Glenn Strömberg

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Glenn Strömberg
Glenn Strömberg 2013-09-16 001.tiff
Strömberg in 2013
Personal information
Full name Glenn Peter Strömberg
Date of birth (1960-01-05) 5 January 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Lerkils IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1983 IFK Göteborg 97 (2)
1983–1984 Benfica 32 (10)
1984–1992 Atalanta 219 (18)
National team
1982–1990 Sweden 52 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Glenn Peter Strömberg (pronounced [ˈɡlɛnː ˇstrœmːbærj]; born 5 January 1960) is a former Swedish professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Strömberg won the 1982 UEFA Cup with IFK Göteborg. Apart from IFK Göteborg, he has also played for Benfica and Atalanta. He was voted Swedish footballer of the year, winning Guldbollen 1985. For his majestic way of playing in the midfield he was nicknamed "The Marathon Man".[1] His usual position was central midfield or defensive midfield.

International career[edit]

Since he has no managerial experience, he was never regarded as a serious candidate to succeed Lars Lagerbäck as head coach of the Sweden national football team. In interviews during the 2006 FIFA World Cup he said that he was flattered to get mentioned as a potential candidate for the job and that he would think carefully about any offer from the Swedish Football Association.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Strömberg works as an expert commentator for Sveriges Television, for Viasat on UEFA Champions League and F.A. Premier League matches[3] and for sports betting site[1] as an expert. In June 2012, Glenn Strömberg launched his own football site,, in Swedish and English.






  1. ^ a b "Känner du till våra ambassadörer?". Retrieved 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ Johanna Frändén (2006-06-27). "Glenn Strömberg: Får jag frågan ska jag fundera på det". Archived from the original on 29 June 2006. Retrieved 13 January 2009.
  3. ^ Thomas Kingdahl (2008-09-27). "Glenn Strömberg klar för Champions League: "Jag är glad"". Viasat Sport. Archived from the original on February 15, 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2009.
  4. ^ Paulo Martins. "Taça Ibérica 1983". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 January 2009.

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