Kari Juhani Sundgren
Date of birth
25 October 1967
Place of birth
1.87 m (6 ft
1 in) 1⁄ 2
Real Zaragoza 111
2006 FC Djursholm
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kari Juhani "Gary" Sundgren (born 25 October 1967) is a former Swedish footballer who played mostly for AIK, as a defender ( right or central).
He also represented
Zaragoza in Spain for five years. A Swedish international during nearly one decade, he represented the country at Euro 2000.
Club career [ edit ]
Sundgren was born in
Vammala, Finland, but moved to Sweden with his parents as a toddler, being raised in Västerås. There he was often called Gary and it caught on; for the duration of his career he was always called by it, instead of his birthname.
Sundgren started playing professionally with
AIK Fotboll, being an undisputed starter from an early age. He scored the winner against Malmö FF when AIK became Swedish champions for the first time in 55 years, in 1992.
Subsequently Sundgren moved abroad, joining
La Liga side Real Zaragoza. He played 31 games in his first season, while also being instrumental in the Aragonese side's fourth place in 1999–2000.
2001–02, with Zaragoza relegated, Sundgren returned to AIK, retiring from the game in 2006 after two seasons with two modest Stockholm outfits, IFK Sollentuna and FC Djursholm.
International career [ edit ]
Sweden at UEFA Euro 2000, and played in the 0–0 draw against [1 ] Turkey in the tournament. He was [2 ] capped 30 times, scoring once. [3 ]
International goal [ edit ]
Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.
Career statistics [ edit ]
International [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Sundgren is the father of four children and one of his sons (Daniel Sundgren) are currently playing for Degerfors IF in the "Superettan" (2nd highest league in Sweden). His
nephew, Mikael Backlund, played ice hockey for the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL and the Calgary Flames of the NHL.
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