Marcus Sahlman

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Marcus Sahlman
Marcus-sahlman-2009.jpg
Marcus Sahlman in 2009
Personal information
Full name Marcus Verner Sahlman
Date of birth (1985-01-02) January 2, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Umeå, Sweden
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
0000–2002 Halmstads BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Halmstads BK 26 (0)
2007 Trelleborgs FF (loan) 11 (0)
2008 Trelleborgs FF (loan) 14 (0)
2009–2014 Tromsø 87 (0)
2014–2015 Norrköping 8 (0)
2015 IS Halmia 11 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Sweden U17 11 (0)
2002–2003 Sweden U19 13 (0)
2004–2006 Sweden U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marcus Sahlman (born January 2, 1985) is a retired Swedish footballer who played as goalkeeper.

Biography[edit]

Sahlman started his career with Halmstads BK, where he made his debut in 2004 in an away game against Malmö FF as forward rather than his usual position of goalkeeper.[1] During 2006 season he played about half the league matches and Conny Johansson played the rest. After the club signed Magnus Bahne in 2007, Sahlman demanded to be put on the transfer list as he wanted to play first team football. He tried out for AGOVV Apeldoorn in the Netherlands but failed to secure a contract,[2] he then went on loan to Trelleborgs FF for the rest of the season.[3]

In 2008, in the absence of Magnus Bahne, he started all the league games until after the Euro 2008 championship and the return of Bahne, when he again became 2nd choice to Bahne. On July 2, 2008 it was reported that he was in Norway trying out for Tippeligaen team Tromsø IL.[4] July 13, 2008 Tromsø IL confirmed signing him[5] in spite of competition from other teams,[6] and on July 14 this was confirmed by Halmstads BK,[7] he signed a 3-year contract starting 1 January 2009 with no compensation fee for Halmstads BK as he transferred under the Bosman ruling.

On 19 July 2008, Halmstads BK reported that he would go on loan rest of the season to Trelleborgs FF.[8]

Sahlman missed out on most of the 2009 season due to injury. Having started the 2010 season as second choice for Tromsø IL, he soon displaced Sead Ramovic as first choice and was named man of the match by the supporters club[9] after the match against VIF. Tromsø IL have not lost a single match when Marcus Sahlman has played. This has led Tromsø IL's manager Per-Mathias Høgmo to openly speak out in the media and say that Sahlman should be Sweden's first choice goalkeeper.[10]

Before the team's match against Rosenborg BK, Sahlman was the target of cruel taunts by their forward Rade Prica, where Prica claimed he "had never even heard of Sahlman, knew nothing of him where he had played or anything, and that he would score goals against him",[11] Prica missed the game through injury.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 October 2013
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2003 Halmstad Allsvenskan - -
2004 2 - 2 -
2005 - -
2006 13 - 3 - 6 -
2007 2 - 2 -
2007 Trelleborg (Loan) 11 - 11 -
2008 Halmstad 11 - 11 -
2008 Trelleborg (Loan) 14 - 14 -
Norway League Norwegian Cup Europe Total
2009 Tromsø Tippeligaen 4 0 2 0 2 0 8 0
2010 24 0 4 0 28 0
2011 24 0 2 0 1 0 26 0
2012 9 0 4 0 5 0 18 0
2013 26 0 1 0 9 0 36 0
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Total
2014 Norrköping Allsvenskan 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total Sweden 52 0 5 0 57 0
Norway 87 0 13 0 17 0 117 0
Career total 139 0 18 0 17 0 174 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Malmö vann och leder allsvenskan" (in Swedish). svd.se. 2004-07-21. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  2. ^ "AGOVV heeft Zweedse doelman op proef" (in Dutch). Soccernews.nl. 2006-12-19. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Sahlman utlånad till Trelleborg" (in Swedish). hbk.se. 2007-06-29. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  4. ^ "Marcus Sahlman på väg bort - Testspelar med Tromsö" (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen.se. 2008-07-02. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Sahlmann signerte for TIL" (in Norwegian). Til.no. 2008-07-13. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  6. ^ http://www.nordlys.no/sporten/til-magasinet/article3658345.ece
  7. ^ "Sahlman till Norge" (in Swedish). HBK.se. 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  8. ^ "Marcus får ny höst i TFF" (in Swedish). HBK.se. 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  9. ^ "Kamprapport: NY HJEMMEFEST - Gutan senket VIF" (in Norwegian). isberget.no. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  10. ^ "– Se her, Hamrén:" (in Norwegian). aftenbladet.no. 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  11. ^ "Sahlman, hvem?" (in Norwegian). bladet-tromso.no. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 

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