Man United sign Victor Lindelof: Top 10 Swedish players to play in the Premier League

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of young Swedish defender Victor Lundelof - here's a look at 10 of the best Swedes to play in the Premier League.

Aditya Devavrat
by Aditya Devavrat
11th June 2017

article:11th June 2017

Manchester United have announced the signing of Victor Lindelof from Benfica, their first signing of the summer. The 22-year-old joins a long list of Swedish players to ply their trade in the Premier League.

Lindelof’s arrival is a case of one Swede out, one Swede in at Old Trafford, as United recently released Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The 35 year-old can lay claim to being Sweden’s greatest-ever player, and he had a stellar season in the Premier League before suffering a torn ACL.


United have also had another player who could arguably be called Sweden’s best in Henrik Larsson. The legendary Swede had a three-month loan spell at Old Trafford, and Sir Alex Ferguson says not extending that loan was one of his biggest mistakes.

Freddie Ljungberg set the Premier League alight for Arsenal, becoming a club legend during his 10 years at Highbury and the Emirates Stadium. He also played one season for West Ham.

While Larsson, Zlatan, and Ljungberg thrilled Premier League fans with their exciting attacking play, Sweden has also produced some solid defenders who have graced the Premier League. Olof Mellberg has become an Aston Villa legend, while Jonas Olsson was a stalwart for West Brom.

Check out our list of the top ten players from Sweden to have played in the Premier League in the gallery above.

Where will Lindelof end up on this list when his Old Trafford spell comes to an end?


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Man United sign Victor Lindelof: Top 10 Swedish players to play in the Premier League

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of young Swedish defender Victor Lundelof - here's a look at 10 of the best Swedes to play in the Premier League.

Henrik Larsson created a buzz when he joined Manchester United on a three-month loan deal.

Henrik Larsson created a buzz when he joined Manchester United on a three-month loan deal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an instant hit at Manchester United last season.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was an instant hit at Manchester United last season.

Until Zlatan, Freddie Ljungberg was undoubtedly Sweden's greatest-ever export to the Premier League.

Until Zlatan, Freddie Ljungberg was undoubtedly Sweden's greatest-ever export to the Premier League.

Olof Mellberg played 8 seasons for Aston Villa, becoming a club legend.

Olof Mellberg played 8 seasons for Aston Villa, becoming a club legend.

Sebastian Larsson has been a stalwart at clubs like Birmingham City and Sunderland.

Sebastian Larsson has been a stalwart at clubs like Birmingham City and Sunderland.

Jesper Blomqvist's Manchester United spell was blighted by injuries but included a Treble.

Jesper Blomqvist's Manchester United spell was blighted by injuries but included a Treble.

Jonas Olsson made over 200 appearances for West Brom before being released this year.

Jonas Olsson made over 200 appearances for West Brom before being released this year.

Martin Olsson has played for Blackburn, Norwich, and Swansea in ten Premier League seasons.

Martin Olsson has played for Blackburn, Norwich, and Swansea in ten Premier League seasons.

Andreas Isaksson had an injury-hit spell at Manchester City.

Andreas Isaksson had an injury-hit spell at Manchester City.

Johan Elmander struggled in the Premier League, although he's scored 20 goals for Sweden.

Johan Elmander struggled in the Premier League, although he's scored 20 goals for Sweden.