Isaksson Andreas ISAKSSON

Presentation

Retired
SWEDEN SWEDEN
Born Oct 3, 1981
Trelleborg, SWEDEN
Age 38 years old
Size 1.99 m
Weight 88 kg
Position Goalkeeper
Arrival(s)
Djurgardens Djurgardens 2004 / M€ 1.7
Departure(s)
Manchester City Manchester City 2006 / M€ 3
Numbers 1
Selections
Suède A
Career
Trelleborgs Trelleborgs
Juventus Juventus
Djurgardens Djurgardens
Rennes Rennes
Manchester City Manchester City
PSV PSV
Kasimpasa Kasimpasa
Djurgardens Djurgardens
In the Summer of 2004, the recruitment team at Stade Rennais had the thankless task of finding a replacement for Cech in goal. The choice was to sign Andreas Isaksson, a Swedish goalkeeper, who had notably had a spell with Juventus. After a convincing display in the European Championships in Portugal, he stood out on account of his height (1.99m), similar to that of his Czech predecessor. Selected behind an experimental centre-back pairing of Ouaddou and Adailton under the stewardship of Bölöni, he had a complicated start in a team that only managed to win 4 of its first 15 league matches. But he still managed to have an excellent second half of the season, with his side qualifying for Europe. In the 2005/2006 season, Isaksson got off to a bad start, conceding 17 goals in 6 games. Suffering from injury, he was left out of the starting line-up from Matchday 11 to 26, and Pouplin did a good job in his absence. At the end of the season, the giant Swede was sold to Manchester City for 3 Million Euros.