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Marcus Andreasson
Full nameMarcus Andreasson
NationalitySwe Sweden
Lbr Liberia
Rovers apps (goals)a14 (1)
PositionDefender
Date of birth13 July 1978 (Age 38)
in Buchanan, Liberia
Height6ft 4in
Joined
13 July 1998 from Östers IF
31 March 2000 from Kalmar FF
Left
22 August 1999 to join Kalmar FF
31 July 2001 to join Bryne FK
Senior clubs
Östers IF
Bristol Rovers
Kalmar FF
Bristol Rovers
Bryne FK
Molde FK
Lierse SK
Kosta IF
a League appearances and goals only
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 18/07/2013

Marcus Andreasson is a tall pacey Defender who played just 14 league games for Rovers in two different spells at the club. He first joined in the club in the summer of 1998, on his 20th Birthday. His first spell was spent mostly on the sidelines injured, making just five apperances (four in the 98/99 and one in the 99/00 season). After a brief spell with Swedish club Kalmar FF he returned to Rovers just six months later but was again hampered by injury, being limited to a further nine apperances. He left the club a second time in July 2001 after expressing his desire to be nearer his family.

Despite being born in Liberia, Andreasson is registered as a Swedish player due to his citizenship. He has never played for the Swedish national side, and is the only Rovers player to have worn two different squad numbers in the same season, having worn numbers 15 and 36 during the 1999–00 season.

CareerEdit

Before Rovers, Andreasson played for Swedish side Östers IF. In between his Rovers spells, he played for another Swedish side, Kalmar FF. After Rovers, Andreasson moved to Norway to play for Bryne FK until 2003, and joined Molde FK for the 2004 season where he has played until 2011.

He scored in his Tippeliga debut for Molde, against Lyn, and his only other goal in the 2004 campaign came against the same opposition three months later. In all he spent seven years with Molde, finally moving away after the 2010 season when he moved to Belgium to join Lierse SK, making a single appearance for them during the 2010–11 season in a 3–0 defeat to Cercle Brugge in January 2011.

In 2012, despite receiving offers from a number of clubs at a higher level, Marcus opted to return to the club where he began in career, deciding that he wanted to end his playing days with Kosta IF in Division Six, the eighth level of the Swedish football league system. Division Six is divided into regional groups, with Kosta competing in the Småland region. Marcus announced his intention to play a selection of games for Kosta, including a jubilee match on 25 August 2012 to mark the club's centenary year, commuting from his home in Molde, Norway.

Career statsEdit

note: the following only represents Andreasson's career since joining Rovers

SeasonClubLeague
AppsGoals
1998–99Bristol Rovers 40
1999Kalmar FF ??
1999–00Bristol Rovers 60
2000–01Bristol Rovers 41
2001Bryne FK ??
2002Bryne FK ??
2003Bryne FK ??
2004Molde FK 252
2005Molde FK 251
2006Molde FK 122
2007Molde FK 240
2008Molde FK 80
2009Molde FK 210
2010Molde FK 240
2010–11Lierse SK 10
2012Kosta IF ??

Record against RoversEdit

Marcus has never played a competitive first team match against Bristol Rovers.

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