Swedish Elite Football’s youth bonus in Superettan is in 2018 won by Gefle. This means that the club will receive SEK 300,000 for giving youth players the chance. Overall, five clubs in Superettan gets money for their way of giving youth players valuable minutes on the pitch in the Swedish second division.
”This money is really important to us and it is a welcome contribution to our situation” says David Norell-Hussein, club director at Gefle IF.
Gefle tops the list because they matched the most young players born 1997 or later in Superettan. Talented players as Adam Bergmark Wiberg and Anton Kralj have both played over 25 matches and Samuel Gussman, Yassin Housni and Christian Ljungberg have all participated in around 15 games.
The money will benefit Gefle with financial problems at the bottom of the Superettan table.
”This is great news for us when we need it the most. It is great that we can give so many young and talented players the chance”, says David Norell-Hussein.
After Gefle. IFK Värnamo, Frej Täby, Jönköping Södra and Halmstads BK also receives money from the youth bonus. All five clubs shares SEK a million.