Eddie Gustafsson

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Eddie Gustafsson
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Personal information
Full name Douglas Edward Alexander
Gustafsson McIntosh
Date of birth (1977-01-31) 31 January 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
IFK Stockholm
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 IFK Stockholm 5 (0)
1995–2001 IFK Norrköping 86 (0)
2002–2004 Molde 71 (0)
2005 Ham-Kam 26 (0)
2006–2009 Lyn Oslo 63 (0)
2009–2014 Red Bull Salzburg 69 (0)
Total 320 (0)
National team
1994–1995 Sweden U18 7 (0)
1996–1999 Sweden U21 22 (0)
2000–2010 Sweden 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Douglas Edward Alexander Gustafsson McIntosh (born 31 January 1977 in Philadelphia) is a retired American-born Swedish footballer who last played as a goalkeeper for Red Bull Salzburg.

Career[edit]

Eddie Gustafsson in his last match versus SV Ried

Gustafsson grew up in the United States before he moved to Sweden[1] where he started playing for IFK Stockholm and IFK Norrköping before transferring to Norway in 2002, playing for Molde FK. He was their first choice for three seasons, but as his contract expired after the 2004 season he decided to find a new club. He went on several fruitless trials for clubs in Europe and the USA, and joined another Norwegian club, Hamarkameratene. The stay only lasted for year. After the 2005 season, Gustafsson signed with FK Lyn. On 8 January 2009 it was announced that Gustafsson had signed a contract with FC Red Bull Salzburg.

On 18 April 2010, in an Austrian Bundesliga match against LASK Linz, Gustafsson broke his leg when fouled by Linz forward Lukas Kragl. As Gustafsson went to clear the ball following a through pass, Kragl tried to block but was late and caught Gustafsson midway up his left shin. Gustaffson broke both his tibia and fibula in the tackle. Kragl only received a yellow card for the tackle, whilst the same punishment was given to Gustafsson's team mate Christoph Leitgeb for his reaction towards Kragl following the foul. Gustafsson underwent surgery the same night.

Gustafsson celebrated his first post-injury appearance in a midseason friendly against FC Spartak Moscow on 20 January 2011.[2] Over the following years, Gustafsson never fully achieved a comeback to the starting lineup, instead filling the role of backup goalkeeper behind Alexander Walke and later Péter Gulácsi.

Gustafsson last appeared as a goalkeeper in Salzburg's final 2013-2014 Bundesliga home match on 4 May 2014 against SV Ried. He was substituted by Alexander Walke in the 78th minute, marking his retirement from professional football.[3]

International[edit]

Gustafsson made his debut for Sweden on 31 January 2000 in a 1–0 win against Denmark.[4] He was a stand-by player in UEFA Euro 2004 and 2008.[5][6]

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blazek, Lisa (14 March 2010). "Fast Eddie the language king". redbull.com. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Salzburger Nachrichten 21 January 2011
  3. ^ http://fcsalzburgwiki.at/index.php/35._Runde,_Saison_2013/14,_FC_Red_Bull_Salzburg_gegen_SV_Ried
  4. ^ "Herr: Blågult 1–0 mot Danmark" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 31 January 2000. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "EM: Sveriges 23-mannatrupp – med numrering" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 26 May 2004. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sveriges trupp till EM 2008" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 26 May 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 

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