Adam Johansson

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Adam Johansson
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Personal information
Full name Adam Johansson
Date of birth (1983-02-21) 21 February 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
IFK Göteborg
Number 22
Youth career
Slottsskogen/Godhem IF
Kungsladugårds BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Kungsladugårds BK
2002–2004 Västra Frölunda IF 66 (1)
2005–2011 IFK Göteborg 129 (1)
2012–2013 Seattle Sounders FC 21 (0)
2013– IFK Göteborg 43 (0)
National team
2002–2005 Sweden U21 13 (0)
2009– Sweden 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2013

Adam Johansson (born 21 February 1983) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a defender for IFK Göteborg. Born in Gothenburg, Johansson played for Västra Frölunda IF in the Superettan before moving IFK Göteborg in the Allsvenskan in 2005. With Göteborg, he won the Allsvenskan in 2007 and the Swedish Cup in 2008, before he signed with the Sounders. He also has played for the Swedish national team in 18 appearances, including 2010 World Cup qualifying and 2014 World Cup qualifying.

Club career[edit]

Västra Frölunda IF[edit]

IFK Göteborg[edit]

After playing for two local clubs and Västra Frölunda IF, he joined IFK Göteborg in 2005. After initially not featuring regularly, he firmly established himself as the club's first-choice right back, starting at that position in 24 out of 26 Allsvenskan matches in 2007 as the club won the Allsvenskan title. During the 2009 season Johansson also started games at left back.[1][2] In December 2010, he was targeted by English club Sunderland and Italian club Fiorentina for transfer, but stayed with Göteborg.[3][4]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]

Johansson signed with Major League Soccer club Seattle Sounders FC on 29 December 2011 to replace James Riley at right back.[5] He contacted Swedish personnel in MLS, including New York Red Bulls coach Hans Backe and former Sounders midfielder Erik Friberg, about the league prior to signing,[6] and joined the team in Arizona for training in January 2012.[7][8] The Swedish defender made his Seattle debut during 2–1 win over Santos Laguna in a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal fixture on 8 March 2012.[9] He made his MLS league debut on 17 March in a 3–1 win against Toronto at CenturyLink Field.[10] He didn't regularly start games until July due to a hamstring injury,[11][12] when he provided 2 assists in a 2–2 draw against the New York Red Bulls.[13] Johansson didn't play in any of the Sounders' U.S. Open Cup matches,[14] and played one minute of the 2012–13 Champions League at the end of a 3–1 win over Caledonia AIA in August.[15] Johansson played all 4 games in the MLS Cup playoffs, conceding a penalty against the Los Angeles Galaxy for a handball on Robbie Keane in a 2–1 win in the Conference Final, which the Sounders lost 4–2 on aggregate.[16][17] Johansson was waived by Seattle on 19 March 2013.[18]

International career[edit]

Johansson previously played in the Swedish national under-21 team for 3 years before making his senior debut as left back on 24 January 2009 in a 3–2 loss to United States at the Home Depot Center, tripping Marvell Wynne to concede a penalty in the 40th minute.[16][19] He played his first World Cup qualifier in a scoreless draw against Portugal on 28 March 2009 in Porto.[20][21] Johansson went on to play two more qualifiers in June, a 1–0 loss to Denmark and a 4–0 win over Malta,[22][23] as Sweden failed to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[20]

Johansson was not called up to the national team in 2010 for friendlies or Euro 2012 qualifying, but he started a 2–1 win over Botswana on 19 January 2011,[24] and was an unused substitute in a 1–1 draw with the South African development team 2 days later.[25] The Swedish defender also played a full match in a 2–0 win over Cyprus on 8 February,[26] but did not play in a 1–1 draw and subsequent penalty shootout loss against Ukraine.[27] Johansson was not selected to play in Euro 2012 qualifying in 2011 and did not play until 2012,[28] where he started in a 2–0 friendly win over Bahrain and came on as a halftime substitute in a 5–0 win over the Qatari under-23 team in January.[29][30] He was not called up to Sweden's squad for Euro 2012,[28][31] where they finished last in their group.[32] Johansson came on in the 20th minute as a substitute for the injured Mikael Lustig during a 1–0 friendly win over China on 6 September.[33] During September and October, he was an unused substitute in three 2014 World Cup qualifiers: a 2–0 win over Kazakhstan,[34] a 2–1 win over Faroe Islands,[35] and a 4–4 draw with Germany.[36] Johansson was called up to appear in the 2013 King's Cup in Thailand and played in a 1–1 semifinal draw with North Korea,[37] as won on penalties,[38] and the 3–0 win over Finland in the final on 26 January.[39] He played 30 minutes in a friendly against Argentina in February 2013.[37]

