Marcus Eriksson leaves ALBA to continue recovery in Sweden

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Giannis Askounis

11/Jan/24 13:55

ALBA Berlin and Swedish swingman Marcus Eriksson part ways after a long period of inactivity

By Johnny Askounis/

The ending of the story between Marcus Eriksson and ALBA Berlin is far from ideal.

Eriksson, 30, was released from his contract, the team announced on Thursday. The contract was terminated upon mutual consent, as noted by the German club.

“Today, I say goodbye to the club that was my home,” noted the Swedish swingman, “I would like to thank the club very much for the trust placed in me almost five years ago and for allowing me to wear this jersey. For me, ALBA was not just a basketball club, but a family. My experiences here mean so much to me, beyond the court.”

Before the 2023-24 season, Eriksson extended his contract through the 2023-24 season. However, he remained sidelined due to a foot injury. Initially placed on the injury list midway through the 2021-22 season, aggravating the injury before the 2022-23 season kept him out of action. The most recent comeback attempt was unsuccessful as well.

“Unfortunately, I was not able to contribute as much as I wanted,” he confessed, “But I constantly felt the support from the fans, the club, the coaches, and my teammates.”

Contributions during the five-year stint stretched to three championships in Germany’s easyCredit BBL and two titles in BBL-Pokal. In addition, the experienced sharpshooter logged 57 out of his 111 appearances in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Overall, he played in 138 games with the Albatrosse.

Following the conclusion of his spell in Berlin, he will continue rehabilitation in Sweden.

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