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Football club Pohang sign league's 1st Swede

2017/01/25 09:53

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korean football club Pohang Steelers said Wednesday they've signed the league's first Swede.

The K League Classic side acquired center back Marcus Nilsson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 28-year-old started his pro career with Swedish side Helsingborgs IF in 2007. The well-traveled man also went on to play in the Netherlands, England and Norway.

Nilsson represented Sweden at the under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels, and made one appearance for the senior team in a friendly against South Africa in 2011.

In this photo provided by Pohang Steelers on Jan. 25, 2017, Swedish defender Marcus Nilsson poses next to the K League Classic club's logo after signing with the team. (Yonhap) In this photo provided by Pohang Steelers on Jan. 25, 2017, Swedish defender Marcus Nilsson poses next to the K League Classic club's logo after signing with the team. (Yonhap)

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