Johannes Hopf

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Johannes Hopf
Johannes Hopf, 2013-04-14a.JPG
Personal information
Full name Johannes Hopf
Date of birth (1987-06-16) 16 June 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Hammarby
Number 1
Youth career
-2003 Brösarps IF
IFK Simrishamn
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 IFK Simrishamn 55 (3)
2007–2008 Ystads IF 31 (0)
2008– Hammarby 114 (0)
2009 Hammarby TFF 25 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 May 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Johannes Hopf, born 16 June 1987, is a Swedish professional football player. He currently plays as a goalkeeper for Hammarby IF. Hopf joined Hammarby in the summer of 2008 after impressing on a trial with the club. He signed a 3 and a half year contract with the Stockholm-based club.[1]

During the 2009 season, he was on loan to the affiliated team Hammarby TFF where he was appointed best goalkeeper in the league system.[citation needed]

He made his first game for Hammarby in the final game of Allsvenskan 2009, against BK Häcken, with the club already set for regelation. Hammarby were defeated, 0–1.[2]

In 2010, he started on the bench, being second choice behind former Swedish nationalteam goalkeeper, Rami Shaaban. But after weak appearances by the latter, he soon established himself as first choice.

Hopf was voted Player of the Year in Hammarby IF 2010 in competition with the Genoa player Linus Hallenius.

He was again voted Player of the year in 2012 after an impressing season.[3]

Among other great achievements he won two penalty shootouts for his team to secure Hammarby IF a place in the 2010 Swedish Cup Final. He was appointed Man of the match when his side lost 0–1 to Helsingborg. [1]