Johanna Almgren

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Johanna Almgren
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Personal information
Full name Johanna Maria-Therese Almgren[1]
Date of birth (1984-03-22) March 22, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Borås, Sweden
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Göteborg FC
Number 23
Youth career
2002 Byttorps IF
2003 Bälinge IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004– Göteborg FC 59 (10)
National team
2008– Sweden 48 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2013

Johanna Maria-Therese Almgren (born March 22, 1984) is a Swedish female footballer. She plays in midfield for Göteborg FC and the Swedish national team.

Almgren's career has been marred by injuries. In May 2013 she was devastated to be ruled out of UEFA Women's Euro 2013, requiring surgery on her knee for the fifth time.[2]

Personal life[edit]

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho surprised Almgren by asking her to marry him, just a few hours after seeing her for the first time. She rejected the proposal outright. Almgren thought that her friend was joking with her when she got a phone call from a translator saying Ronaldinho wanted her to go to his room. After realizing it wasn't a joke she and a few friends went up. Then he asked her to marry him; "I said NO because I have a boyfriend (Adam) who is waiting for me at home" - she told to newspapers - "I gave Ronaldinho a Sweden soccer T-Shirt but I wasn't brave enough to ask him for a Brazilian one too".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johanna Almgren". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Weinemo, Pontus (29 May 2013). "Almgren om beskedet: Jag kanske lägger av". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Gray, Ashley (August 26, 2008). "Beijing fling: Ronaldinho falls for Swedish football star Johanna and 'proposes within hours'". Daily Mail (London). 

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