Orlando City SC has signed defender Robin Jansson to the First Team roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa. The Swedish center back joins the Lions from AIK, a Swedish club and defending league champions from Stockholm, competing in Sweden's highest tier of soccer.
“Robin is a guy that we’re excited to bring to Orlando after the success he has had overseas in Sweden,” said Orlando City SC EVP of Soccer Operations Luiz Muzzi. “This signing continues to build depth and competition within our group for the 2019 season.”
Jansson, 27, recorded 25 starts for AIK during last season’s campaign in Allsvenskan competition. The highlight of Jansson’s season with AIK came against Kalmar FF where the defender scored the game-winning goal to secure the Allsvenskan league title for AIK.
While with AIK, Jansson also started on the backline for three of the club’s four Europa League qualifying matches, logging a start against FC Nordsjaelland and playing a total of 210 minutes against Shamrock Rovers.
Prior to joining AIK, Jansson played three seasons for Swedish club IK Oddevold. Over the course of three seasons, Jansson appeared in 50 matches for Oddevold. Jansson is a product of the highly regarded BK Häcken Academy.
At the international level, Jansson made his country debut on Jan. 8, 2019 in a friendly against Finland.