Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof

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Player Profile

 

Position: Centre-back

Premier League – 2017/2018

Date: 01.08.2018

 

Statistical Overview

 

 
Summary
Appearances 17
Minutes played 1284
Goals 0
Assists 0
Yellow card 1
Red card 0
Shots per match 0,1
Pass success percentage 90,8
Aerial duels won per match 1,3
Man of the match 0
Defensive
Tackles per match 1,0
Interceptions per match 0,8
Fouls per match 0,6
Offside won per match 0,5
Clearances per match 3,8
Dribbled past per match 0,3
Blocks per match 0,6
Own goals 0
Offensive
Key passes per match 0,1
Dribbles per match 0,2
Fouled per match 0,5
Offsides per match 0
Dispossessed per match 0,1
Passing
Passes per match 44,2
Crosses per match 0
Long balls per match 1,8
Through balls per match 0

 

 

Market Value

Current market value:
Highest market value:
25,000,000 €

 

 

Victor Lindelof
Victor Lindelof

 

Player Information

 

Personal life

Victor Jörgen Nilsson Lindelöf (born 17 July 1994) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a defender for English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team. Mainly a centre-back, Lindelöf can also play as a right-back. Lindelöf began his career in Sweden at Västerås SK, making his debut in September 2010. In December 2011, he agreed to move to Benfica in Portugal, initially representing the club at youth and B levels. After making his first-team debut in September 2013, he continued to appear for the club at B level, while also winning three Primeira Liga titles. He joined Manchester United in July 2017. Lindelöf has represented Sweden at under-17, under-19, under-21, and senior levels. Lindelöf was a member of the under-21 side that won the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Lindelöf made his senior international debut in March 2016 and represented his country at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Following his move to Manchester United, he announced his engagement to his long-time girlfriend Maja Nilsson.

Early life

Lindelöf played in numerous Västerås-based clubs in his youth such as IK Franke, Västerås IK and Västerås SK.

Club career

Västerås SK
In September 2010, at the age of 16, he made his debut for Västerås SK, when the team won 3–0 against BK Forward. In the same season, Lindelöf helped his team advance a step higher in the Swedish league system, as they were promoted to the second highest league.

Benfica
On 1 December 2011, Lindelöf signed for Portuguese club Benfica, and on 8 June 2015, the contract was extended until 2020. In the 2012–13 season, Lindelöf played for the youth team and won the Portuguese under-19 championship. On 19 October 2013, Lindelöf debuted for the first team in a 1–0 Portuguese Cup win against CD Cinfães, playing the full match. In the 2013–14 season, he scored 2 goals in 33 matches for the reserve team. In the 2015–16 season, Lindelöf returned to the first-team in a 1–0 win against Nacional in the Taça da Liga. On 16 February 2016, he played the entire match for Benfica in a 1–0 home win against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the first leg of UEFA Champions League’s round of 16. Four days later, he scored his first goal for Benfica, in a 3–1 Primeira Liga victory at Paços de Ferreira. On 28 May 2017, he played in the Taça de Portugal final, which Benfica won over Vitória de Guimarães (2–1).

Manchester United
On 10 June 2017, Manchester United announced that they had agreed a deal with Benfica to sign Lindelöf for a fee of €35 million (with a potential €10 million in add-ons), pending the agreement of personal terms and the player passing a medical. Lindelöf passed his medical at the Trafford Training Centre on 14 June, with the Swede signing a four-year contract with the option of an extra year; Manchester United announced that the contract would begin on 1 July. He made his official debut for the club against Real Madrid in the 2017 UEFA Super Cup. But it took about two months until his Premier League debut, brought on during added time against Liverpool on 14 October.

International career

Lindelöf made his debut for the under-21 team on 14 October 2014, in the second leg of the qualification play-offs against France. Although he was not named in the final squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, on 15 June 2015 he replaced defender Emil Krafth who was ruled out of the tournament after a back injury. He made his debut in the tournament in the first game against Italy. On 30 June 2015 Lindelöf successfully converted Sweden’s fifth and last penalty against Portugal in a 4–3 penalty shoot-out victory in the final to become European under-21 champion. He was named in the Team of the Tournament. He received his first call up to the senior Sweden squad in March 2016 for friendlies against Turkey and Czech Republic. Lindelöf debuted for the country in a 2–1 away loss to Turkey on 24 March 2016. He was selected in Sweden’s squad for Euro 2016 in France, where he started all three of their group games, although Sweden failed to progress to the round of 16. He was also selected in Sweden’s 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but was prevented from participating in the tournament by his club Benfica, who believed that the involvement of their players in the Olympics would harm their chances for the following season. Lindelöf scored his first international goal for Sweden in a 3–0 win over Bulgaria in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Friends Arena in Stockholm on 10 October 2016. In May 2018, he was named in Sweden’s 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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