Fredrik Lindgren (speedway rider)

Fredrik Lindgren
Born (1985-09-15) 15 September 1985
Örebro, Sweden
Nickname Freddie
Nationality Sweden Sweden
Current club information
British league Wolverhampton Wolves
Polish league WTS Wroclaw
Swedish league Indianerna
Career history
2000-2003, 2015 Indianerna (SWE)
2002 Vikingarna Speedway (SWE)
2003- Wolverhampton Wolves
2003 Piraterna (SWE)
2004 Team Dalakraft (SWE)
2004 Grudziadz (POL)
2004-2005 Masarna (SWE)
2006- Dackarna Målilla (SWE)
2006-2010 ZKŻ Zielona Góra (POL)
2007- Pardubice (CZE)
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
2009 Number 10
Starts 15[1]
Podiums 2 (0-1-1)
Finalist 2 time
Individual honours
2010, 2016 Elite League Riders Champion
2006 Nordic Champion
2003, 2004 Swedish Under-21 Champion
2004 Nordic Under 21 Champion
Team honours
2015 World Cup Winner
2009, 2016 Elite League Champion
2003 Swedish Allsvenskan Champion
2002 Swedish Division 1 Champion
2009 Polish Ekstraliga Champion

Jan Fredrik Tobias (Freddie) Lindgren (born 15 September 1985)[2] is a Swedish motorcycle speedway rider who rides in the UK for the Wolverhampton Wolves in the Elite League. As of the 2008 season, Freddie was awarded with the captaincy role, previously held by fellow Swede Peter Karlsson.

He has represented Sweden in the World Cup, finishing second in 2005.[3]


Born in Örebro, Sweden. Lindgren's father Tommy was a speedway rider before him, and his younger brother Ludvig also rides.

Lindgren first appeared for Wolves in the 2003 season as the team struggled with injuries. At the age of just 17, Freddie made his debut for the team and impressed enough to be brought back the following season when again injuries hit the club.

In 2005 he moved over full-time and averaged 7.44 in his debut full season and in 2006 he improved to average 8.12. In 2007 as Freddie started to show up more on the World scene, he averaged 8.35 again for Wolves and in 2008 as a full-time Grand Prix rider he averaged 8.52 for Wolves.


In 2009 Lindgren topped the averages in the UK with a 10.43 average and only dropped 7 points at home all season. Wolverhampton went on to win the Elite League title. 2010 saw him again back at Wolverhampton where his brother Ludvig also gained a place. Again he finished as the highest averaging rider in the Elite League and helped Wolves reach the title play offs.

In 2016 Lindgren won the Elite League with Wolves and also won the Elite League Riders' Championship at the end of the season.[4][5]

In 2007 he was awarded a permanent wild card place for the 2008 Speedway Grand Prix Series. Due to his top 10 finish in the 2008 SGP, Lindgren was awarded a second successive permanent wild card place for the 2009 Speedway Grand Prix. In 2010 he finished 11th on 87 points but qualified for the 2011 Series after beating Janusz Kolodiej and Magnus Zetterstrom in a run-off in the GP Challenge Final.[6]

Speedway Grand Prix results

Year Position Points Best finish Notes
2004 31st 4 18th as a wildcard
2005 - -
2006 19th 7 7th as a wildcard
2007 16th 21 3rd as a wildcard
2008 10th 73 2nd
2009 9th 95 2nd
2010 11th 87 4th
2011 9th 90 3rd
2012 8th 119 Winner Won home event in Gothenburg (Sweden)
2013 11th 83 4th
2014 10th 90 3rd

Speedway Grand Prix results

  permanent speedway rider
  wild card, track reserve or qualified reserve
  rider not classified (track reserve who did not start)

SGP Podium

  1. Sweden Eskilstuna (26 May 2007) - 3rd place

See also


  1. Świat Żużla, No 2 (78) 2009, page 16, ISSN 1429-3285
  2. Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  3. Bamford, R.(2007). Speedway Yearbook 2007. ISBN 978-0-7524-4250-1
  4. Smee, Gary (2016) "Elite League Grand Final: Wolverhampton Wolves overcome Belle Vue to win title", BBC, 5 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016
  5. "Results: Saturday October 8",, 8 October 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2016
  6. "SGP Permanent wild cards announced". SpeedwayWorld. 2007-10-23. Retrieved 2007-10-24.

External links

2011 Speedway Grand Prix riders
1 Poland Gollob 2 Poland Hampel 3 Australia Crump 4 Poland Holta 5 United States Hancock
6 United Kingdom Harris 7 Denmark Bjerre 8 Australia Holder 9 Sweden Jonsson 10 Denmark Pedersen
11 Sweden Lindgren 12 Russia Sayfutdinov 13 Russia Laguta 14 Sweden Lindbäck 15 Poland Kołodziej
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