Göran Marklund Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: Göran Mattias Marklund
  • Born: October 2nd, 1975 (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Height: 5' 11
  • Position: Striker
  • Signed: August 16th, 1997 (£100,000)
  • First Manager: Tommy McLean
  • Career Totals: 4 appearances
  • Also Played For: Assyriska FF, Vasalunds IF


Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1997-98 1 (3) 0 0 0 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Totals: 1 (3) 0


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 None

 List of Goals Scored
None

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 14/02/98 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 27/09/97 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 20/09/97 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 13/09/97 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2


Biography


Goran was with Spanga IS before signing for Vasalunds IF in 1996. With Tommy McLean's success in the Scandanavian market during the 1996-97 season, he brought Goran to Tannadice for £100,000, with United seemingly facing stiff competition from Leicester City, Derby County, Rangers and Gothenburg. He played as a trialist against Orebro in July 1997 during a pre-season tour of Sweden and made his debut as a substitute against Kilmarnock in September. However, the striker was rarely in the first team during the season, and in April 1998 he returned to Sewden on a short-term deal with Vasalunds IF.

He came back to Scotland at the start of the new season but in December went back to Vasalunds on loan, returning there permanently in November 1999. He later played for FC Cafe Opera, where he finished as the Superttan's top scorer in 2003, AIK Stolkholm and Assyriska Foreningen, where he eventually went into coaching.





Debut (as sub)

September 13th, 1997
Dundee United 1 - 2 Kilmarnock

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

September 27th, 1997
Dundee United 1 - 2 Celtic

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth

    Göran was born on this date in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Signed For Dundee United

    Goran was with Spanga IS before signing for Vasalunds IF in 1996. With Tommy McLean's success in the Scandanavian market during the 1996-97 season, he brought Goran to Tannadice for £100,000, with United seemingly facing stiff competition from Leicester City, Derby County, Rangers and Gothenburg. He played as a trialist against Orebro in July 1997 during a pre-season tour of Sweden and made his debut as a substitute against Kilmarnock in September. However, the striker was rarely in the first team during the season, and in April 1998 he returned to Sewden on a short-term deal with Vasalunds IF.

  • That first league victory still proved elusive.It took the award of a controversial second half penalty from which we went two behind to really stir the team into action. Kjell Olofsson pulled one back with a header, but we just couldn't summon up an equaliser despite dominating the final half hour.

  • A close call with Kjell Olofsson's equaliser coming when all appeared lost. Paul Sheerin recently on trial at Tannadice came back to haunt us when he steered in the opener after Sieb Dykstra had done well to keep out a Stewart shot.