Linus Malmqvist

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Linus Malmqvist
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Linus Malmqvist playing for Landskrona in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Linus Sebastian Malmqvist
Date of birth (1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Landskrona, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
BK Fram
1998–2000 Landskrona BoIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2004 Landskrona BoIS 17 (0)
2005 Trelleborgs FF (loan) 9 (2)
2006–2007 Trelleborgs FF 51 (3)
2008–2013 Landskrona BoIS 151 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 November 2013.

Linus Malmqvist, (born September 9, 1981), is a former Swedish football player, who played ten seasons for Landskrona BoIS and three seasons for Trelleborgs FF between the years 2001 and 2013.[1]

Biography[edit]

Linus Malmqvist salutes the Landskrona fans in 2008.

Landskrona BoIS[edit]

Malmqvist began his career in the Landskrona club BK Fram and joined Landskrona BoIS in 1999. He made his professional debut for Landskrona in a match in Superettan 2001, same year as BoIS became runners-up and was promoted to Allsvenskan again. The following three years in Allsvenskan Malmqvist played a total of 16 matches. To play some more matches, Malmqvist went on loan to the recently relegated Allsvenskan team Trelleborgs FF.[2]

Trelleborgs FF[edit]

Despite only two games played from start during 2005 Malmqvist stayed in Trelleborg after his loan period had expired.[3] The same year Trelleborg won Superettan, with Linus Malmqvist playing 29 matches from start.[4] Trelleborg succeeded to avoid regulation in Allsvenskan 2007 and Malmqvist played 22 matchets, including the away game against IFK Gothenburg on Nya Ullevi where a crowd of 41,471 witnessed Gothenburg becoming Swedish champions.[5]

Landskrona BoIS[edit]

Malmqvist returned to Landskrona in 2008, as a part of the campaign to reach Allsvenskan under the new coach Anders Linderoth.[6] Malmqvist pretty soon became the club's captain. BoIS, however, came in eleventh place in 2008, and the following season in Superettan the team came in eighth place, which resulted in the sacking of coach Linderoth. A decision Malmqvist thought was good.[7] The following three years BoIS were coached by Henrik Larsson and Malmqvist continued in 2010 and 2011 in his role as a regular central defender and team captain. In autumn 2011, he was however injured, which made him absent in much of the 2012 season. Superettan 2013 became Linus Malmqvist last season as a player in Landskrona BoIS, after having had constant pain in the right ankle and lower leg for two years. Malmqvist played 168 league matches and scored 3 goals in total for Landskrona BoIS.[8]

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