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Johan Wiland

Johan Wiland
Wiland with Malmö FF in 2015
Personal information
Full name Johan Wiland
Date of birth (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981
Place of birth Borås, Sweden
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 1
Youth career
Rydboholms SK
Elfsborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2008 Elfsborg 206 (0)
2009–2015 Copenhagen 142 (0)
2015– Malmö FF 13 (0)
National team
1997 Sweden U16 1 (0)
1998–1999 Sweden U18 4 (0)
2001–2004 Sweden U21 11 (0)
2007– Sweden 9 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2013

Johan Wiland (born 24 January 1981 in Borås) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Allsvenskan club Malmö FF.

Club career

Wiland started playing first team football as a 16-year-old in lower league Halmstad BK on 4 May 2000, and was denied the clean sheet from a 91st-minute penalty kick. The club's best season came in 2006 when they won the 2006 Allsvenskan. During that season Wiland started in all 26 matches, conceded 19 goals (least in the league) and kept 12 clean sheets.[1]

He signed for F.C. Copenhagen in 2009, where he quickly established himself as the first choice goalkeeper. In 2010, Wiland won a number of honours including Goalkeeper of the Year in Denmark as well as being named in the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League"Team of the week".[2] In 2011-12 season, he recorded the second most clean sheets in the 2011–12 Danish Superliga.[3] On top of that, Wiland also won the F.C. Copenhagen Player of the Year award. In 2014, Wiland lost his place in the first team of F.C. Copenhagen, following the signing of Stephan Andersen.[4]

In July 2015, he signed for Malmö, following the sale of previous first choice goalkeeper, Robin Olsen, to P.A.O.K..[4]

International career

Johan Wiland with Sweden in 2010

His debut in the Swedish national team came on a tour in South America in January 2007. He represented his country at the UEFA Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland.[5]

He was also called up to the Swedish side for the UEFA Euro 2012 by Erik Hamrén. He acted as back up to Andreas Isaksson.

Honours

Club

IF Elfsborg

F.C. Copenhagen

Individual

References

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  5. ^ UEFA Euro 2008: Sweden Squad Euro 2008 Info. Retrieved 6 February 2010.

External links

  • Malmö FF profile (Swedish)
  • SvFF profile (Swedish)
  • National team profile (Swedish)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dame N'Doye
F.C. Copenhagen Player of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Andreas Cornelius
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