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15:25 31-August-2016

Wetzlar signs Swede

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Written by: Rasmus Boysen

The 30-year-old Swedish free agent left back Emil Berggren has signed a 1+1-year contract with the German Bundesliga club HSG Wetzlar.

Both Emil Berggren and his girlfriend Jamina Roberts have spent the summer trying to finding a new club. Last week Jamina Roberts, who participated in the Olympics in Rio with Sweden, signed a 1+1-year contract with the Swedish top club IK Sävehof. Now the time has come for Emil Berggren. Due to a serious injury on the new left back of HSG Wetzlar, Philipp Pöter, due to health problems, the agreement came in to being.

The Swedish left back played in the Danish club Aalborg Håndbold last season. Before that, from 2012 to 2014, he played in Bergischer HC in Germany. In 2007 he won the U21 World championship with Sweden in Macedonia.

It is the seventh signing of HSG Wetzlar this summer:

Anton Lindskog. Swedish line player. 2-year contract. (IFK Kristianstad, Sweden)
Benjamin Buric. Bosnian goalkeeper. 2-year contract. (RK Gorenje Velenje, Slovenia)
Kristian Bjørnsen. Norwegian right wing. 2-year contract. (IFK Kristianstad, Sweden)
Philipp Pöter. German playmaker. 2-year contract. (DHfK Leipzig)
Philipp Weber. German playmaker. 2-year contract. (DHfK Leipzig)
Stefan Kneer. German left back. 2-year contract. (Rhein-Neckar Löwen)

HSG Wetzlar finished tenth in the Bundesliga last season.

Fact box:
Name: Emil Mats Teodor Berggren
Date of birth: 03.08.1986
Nationality: Swedish
Position: Left back
Height: 195 cm
Three times Swedish champion with IK Sävehof
Winner of the 2. Bundesliga with Bergischer HC in 2012/13
U21 World champion with Sweden in 2007
–2005: IF Guif, Sweden
2005–2005: Hornskrokens IF, Sweden
2005–2006: HK Eskil, Sweden
2006–2009: Redbergslids IK, Sweden
2009–2012: IK Sävehof, Sweden
2012–2014: Bergischer HC, Germany
2014–2016: Aalborg Håndbold, Danish


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