Fredrik Ljungberg

Swedish Footballers
Born Apr 16, 1977

Karl Fredrik "Freddie" Ljungberg is a retired Swedish footballer. His last club was Shimizu S-Pulse after his contract was terminated by mutual consent. Ljungberg was captain of the Swedish national team until he announced his international retirement after UEFA Euro 2008. On 24 August 2012 Ljungberg announced his retirement from club football after a stint in the J-League after which he was contract-less for 6 months. Ljungberg was a model for Calvin Klein underwear until 2007.… Read More

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1977 Birth 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. … Read More
1982 5 Years Old In 1982, the Ljungberg family left Vittsjö and moved to Halmstad. … Read More


1989 12 Years Old In 1989, at the age of 12, Ljungberg had convinced Halmstads BK to move him from p12 to p14 which was against Halmstad's policies at the time. … Read More
1994 17 Years Old Ljungberg made his senior debut on 23 October 1994 in the Allsvenskan against AIK.
1995 18 Years Old In 1995, Ljungberg played 31 games in which he scored his first goal as a professional player. … Read More
1996 19 Years Old In 1996, Ljungberg made his Sweden U21 debut. … Read More


1997 20 Years Old In 1997, Halmstad won the Allsvenskan and Ljungberg scored goals that year despite being injured. … Read More
1998 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Ljungberg was signed by Arsenal in 1998 for £3 million. … Read More
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. … Read More
2005 28 Years Old 1 More Event
He also scored a penalty in the shootout in Arsenal's 2005 FA Cup Final victory over Manchester United. … Read More


It was speculated in January 2007 that Ljungberg was being forced to leave Arsenal, after bosses became tired of a run of injuries restricting his play. "Ljungberg still has a lot to offer to Arsenal," Arsène Wenger said, on 13 January 2007, at a Blackburn Rovers pre-match press conference, stressing the fact that Ljungberg will stay at Arsenal until the end of his contract in 2009. … Read More
After seven months at the club, Ljungberg finally scored his first goal for West Ham in the home match against Birmingham City on 9 February 2008, putting West Ham up 1–0, with the game finishing 1–1. … Read More
Once the Sounders returned to Seattle, Ljungberg joined in training. Despite his speedy recovery, Ljungberg did not participate in the inaugural game against New York Red Bulls. He made his debut one week later on 28 March 2009, coming on as a 61st minute substitute in a 2–0 victory over Real Salt Lake.
Ljungberg was traded to Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire on 30 July 2010 in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. … Read More
2011 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Ljungberg made his debut for Celtic away to Berwick Rangers in the Scottish Cup on 9 January 2011, playing over 60 minutes and helping his team to a 2–0 victory.
He left the club by mutual consent on 14 February 2012.
2014 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Ljungberg married long-time partner Natalie Foster, whom he met while playing at West Ham, on 9 June 2014 at ceremony in front of the Natural History Museum, London. … Read More
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