FORMER Norway captain and now current QPR club captain Stefan Johansen is a rounded midfielder who initially arrived in W12 following a successful loan stint from local neighbours Fulham.
Johansen arrived at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in January 2021, before going on to make 24 appearances for the R's, as Mark Warburton's side propelled up the Sky Bet Championship table.
The 30-year-old then switched the Cottage for W12, in a permanent switch in the summer of 2021, with his arrival an exciting one for the R's faithful.
Prior to the start of the 2021/22 campaign, Johansen was then handed the captaincy from boss Warburton, with his experience expected to play a vital role in QPR's campaign.
The former Norway international joined the Whites from Celtic in August 2016 and, over 142 appearances – where he scored 21 goals – was instrumental in separate promotion campaigns to the Premier League in seasons 2017/18 and 2019/20.
A loan spell at West Bromwich Albion was sandwiched in between, where he stayed for the second half of the ‘18/19 campaign as the Baggies eventually lost out to Aston Villa in the Championship play-off semi-finals.
As a youngster, Johansen joined FK Bodo/Glimt in his homeland and was just 16 when he made his senior debut for the club.
The 30-year-old later moved on to Stromsgodset IF where he enjoyed great success, finishing second in Norway’s top division in 2012, before winning the competition the following year.
In January 2014, Johansen completed his move to Celtic for a reported £2million, and won the Scottish Premiership title in each of his two-and-a-half seasons at the club.
He was named Celtic's player of the season and joint players’ player of the season for 2014/15, and departed having made 114 appearances and scored 20 times.
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- Full Name:
- Stefan Johansen
- Central Midfielder
- Date of birth:
- 8th January 1991
- 182 cm
- 78 kg
- Date signed:
- 24th July 2021