Bjorn Runstrom

Bjorn Runstrom
Bjorn Runstrom
Real Name: Bjorn Runstrom
HT: 6' 1" WT: 175
Age: 31 (03/01/1984)
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Hometown: Stockholm

A big forward who is deceptively strong … good in the air … connects with his teammates well in the final third … can finish from anywhere in the penalty area, and also has a strong, accurate shot from distance.

BEFORE MLS: a product of the Hammarby IF youth system … began his professional career with Italy’s Bologna as a member of the club’s youth team … fter one year with Bologna, played successive Serie A seasons with Chievo Verona and Fiorentina, but made limited appearances with each club as a teenager … returned to Hammarby in January 2004 … made 57 appearances and scored 18 goals … transferred to English Premier League club Fulham in July 2006 … played the fall half of the EPL season with Fulham before going to Championship side Luton Town on loan through the end of the year … loaned to Germany’s Kaiserslautern for the 2007-08 season, where he scored four goals and added one assist in 28 appearances ... returned to Sweden in June 2008, signing with Odense Boldklub (OB) … scored seven goals and added two assists in 30 appearances spanning 18 months before OB loaned him to Molde in the Danish SuperLiga … played with Molde in the spring of 2010 and made 17 appearances while scoring one goal and adding one assist … returned to Hammarby in February 2011 and made 24 appearances … scored three goals and added three assists during the 2011 season … parted with the team upon the hire of former U.S. international Gregg Berhalter as manager.

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