Marcus Berg

by Rob 18 Jun,2018
Marcus Berg
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Bengt Erik Markus Berg
  • Birth Place Torsby, Sweden
  • Famous Name Markus Berg
  • Father Kenneth Berg
  • Salary €2.5 million
  • Nationality Swedish
  • Currently Working For Sweden national football team and Al Ain
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Josefine Ringblom
  • Divorce No
  • Children Jolie Leonel and Mateo
  • Affair with Pernilla Lundberg
  • is-played-fifa-word-cup-2018 Yes
  • Squad No 9
  • Caps 55
  • Rank 326

An international soccer player Marcus Berg is currently playing as winger or forward for Sweden national football team and a professional football club Al-Ain. He was named as Svarte-Marcus i.e Black Marcus after netting a lot of goals in the youth teams, in reference to Filip "Svarte-Filip" Johansson. His yearly wage is estimated to be around €2.5 million from his current club.

Marcus Berg's Early Life

Marcus Berg was born as Bengt Erik Markus Berg on 17th August 1986, in Torsby, Sweden. His father name is Kenneth Berg. Regarding his nationality, Berg is Swedish. He grew up with his brother named Jonatan Berg. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Net Worth

Marcus Berg uses the shoe model of Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 since May 15, 2018, as he is the ambassador of Nike. Back in 2009, his market price was calculated at £9.90 million. Currently, he has a market value of £9.90 million as of 6th June 2018. As of 2018, his exact net worth is yet to be revealed.

Year Salary
2012 €1.5 million
2017 €2.5 million
2018 €2.5 million

Career of Marcus Berg

Following his youth career, Marcus Berg played at the youth academy of Torsby IF, IFK Velen, and IFK Goteborg. He began his professional career with a senior squad of Goteborg during the 2005 season after spending a couple of years in the Junior team.

Berg played alongside with his sibling, Jonatan in the club. He was the member of the team that won 2017 Allsvenskan. Before ending his career in a team, he netted 21 goals in 53 appearances.

He was signed by FC Groningen on 14th August 2007, with the transfer fee of £3.60 million to replace the departing Ajax-bound Luis Suarez. In his debut season with the club, he scored 18 goals, led the team to claimed seventh-place.

Marcus Berg later netted four goals against Roda JC in December 2008. For the club, he played 56 games scoring 32 goals. On 17th July 2009, he was transferred to Hamburger SV in a deal worth £9 million on a five-year deal. Before leaving the club in 2013, he scored 5 goals in 54 appearances.

Berg was sent on loan to PSV from Hamburger SV on 21st July 2010, in a deal worth £900K for 2010-011 season. During his loan-season with the team, he scored 8 goals in 25 appearances.

Panathinaikos

On 8th July 2013, Berg completed his transfer to Panathinaikos on a free transfer on a four-year deal. He scored a goal in his debut appearance against Panetolikos. He scored a goal and provide assists for Danijel Pranjic in a 3-0 win against Olympiacos, which was the biggest victory in the history of the team.

Following that, Berg scored a hat-trick in a  4-1 away victory over Aris. Similarly, he netted a hat-trick in the final of Greek Cup against rivals PAOK.  On January 26, 2017, he renewed his contract with the team until 2018.

Berg extended his deal with the team for next three-years for an annual fee of €1.1 million and with a €10 million release clause. The team declared the first offer of Alain FC €2.5–3 million about the on him purchase.

Berg has agreed to sign a two (plus one) years' season contract with Al Ain in a deal worth £2.97 million on 1st July 2017, with an annual salary of €3 million after taxes.

Later, Berg scored a four-goal in a 5-0 victory against Al Dhafra FC, led his team to win the 2017-018 UAE Pro-League, became the top scorer of the League in his first season. He has so far scored 25 goals in 21 appearances. Berg is the member of the team that won 2017-018 UAE Pro-League and UAE President’s Cup.

Well-known for his heading ability, first touches,  Berg won numerous honors including 2007 Allsvenskan top scorer (shared with Razak Omotoyossi), 2009 UEFA European U21 Championship Golden Boot, 2013–14 Greek Football Cup top goalscorer, 2016–17 Superleague Greece top goalscorer with 22 goals, 2017-018 UAE Pro-League top scorer and Super League Greece Foreign FOotballer of the Year (2013-014,2015-017).)

International Career

In 2004, Berg made his international debut with the Sweden U19 squad where he scored 3 goals in 8 appearances. Following that, he netted 8 goals in 19 appearances. He was called up by senior squad for a friendly match against Turkey and made his debut on 6th February 2008, with the coach Lars Lagerback.

Berg then called-up regularly during Sweden’s 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. He netted his first international goal on 10 June 2009, in the 4–0 home victory against Malta at 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Following that, Berg played two games at UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying campaign as a substitute. Later, he was invited for UEFA Euro 2016 by manager Erik Hamren. He then played two games as his team lost against Italy and Belgium.

Berg became the main winger at the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification after the retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. As of May 2018, he was added for Sweden's 23 squads for the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Personal Life of Marcus Berg

Berg stands at the height of 184cm i.e. 6 feet and weighs around 74 kg. He is married to his wife Josefine Ringblom on 12th June 2014 and blessed with children named Jolie Leonel and Mateo. His wife studied at Donnergymnasiet Goteborg and subsequently at Uni. College Boras. Berg obtained her Textile degree in 2010 from Textillhogskolan in Boras.

Besides, Marcus Berg was in a relationship with his model girlfriend, Pernilla Lundberg but they couldn't continue their relationship and separated.

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