Marcus Berg

Marcus Berg
HSV Berg.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth 17 August 1986 (1986-08-17) (age 25)
Place of birth Torsby, Sweden
Height 1.84 m (6 ft  12 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Hamburger SV
Number 16
Youth career
Torsby IF
2002 IFK Velen
2003–2004 IFK Göteborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 IFK Göteborg 53 (21)
2007–2009 Groningen 56 (32)
2009– Hamburger SV 33 (4)
2010–2011 PSV (loan) 25 (8)
National team
2006–2009 Sweden U21[2] 19 (8)
2008– Sweden 19 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:29, 19 November 2011 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 April 2011

Marcus Berg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmarkɵs bærj]; born 17 August 1986 in Torsby) is a Swedish football striker who currently plays for German Bundesliga club Hamburger SV. He is nicknamed Svarte-Marcus ("Black Marcus") due to scoring a lot of goals in the junior teams, in reference to Filip "Svarte-Filip" Johansson.

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Club career

Youth years

Berg started to play for a local club Torsby IF in 2002. After that, he moved to IFK Göteborg in 2003. He also had an ambition to join Manchester United at the age of 19.

IFK Göteborg

After spending two years in the youth team, in the season 2005, Berg was promoted to the regular squad and played for IFK Göteborg in the Allsvenskan. During the time playing for IFK Göteborg, he played alongside his older brother Jonatan.

Berg played for IFK Göteborg until the 2007 summer and put forth an attracting performance throughout his final season, as he maintained a high scoring efficiency throughout the league matches. Göteborg won the league that season and Berg received a standing ovation upon leaving the field after the 5–0 away victory over Kalmar FF where Berg scored, which was his last for the club because of his suspension for the game against Djurgårdens IF.

Berg with Groningen

Groningen

On 10 August 2007, Dutch side FC Groningen signed Berg for a reported £2.5 million[3] to replace the departing AFC Ajax-bound Luis Suárez.

Berg had a good debut season in the Netherlands. Although he was not the top scorer in the Eredivisie in 2007–08, he scored 18 goals for Groningen, helping the Dutch outfit to a seventh place finish.

In the 2008–09 season, Groningen remained top of the Eredivisie table after five games played. Berg had a good display as well.[4] He managed to score 13 goals in 15 matches. He also scored four goals in a December game against Roda JC.

Hamburg

On 17 July 2009, Hamburger SV confirmed that Berg had signed a five-year contract with the club.[5][6] The official FC Groningen website mentioned it was a record fee paid for a Groningen player. Dagblad van het Noorden, a Dutch newspaper, stated that Berg swapped clubs for 10.5 million. The contract also mentioned that a friendly match will be played between Groningen and Hamburg in the summer of 2010 or 2011 in the Euroborg, the main stadium of Groningen. Although initially the fee of €9.5 million was too high for Hamburg, Berg's desire of moving to Bundesliga persuaded Groningen to complete the transfer. In his first Bundesliga game for Hamburg, playing at home against Borussia Dortmund, Berg scored his first goal for the club in the 72nd minute, just 182 seconds after coming off the bench, a record in the club's history.

PSV Eindhoven

On 17 July 2010, PSV Eindhoven and Hamburger SV agreed a loan deal[7] with the result that Berg plays for PSV Eindhoven the 2010–11 season.

Style of play

Berg is renowned for his heading ability, first touches, and being able to shoot and pass with both his right and left foot.[8] He is also known for his tactical dribbles and scoring from unusual angles. Berg scored 15 goals in his first season in the Eredivisie, having only played 25 matches due to having a back-strain injury.[9] In his second season for Groningen, he scored 13 goals in the first 15 matches and was by then the second highest goalscorer in the league. He also showed his scoring ability in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, which he scored a record-breaking seven goals in four matches. His excellent performance earned him the player of the tournament award.

Career statistics

As of 18 February 2010 (2010 -02-18)

Club Season League Cup* Europe** Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IFK Göteborg 2005 14 3 1 0 8 4 4 1 26 8
2006 22 4 2 1 6 1 14 5 44 11
2007 17 14 3 4 0 0 6 1 26 19
Total 53 21 6 5 14 5 24 7 97 38
Groningen 2007–08 25 15 5 3 1 0 0 0 31 18
2008–09 31 17 7 9 0 0 0 0 38 26
Total 56 32 12 12 1 0 0 0 69 44
Hamburg 2009–10 30 4 1 0 13 6 0 0 44 10
Total 30 4 1 0 13 6 0 0 44 10
PSV (loan) 2010-11 15 6 3 1 7 1 0 0 25 8
Total 15 6 3 1 7 1 0 0 25 8
Career total 154 63 22 18 35 12 24 7 235 100

(* Includes Svenska Cupen, KNVB Cup, Eredivisie Play-offs and DFB-Pokal)

(** Includes Royal League, UEFA Intertoto Cup, UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League)

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 June 2009 Ullevi, Gothenburg  Malta 4–0 4–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 14 October 2009 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Albania 2–0 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 29 May 2010 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–2 4–2 Friendly
4. 7 September 2010 Swedbank Stadion, Malmö  San Marino 6–0 6–0 UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
5. 8 February 2011 GSP Stadium, Nicosia  Cyprus 0–2 0–2 Friendly

Honours

IFK Göteborg

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Marcus Berg" (in German). Hamburger SV. http://www.hsv.de/teams/bundesliga/spieler/spielerportraits/?s1p1=5148. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "U21 herrlandslagens spelare 2009 [Sweden's U21-team 2009]" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. http://svenskfotboll.se/landslag/u21-herr/spelare-2009/. Retrieved 28 July 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Groningen Swoop for Berg". sportinglife.com. http://www.sportinglife.com/football/overseas/holland/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=international_feed/07/08/11/SOCCER_Ned-FC_Groningen.html. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Kommt Schweden-Knipser Marcus Berg für vier Jahre?" (in German). Hamburger Abendblatt. 8 July 2009. http://www.abendblatt.de/sport/fussball/HSV/article1087653/Kommt-Schweden-Knipser-Marcus-Berg-fuer-vier-Jahre.html. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hamburg clinch Berg deal". Sky Sports. 17 July 2009. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11881_5438838,00.html. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Marcus Berg joins Hamburger SV". DFL. 17 July 2009. http://www.dfl.de/en/liga/news/2008/index.php?f=0000131330.php&fla=1. Retrieved 17 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "PSV land Berg on loan from Hamburg". UEFA.com. 21 July 2010. http://en.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=1506636.html. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "HSV-Neuzugang Eljero Elia lobt Schweden-Stürmer Marcus Berg" (in German). bild.de. 16 July 2009. http://www.bild.de/BILD/sport/fussball/bundesliga/vereine/hsv/2009/07/17/eljero-elia/berg-ist-ein-killer.html. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "HSV macht Verpflichtung von Stürmer Berg perfekt" (in German). NDR. 17 July 2009. http://www1.ndr.de/sport/fussball/hsv2244.html. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 

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