Klebér Saarenpää

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Klebér Saarenpää
Personal information
Full name John Klebér Saarenpää
Date of birth (1975-12-14) 14 December 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Uppsala, Sweden
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
IK Brage (manager)
Youth career
1981– Stäppens IF
–1991 Uppsala-Näs IK
1991–1992 IK Sirius
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 IK Sirius 46 (2)
1995–1996 Djurgårdens IF 34 (1)
1997–2000 IFK Norrköping 88 (4)
2001–2004 AaB 31 (1)
2005 IK Sirius 5 (0)
2005–2006 Hammarby IF 6 (0)
2007 Vejle Boldklub 10 (2)
2007–2008 Hammarby IF 13 (0)
National team
1995–1998 Sweden U21 11 (0)
2000–2001 Sweden 11 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Hammarby IF (youth)
2011 Hammarby Talang FF
2012–2013 Syrianska
2014 Vejle BK (assistant manager)
2014–2016 Vejle BK
2016 Syrianska
2017 Hammarby IF (U19 manager)
2018– IK Brage
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Klebér Saarenpää (14 December 1975[1]) is a Swedish football manager and a former footballer who won 11 caps for the Swedish national team. He is the head coach of IK Brage in Superettan.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Saarenpää was born in Uppsala and started his career in local team Stäppens IF.

Saarenpää represented Djurgårdens IF, IFK Norrköping, Hammarby IF and AaB (in Denmark). He made a contract with the Danish club Vejle Boldklub from 1 January 2007. On 10 March 2007 the defender debuted as captain for Vejle Boldklub and scored two goals. His contract with Vejle Boldklub only ran until 30 June 2007 and Saarenpää has therefore played his last match for the club. After that he returned to his old club Hammarby IF and signed a two-year contract with the Stockholm based club. He ended his career after the 2008 season.

Coaching career[edit]

In January 2014 he signed a 2.5 year contract with Vejle Boldklub as an Assistant Manager.[3] In October of the same year he was promoted to Manager of Vejle Boldklub after the former Manager Tonny Hermansen withdrew from the position.[4] He was sacked on 23 April 2016.[5]

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