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  1. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2033 – 2nd Squad Transfers Overview Very, very disappointed not to be able to report a very successful season. We came so close in the league and Europe. In the league we lead all season and had a commanding league at the top of the table going into the final 6 games. One win from these final fixtures was not enough even though it was against eventual champions Malmo. They pipped us to top spot on the final game of the season by goal difference. We only needed a point at home to IFK Norkoping but lost 3-2. We had been so commanding all season but in the end weight of fixtures cost us. The squad was too thin to cope with the league fixtures in the run in as well as 12 European games. On the subject of Europe, we did really well in our first campaign to qualify for the group stages where we were in the running to get out of the group. Victories over Standard of Belgium and Sturm Graz of Austria were impressive while six points from Porto, AZ and Aberdeen in the group wasn’t a bad haul. We threw away two goal leads against Aberdeen twice however only collecting a point from the two games. These points would have seen us out of the group. Things are promising for next season however. I was annoyed in August that the board again sold a key talent in defender Anders Nordstrom. The funds from this with European revenues have given me a healthy bank balance. I’ve just signed a new midfield including possibly the best player in the squad in Polish international Michal Rakoczy. He will partner Norwegian Ivar Andre Ulveseth in the centre of the park. I hope this will give me a squad that can go that extra step forward this season. Europe – Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round – Basaksehir (Turkey) – 7-2 3rd Qualifying Round – Standard Liege (Belgium) – 4-0 4th Qualfiying Round – Sturm Graz (Austria) – 4-3 Group Stage – Porto, AZ, Aberdeen – 3rd Place. Key Players GK – Didier Doumbia – Another good season for the Ivorian international. FB – Hampus Ohlsson – Potentially a week link in the line up. The rightback position should be an attacking fulcrum but only returned 3 assists. CB – Albin Svensson – Swedish youngster whose development hasn’t been as meteoric as his early promise. Good player though. CB – Mohammed Ali – Swedish international whose place for next season may come under threat FB – Guillaume Kipre – Another Ivory Coast international signed from ASEC for 450k to replace Juventus bound Peter Stahl WP – Bence Sipos – Hungarian international who had an excellent third season at IFK. CM – Jose Neira – A 240k signing from Barcelona (the Ecuadorian one). Did okay in the holding midfield role. BBM – Robert Nemeth – A very good season for the Hungarian midfielder. W – Charles Aboua – Completes the clubs Ivorian trio. Hit double figures for a second season but most impressive was his 17 assists. AF – Kim Johansson – Top scorer in the Allsvenskan for a second season with 21 goals. DLF – Tom Johannesson – Potential to be a great player. Overcame a mid-season strop over a denied transfer and signed a new contract. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2026 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated 2027 Superettan 2nd Promoted 2028 Allsvenskan 14th 2029 Allsvenskan 5th 2030 Allsvenskan 9th 2031 Allsvenskan 9th 2032 Allsvenskan 3rd 2033 Allsvenskan 2nd Europa Lge Grp Phase
  2. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2032 – 3rd Squad Transfers Overview A much improved season this year with a 3rd place finish guaranteeing European football for the first time. We would have challenged for the title if it weren’t for a terrible run of form following the summer break. I was still trying to bring in signings to replace the losses of key players Filip Henriksson and German Vidal who fell victim to the annual scouring of the squad by bigger European clubs. This time Henriksson left for Napoli for 4.4 mill and Vidal for Tottenham for 2.2 mill. The instability caused as I tried to plug the positions caused us to enter a run of six games without a win and cost us a title challenge. Vidal was a big loss and served me right for not paying attention on transfer deadline day as my board accepted an offer. The run in to the end of the season bodes well for next season. We finished strongly with 10 wins in the final 11 games. The squad is the strongest it has been. I have