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Niklas Sandberg

Personal information
Full nameNiklas Magnus Sandberg
Date of birth3 September 1978(age 38)
Place of birthStockholm, Sweden
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2.4 in)
Playing positionCentre Back
Club information
Current clubBrage
Number33

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Niklas Sandberg is a Swedish centre-back who plays for second-tier Swedish club Brage.

He started his career in the Swedish top flight in AIK in 1996 but only played two games during two years. After a spell at Helsingborg he returned to Stockholm in 2001 to play at FC Café Opera. He played there for three years and then returned to AIK in 2004. In May 2007 he was traded to Romanian first league side CFR Cluj, becoming the first Swedish footballer ever to play in Liga 1.

Sandberg is tall and powerfully built, and thus physically strong and tough to beat in the air. He reads the game well and is a decent passer. Thus, he can also play as a defensive midfielder.

In December 2009, Niklas Sandberg approached Singapore's S League champions, SAFFC on his own accord and eventually signed for them. SAFFC has qualified for the 2010 AFC Champions League Group Stages and this would make Sandberg a player who has played in both UEFA and AFC Champions League in his entire career thus far.

Career highlights: Capped twice by Sweden (2007). Played for Swedish AIK Stockholm from 1996 to 1998, and 2004 to 2007. Played in 1997 Uefa Cup Winners Cup quarter-final against FC Barcelona. Won Romania League title (2007 08) and Norway League title (2008 09) with CFR 1907 Cluj and Stabaek.

Date 29.01.2011 announced his retirement from football




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