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Pär Zetterberg

Par Zetterberg
Personal information
Full namePär Zetterberg
Date of birth14 October 1970(age 46)
Place of birthFalkenberg, Sweden
Height1.74 m (5 ft 8.5 in)
Playing positionMidfielder

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Pär Zetterberg (born 14 October 1970) is a Swedish former football midfielder, who played most of his career for R.S.C. Anderlecht.

Zetterberg started his career at his local club, Falkenbergs FF, but after only seven games at senior level he became professional, joining the Belgian team RSC Anderlecht. He has remained loyal to Anderlecht, except for spells at Charleroi (1991 1993) and Olympiakos CFP (2000 2003).

He has twice been football player of the year in Belgium and won the Guldbollen as the Swedish Footballer of the Year in 1997. He has also won the Belgian as well as the Greek championships three times. Zetterberg has been capped 30 times for Sweden. In Belgium, he has won the Fair player of the year prize 6 times. He was one of the most respected players ever, because of his positive attitude on as well as off the field. He also excelled in creativity, which led to the many beautiful goals and assists he made. He quit football after the season 2005-2006 and has continued to work at RSC Anderlecht, as youth scout.

He was regarded as one of the most talented footballers in Sweden in his time but due to getting into a serious argument with Tommy Söderberg, the then new coach of the Swedish national team, he said he won't play for the national team as long as Söderberg coach and only played a total of 30 games for his country.

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