Former Player: Anders Limpar

Player Profile for legendary Swedish winger Anders Limpar.

Anders Limpar started his career in his native Sweden, playing for Brommapojkarna in Sweden as a young lad, and scoring 20 goals in 77 appearances for the club. This drew the attention of then Swedish champions Örgryte, who he signed for in 1986, continuing to impress in 49 games at the club.

His first footballing foray out of Sweden (but certainly not the last) was with Swiss team Young Boys, where he played for one season before yet again changing ship, this time spending a season in Italy with Cremonese.

The club at which Anders eventually spent more than one season was Arsenal, who signed him in the summer of 1990. Whilst with the gunners he won all the major English trophies, league cup, FA cup and league titles, helping his team with 17 goals from the wing in 96 games before falling out of favour and transferring to Everton.

Limpar was instrumental at Everton, starring in an FA cup campaign that brought him his second winners medal, and playing a big role in the first team for two seasons, but found himself a bench-warmer in 96/97, leading him to move on to yet another club. This time it was Leicester who took a chance on him, but he struggled to settle in at the club, lasting just 4 appearances before his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

Anders was more successful at his next club. He won the Player of the Season award in Sweden at his new club AIK, where he also won the league. However, it was again something of a cameo spell at the club, he moved on, this time to America with Colorado Rapids. He made 36 appearances before retiring at the age of 35.

Limpar was a key player for Sweden for many years, going to the 1994 world cup where Sweden finished third, and winning 58 caps for his country during an illustrious career.

Since retiring, he has spent time in coaching roles at clubs in his native Sweden, and even opened a bar in Stokholm which has since closed.

Anders Limpar, The North Stand salutes you!


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