Marko Johansson joins HSV

The 22-year-old goalkeeper comes to the Elbe from Malmö FF and signs a four-year contract with the Red Shorts until the summer of 2025.

Reinforcement for the goalkeeper position: Marko Johansson moves from Malmö FF to Hamburger SV. The 22-year-old Swede signed today (Wednesday) after successfully passing the medical check at the UKE-Athleticum a four-year contract at Volkspark and will in the future wear the back number 16.

"We were looking for a goalkeeper who is capable of development and at the same time has already gained experience. Both of these things apply to Marko. In addition, his player profile fits well into our goalkeeper team. He has size and brings other strengths, so we feel very well positioned. We are delighted that the move has worked out and that Marko is now with us," said HSV sports director Michael Mutzel on the signing of the keeper. The newcomer is also looking forward to the upcoming tasks with his new teammates: "I am very happy that I can be a part of this great club from now on. I now want to quickly find my way into the team, get to know my new teammates and then contribute to us being maximally successful." 
Looking forward to future cooperation: HSV sports director Michael Mutzel and goalkeeper Marko Johansson. Looking forward to future collaboration: HSV Sports Director Michael Mutzel and goalkeeper Marko Johansson.


From Malmö to the Hanseatic City 

Marko Johansson, who has Serbian roots, was born in Malmö, Sweden, on August 25, 1998, and completed his soccer training with the city's biggest club, Malmö Fotbollsförening. The keeper went through all youth teams of the record champion and was promoted to the professionals at the beginning of 2015 at the age of 17. The right-footer made his debut on July 21, 2015, when he was substituted in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Another stint followed until January 2017, before a total of three loan deals were completed in the interests of match practice. At second-division club Trelleborgs FF (until November 2018), the then 19-year-old established himself as a regular goalkeeper, rising to the top flight in his first season and recording 66 competitive appearances. In January 2019, the keeper was loaned to GAIS Gothenburg, where he collected more minutes of action (29 games). The last loan station so far led the 1.94 meter tall keeper then in January 2020 to Mjällby AIF. Johansson played ten competitive games for the first division club before returning to Malmö FF for good in July 2020. Since then, he has played 32 competitive games for his hometown club. 

In addition to his club career, Johansson also played 24 games for the Swedish junior national teams. Despite his young age, the responsive and internationally experienced goalkeeper can look back on a total of 139 professional appearances. Further games are now to be added at HSV.