Johan Israelsson & Jonathan Taylor

Johan Israelsson & Jonathan Taylor

Who are J.J. Sports?

Jonathan Taylor

B.B.A. Sports management
Masters in Business Administration

Jonathan moved from England to United States in 2004 on a soccer scholarship at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. While attending Lynn University he was a part of the successful team that won the Sunshine State Conference tournament.

After his first year Jonathan transfered to Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida where he spent the rest of his college soccer career playing three seasons at the University. During his time playing for the seahawks Jonathan earned the honors of All- Conference, All- Region, All- American and a two time team Most Valuable Player. The team had success in 2006 when they won the conference tournament and made it to the Elite 8 in the national tournament.

Jonathan moved into a coaching role at Northwood University after his playing career where he worked as an assistant coach for both the mens and womens programs. In his role as coach Jonathan was heavily involved in all aspects of the program aswell as the actually coaching on the field. The Seahwaks during his time as assistant coach won The Sun Conference 7 times, Conference Tournament 4 times and made 7 National tournament appearances. In his final year with the Seahawks theteam progressed to the final four in the nation.

Jonathan has played football full time in Iceland for 2 seasons and also in Sweden in Division 2 for Lindsdals IF and IFK Berga.

He has now moved back into a coaching role, where he serves as an assistant coach for Lindsdals IF in Division 2.

Johan Israelsson

BSC- Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science

Sports and most importantly football has always played a big and important role in Johan’s life. In 2008, Johan moved to Malmö to study. While doing this he managed to combine his studies and play football for Limhamn Bunkelfo in the Superetten.

After three years in Malmö and obtaining his degree in Sports Science Johan moved back to his hometown. Upon his return to the region Johan started working within the sports industry.

Unfortunately, several injuries forced Johan to retire from playing. In 2014 this lead to a great opportunity for him to move into a coaching role at Lindsdals IF in Division 2 becoming the youngest head coach at the age of 27 years old.

Johan took a break from coaching at the professional level in Sweden travelling to Melbourne, Australia. He spent a full year there where he worked within the sports industry as both a football coach and also a talent developer for the Melbourne Sports Institute. While working within the sports industry in Australia Johan chose to further his education studying Sports Psychology and Sports Marketing.

Johan returned to Sweden to take over again as Head Coach of Lindsdals IF in division 2. Johan holds the UEFA A Coaching Licence, and has also studied at the World Football Academy and the course “Advanced Course Football Periodisation”.