The football team Scandinavian Vikings was founded back in the early 80’s and has since then functioned as a network for football-interested Scandinavians in Bangkok. The team is a social platform for players, families and friends. Scandinavian Vikings is synonymous with commitment, winning spirit, fairplay and a positive set of mind.
As always at this time of the year, Coach Johan “Mofok” Mühlman, is trying to overlook his squad to see what’s left, what’s new and what’s up… Unfortunately a few key players such as long time serving assistant coach Chris Lundqvist, star keeper Juuso Heikurainen, striker Sivapol Pipatanangura and the midfield virtuoso Filip Lagerstedt all decided to move back to Scandinavia for different reasons. Not easy to lose four players of such caliber all at once.
But it is not all bad… There are new faces too and they have all showed the right spirit and skills during pre-season. Among new players we see Maarten Kallenberg and Bert Veerman from Holland. They recently transferred from Cosmos FC after they were relegated to Div. 2. Both Maarten and Bert are true fighters and their aggressiveness and never give up attitude will for sure be valuable over the season. We also have Swedish ex-Allsvenskan (1 game for IFK Norrköping ) Marcus Ek joining along with new Danish keeper Frants Andersen and fellow countrymen Jesper Egholm, so there are high hopes going forward.
Scandinavian Vikings ended up in 6th place in Div. 1 last year and will continue to compete in Div. 1 also this season. The Bangkok Casuals league consists of 18 teams in two divisions and each team play each other three times. A total of 24 games. On top of that there is a Champions league style cup competition running which add another 4 games + possible play-off, so Scans are in for a busy season that started on Sep 29 and goes on until May/June when the rainy season starts. As always no professional players are allowed, this in order to keep the league casual. After all, we are doing this for the love of football and it should always be a friendly atmosphere before, during and after games! Games will as usual be played at Bangkok Patana International School (Sukhumvit soi 105), Arsenal Soccer School (Sukhumvit soi 71) and with a few away games in Pattaya.