This category will keep your club up to date on the best players in Scandinavia. The players will be judged on several criteria’s such as; talent, potential, how they perform, transfer value, contract status etc. The list of players will be updated on a monthly basis. This means that if a player is in the list one week it’s no guarantee that he will stay in it the next.
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The list was last updated on 08.03.2012.
- JOHAN WILAND – FC COPENHAGEN
– Sweden national football team coach Erik Hamren has stated that it`s a close race for the goalkeeper position in their side. Andreas Isaksson is currently Sweden’s number one choice, but Johan Wiland is just waiting for his chance to shine. I agree with Hamren who has a difficult choice when choosing from such good goalkeepers, but I believe that Wiland will do equally as good if he`s given the chance. When Johan Wiland got his breakthrough for FC Copenhagen it was because of an injury on their first goalkeeper. Since then he hasn`t looked backed. Without a shadow of a doubt he is the best goalkeeper in Scandinavia. In January he turned 31 years old and he is, in my view, in his prime age as a goalkeeper. He`s an excellent shot stopper with great reflexes. He has developed a calmness and concentration which enables him to deliver top performances at the highest level. Johan Wiland has won everything that is to be won in the Swedish and Danish league. Last season he gave in some solid performances in the Champions League. At times he frustrated both Chelsea and Barcelona with some excellent match winning saves. He defiantly got the qualities to win more trophies elsewhere, but at the moment he seems to be enjoying life in Denmark.
- SYLVESTER IGBOUN – FC MIDTJYLLAND
– He had a great season last year with FC Midtjylland so I was curious about how he would cope with new and bigger expectations this season. 7 goals so far in this season, in a partnership with Tim Janssen, it clearly shows that he mean some serious business. With natural skill such as pace, he also possesses cleverness in his movement on the pitch, which enables him to take full advantage of it. He`s scoring rate for his club indicates that we are dealing with a potential treat for any opponents. And they are rightly so to fear the powerful Nigerian as he can score goals with both feet and with headers. He`s desire to move forward with great pace and with no fear to take on any defenders – makes him hard to handle. Defenders will find him hard to read, especially one on one, because of his ability to finish with both feet or to unleash long shots when given the chance. Great things are expected from the athletic striker who for now is gaining tremendous and much needed experience in Denmark. But one must wonder for how long his current club can obtain his services. If he keeps putting in stabil performances – it surely won`t go unnoticed by bigger clubs abroad.
- JILOAN HAMAD – MALMØ FF
– The captain of the Sweden under-21 team has played some of his best football these last two seasons. I`ve had the pleasure to see him closely when I visited Malmø during their qualification match to reach Champions League match against Glasgow Rangers on 03.08.2011. It was Hamad who sent Malmø FF through to the next round with a stunner from distance. It wasn’t any surprise to me that he would be the deciding factor as he isn`t afraid of testing the opponents goalkeeper. These last three seasons he`s played regularly and gained experience at the highest level – in the Swedish league, Europe and for his national team. Because of this you could see that he has risen as a player taken huge steps into developing as a player who perform week in and week out. The gifted midfielder is soon ready for bigger challenges in of the bigger leagues abroad. His pace and technical skills is of a top European standard already and with Hamad now proving himself as a midfielder who can score goals – he is bond to attracts interest from abroad. Still he is only 21 years old, but it will be great to see him play in one of the leagues that so highly appreciate such technical players.
Hamad got the chance of playing for the senior squad when Sweden played several friendlies in Quatar in January. Still early for the players in their preparations for the upcoming season, I still felt he gave evidence of his ability to rise to bigger occasions – something I predict he will have to do more in the near future. Will bigger clubs dare not to pick him up this summer?
- TOBIAS HYSEN – IFK GØTEBORG
– During the pre-season this upcoming season Hysen has been outstanding. He`s scored several goals and looked lively and dangerous on every occasion I`ve seen him. He looks so eager to kick of the season along with the rest of his side. I predict his side to go all the way this season and Tobias Hysen is to play a big part if that is to happen.
Hysen has been one of the most consistent and reliable goal scorers in the Swedish league recent years. Last season he ended up scoring 16 league goals for his team, a team who struggled for large part of the season and ended up finishing mid-table. 75 appearances in these last three seasons have seen him score 45 goals. Impressive record and equally impressive is his record for creating chances for his team mates. He is a player who can feed the ball to players in better scoring positions, but more important he is a natural finisher who can use both feet. He`s scored some great goals last season and maybe the one linked under was his best – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeKAbyNBszo&feature=related (Hysen scoring the 3-1 goal – after 1 minute 19 seconds in the clip).
Hysen spendt a couple of season with English outfit Sunderland a few years back, but this hasn’t stopped him of dreaming of another chance to prove himself abroad. Proven goal scorers like Tobias Hysen is something clubs in Europe always are keen to sign. Even if he`s 29 years of age, he still can deliver the goods outside Scandinavia. Although I don’t see him playing in any of top leagues, he still could do a remarkable job for clubs in other leagues who so desperately crave after a notorious goal machine.
- VALON BERISHA – VIKING FK– Berisha possesses the skills which they in Denmark, at least out of the Scandinavian countries, appreciate more than the rest. The fact that he will be in the frame for the Norwegian national team in the future, surely must give Egil Olsen some headache. But in modern football even he needs to rethink – especially if the Norwegian national team is going to compare themselves with Sweden and Denmark.Valon Berisha got the pace and willingness to storm forward in attack whenever the chance is there. His technique is of a very high standard and he isn`t afraid to dribble past one or two defenders. Even if he shines so often in the Norwegian league, he`s got what it takes to shine in a bigger league. Often you see talents who compete in smaller leagues and stands out as the star player week in and week out. When the player eventually moves to a bigger club it`s common that he doesn’t get the same amount of time and space as he is used to. The player can start to grow insecurity and start to lose faith in his own abilities on the pitch. It`s not the case with Berisha. He continuously work on improving his game, but still he isn’t afraid of trying the extraordinary – shooting from distance or dribbling past a defender once or twice. For when he is given the chance he will have a go at goal, if it`s from distance it doesn’t matter. If unsuccessful this doesn’t stop him from having another go on the next occasion. That`s the sort of a player he is – and when given a free role behind the striker, this is a player that would be quite a handful for many defenders in the bigger leagues. Valon Berisha ended up last season with scoring 3 goals and 3 assists. This is a tally that I am confident he will more than double this season. His side needs his qualities for the full season if they are going to compete amongst the best in the league. The club has got the fans, facilities and finances so their natural goal must be challenging for the title. It wouldn’t be justice for the fans, or to Berisha, to have a lesser ambition. The unorthodox player has had an outstanding pre-season and I predict him to build on it during the upcoming season.