Martin Lorentzson

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Martin Lorentzson
Martin Lorentzson (vs. Malmö FF in 2013, cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Martin Olof Lorentzson[1]
Date of birth (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth Östertälje, Sweden
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Örebro SK
Number 15
Youth career
Östertälje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Sleipner 20 (2)
2007–2009 Assyriska Föreningen 77 (5)
2010–2014 AIK 127 (11)
2015 Åtvidabergs FF 17 (0)
2015–2016 Coventry City 7 (0)
2016– Örebro SK 1 (0)
National team
2013 Sweden 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:07, 18 April 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 January 2013

Martin Olof Lorentzson, born 21 July 1984, is a Swedish footballer who currently plays for Örebro SK. He has one international cap for Sweden.

Career[edit]

Lorentzson started his professional football career in Norrköping with IK Sleipner. In 2007, he left Sleipner and joined Södertälje side Assyriska Föreningen.

In the summer of 2009, AIK, Swedish champions of 2009, announced that Lorentzson will join them in 2010. Lorentzson enjoyed a successful career at AIK and was fan favourite known as 'Lorenzo' and 'The Swedish Zanetti'. He was also vice captain in his final season. In October 2014 AIK announced that they were not extending Lorentzson's contract even though he himself wanted to stay.[2]

Lorentzson made his debut for Coventry City on the 30th January 2016 against Scunthorpe at the Ricoh Arena. At the conclusion of the season, the Sky Blues announced that he would not be retained upon the conclusion of his contract.[3]

Style of play[edit]

Lorentzson is known for his pace, stamina, crossing and aerial prowess from set pieces. [2] During match against Malmö in 2011 he broke the Allsvenskan's all-time record of kilometres covered in a game. In his earlier career whilst playing for Assyriska Föreningen he operated as a right-forward and right wing back and he has played in the centre back and defensive midfield positions for AIK. The latter being a position he expressed a desire to adapt his game to as he gets older.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 April 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IK Sleipner 2006[4] Division 2 Norra Götaland 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
Total 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2
Assyriska 2007[4] Division 1 Norra 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2008[4] Superettan 29 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 4
2009[4] Superettan 27 1 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 27 1
Total 77 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 77 5
AIK 2010[4] Allsvenskan 14 0 3 1 0 0 2[b] 0 19 1
2011[4] Allsvenskan 29 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 1
2012[4] Allsvenskan 29 4 1 0 0 0 12[b] 3 42 7
2013[4] Allsvenskan 27 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
2014[4] Allsvenskan 28 3 1 0 0 0 4[b] 0 33 3
Total 127 11 9 1 0 0 18 3 154 15
Åtvidabergs FF 2015[4] Allsvenskan 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Total 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0
Coventry City 2015–16[5] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Career total 248 18 9 1 0 0 20 3 277 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Free Transfers: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Jag måste prestera i Allsvenskan". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Crowley, Kieran. "NEWS: Coventry City release ten players including Reda Johnson, Aaron Martin and Conor Thomas". www.ccfc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-05-25. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Martin Lorentzson Swedish Football Stats". elitefootball. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Games played by Martin Lorentzson in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 

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