moved from signing almost exclusively Swedish youngsters to including a spread of other nationalities who are more the complete article. This has improved the quality of the squad. It was in truth influenced however by the lack of young talent in this years intake. Of the foreign imports, Aboua on the left wing in particular was my first really quality left winger in this game. He added 15 goals. The aim for next season has to be the title. The squad is strong enough, we just need to maintain consistency. Key Players GK – Didier Doumbia – Excellent Ivorian international signed from ASEC at the start of the season. FB – Hampus Ohlsson – Swedish international right back had a decent season. CB – Albin Svensson – Young centreback who received his first Sweden cap this season. CB – Mohammed Ali – Another Swedish international defender. Ali also captains the side having signed three seasons ago. FB – Peter Stahl – A 1.2 mill signing from IFK Goteborg. Attracting interest from the usual top European sides. WP – Bence Sipos – Hungarian midfielder converting to play the wide playmaker role. CM – Nikolay Nikolov – 21 year old Bulgarian international midfielder signed from CSKA Sofia for 450k. BBM – Robert Nemeth – One of a number of Hungarians in the midfield. Did well after arriving from Videoton on a free transfer. W – Charles Aboua – Ivorian winger scored an impressive 15 goals and 11 assists in his first season at the club. AF – Kim Johansson – 25 goals in 28 games was an impressive return for the Swedish international striker. DLF – Tom Johannesson – Talented young striker signed for 2.8 million. Scored 17 goals in 20 games. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2026 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated 2027 Superettan 2nd Promoted 2028 Allsvenskan 14th 2029 Allsvenskan 5th 2030 Allsvenskan 9th 2031 Allsvenskan 9th 2032 Allsvenskan 3rd
  3. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2031 – 9th Squad Transfers Overview Another inconsistent season on the pitch and a second consecutive 9th place finish. We never quite settled and deficiencies in key positions were obvious. We were never in any danger of relegation which should be a given with the squad I have (but then again I thought that when I got relegated). Again, off the pitch was more interesting than on it. I was an annoying season for transfers. The previous season we sold two youngsters for a combined 10 million in August. These funds were invested in the best available youth talent. Didrik Svennefjord (Aug 30), Felip Henriksson and Albin Svensson are all 17 years old and cost a combined 5 million. They went straight into the team along with more experienced Swedes Kim Johansson and Hampus Ohlsson who cost 1.5mill and 1.2 mill respectively. Along with a slew of talented foreigners I was hoping for a successful season for an outlay of almost 10 million. In actual fact I spent most of the season battling the board to stop them selling my best players for derisory fees. 18 year old Andre Westerberg started the season as first choice striker despite falling out with me over a transfer the previous season. I expected him to leave and sure enough in July the board accepted an offer from Inter which my protest couldn’t prevent, 2.8 million plus clauses wasn’t bad. Frustratingly, the board then accepted a offer for centre-back Simon Olsson from Tottenham. At 3.3mill rising to 5.75 this sounds a lot but Olsson cost me 2.2 million the previous season and he is a regular in the Swedish first XI. Even more annoying was the sale of Didrik Svennefjord who was my favorite of the young players for a derisory 2.2 million. The board again refused my protest. Most of my frustration is that I could have negotiated much bigger fees given the chance. I had actually rejected bigger offers for Olsson before the board stepped in. I will have to rebuild again for next season. In the end I limped to the end of the season with a depleted squad due to the sales and an unwillingness to panic buy to replace them. Hopefully I can bring in some better players to improve the squad and keep hold of my remaining players. Kim Johansson is the current star. He was signed last season in August after the transfer deadline in anticipation of Westerberg leaving at the end of the season. He was in the middle of a successful loan spell with IFK Norkopping and had a lot of the attributes I look for. However he was two years older than Westerberg and not much