Freddie Ljungberg

Date of birth16 April 1977
Place of birthLjungan
NationalitySwede
Weight75 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder

Ljungberg began his career at Halmstads making his debut in 1994.

His performances earned him an early call into the national team making his debut in January 1998 against the USA.

He played in the 1998 World Cup Finals and moved to the Premiership to play for Arsenal straight afterwards.

He scored on his debut and has made himself a very important member of the Gunners team.

He stepped into the shoes of the injured Robert Pires towards the end of the 2001-02 season going on a remarkable scoring streak, which enabled Arsenal to secure the League and Cup double.

A great attacking player down either flank, he tends to play a deeper role for Sweden.

Ljungberg's contract at Arsenal was extended to June 2009 in July 2005.

He scored Sweden's vital last minute winner against Paraguay in a Group B match in the 2006 World Cup finals.

Ljungberg joined West Ham United in July 2007 with a four-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Halmstads BK 01 Jul 1993 17 Sep 1998
Arsenal 17 Sep 1998 23 Jul 2007
West Ham United 23 Jul 2007 06 Aug 2008
Seattle Sounders 28 Oct 2008 30 Jul 2010
Chicago Fire 30 Jul 2010 31 Dec 2010
Celtic 01 Jan 2011 31 May 2011
Shimizu S-Pulse 28 Aug 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Halmstads BK UEFA Cup 2
1998-99 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 Arsenal League Cup 2
1998-99 Arsenal Premier League 10
6
1
4
1999-00 Arsenal FA Charity Shield 1
1999-00 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1999-00 Arsenal Premier League 22
4
6
2
1
1999-00 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4
2
1
1
1999-00 Arsenal UEFA Cup 7
1
1
1
2000-01 Arsenal FA Cup 4
1
1
1
2000-01 Arsenal Premier League 25
5
6
3
2000-01 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10
3
2
2
2001-02 Arsenal FA Cup 5
2
2001-02 Arsenal Premier League 24
1
12
4
2001-02 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 8
1
3
2002-03 Arsenal FA Cup 3
1
1
2002-03 Arsenal Premier League 19
1
6
1
2002-03 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 7
1
2
2003-04 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2003-04 Arsenal FA Cup 4
4
2003-04 Arsenal Premier League 27
3
4
2
2003-04 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 8
1
2
2004-05 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
2
2004-05 Arsenal Premier League 24
2
10
2
2004-05 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
2
1
2005-06 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2005-06 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2005-06 Arsenal League Cup 1
2005-06 Arsenal Premier League 21
4
1
2
2005-06 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
1
2006-07 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1
1
2006-07 Arsenal Premier League 16
2
2
2006-07 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
2007-08 West Ham United FA Cup 1
2007-08 West Ham United League Cup 2
2007-08 West Ham United Premier League 22
3
2
3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Sep 1996 Newcastle United v Halmstads BK L 4-0 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
24 Sep 1996 Halmstads BK v Newcastle United W 2-1
Agg: 2-5
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Sweden UEFA Under-18 4
1994-95 Sweden Under-17 1
1
1995-96 Sweden UEFA Under-21 1
1
1
1
1995-96 Sweden Under-21
1
1996-97 Sweden UEFA Under-21 4
4
1997-98 Sweden International Friendly 2
1
1
1997-98 Sweden UEFA Under-21 4
1998-99 Sweden International Friendly 2
1998-99 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
1
1999-00 Sweden International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
2000-01 Sweden FIFA World Cup 6
1
2000-01 Sweden International Friendly 2
2000-01 Sweden Nordic Championships 1
2001-02 Sweden FIFA World Cup 5
2001-02 Sweden International Friendly 3
2002-03 Sweden UEFA European Championship 4
1
2
2003-04 Sweden International Friendly 1
2003-04 Sweden UEFA European Championship 5
1
2003-04 Sweden UEFA Under-19
1
2004-05 Sweden FIFA World Cup 6
6
1
2004-05 Sweden International Friendly 2
1
2005-06 Sweden FIFA World Cup 8
2
1
2005-06 Sweden International Friendly 1
2006-07 Sweden UEFA European Championship 6
2007-08 Sweden International Friendly 1
1
2007-08 Sweden UEFA European Championship 6
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
30 Aug 1994 Sweden v Denmark W 3-0 U17
14 Sep 1994 Sweden v Republic of Ireland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
26 Oct 1994 Sweden v Netherlands W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
09 Nov 1994 Republic of Ireland v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
22 Nov 1994 Netherlands v Sweden L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 3
07 Nov 1995 Sweden v Korea Republic W 3-0 U21
14 Nov 1995 Sweden v Turkey W 6-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
31 May 1996 Sweden v Belarus L 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Oct 1996 Sweden v Austria W 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Nov 1996 Scotland v Sweden W 1-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
29 Apr 1997 Sweden v Scotland W 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
07 Jun 1997 Estonia v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
19 Aug 1997 Belarus v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 4
05 Sep 1997 Austria v Sweden W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 4
09 Sep 1997 Sweden v Latvia W 5-0 UEFA U21 Group 4
24 Jan 1998 USA v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
