John Sjoberg

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John Sjoberg
Personal information
Full name John Sjoberg
Date of birth (1941-06-12)12 June 1941
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Date of death 2 October 2008(2008-10-02) (aged 67)
Place of death Leicester, England
Playing position Full-back
Youth career
Banks O' Dee
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1973 Leicester City 336 (15)
1973 Rotherham United 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Sjoberg (12 June 1941 – 2 October 2008) was a Scottish footballer who played 15 seasons for Leicester City between 1958 and 1973. Sjoberg joined the Foxes from Scottish amateur side Banks O' Dee in August 1958, and went on to play 413 first-team matches for Leicester. His played mostly as a full-back, but transitioned to centre-half towards the end of his career.

Sjoberg made his debut for Leicester in a 2–1 victory at Cardiff City in October 1960 and was an almost ever-present in the great Ice Kings side of 1962/63, including playing in the final at Wembley, where City lost 3–1 to Manchester United, and the following season he was a member of the Leicester side that won the League Cup, securing the Foxes their first major trophy.

Sjoberg left Leicester City in 1973, and played briefly for Rotherham United before retiring to open his own printing business in Leicester. He died in October 2008 following a short illness.

External links[edit]

  • John Sjoberg at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database