Aron Johannson is on fire in Sweden

Icelandic-American Aron Johannson is enjoying his best run in more than five years.

He scored in Hammarby's 2-2 tie with Helsingborg on Sunday to give him six goals over the last five weeks. Hammarby is unbeaten in the five games Johannson scored to climb into sixth place in the 16-team Allsvenskan.

Johanson parlayed his sucess at Danish club AGF (21 goals in 48 Superliga games) and Dutch club AZ (29 goals in 60 Eredivisie games) and his selection to the 2014 U.S. World Cup team into a move to German club Werder Bremen, but he scored only four goals and made only 28 appearances in four Bundesliga seasons.


An adductor injury and hip problems in Johannsson's first season at Bremen set him back after arriving from AZ for a transfer fee estimated to be 5 million euros. An ankle injury in his final season in Germany limited him to a single three-minute appearance in his farewell game.

He moved to Hammarby in 2019 but didn't score in his first season. His first goal in August ended a string of 18 games without a Allsvenskan goal.
2 comments about "Aron Johannson is on fire in Sweden".
  1. Grant Goodwin, September 14, 2020 at 12:44 p.m.

    Really glad to see Aron finally getting to a good spot in his career...especially after everything that went wrong in Germany.

  2. Christopher Young, September 14, 2020 at 3:10 p.m.

    Good to hear he has found his form again.  However, the story needs an edit to state his inclusion to the 2014 WC roster (I don't think he would have been a good selection at 4 years old in '94).

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