Johan Claesson

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Johan Claesson
Personal information
Full name Johan Claesson
Date of birth (1981-08-12) August 12, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth Uppsala, Sweden
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Hagby IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2004 IK Sirius 98 (0)
2005–2008 Gefle IF 97 (3)
2009–2010 Portland Timbers 40 (1)
2011–2013 IK Sirius 27 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 23, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Johan Claesson (born August 12, 1981 in Uppsala) is a retired Swedish footballer who last played for IK Sirius in the Swedish Division 1 Norra.[1]

Career[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Claesson began his career as part of the youth team at Hagby IK, before moving to IK Sirius, where he played until 2005.

Claesson moved to Gefle IF in 2005, and spent four years with the team. Initially used as a substitute, he eventually won a first team spot, and went on to make almost 100 appearances for the club in the Allsvenskan, scoring three goals.[2]

United States[edit]

In December 2008 Claesson signed a one-year contract with the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division with the option of a second year.[3] He played 23 games and scored 1 goal in his debut season with the Timbers, and proved to be an important part of the team's midfield, helping them to the 2009 USL-1 regular season title.

Comeback in IK Sirius[edit]

In December 2010 Claesson signed for his old club IK Sirius in the Swedish third tier.

Honors[edit]

Portland Timbers[edit]

References[edit]

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