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Johanna Maria-Therese Almgren (born March 22, 1984) is a Swedish female former football midfielder who played for Damallsvenskan club Göteborg FC and the Swedish national team.

Johanna Almgren
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Personal information
Full name Johanna Maria-Therese Almgren[1]
Date of birth (1984-03-22) 22 March 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Borås, Sweden
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Winger
Youth career
2002 Byttorps IF
2003 Bälinge IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2014 Göteborg FC 138 (18)
National team
2008–2013 Sweden 48 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Kungsbacka DFF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:12, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 June 2013

Almgren's career was marred by injuries. In May 2013 she was devastated to be ruled out of UEFA Women's Euro 2013, requiring surgery on her knee for the fifth time.[2]

In November 2014 Almgren was appointed head coach of Elitettan minnows Kungsbacka DFF, with Stina Segerström as her assistant.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho surprised Almgren by asking her to marry him, just a few hours after seeing her for the first time. She rejected the proposal outright. Almgren thought that her friend was joking with her when she got a phone call from a translator saying Ronaldinho wanted her to go to his room. After realizing it wasn't a joke she and a few friends went up. Then he asked her to marry him; "I said NO because I have a boyfriend (Adam) who is waiting for me at home" - she told newspapers - "I gave Ronaldinho a Sweden soccer T-Shirt but I wasn't brave enough to ask him for a Brazilian one too".[4]


  1. ^ "Johanna Almgren". Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ Weinemo, Pontus (29 May 2013). "Almgren om beskedet: Jag kanske lägger av". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  3. ^ Börjesson, Ralf (19 November 2014). "Almgren tar över Kungsbacka DFF" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  4. ^ Gray, Ashley (August 26, 2008). "Beijing fling: Ronaldinho falls for Swedish football star Johanna and 'proposes within hours'". Daily Mail. London.

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