Joakim Sjöhage

Joakim Sjöhage (born 27 September 1986) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Joakim Sjöhage
Personal information
Full name Joakim Sjöhage
Date of birth (1986-09-27) 27 September 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Målsryd, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Målsryds IF
Dalsjöfors GoIF
Elfsborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Elfsborg 57 (10)
2007–2008 Brann[1] 3 (0)
2008Elfsborg (loan) 22 (2)
2009–2011 Trelleborgs FF 48 (8)
2012–2013 Varbergs BoIS 24 (6)
2013Tvååkers IF (loan) 10 (11)
2014–2016 Tvååkers IF 54 (41)
Total 218 (78)
National team
2005 Sweden U19 4 (0)
2005–2007 Sweden U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In 2006 and 2007, respectively, he won Allsvenskan and Tippeligaen, the top divisions of Sweden and Norway. With Elfsborg, he also won Supercupen in 2007.

CareerEdit

Sjöhage started his career in the Swedish club IF Elfsborg where he won the Swedish Premier League in 2006 and Supercupen in 2007.

On 3 July 2007, it was reported that Norwegian Premier League title contenders Brann were interested in his signature.[2] He signed a 3.5-year deal with Brann on 4 July 2007.[3]

He got his debut for Brann on 29 July 2007, when he got a couple of minutes against Strømsgodset IF in the Norwegian Premier League.[4]

He struggled to get a regular place in Mons Ivar Mjeldes first eleven, finding himself fourth in line for a starting position after international strikers Thorstein Helstad, Robbie Winters and Ármann Smári Björnsson, even after Bengt Sæternes left for the Danish team Odense BK.[5]

In 2008, he returned to Elfsborg on loan, with an option to make the move permanent, however at the end of the season it was reported that he had signed for Trelleborgs FF.[6] Following the end of the 2011 season Sjöhage's contract with Trelleborg ended and he decided to leave the club for Varbergs BoIS, newelly promoted to Superettan from Division 1 Södra.[7]

Sjöhage later moved on to Tvååkers IF in Swedish Football Division 2 Västra Götaland (level 4). He played a key role when the team was promoted to Division 1 Södra in 2015, as he was the top scorer and named the best attacker of the Västra Götaland division this season, having scored 22 goals and made nine assists. However, the first half of the 2016 season was ruined due to a broken leg.[8][9] Sjöhage retired after the 2016 season.

HonoursEdit

Elfsborg

Brann

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sportsklubben Brann - Ekte lidenskap har et navn". Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2007.
  2. ^ Brann med millionbud på svensk 20-åring - tippeligaen - Dagbladet.no
  3. ^ "Nettavisen - Sjöhage klar for Brann". Archived from the original on 17 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2007.
  4. ^ "Sportsklubben Brann - Ekte lidenskap har et navn". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  5. ^ "100% Fotball". Archived from the original on 8 August 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  6. ^ "Sjöhage flyttar söderut" (in Swedish). Svenskafans.com. 10 November 2008. Retrieved 11 November 2008.
  7. ^ "Joakim Sjöhage klar för Varbergs BoIS!" (in Swedish). idrottonline.se/VarbergsBoISFC-Fotboll. 3 November 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  8. ^ "SvenskaFans".
  9. ^ "Här är Västra Götalands bästa spelare i division 2".

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