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Mullsjö floorball star David Gillek retires

Image: Per Wiklund

Mullsjö’s floorball star David Gillek finishes his career. After fifteen seasons in the SSL, he and his club announced his retirement.

Gillek has started his career at Mullsjö in 1999, before he left to Helsingborg in 2003. In 2005, four years at Jönköping and two years at AIK followed before the forward returned to Mullsjö in 2011. In his last season, Mullsjö finished at fifth place, moved up to the semifinals after beating Pixbo 4-1 in the quarters, before being eliminated by Storvreta in the semis. Gillek gained 67 points (32+35) in his 42 official games this season.

“It feels great to finish the career in my mother club where everything once started,” said David Gillek. He scored 331 points in total in his last seven seasons at Mullsjö, from 219 games. Gillek: “I would like to thank the trainers, leaders, teammates, functionaries and our magic audience for seven wonderful years together with you!”

On Mullsjö’s website, Gillek continues: “Having been wearing the cape tie for the club in my heart during these years has been a great honor to me. I would also like to thank my family, especially my parents and my partner Julia, for their invaluable support during my career.”

Mullsjö’s sports director Jesper Axell: “David Gillek is a champion and meant incredibly much to Mullsjö as a player and the team captain. We had not been there we are today without him. We can not thank David enough for his efforts. Especially impressive is it to finish the active career by reaching the top five goalscorers during the playoffs.”

According to Axell, there are no shortcuts in reaching the level of class Gillek has been showing for all these years: “It only happens if you exercise extremely much. Without knowing all players’ training hours, I’m sure Gillek is one of those who put the most down. It has yielded results.”

Mullsjö’s chairman Pernilla Bernhardsson states the club would like to see Gillek in another role at Mullsjö now.

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