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John Sjoberg

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Full nameJohn Sjoberg
Date of birth12 June 1941
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
Date of death2 October 2008(age 67)
Place of deathLeicester, England
Playing positionCentral defender

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John Sjoberg (12 June 1941 2 October 2008) was a Scottish footballer who played 15 seasons for Leicester City between 1958 and 1973. Sjoberg joined the Foxes from Scottish amateur side Banks o'Dee in August 1958, and went on to play 413 first-team matches for Leicester. His position on the pitch was central defender.

Sjoberg made his debut for Leicester in a 2-1 victory at Cardiff in October 1960 and played in every round of the 1962-63 FA Cup, including the final at Wembley, where City lost 3-1 to Manchester United, and the following season he was a member of the Leicester side that won the League Cup, securing the Foxes their first major trophy.

Sjoberg left Leicester in 1973, and played briefly for Rotherham United before retiring to open his own printing business in Leicester. He died in October 2008 following a short illness.




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