better as a player on the face of it. When he broke into the team however he scored goals. Where Westerberg was hit and miss in front of goals Johansson was lethal. He ended the season with 18 goals in 22 games and ensured Westerberg was not missed. Key Players GK – Laszlo Kiss – Hungarian keeper signed from Videoton for 1.5mill. FB – Hampus Ohlsson – Signed from IFK Norrkoping for 1.2 million, Ohlsson is a regular in the Swedish international side. CB – Albin Svensson – 17 year old Swedish centre-back who signed from Brommapojkarna for 1.6 mill. CB – Mohammed Ali – A regular in the Sweden squad, Ali is now in his second season with the club. FB – Jan Smerda – Leftback signed from Sparta Prague for 600k. WP – German Vidal – Colombian midfielder converted to play the wide playmaker role. Probably the sides best player. CM – Denis Kuntesevich – Belorussian midfielder who has been with us for a number of seasons. Ended the season as first choice. BBM – Bence Sipos – Hungarian international midfielder signed from Videoton at the start of the season. W – Alper San – Young winger with bags of pace but not quite developing as quick as I would like. AF – Kim Johansson – A 1.5 mill signing from Malmo, has quickly established himself as a lethal striker scoring 18 goals in 22 league games. DLF – Filip Henriksson – Very promising striker attracting interest from Europes top clubs. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2026 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated 2027 Superettan 2nd Promoted 2028 Allsvenskan 14th 2029 Allsvenskan 5th 2030 Allsvenskan 9th 2031 Allsvenskan 9th
  4. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2030 – 9th Squad Transfers Overview A very inconsistent season following a strong 5th place finish. We had good runs of form where we threatened to break into the top six but this was offset by terrible runs and ultimately we ended up in midtable. Off the field matters were more interesting. We sold our two most promising youngsters Talha Gungor and Andreas Gustafsson to Inter for 3.5m and Arsenal for 5.5m respectively in July. I was unable to resist the fervour of interest in them. This was along with George Timotheou who was the star last season but left for Tottenham for 4mill in January. The two Swedes were a shame as I like to build my team around a core of domestic talent, preferably developed at the club. On the other hand however I went out and spent a significant chunk of the proceeds on the best of the years youth intakes in Sweden. Didrik Svenneford, Alper San and Albin Svensson are all 17 and are immediate first team players. Andre Westerberg signed at the start of the season and played most of the season but we feel out after I turned him down a transfer to Tottenham so is likely to move on. Key Players GK – Isak Pettersson – A regular in the Sweden squad but uncapped. FB – John Berggren – Young winger who might make a decent attacking rightback. CB – Simon Olsson – An extravagant 2.2mill purchase from Djurgardens but has bags of promise. CB – Mohammed Ali – Swedish international centreback picked up for a bargain 550k from AIK. FB – Hamza Khadir – Moved to leftback from the centre to fill a gap until I can pick up a more natural player. WP – Amine Benayache – Algerian playmaker converting to operate in the wide role. CM – Bence Sipos – A very talented central midfielder who has 23 caps for Huingary. Cost 450k from Videoton. BBM – Didrik Svennefjord – Gifted 17 year old who cost 1.8 million from Elfsborg. W – Alper San – Promising winger who cost 475k from IFK Goteborg AF – Kim Johansson – Striker signed for Malmo for 1.5mill. Played a couple of game for us on loan back in 2028. DLF – Filip Henriksson – Talented youngster signed from Hammarby for 1.6mill. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2026 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated 2027 Superettan 2nd Promoted 2028 Allsvenskan 14th 2029 Allsvenskan 5th 2030 Allsvenskan 9th
  5. Wish Arsenal, Tottenham and Bayern would leave my star players alone... Same teams everytime. Even better, I wish my chairman would stop accepting rubbish bids for them. Usually managed to protest them but it's annoying because I can't negotiate and barter up the deal. Just lost my best two youngsters for a combined 10 mill. Money is nice but I'm trying to build a team here. Also if I sell too many at one I get nailed on tax. One a season is enough to balance the books and give me transfer funds.
