Linus Wahlqvist

Linus Wahlqvist

 

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Country: Sweden

Date of birth: 11/11/1996 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Sweden

Height: 1,83m

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

 

Strengths:

– marking Untitled1

– intercepting Untitled1

  aerial duels Untitled1

– positioning Untitled1

– compsure Untitled

– concentration Untitled

– ability to read the game Untitled

 

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.

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Achievements:

World Cup 2013 Under-17 3rd place with Sweden.

 

League summary:

Allsvenskan 2014 (ongoing): 2 matches/0 goals (IFK Norrkoping)

 

Description:

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.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/linus-wahlqvist/profil/spieler_249125.html

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/linus-wahlquist/276364/

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