Date of birth: 11/11/1996 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Sweden
Club career: IFK Norrkoping
Squad number: 19
Current national team: Sweden U-19
Position: central defender
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50,000 €
Contract until: 31.12.2015
Player’s agent: unknown
Similar type of player: Diego Godin
– aerial duels
– ability to read the game
Style of play:
– likes to maraud forward
– likes to tackle
– plays well under pressure
– clears the ball out of defence often
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-2-3-1.
World Cup 2013 Under-17 3rd place with Sweden.
Allsvenskan 2014 (ongoing): 2 matches/0 goals (IFK Norrkoping)
Linus Wahlqvist started playing football in a small club Eneby BK. In 2009 he joined one of the best teams in Sweden – IFK Norrkoping. In 2013 he was chosen as “the best young player” by Östergötland Football Association – one of the 24 district organisations of the Swedish Football Association. He made his Allsvenskan debut on 6th April 2014 against Helsingborgs IF – he came off the bench in the 88th minute replacing Nikola Tkalcic. He was a leader of Swedish defensive line at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where his country won a bronze medal – Linus played in every single game and was even chosen for the All-Star team of the tournament. Currently, he is a part of Sweden U-19 team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.