People are only just realising what Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg's real name is and it's VERY different | The Sun

FANS are only just finding out ex-Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg's real name.

Everyone knows the winger for being a goalscoring winger during his time with the Gunners, not to forget his famous red hair.

But now many football fans might know the 45-year-old's real name.

Most would assume it's Freddie and they have every reason to do so.

But it's actually Karl Fredrik Ljungberg.

It's unclear exactly why the Arsenal legend was never known as Karl, although it might have something to do with his younger brother.

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That's because the siblings share the same name.

They didn't share the same footballing ability though.

Ljungberg enjoyed a glittering career with the majority of it spent in North London.

In total, he spent nine years at Arsenal, scoring more than 70 goals in over 300 appearances for the Gunners.

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When he finally moved on in 2007, Ljungberg had two Premier League titles and three FA Cups to his name.

Perhaps his most famous strike in red and white was a memorable goal in the 2002 FA Cup final against Chelsea when he sealed a 2-0 win in Cardiff.

Ljungberg returned to the club as a youth coach in 2016 before he had a brief stint as manager prior to Mikel Arteta's arrival.

But his spell as boss didn't exactly go to plan as he left with a win percentage of just 16 per cent following one victory from his six games in charge.

Regardless, he had already written his name into Gunners folklore for good and remains an extremely popular figure with the supporters.

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