Pär Zetterberg


Full name: Pär Zetterberg

Date of birth: 14 October 1970

Place of birth: Falkenberg, Sweden

Height: 1.74 m (5 ft 8 in)

Playing position: Midfielder

 

 

Pär Zetterberg is a Swedish former football midfielder born 14 October 1970 who played most of his career for R.S.C. Anderlecht becoming a legend of the club. 

He started his career at his local club, Falkenbergs FF, but after only seven games at senior level he became professional, joining the Belgian team RSC Anderlecht. He has remained loyal to Anderlecht for several seasons except for spells at Charleroi (1991–1993) and Olympiacos F.C. (2000–2003). He has twice been football player of the year in Belgium and won the Guldbollen as the Swedish Footballer of the Year in 1997. He has also won the Belgian as well as the Greek championships three times. Zetterberg has been capped 30 times for Sweden. In Belgium, he has won the Fair player of the year prize 6 times. He was one of the most respected players ever, because of his positive attitude on as well as off the field. He also excelled in creativity, which led to the many beautiful goals and assists he made. He quit football after the season 2005–2006 and has continued to work at RSC Anderlecht, as youth scout.

Palmarès

Anderlecht

Jupiler League (5): 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2005–06

Belgian Cup (1): 1993–94

Olympiacos

Alpha Ethniki (3): 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03

Years Team Apps Goals
1978-1986 Falkenbergs FF (Youth)    
1986-1989 Anderlecht (Youth)
   
1989-1991 Anderlecht 2 0
1991-1993 Charleroi 62 11
1993-2000 Anderlecht 194 51
2000-2003 Olympiakos 51 7
2003-2006 Anderlecht 89 23
Total   398 92
       
National team      
1993-1999 Sweden 30 6