Linus Hallenius has during his career always kept hemstadslaget Gif Sundsvall dear, even if he has tested the wings in the other clubs. The debut in the a–team came when Giffarna played in the second division in 2006 and Hallenius remained until 2009, when he was signed to Hammarby. He stood for a drömmål against Syrianska fc 2010, which also was voted the year's second best goal in the world of football.
After some further klubbyten he was in January 2017 back in Sundsvall, and has come to be very appreciated among the fans.
contract with the club, which he had every right to do it then the contract was of two years with an option for two additional years. The following months were uncertain, but in december wrote Hallenius a contract which will run for five years.
" I wanted to be left behind and I twisted and turned everything so much as it is possible. In the end I had to rely on my gut feeling. I like to go to work every day and with what we do. I'm burning very much for the Gif Sundsvall and the association will continue to be developed, it was the reason that I stayed, " says Hallenius.
the Other clubs showed interest but to play in a different inexperienced club was never an option.
" I thought about what I wanted to do of my football career, and then you have to weigh up the economic, social and sporting. When I signed the contract I didn't want to be anywhere else than in Sundsvall and there I do not want either right now. Since you never know how it feels about two or three years but I started from where I wanted to be there and then.
Gif Sundsvall after a heavy time in Helsingborg, sweden where he was before the season in 2016. The year in Helsingborg was turbulent, and in the autumn went from skåne in the south out of the allsvenskan. In the final stages of the season was Linus Hallenius outside the team and the whole squad.
Now I think football is more fun than ever, and I would like to hold on as long as possible.
Football was not funny then, but, for me, is the time history and something I have gone through. Something positive came out of it because I ended up in Sundsvall and it had I might not have done if it was not like that. Now I think football is more fun than ever, and I would like to hold on as long as possible.
the Media tipped Gif Sundsvall last in the table ahead of the league season in 2018. The team did confound all and ended up in eighth place.
a fast-paced and technical football that was feared by opponents. The back line was svårgenomtränglig and had a good interaction with the young goalkeeper William Eskelinen.
The technical and passningsskickliga spaniard David Batanero ruled matchtempot and nationskollegan Juan Ciércoles did hårdjobbet in the midfield. Offensively delivered Maic Sema and Romain Gall before the latter left the club for Malmö FF.
Linus Hallenius did no one Gif-supporter disappointed and was with his 18 goals, second in the scorer with only BK Häckens Paulinho in front of him with 20 goals.
– First of all, we had a group that was willing to work damn hard for each other and we really believed in what we did. It is probably the biggest secret.
– We strive to continue to develop both as a team and individually and we work every day. We don't know know how good the other teams are and how they have evolved. In budgetary terms, we are still in the bottom, so other teams have absolutely a better chance than us. With that said, we should try to work like last year, the day-to-day and match to match.
Gif Sundsvall has managed to retain key players and was tipped on net upptaktsträff significantly higher in the table than last year, namely eight.
" We know, as clearly as any other that we did a good fjolårssäsong and it was a big surprise. Now, we have tried to put the past behind us and that we really focus on the here and now. We must remember what it was that made us great and continue to be humble, " says Linus Hallenius.
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