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Stefan Johansen

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

08/01/1991

Height

182 cm

Signed

31/01/2019

Country

Norway

Norway international Stefan Johansen joined Albion on loan for the remainder of the 2018/19 Sky Bet Championship campaign from Premier League side Fulham on deadline day in January 2019.

The 28-year-old central midfielder arrives with a wealth of experience having played in his homeland, in Scotland and also in England.

Johansen made his senior debut for Norwegian club FK Bodø/Glimt at the age of 16 before moving to Strømsgodset IF in January, 2011.

In 2013, he helped Strømsgodset IF win the Norwegian Tippeligaen for the first time in 43 years and was voted as the best midfielder in the league.

Scottish champions Celtic came calling in January 2014. Johansen went on to make 16 appearances for the Celts in the second half of the 2013/14 season as Neil Lennon’s side won the title.

He was a regular in the middle of the park the following season as Celtic once again picked up the Scottish Premiership trophy, as well as the Scottish League Cup. Johansen was named as the club’s Player of the Year and joint Players’ Player of the Year.

The Norwegian, who also appeared in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for Celtic, won his third consecutive league title at Celtic Park in 2015/16 before sealing a move to Fulham in August 2016.

Johansen played 38 times for the Cottagers in the Sky Bet Championship during the 2016/17 campaign, before helping the London club win promotion back to the Premier League the following year after a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the Play-Off Final at Wembley.

The midfielder has been capped 46 times for his nation. He scored on his debut for Norway against Sweden August 2013.

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