Johan Wiland

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Johan Wiland
Johan Wiland (2015).jpg
Wiland with Malmö FF in 2015
Personal information
Full name Johan Wiland
Date of birth (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Borås, Sweden
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 1
Youth career
Rydboholms SK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2008 Elfsborg 206 (0)
2009–2015 Copenhagen 142 (0)
2015– Malmö FF 54 (0)
National team
1997 Sweden U16 1 (0)
1998–1999 Sweden U18 4 (0)
2001–2004 Sweden U21 11 (0)
2007–2013 Sweden 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 June 2017.

Johan Wiland (born 24 January 1981 in Borås) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Allsvenskan club Malmö FF.

Club career[edit]

Wiland playing for FC Copenhagen against Real Madrid in 2013.

Wiland started playing first team football as a 16-year-old in lower league Rydboholms SK, and was brought to IF Elfsborg in 1997. He made his debut for Elfsborg in an away game against Halmstad BK on 4 May 2000, and was denied the clean sheet from a 91st-minute penalty kick. The club's best season came in 2006 when they won the 2006 Allsvenskan. During that season Wiland started in all 26 matches, conceded 19 goals (least in the league) and kept 12 clean sheets.[2]

He signed for F.C. Copenhagen in 2009, where he quickly established himself as the first choice goalkeeper. In 2010, Wiland won a number of honours including Goalkeeper of the Year in Denmark as well as being named in the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League"Team of the week".[3] In 2011-12 season, he recorded the second most clean sheets in the 2011–12 Danish Superliga.[4] On top of that, Wiland also won the F.C. Copenhagen Player of the Year award. In 2014, Wiland lost his place in the first team of F.C. Copenhagen, following the signing of Stephan Andersen.[5]

In July 2015, he signed for Malmö, following the sale of previous first choice goalkeeper, Robin Olsen, to P.A.O.K..[5]

International career[edit]

Johan Wiland with Sweden in 2010

His debut in the Swedish national team came on a tour in South America in January 2007. He represented his country at the UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.[6]

He was also called up to the Swedish side for the UEFA Euro 2012 by Erik Hamrén. He acted as back up to Andreas Isaksson.



IF Elfsborg

F.C. Copenhagen

Malmö FF



  1. ^ "Johan Wiland". (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Johan Wiland UEFA Profile". 
  3. ^ "UEFA Team of the week". Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Danish Superliga 2011/12 stats". 
  5. ^ a b "Johan Wiland: "Ska göra allt för att lyckas"". Expressen. 
  6. ^ UEFA Euro 2008: Sweden Squad Euro 2008 Info. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Senegal Dame N'Doye
F.C. Copenhagen Player of the Year
Succeeded by
Denmark Andreas Cornelius