Personal life[edit]

Adam Johansson studied political science, economics, history, and international relations at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden before beginning his professional soccer career.[16] He enjoys Swedish rock musician Joakim Thåström and watching Swedish game show På spåret (On Track).[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 November 2014[2][11][14][40]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Västra Frölunda IF 2002 29 1 0 0 29 1
2003 13 0 0 0 13 0
2004 24 0 0 0 24 0
Total 66 1 0 0 0 0 66 1
IFK Göteborg 2005 13 0 3 0 4 0 20 0
2006 18 0 1 0 2 0 21 0
2007 24 0 4 0 28 0
2008 19 0 4 0 4 1 27 1
2009 13 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2010 27 1 2 0 2 0 31 1
2011 15 0 1 0 16 0
Total 129 1 16 0 12 1 157 2
Seattle Sounders FC 2012 21 0 0 0 3 0 24 0
Total 21 0 0 0 3 0 24 0
IFK Göteborg 2013 27 0 2 0 2 0 31 0
2014 16 0 3 0 6 0 25 0
2015 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 43 0 5 0 8 0 56 0
Career total 259 2 21 0 23 1 303 3

International[edit]

As of 10 September 2013[20][41]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2009 7 0
2010 0 0
2011 2 0
2012 3 0
2013 6 0
Total 18 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

IFK Göteborg

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Adam Johansson", SvenskFotboll.se, 2012, retrieved 5 January 2013 
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  4. ^ "Sunderland Manager Steve Bruce Eyes Swedish Defender Adam Johansson As Cover For Injured Bramble And Turner – Report", Goal.com, 4 December 2010, retrieved 5 January 2013 
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  29. ^ "Herr: 2-0 mot Bahrain i Doha" [Men: 2-0 win against Bahrain in Doha], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 18 January 2012, retrieved 5 January 2013 
  30. ^ "Storseger mot Qatar" [Great Victory Against Qatar], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 23 January 2012, retrieved 5 January 2013 
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  33. ^ "Knapp men solklar seger mot Kina" [Key but crystal clear victory against China], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 6 September 2012, retrieved 5 January 2013 
  34. ^ "Tre poäng i VM-kvalpremiären" [Three points in the first World Cup qualifier], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 11 September 2012, retrieved 5 January 2013 
  35. ^ "Herr: Seger mot Färöarna i Torshavn" [Men: Victory against the Faroe Islands in Torshavn], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 12 October 2012, retrieved 5 January 2013 
  36. ^ "Mirakelvändning i Berlin!" [Miracle Turnaround in Berlin!], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 16 October 2012, retrieved 5 January 2013 
  37. ^ a b Mayers, Joshua (2 January 2013), "Adam Johansson called up by Sweden for Jan. 23-26 tournament, Feb. 6 friendly", The Seattle Times, retrieved 5 January 2013 
  38. ^ "Straffseger mot Nordkorea i Kings Cup" [Penalty victory against North Korea in Kings Cup], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 23 January 2013, retrieved 24 January 2013 
  39. ^ "3-0 mot Finland i finalen" [3-0 against Finland in the finals], SvenskFotboll.se (in Swedish), 26 January 2013, retrieved 27 January 2013 
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  41. ^ "Adam Johansson". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Niclas Alexandersson
IFK Göteborg
Captain

2009–2011
Succeeded by
Tobias Hysén