Reporter Park Dae-ro = Last year’s professional soccer champion Ulsan Hyundai fell in love with Swedish soccer. It is noteworthy how Ulsan, which has recruited players from Sweden one after another, will have this season.
Ulsan announced on the 5th that it had recruited long-term striker Gustav Rubiksson.
Rubiksson, who is called Sweden’s representative long-term plastic surgery player, started his career in 2011 with Jörnike IF, a team belonging to the 7th division and a local team. Afterwards, he moved to Sevedalens in the 5th division in 2015, and he will step on the stage of the 1st division that he has been looking forward to in the 2020 season.
Rubiksson, who moved to Hammarbi IF, a prestigious team in Allsverkan, Sweden’s first division league, scored 31 points and 19 assists in 88 games over three seasons in the league. After moving to Hammarbi, he played the role of a left-sided striker in addition to the existing central striker and right-sided striker.
Rubiksson said, “I stopped my long journey in Sweden for a while and took on a new challenge.” .
Rubikson has been active for three seasons with Daryan Boyanich, who was first recruited by Ulsan in November last year.
Boyanic made his professional debut at the age of 15 only in the 2011 season at Östrs IF in the Swedish second division. Despite his young age, he adapted to the professional stage and went through the Swedish U19 and U20 national teams before moving to IFK Gothenburg, a prestigious team in the Swedish first division (Alsvens Khan) in the 2014 season.
Boyanić, who played as a main midfielder in Helsingborg IF and Ortesund FK Swedish 1st and 2nd teams, moved to Hammarbi in the 2019 season and played 110 league games in 4 seasons and played as a main player. Last year, in the 2022 season, he appeared in 29 out of 30 league games, scoring 4 goals and 6 assists. 스포츠토토
Boyanić was selected for the Swedish national team in 2020 and played in friendly matches against Kosovo (29 minutes) and Moldova (full-time).
Boyanich is evaluated in his country as “having the ability to distribute long passes that switch left and right and forward penetrating passes with excellent technique.”
“I’m happy to be on the K-League champion team,” said Boyanich.
Boyanich and Rubiksson are expected to take charge of Ulsan this season along with existing foreign players from Europe such as Martin Adam and Bakko.
It is of interest whether Boyanic and Rubiksson will change the evaluation of the Swedish player. Sweden is known as a soccer powerhouse, but Swedish players have not been highly evaluated after advancing to the K-League.
In 2017, defender Marcus Nilsson from the Swedish national team signed a contract with Pohang, but left Korea without playing a game due to injuries. Last year, Kangwon hired Kevin and Jeju signed Jonathan Ling, one after another from Sweden, but they are also evaluated as not performing as well as expected.
In the midst of this, attention is paid to whether Boyanic and Rubiksson, who joined the winning team Ulsan, can change the impression of Korean football on Swedish players.