Bobbie Friberg da Cruz

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Bobbie Friberg Da Cruz
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Personal information
Full name Bobbie Friberg José Da Cruz
Date of birth (1982-02-16) 16 February 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
IFK Mariehamn
Number 55
Youth career
0000–2000 IF Stendy
2001–200? GAIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 GAIS 149 (11)
2009–2010 Randers 24 (0)
2010 Kongsvinger (loan) 29 (0)
2011–2013 IFK Norrköping 55 (4)
2014– IFK Mariehamn 86 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2016.

Bobbie Friberg da Cruz (born 16 February 1982) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Finnish club IFK Mariehamn. He has previously played for IFK Norrköping and GAIS in Sweden, Randers in Denmark, and Kongsvinger in Norway. His brother Johan Friberg da Cruz is also a professional football player, currently playing for Västra Frölunda IF. Their mother is of Cape Verdean origin, and both of the brothers have been invited to the Cape Verde national football team.

Club career[edit]

Cruz had played for GAIS since he was 16 years old. After being a part of the first team for seven years Cruz signed a four-year contract with Danish Superliga side Randers FC; he was presented on 22 June 2008[1] and debuted on 1 March in the derby against AGF. Da Cruz played the full 90 minutes. Randers won the game 2–1. He would go on to make another 11 appearances in the 2008–09 season.[2]

On 29 January 2010, an agreement was reached between Randers and Norwegian club Kongsvinger IL for da Cruz to go on a one-year loan spell. Both Randers and da Cruz himself felt that he had not lived up to expectations during his first year in Denmark, and that a move to Norwegian football might prove beneficial.[3][4] Kongsvinger where newcomers to the Norwegian top flight Tippeligaen in 2010, having gained promotion in 2009. On 1 February 2011 Bobbie Friberg da Cruz announced he will move to IFK Norrköping playing in Allsvenskan. He signed a 3-year contract with the Swedish top flight club. In 2014, Friberg da Cruz left IFK Norrköping for IFK Mariehamn in the Veikkausliiga.


IFK Mariehamn


  1. ^ (In Danish)
  2. ^ "Randers FC profile". Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Bobbie Friberg da Cruz udlejes til Kongsvinger IL". (in Danish). 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Bobbie i boks". (in Norwegian). 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  5. ^ "IFK vann årets ligaguld". (in Swedish). IFK Mariehamn. 24 October 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 

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