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Forge FC Signs Swedish Midfielder Alexander Achinioti Jonsson

January 31, 2019 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Forge FC News Release

Forge FC announced Thursday the club has signed Swedish midfielder Alexander Achinioti Jönsson. Achinioti Jönsson's addition to the squad is pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and necessary work visa documentation.

"Alexander comes to us not only at a very good football age, but coupled with considerable experience at the highest levels of Swedish football," said Bobby Smyrniotis, Technical Director and Head Coach of Forge FC. "He will bring very good ball winning qualities and a relentless work ethic to our midfield."

Achinioti Jönsson, 22, has over 100 matches played in the top Swedish Allsvenskan and Superettan leagues. He anchored the midfield for IFK Varnamo in 2018, scoring six goals and posting one assist in 32 appearances. The 5-11, 154-pound native of Hittarp, Sweden has also featured at Helsingborgs IF (2012-17) and Hittarps IK (2011-12) throughout his career, and represented Sweden at the under-19 youth international level.

Forge FC will host York9 FC at Tim Hortons Field in the Canadian Premier League's inaugural match Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. For season ticket information, please visit

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