Gustav Svensson

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Gustav Svensson
Personal information
Full name Karl Gustav Johan Svensson
Date of birth (1987-02-07) 7 February 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current team
IFK Göteborg
Number 13
Youth career
1999–2000 Azalea BK
2000–2001 ES Le Cannet-Rocheville
2001–2005 IFK Göteborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 IFK Göteborg 101 (8)
2010–2012 Bursaspor 25 (0)
2012–2014 Tavriya Simferopol 21 (0)
2014– IFK Göteborg 10 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Sweden U21 24 (1)
2009 Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2008

Gustav Svensson (born 7 February 1987 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish football midfielder and defender, currently playing for IFK Göteborg in the Allsvenskan. He played for a local team in Gothenburg as well as a French team in his youth but joined IFK Göteborg at the age of 14. He has played there since and won the Swedish Championship with the club in 2007. Gustav was nominated as the Rookie of the Year in Swedish football the same season but lost out to Johan Oremo.

Personal life[edit]

Gustav Svensson has two older sisters. Ellen and Maria Svensson along with a younger brother Olof Svensson. Olof Svensson has been recruited overseas to the United States to play in a competitive Division II Soccer team in Long Island, New York. Olof starts as a Center Back or Center Midfielder for Long Island University, C.W. Post Pioneers. #2 Svensson has started 8 out of 11 games played. Out of 8 shots Olof has registered 1 goal totalling 2 points.

On 5 February 2011, he and his ex-team mate Mathias Ranégie who is BK Häcken's striker, was involved in an incident in which Mathias Ranégie was allegedly assaulted by group of girls in a café in Gothenborg (courtcase still pending).[1]

Club career[edit]

Bursaspor[edit]

On 1 September 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with 2009–10 Süper Lig champions Bursaspor.[2]

Tavriya Simferopol[edit]

On 7 July 2012, he signed a 3-year contract with Ukrainian club Tavriya Simferopol.[3]

IFK Göteborg[edit]

On 23 March 2014, he signed a 4-year contract with his former club IFK Göteborg.[4]

International career[edit]

Gustav Svensson usually plays as a central midfielder but has also been playing centre back and full back from time to time, including some of the 24 caps for the Sweden under-21 team.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 3 July 2014[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IFK Göteborg 2005 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
2007 22 1 6 0 28 1
2008 27 3 3 0 3 0 33 3
2009 29 2 4 0 2 0 35 2
2010 18 1 2 0 2 0 22 1
Total 101 8 15 0 7 0 123 8
Bursaspor 2010–11 16 0 3 0 5 0 24 0
2011–12 9 0 1 0 2 0 12 0
Total 25 0 4 0 7 0 36 0
Tavriya Simferopol 2012–13 11 0 2 0 13 0
2013–14 10 0 0 0 10 0
Total 21 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
IFK Göteborg 2014 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Total 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
Career total 157 8 21 0 15 0 193 8

International[edit]

As of 29 January 2009[6]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2009 2 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

IFK Göteborg

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fotbollskanalen.se/1.2138056/2011/05/14/tv_ekwall_vs_lundh_med_ranegie_finns_en_polisanmalan_mot_mig
  2. ^ Bursaspor'a İsveçli orta saha
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Gustav tillbaka i Blåvitt". IFK Göteborg. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gustav Svensson". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gustav Svensson". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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