Ivo Pękalski

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Ivo Pękalski
Ivo Pekalski of Malmö FF.jpg
Pękalski playing for Malmö FF in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Ivo Dominik Pękalski
Date of birth (1990-11-03) 3 November 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Lund, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
BK Häcken
Number 8
Youth career
0000–2001 Linero IF
2001–2005 Lunds BK
2005–2007 Landskrona BoIS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Landskrona BoIS 56 (3)
2009–2013 Malmö FF 65 (4)
2014– BK Häcken 1 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Sweden U17 15 (2)
2008–2009 Sweden U19 7 (0)
2010–2011 Sweden U21 6 (0)
2013– Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 January 2013

Ivo Dominik Pękalski (Polish pronunciation: [pɛŋˈkalski] born 3 November 1990 in Lund) is a Swedish footballer of Polish descent who currently plays for BK Häcken.[1]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Pękalski began his career with Linero IF and has also played for Lunds BK, after few years with the club he was bought by Landskrona BoIS.[2] On 27 July 2009 Pękalski was transferred from Landskrona BoIS to Malmö FF.[3]

Malmö FF[edit]

After only playing for the reserve team during his first year at the club he clinched a permanent spot in the starting eleven for the 2010 season. Together with Wílton Figueiredo he formed a very strong central midfield in 2010 and that was one of the major reasons why Malmö FF won the title. Consistent injury problems made Pękalski miss some matches for the 2011 season and he eventually decided to rest at the end of the season and focus on recovering fully for the 2012 season. Pękalski continued to struggle with his injury problems during the 2012 season but nevertheless played 21 matches and scored one goal for Mamö FF. Having played only one league match due to injuries as well as being discontent with the club's rehab procedures, Pękalski left the club after the 2013 season.[1]

International career[edit]

Pękalski was selected for the annual training camp for the Sweden national team in January 2011, but withdrew due to minor injury problems. He was also selected for the same camp in 2012, but also this time he missed out due to injury problems. The squad selection for the camp traditionally feature the best Swedish players in domestic and other Scandinavian leagues.[4] Pękalski was selected for the third time in 2013 and was finally able to accept the invitation after an injury-ridden season. He made his début for the national team in the 2013 King's Cup on 23 January 2013 against North Korea when he was subbed on in the second half. Pękalski played from the start in the following fixture against Finland on 26 January in the same tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Pękalski's parents are from Rzeszów, Poland.[5] His father, Roman Pękalski, coached him until he was 14.[5] He has a brother, Phillip, 12 years younger.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 April 2013.[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Landskrona BoIS 2007 26 2 26 2
2008 18 0 18 0
2009 12 1 12 1
Total 56 3 56 3
Malmö FF 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 1 2 0 26 1
2011 19 2 0 0 10 0 29 2
2012 21 1 0 0 21 1
2013 1 0 3 1 0 0 4 1
Total 65 4 5 1 10 0 80 5
BK Häcken 2014 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 121 7 5 1 10 0 136 8

International[edit]

As of 26 January 2013.[6]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2013 2 0
Total 2 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF

Individual[edit]

  • Swedish Newcomer of the Year: 2010

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ivo Pekalski lämnar MFF" (in Swedish). mff.se. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Ivo Pękalski - Landskrona BoIS - Player stats
  3. ^ Ivo Pekalski klar för Malmö FF
  4. ^ "Landslaget blir himmelsblågult: "Vi är stolta"" (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Dobosz, Marcin (13 August 2011). "Polski piłkarz odkryciem roku w Szwecji. Weźmie go Smuda?". Przegląd Sportowy. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "Ivo Pękalski". soccerway.com (in Swedish). Soccerway. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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