Janne Lindberg

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Janne Lindberg
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Personal information
Full name Janne Lindberg
Date of birth (1966-05-25) 25 May 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Kuusankoski, Finland
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sudet (manager)
Youth career
1972–1988 Kuusankosken Kumu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-1990 Kuusankosken Kumu 38 (7)
1990–1992 FC Haka 21 (4)
1992–1994 MyPa 83 (7)
1994–1997 Greenock Morton 75 (5)
1997–1998 1. FC Saarbrücken 24 (1)
1998–2005 MyPa 128 (7)
National team
1993–1996 Finland 34 (1)
Teams managed
2007 VPS
2008–2010 MyPa
Sudet

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2006

Janne Lindberg (born 24 May 1966 in Kuusankoski) is a Finnish former professional footballer managing Finnish fourth-tier side Sudet.

Lindberg joined his local club Kumu as a six-year-old boy where he stayed for 18 years. In 1990, at the age of 24, he moved onto FC Haka and after two years at Haka he transferred to MyPa.

At MyPa Lindberg established himself as a Finnish International, gaining the first of his 34 caps in 1992. He also experienced European football in the UEFA Cup.

In 1994 ex-Morton player Jimmy Pearson recommended Lindberg to then Greenock Morton F.C. manager Allan McGraw. As a result, Morton signed Lindberg at a cost of £250,000; a deal that included Lindberg's MyPa team mate and compatriot Marko Rajamaki.

Lindberg (and Rajamaki) made their débuts on the 22nd of October 1994 against Berwick Rangers F.C.. A match Morton lost 2-1. However, both players went on to have impressive careers at Morton. Lindberg made approximately 88 appearances, scoring 5 goals.

In 1997 Lindberg's contract at Morton was not renewed and he signed for German side 1. FC Saarbrücken. His family did not settle in Germany, consequently he returned to former club MyPa in 1998 where he played until 2005.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After a lengthy spell coaching at MyPa, he became coach at VPS Vaasa.

In 2002 Lindberg was instrumental in the transfer of former Finnish Under 21 internationalist Jani Uotinen from MyPa to former club Morton.

In September 2008 Lindberg was appointed as the new head coach of MyPa care-taking the rest of the season after the manager Janne Hyppönen was sacked. Previously Lindberg had worked as an assistant of Hyppönen. He left this post in 2010.

He is currently coaching Sudet.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Janne Lindberg". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  2. ^ Mitchell, Jonathan (12 December 2013). "Three former Finnish favourites apply for Morton manager's job". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 

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