30 Jan 1998 Jamaica v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
24 May 1998 Norway v Sweden L 1-0 UEFA U21 Finals quarter-final
28 May 1998 Sweden v Denmark W 3-0 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Sweden v Russia W 1-0 International Friendly
05 Sep 1998 Sweden v England W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Oct 1998 Bulgaria v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
27 Mar 1999 Sweden v Luxembourg W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
31 Mar 1999 Poland v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
27 May 1999 Sweden v Jamaica W 2-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
18 Aug 1999 Sweden v Austria D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Sweden v Bulgaria W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Oct 1999 Sweden v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
03 Jun 2000 Sweden v Spain D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2000 Belgium v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2000 Italy v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Aug 2000 Iceland v Sweden L 2-1 NORDIC CUP
02 Sep 2000 Azerbaijan v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2000 Sweden v Turkey D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
11 Oct 2000 Slovakia v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Feb 2001 Malta v Sweden W 0-3 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Sweden v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
28 Mar 2001 Moldova v Sweden W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
25 Apr 2001 Switzerland v Sweden W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Sweden v Slovakia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Aug 2001 Sweden v South Africa W 3-0 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 FYR Macedonia v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2001 Turkey v Sweden W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
07 Oct 2001 Sweden v Azerbaijan W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
17 Apr 2002 Norway v Sweden D 0-0 International Friendly
25 May 2002 Japan v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 England v Sweden D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
07 Jun 2002 Sweden v Nigeria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
12 Oct 2002 Sweden v Hungary D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
02 Apr 2003 Hungary v Sweden W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
07 Jun 2003 San Marino v Sweden W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Jun 2003 Sweden v Poland W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
10 Sep 2003 Poland v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
08 Oct 2003 Sweden v Austria D 2-2 UEFA U19 Group 9
05 Jun 2004 Sweden v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
14 Jun 2004 Sweden v Bulgaria W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Jun 2004 Italy v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
22 Jun 2004 Denmark v Sweden D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
26 Jun 2004 Sweden v Netherlands W 0-0 (5-4) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
18 Aug 2004 Sweden v Netherlands D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Malta v Sweden W 0-7 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Sep 2004 Sweden v Croatia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
09 Oct 2004 Sweden v Hungary W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
13 Oct 2004 Iceland v Sweden W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
09 Feb 2005 France v Sweden D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Bulgaria v Sweden W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
04 Jun 2005 Sweden v Malta W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
03 Sep 2005 Sweden v Bulgaria W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
07 Sep 2005 Hungary v Sweden W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
08 Oct 2005 Croatia v Sweden L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
12 Oct 2005 Sweden v Iceland W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
02 Jun 2006 Sweden v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2006 Trinidad and Tobago v Sweden D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
15 Jun 2006 Sweden v Paraguay W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
20 Jun 2006 Sweden v England D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
02 Sep 2006 Latvia v Sweden W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Sweden v Liechtenstein W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Sweden v Spain W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Northern Ireland v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
02 Jun 2007 Denmark v Sweden W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Jun 2007 Sweden v Iceland W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
13 Oct 2007 Liechtenstein v Sweden W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Spain v Sweden L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Sweden v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
26 Mar 2008 Brazil v Sweden L 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2008 Sweden v Ukraine L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Jun 2008 Greece v Sweden W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
14 Jun 2008 Spain v Sweden L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
18 Jun 2008 Russia v Sweden L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.