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Janne Lindberg

Personal information
Full nameJanne Lindberg
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubMyPa (manager)

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Janne Lindberg (born 24 May 1966 in Kuusankoski) is a Finnish former professional footballer.

Lindberg joined his local club Kumu as a six year old boy where he stayed for 18 years. In 1990, at the age of 24, he moved onto FC Haka and after two years at Haka he transferred to MyPa.

At MyPa Lindberg established himself as a Finnish International, gaining the first of his 34 caps in 1992. He also experienced European football in the UEFA Cup.

In 1994 ex-Morton player Jimmy Pearson recommended Lindberg to then Greenock Morton F.C. manager Allan McGraw. As a result Morton signed Lindberg at a cost of £250,000; a deal that included Lindberg's MyPa team mate and compatriot Marko Rajamaki.

Lindberg (and Rajamaki) made their débuts on the 22nd of October 1994 against Berwick Rangers F.C.. A match Morton lost 2-1. However, both players went on to have impressive careers at Morton. Lindberg made approximately 88 appearances, scoring 5 goals.

In 1997 Lindberg's contract at Morton was not renewed and he signed for German side 1. FC Saarbrücken. His family did not settle in Germany, consequently he returned to former club MyPa in 1998 where he played until 2005.

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