Marino Rahmberg

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Marino Rahmberg
Personal information
Full name Marino Lars Richard Rahmberg
Date of birth (1974-08-07) 7 August 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth Örebro, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1980–1993 BK Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 BK Forward 67 (12)
1995–1996 Lyngby FC 6 (1)
1996–1997 Degerfors IF 41 (14)
1997 Derby County (loan) 1 (0)
1998–1999 AIK 20 (3)
1999–2001 Raufoss IL 78 (45)
2002–2003 IFK Göteborg 7 (0)
2007 IF Eker
National team
1997 Sweden 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Marino Rahmberg (born 7 August 1974 in Örebro) is a former Swedish footballer who played as a forward. He was remarked by former coach Benny Lennartsson as a player with great pace and running ability.

Club career[edit]

Rahmberg started his career at hometown club BK Forward, which were in the second tier and coached by Benny Lennartsson. In 1995, he joined Lyngby FC after his previous manager had moved to the Danish club. He played six times at the 1995-96 Danish Superliga campaign, scoring in his second match against Odense.[1]

He returned to Sweden in 1996 joining Allsvenskan club Degerfors IF, located near his hometown Örebro. In first season at the club, he scored 13 goals and was the second best top scored of the 1996 Allsvenskan, only behind Andreas Andersson.[2]

His performance was rewarded with a loan to Premier League side Derby County in January 1997, but he played only 8 minutes for the Rams in the Premier League as a second-half substitute in a 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on 22 February 1997.[3] He had further appearances with the reserve side including a match where a clearance from the field went right into the front window of his car in the parking lot, smashing it.[4]

Rahmberg returned to Degerfors in the same year, but could not avoid the team's relegation from the Allsvenkan having scored a single goal in the campaign and missing matches due to injury. In 1998, he signed for AIK where he won the 1998 Allsvenskan playing in 19 of the 26 matches, but scoring only 3 goals. Mainly a substitute in the following year, he won the 1998-99 Svenska Cupen and decided to leave to seek first team football.

In 1999, he joined Raufoss IL in the Norwegian First Division. He was the 4th best top scorer in the 2000 Norwegian First Division and joint best top scorer in the 2001 championship. After 11 goals in 17 league matches in 2002,[5] he returned to the top flight and back to Sweden with IFK Göteborg. He suffered a herniated disc early in the 2003 season after falling down after a challenge, failed to recover and decided to retire from professional football.

In 2007, four years after his last professional match, Rahmberg joined amateur club Mellringe Eker IF.

International career[edit]

Rahmberg was called to the 1997 King's Cup in Thailand after being the second best top scorer in the 1996 Allsvenskan. He played in all four matches of the tournament as Sweden on the tournament, although one of the matches was not considered as a FIFA A-international match.[6]








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