  6. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2029 – 5th Squad Transfers Overview Following the player sales last season, I had substantial funds available to me at the start of the season. Long term I want to invest in young Swedish players who I can build into a team. For now however I looked for young players around the world with immediate ability. These would have a quick re-sale value allowing me to further increase the transfer funds over a season or two. Belorussians Oleg Moroz and Pavel Kisel arrived with Moroz commanding a 750k fee. Finnish midfielder Tainio arrived from HJK for 650k but was initially deployed as a centre back as I couldn’t accommodate him in the midfield. All of these players should bring big fees in future and have the ability to perform well in the short term. The investment meant we were fighting at the right end of the table this season. We looked for a while like we might be title contenders but inconsistency killed that ambition. We weren’t far from a European spot but that didn’t quite happen either. Most of the funds acquired last season are gone now so further player sales are likely. Hopefully I can keep momentum and push at the right end of the table. Key Players GK – Isak Pettersson – 30 year old Swedish keeper, once a regular for Malmo. FB – Oleg Moroz – Promising Belorussian right back. Arrived from BATE in July for 750k CB – Ahmed Ali – Egyptian defender won his place in defence as Kisel moved into a midfield position. CB – Hamza Khadir – A good second season at the club for the commanding young Moroccan. FB – Thomas Ofori – The Ghanian left back had another good season. WP – Andreas Gustafsson – Bids were fended off from top European clubs for the 18 year old playmaker. CM – Ville Tainio – Finnish 21 year old played centreback to great effect in the first half of the season before moving into midfield. BBM – Pavel Kisel – A free transfer from Minsk, Kisel is a very talented midfielder. W – Adil Hadjji – 14 assists from the quick Morrocan winger this season. AF – Talha Gungor – The young Swedish striker scored an impressive 25 goals in 31 games. DLF - George Timotheou – Moved into a striking role following the sale of Mohammed Toure. A transfer seems likely. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2026 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated 2027 Superettan 2nd Promoted 2028 Allsvenskan 14th 2029 Allsvenskan 5th
  7. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2028 – 14th Squad Transfers Overview A very eventful and pivotal season. We started the season with a squad I thought could push into the top brackets of the league. Instead we fought relegation all season. Mid-season we were dead and buried with 13 place out of reach and a fair gap to the playoff spot in 14th place. The team didn’t gel and the forwards failed to fire despite a promising partnership of Ivorians Mohammed Toure and Cheik Koffi. Koffi struggled for goals as did his understudy August Hegeb. Toure spent too much of the season injured. In July Koffi was sold and replaced by young Swede Talha Gungor. Unknown to me, Gungor had already played for two teams and so would be unavailable. Hegeb was called upon to finish the season in his stead. During the season I faced three of the dreaded board meetings. Pointing to my previous achievements was sufficient each time but my status was precarious for a long period of the season. In July a moment I had been waiting for happened. Clubs started showing interest in my talented bunch of youngsters. Big clubs. Arsenal, Liverpool, Inter, Bayern and PSG battled it out for two of my midfielders, Senegalese Jerome Fopossi and Australian Matthew Pilkington. I was able to play them off each other and inflate the transfer prices to 4 mill for Pilkington and 3.5 mill for Fopossi. PSG won out for both and I accrued a massive windfall. This secured the clubs finances and looked to better things for the future. To turn things around I immediately re-invested funds in good players who can form the next generation of the team. Young Swedes Talha Gungor and Andreas Gustafsson arrived for 350k and 675k respectively. Gustafsson was heading out of contract but I needed to see off interest from a number of other Swedish top flight sides who might have trumped my offer. These two players are the best under 19 Swedish players and it will be players like these I build my future upon. Along with these two Moroccan teenagers Adil Hadjji and Hamza Khadir arrived as well as keeper Geirlaugur Ingolfsson. These four cost a combined 1 mill. To ensure these funds can be put to use I had to avoid relegation however. Form much improved in the run in although I was fending off the sack for the duration of this period. I only lost one of the last ten games. Any more than this and I would probably have been fired. This run was enough to pull us to within a whisker of automatically avoiding relegation. A fairly routine playoff win against Ostersunds was enough to ensure we are playing in the top flight again next season. With the improvements to the squad and funds for more I would be surprised if we were in trouble again next season. Key Players GK – Geirlaugur ingolfsson – Icelandic keeper who arrived mid-season for 100k from Breidabik FB – Daman Molina – Argentine rightback who was a key part of the promotion side a year ago. CB – Godfred Mohammed – Commanding centreback who was relegated with the club two years ago. CB – Hamza Khadir – Promising Morrocan defender who cost 180k in the midseason transfer window. FB – Thomas Ofori – Frequently injured but attracting interest from big clubs round Europe. WP – Andreas Gustafsson – The most talented Swedish youngster of his generation. Converting to a wide role. CM – Emiliano Benitez – Argentine playmaker who signed in July from Ferro. BBM – George Timotheou – Young Australian looks like the next big transfer following in the footsteps of fellow countryman Pilkington. W – Adil Hadjji – Pacy winger who will offer a lot next season. AF – Talha Gungor – Talented Swedish forward signed in July but was ineligible having player for two clubs already. DLF – Mohamed Toure – Ivorian midfielder converting to a forward role. