John Alvbåge

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John Alvbåge
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Personal information
Full name John Rune Alvbåge
Date of birth (1982-08-10) 10 August 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
IFK Göteborg
Number 1
Youth career
0000–1999 Torslanda IK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Torslanda IK 1 (0)
2000–2002 Västra Frölunda 72 (0)
2003–2004 Örebro SK 51 (0)
2005 IFK Göteborg 0 (0)
2005–2008 Viborg FF 87 (0)
2008–2011 Örebro SK 107 (0)
2012– IFK Göteborg 78 (0)
National team
1997–1999 Sweden U16 14 (0)
2000 Sweden U18 4 (0)
2002–2004 Sweden U21 11 (0)
2006–2009 Sweden 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2009

John Alvbåge ([ˈjɔn ˈɑlv.ˈboːɡɛ]; born 10 August 1982 in Torslanda, Gothenburg) is a Swedish footballer who plays for IFK Göteborg in Allsvenskan a goalkeeper. He has played four matches for the Sweden national football team and was selected for the Swedish squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After playing for local club Torslanda IK, he joined Västra Frölunda IF and debuted in the Swedish Allsvenskan, only 18 years old. He then moved to Örebro SK in 2003, before joining IFK Göteborg in 2005. He only stayed half a season at IFK Göteborg, where he was a backup for former Swedish international goalkeeper Bengt Andersson.

Viborg FF[edit]

He moved abroad later that same year, being bought by Danish club Viborg FF in July 2005. Bought as a replacement for Danish international goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen, Alvbåge quickly established himself in the Viborg team, and debuted for the Swedish national team in January 2006.

Return to Örebro SK[edit]

He returned to Örebro SK during the summer of 2008.

Return to IFK Göteborg[edit]

Before the start of the 2012 season, he returned to IFK Göteborg were he is the first-choice goalkeeper.[1]

International career[edit]

Alvbåge had his debut for Sweden in a match against Jordan on 23 January 2005.[2] He was chosen for the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad as third-choice goalkeeper.[3] In total, he has made 4 appearances for Sweden.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 April 2015[4]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Torslanda IK 1999 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Västra Frölunda IF 2000 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2001 30 0 0 0 30 0
2002 30 0 0 0 30 0
Total 72 0 0 0 0 0 72 0
Örebro SK 2003 26 0 2 0 28 0
2004 25 0 2 0 27 0
Total 51 0 4 0 0 0 55 0
IFK Göteborg 2005 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 0
Total 0 0 2 0 3 0 5 0
Viborg FF 2005–06 33 0 0 0 33 0
2006–07 33 0 0 0 33 0
2007–08 21 0 0 0 21 0
Total 87 0 0 0 0 0 87 0
Örebro SK 2008 18 0 0 0 18 0
2009 30 0 0 0 30 0
2010 30 0 2 0 32 0
2011 29 0 3 0 2 0 34 0
Total 107 0 5 0 2 0 114 0
IFK Göteborg 2012 23 0 1 0 24 0
2013 30 0 7 0 2 0 39 0
2014 19 0 4 0 2 0 25 0
2015 6 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Total 78 0 15 0 4 0 97 0
Career total 396 0 26 0 9 0 431 0

International[edit]

As of 28 January 2009
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2006 2 0
2007 1 0
2008 0 0
2009 1 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

IFK Göteborg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Det känns som att komma hem" (in Swedish). IFK Göteborg. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Herr: Mållöst mot Jordanien" (in Swedish). SvFF. 23 January 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Svenska VM-truppen uttagen – två debutanter" (in Swedish). SvFF. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "John Alvbåge". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

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