Håkan Söderstjerna

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Håkan Söderstjerna
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-10-30) 30 October 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Landskrona BoIS
1996–1997 Fremad Amager
1997–1998 Tanjong Pagar United FC
1998–2000 Fremad Amager
2000–2002 Landskrona BoIS
2003–2004 Fredrikstad
2005–2007 Landskrona BoIS
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Håkan Söderstjerna (born 30 October 1975) is a Swedish retired footballer. In media he sometimes went under the alias "The one armed bandit", as he was born with one arm only.

Career[edit]

Söderstjerna, who was born without his lower right arm,[1] played club football in Sweden, Denmark, Singapore and Norway for Landskrona BoIS (three spells), Fremad Amager (two spells), Tanjong Pagar United FC and Fredrikstad.[2] He retired from club football in November 2007.[3] Fans of Landskrona BoIS had previously written a song in his honour.[1][3] Söderstjerna also studied economics and law at Lund University.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Ashdown (4 April 2012). "Which players have won trophies while missing body parts?". The Guardian. 
  2. ^ Håkan Söderstjerna on Playerhistory.com[dead link]
  3. ^ a b Michael Svegbrandt (7 November 2007). "Håkan Söderstjerna lägger av med fotbollen helt" (in Swedish). svenskafans.com. 
  4. ^ "Hallå där, Håkan Söderstjerna, hur går det mot HIF?" (in Swedish). Landskrona BoIS. 11 May 2011.