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|Full name||Janne Lindberg|
|Date of birth||24 May 1966|
|Place of birth||Kuusankoski, Finland|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|1997–1998||1. FC Saarbrücken||24||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 July 2006
At MyPa Lindberg established himself as a Finnish International, gaining the first of his 34 caps in 1992. He also experienced European football in the UEFA Cup.
In 1994, ex-Morton player Jimmy Pearson recommended Lindberg to then Greenock Morton manager Allan McGraw. As a result, Morton signed Lindberg at a cost of £250,000; a deal that included Lindberg's MyPa teammate and compatriot Marko Rajamäki.
Lindberg (and Rajamäki) made their débuts on 22 October 1994 against Berwick Rangers, a match Morton lost 2–1. However, both players went on to have impressive careers at Morton. Lindberg made approximately 88 appearances, scoring five goals.
In 1997 Lindberg's contract at Morton was not renewed and he signed for German side 1. FC Saarbrücken. His family did not settle in Germany, consequently he returned to former club MyPa in 1998 where he played until 2005.
Coaching career [ edit ]
After a lengthy spell coaching at MyPa, he became coach at VPS Vaasa.
In September 2008 Lindberg was appointed as the new head coach of MyPa care-taking the rest of the season after the manager Janne Hyppönen was sacked. Previously Lindberg had worked as an assistant of Hyppönen. He left this post in 2010.
References [ edit ]
- "Janne Lindberg". National-Football-Teams.com. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- Mitchell, Jonathan (12 December 2013). "Three former Finnish favourites apply for Morton manager's job". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 12 December 2013.