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2026 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated 2027 Superettan 2nd Promoted 2028 Allsvenskan 14th
  8. IFK Trelleborg Superettan– 2027 – 2nd Squad Transfers Overview Relegation last season was a massive disappointment and rather a surprise. Prior to this I was stuck in a rut however. We were in debt with no real prospect of bringing in funds. No major interest was being made in our players that I might have capitalised on and season on season debt levels were rising. Relegation allowed me freedom to take a step back and put the club on a better footing. Important team members Mans Saebbo (150k), Sigurdur Asgeirsson (300k) and Kilton Ferati (750k) along with a handful of other players left the club. In their places youngsters who had previously warmed the bench found first team spots. African teenagers Cheik Koffi, Benjamin Wellington and Gordon Duncan all arrived in the relegation season but were behind more established players in the first XI. They all found their place for the Superettan campaign. They were joined by interesting signings, Matthew Pilkington and Jerome Fopossi are both 18 and fantastic prospects. Panamanian international Miguel Aguillar is an exciting addition. The net of all this transfer activity is that we cleared substantial levels of the clubs debt. What was left was cleared with the 900k sale of Benjamin Wellington later in the season to Hammarby. We had a clear bank balance and a squad of young players with enough talent to get promotion at the first time of asking. The season wasn’t a romp through the second tier as I might have hoped. We were competent and comfortably won promotion but never consistent enough to win the championship. I will need to strengthen next season to compete back in the top flight. Funds are available as the board have given me the biggest wage budget of any season so far. Key Players Matthew Pilkington – Talented young Australian attracting interest from the biggest clubs in Europe. Mohamed Toure – A 400k signing from ASEC will add quality in midfield. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2026 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated 2027 Superettan 2nd Promoted
  9. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2026 – 14th Squad Transfers Overview Not sure what went wrong.. we were doing well until poor late season form cost us. Failing to win any of the final eight games saw us drop into a relegation play-off. This could have been avoided and having lead Norkopping from the sixth to the seventieth minute we were clear of the relegation zone. Even then we were heavy favorites against Vasteras in the relegation playoff. Following a 2-1 defeat away we needed to win at home. We lead 3-1 and were home free until a 90th minute goal took us down on away goals. I have thrown in the towel for less but relegation allowed me an opportunity to re-develop the team. Money has been an issue and debt stood at 2 million with no real prospect of reducing. I took the decision to go with youth and started to sell established players. By the end of March 1.5mill had been recouped in transfer fees. Interesting replacements have been made including Panamanian international striker Miguel Agullar. I go into the new season in a much healthier position and hopefully can thrash our way through the league and back to the top flight. Key Players Benjamin Wellington – Nigerian striker who is one for the future. Pal Fritzoe Ostman – Midfielder on loan from Tottenham to whom I sold him two seasons ago. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 14th Relegated.
  10. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2025 – 11th Squad Transfers Overview Money problems meant I went into our second top flight season with much the same team as last season. The only real change was Asgeirsson’s arrival from KR to partner Saebbo upfront. I was relatively confident however as we had finished last season strongly. Sure enough we started the season well but this was not maintained and we collapsed in mid-season. Like last season we turned it round and finished strongly however. We were never in serious relegation trouble but I was beginning to look over my shoulder for a while. Major signings are unlikely as we are still massively in debt (2 million as it stands). We need a big sale of a player to cut the debt. The interest isn’t there currently however. A good run in the league leading to European football might help as well. Key Players GK – Mats Andreassen – The young Norwegian was unlucky to miss half the season with a serious injury. FB – Filippo Mecca – A third season on loan for Malmo’s Italian rightback. CB – Daniel Jari – Club captain who had another good season. CB – Alex Freyr Skulason – Pacy Icelandic centreback who is our best defender. FB – Axel Kristjansson – Steady leftback in his second season with the club. WP – Hoskuldur Gunnlaugsson – Icelandic playmaker who has been with the club for four seasons. CM – Gustav Berggren – Midfielder who had a decent season. Another who has been with the club since Superettan days. BBM – Jesper Nilsson – Along with Mecca, Nilsson signed up for a further season on loan. W – Sunday Uche – Asgeirsson’s arrival relegated the Nigerian to the bench but I reckon he’ll make a good left winger. AF – Mans Saebbo – Suffered from niggling injuries this season but still managed 20 goals. DLF – Sigurdur Asgeirsson – The only real signing this season arrived for 200k from KR and scored 17 goals. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th 2025 Allsvenskan 11th
