in Swedish media that something new might be good. [13] In the beginning of the 2010–11 season Lindgren scored an important goal against PAOK F.C. in the UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round helping AFC Ajax to move to the Play-off round, ultimately leading to qualification to the Group stage. During his second period at AFC Ajax Lindgren played 54 Eredivisie-matches (6 goals), resulting in the 2010–11 Eredivisie title and the 2009–10 KNVB Cup victory.

Red Bull Salzburg

Rasmus Lindgren in his first league match for Red Bull Salzburg. Rasmus Lindgren0.jpg
Rasmus Lindgren in his first league match for Red Bull Salzburg.

On 20 June 2011, it was announced that Lindgren would join Red Bull Salzburg on a two-year deal starting from the 2011–12 season. On the opening game of the season, Lindgren made his debut, playing in defensive midfield position, in a 2–0 win over Austria Wien. Soon in the second round of Austrian Cup, Lindgren scored his first goal in a 4–0 win over SAK Klagenfurt. In March, Lindgren scored his first league goal in a 2–2 draw against Admira Wacker Mödling. In the conclusion of the season, the club would win not only Austrian Cup, but also Austrian Champion.

At the end of the season, he was given a free transfer as the club saw the necessity to rebuild the squad. [14]

Return to Groningen

In late November, it was announced that Lindgren would make a return to the Netherlands, rejoining FC Groningen on a three-year deal though unable to make his debut until January. [15] After the move, Lindgren said he was pleased to make his return to Groningen, though he is keen to make a return to Scandinavia. [16] Having been unveiled, Lindgren started training with the club. [17] On 20 January 2013, he made his debut in the Groningen starting lineup in a 2–0 loss to Utrecht. After the match, Lindgren said he was disappointed with his comeback match. [18] He helped the Green-White Army win the KNVB Cup in 2014/15 against defending champions PEC Zwolle. It was their first major trophy and they qualified for the UEFA Europa League. [19] [20]

BK Häcken

In May 2016 Lindgren signed with the Allsvenskan side BK Häcken. [21] He made his debut on 17 July 2016 in a league game against Örebro SK. [22] On 30 May 2019 Lindgren won his first silverware with Häcken when he played the full 90 minutes as Häcken won the 2018–19 Svenska Cupen, beating AFC Eskilstuna 3-1 in the final. [23]

International career.

After making 9 appearances for the U21 team, he made his debut for Sweden on 19 November 2008, in a 3–1 defeat to the Netherlands. He made his second international appearance in a 2-0 defeat to Serbia. [24]

Career statistics

As of 30 August 2017 [25] [26]
Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalOtherTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup Europe OtherTotal
2004–05 AFC Ajax Eredivisie 40--100050
2005–06 FC Groningen 323400040403
2006–07 300212000341
2007–08 201202000241
2007–08 AFC Ajax 112000000112
2008–09 222208000322
2009–10 6110000071
2010–11 151207100242
AustriaLeague Austrian Cup Europe OtherTotal
2011–12 Red Bull Salzburg Bundesliga 2013111000342
2012–13 0010100020
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup Europe OtherTotal
2012–13 FC Groningen Eredivisie 14000--20160
2013–14 21000--40250
2014–15 231502000301
2015–16 214001021245
SwedenLeague Svenska Cupen Europe OtherTotal
2016 BK Häcken Allsvenskan 14031--00171
2017 18131--00212
TotalNetherlands2351518123112128818
Austria2014112000362
Sweden321620000383
Career total2871728435112137423

Honours

Club

Ajax

Red Bull Salzburg

Groningen

BK Häcken

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