WHEN LINDEGAARD SCORED FIRST PROFESSIONAL GOAL

Ex-Premier League goalkeeper Anders Lindegaardmade the headlines earlier this year after he scored the first goal of his career. Anders Lindegaard has spent all his career in between the sticks. The Danish shot stopper returned toScandinaviato sign for Swedish first division team Helsingborgsin the summer of 2019. Lindegaard signed a two-and-a-half year deal when he joined the club and that contract won’t expire until the end of next year. The 36-year-old spent several years in English football before moving to Sweden.

The first and only goal of his professional career came in the colours of Helsingborgsearlier in the summer during the 2-2 draw with Falkenbergs in the league.Anders Lindegaard scored an injury time equaliser for his team as Helsingborgs were able to earn a share of the spoils during the league game played on July 19, 2020. With Helsingborgs trailing 2-1 in added time, Anders Lindegaard went for a corner kick to try to influence things for his team and he was able to achieve his feat after he scored the equalising goal.

Anders Lindegaard was hugely successful at the start of his career in the Scandinavia as he won the Goalkeeper of the Year Award in Denmark and Norway. After his exploits with the Scandinavian clubs,the five-cap Danish international moved to the Premier League with Manchester United where he made 19 appearances in the league over his five-year stay at the Theatre of Dreams. While he was at Old Trafford, he served as back-up goalkeeper to both Edwin Van Der Sar and David De Gea.

The shot stopper signed for West Brom on a free transfer after the end of his Manchester United career. He signed a two-year contract with the Baggies but was sent on loan to Preston North End after just six months at the Hawthorns. He signed for Preston permanently in the summer of 2016 and the shot stopper also went on to play for Burnley before his transfer to Sweden in 2018.

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