  11. IFK Trelleborg Allsvenskan– 2024 – 11th Squad Transfers Overview Our first season in the top flight looks more successful than it felt. We were perilously close to relegation all season and only a good run of 5 wins from 6 in the run in prevented that occurring. Recruitment was difficult but the board gave me a big boost to the wage budget on deadline day in April. This was too late for that window but allowed me to reinforce in July with key signings from Iceland in defenders Skulason and Kristjansson and Norway in keeper Andreassen along with striker Uche. All are young and promising and should bode well for the future. 18 year old Midfielder Pal Fritzoe Ostman arrived in December but left in July. His 115k transfer to Tottenham represented a loss on his purchase at 220k but I am gambling that a 50% profit clause will pay off in future. I’m not convinced I will be able to strengthen for the new season. We are 1.5 mill in the red. The mid-season signings were a gamble but I’m hoping these might represent transfer windfalls in future. In truth I need a big sale to clear the deficit. Key Players GK – Mats Andreassen – Young Norwegian keeper signed from Brann in mid-season for 150k. FB – Filippo Mecca – Loanee from Malmo in his second season at the club. CB – Daniel Jari – Ex-Sirium centreback who was key in our promotion season last year. CB – Alex Freyr Skulason – promising 21 year old centreback signed from KR for 150k. FB – Axel Kristjansson – Icelandic leftback joined with Skulason in July. WP – Hoskuldur Gunnlaugsson – Another of the Icelandic contingent has been with the club for three season. CM – Gustav Berggren – Another ex-Sirius player who has been with the side since our initial Superettan season. BBM – Jesper Nilsson – Young midfielder and second loan signing from Malmo. W – Staffan Augustsson – A 100k signing two years ago added 15 assists from the left wing. AF – Mans Saebbo – A second golden boot this time in the top flight with 28 goals. DLF – Sunday Uche – Didn’t pull up trees following a 40k transfer from Nigerian football. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions. 2024 Allsvenskan 11th
  12. IFK Trelleborg Superettan– 2023 – 1st Squad Transfers Overview As with trend, a season of consolidation was followed by promotion in the second season. This was achieved in style with only 3 losses all season and striker Saebbo scoring an impressive 32 goals. A 5-1 defeat at home to Brommapojkama boded ill in our second game of the season. We didn’t lose again until August however and were well clear of the pack by that stage. Promotion is exciting but that is tempered by our poor financial situation. I am 1 mill in the red and need to plug the gap somehow. Key Players Mans Saebbo – Swedish striker signed from GIF Sundsvall scored over a goal a game. Aleksa Vukanovic – Serbian striker hit 21 goals in his second season at the club. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th 2023 Superettan 1st Promoted, Champions.
  13. IFK Trelleborg Superettan– 2022 – 7th Squad Transfers Overview A repeat of the pattern of previous seasons with promotion followed by a season of consolidation. In truth though, we were promotion candidates right through the season until a poor run in cost us. It was in the striker department that we struggled the most. Aleksa Vukanovic did well to contribute 7 goals despite injury but I struggled to find him a partner. I will need reinforcements to push on next season. Finances are a problem. I’m 800k in the red at the moment. Difficult to see how I can clear this without promotion. Hopefully we can maintain the pattern with promotion next season. Key Players Hoskuldur Gunnlaugsson – 28 year old Icelandic midfielder who plays the wide playmaker role. Aleksa Vukanovic – Serbian striker once of AIK. Plagued by injury but did well when he played. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions. 2022 Superettan 7th
  14. IFK Trelleborg Division 1 Sodra– 2021 – 1st Squad Transfers Overview Promotion was always on the cards but we achieved it in style. Only one loss all season meant we ended 12 points clear of second place Mjallby. We have a good side and I would be surprised to see massive changes for next season. I could do with a striker but the rest of the side is pretty solid. Key Players Gustav Berggren – Midfielder signed from Sirius on a free transfer. Had an impressive season in midfield. Serge-Junior Martinsson Ngouali – Gabon international midfielder signed midway through the season. Record Season League Position Europe Achievements ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2018 Division 2 9th 2019 Division 2 1st Promoted, Champions. 2020 Division 1 4th 2021 Division 1 1st Promoted, Champions.
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