Rowdies Sign Swedish Attacking Midfielder Christophe Lallet
The Rowdies announced on Tuesday the signing of midfielder Christophe Lallet pending international clearance approval. The club signed the 27-year old Swedish attacking midfielder to a two-year contract, with the second year being a club option.
“Christophe will be a tremendous addition to the club next season,” stated club owner Bill Edwards. “He has been a fan favorite in Sweden for the past few years and I have no doubt he will become the same in St. Petersburg.”
Lallet (5-11, 163) recently spent two seasons with Swedish club Hammarby IF, where he played 54 matches and scored 12 goals. Lallet is known for his ability to score goals, where he was the top scorer for Hammarby in 2012.
“We have technically sound players in the midfield, but needed to add dynamic, attacking speed, “ said Rowdies President & General Manager Andrew Nestor. “We believe Christophe can be a difference maker for us as he enters the prime of his career.”
Prior to joining Hammarby, the Swedish midfielder enjoyed four seasons with Degerfors IF where he showed his attacking prowess by scoring 24 goals in over 80 matches.
For more information or to order 2014 season tickets, including the new Midfielder’s Premium Club Memberships, fans can e-mail tickets@rowdiessoccer.