What many Storvreta IBK supporters have wanted for a long time will finally become reality. During their first quarter-final of the Swedish Super League, Mattias Samuelsson’s number 13 will be raised to the rafters.

Hannes Öhman’s number 14 and Jesper Berggren’s number 21 are up in the rafters of IFU Arena and now they will be joined by number 13.

— It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Mattias Samuelson’s jersey will be raised to the rafters in IFU Arena in connection with our first playoff game. Mattias is rightfully immensely popular both inside and outside the club, not only for his skill on the court, but also for his humble and loyal personality. He was our captain, he was the captain of the national team, a national team where Mattias was a dominant player who won a number of medals of the noblest kind. We hope to see Mattias in new roles in the future within Storvreta IBK, he has a lot left to give, states Ingemar Lundqvist, Chairman of Storvreta IBK.

Mattias Samuelsson came to Storvreta IBK ahead of the 05/06 season and quickly grew into a fan favorite. During his 17 seasons in red and black, the defender has managed to win, among other things, seven Swedish Championships, four Champions Cup golds and two World Floorball Championship golds.

He began his floorball career by becoming Rookie of the Year and was then Defender of the Year three times.

And this is just a brief summary of an unparalleled career for a player with an incredible will to win who will forever be associated with Storvreta IBK.

Despite playing in the Veteran Swedish Championships this season and perhaps also in the future, it is now time for his jersey to be retired in connection with the first quarter-final of this year’s playoffs.

— To be noticed in this way is extremely flattering. I feel a spontaneous joy and immense gratitude. It will undoubtedly be an amazing day, full of emotions. I want to share it with all Storvreta supporters, but above all with my family, says Mattias Samuelsson.

The first quarter-final will be played on Thursday the 21st or Friday the 22nd of March in IFU Arena.



Source: Storvreta IBK

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