Kim Källström

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Kim Källström
Kim Källström 2012.jpg
With Spartak Moscow in 2012
Personal information
Full name Kim Mikael Källström[1]
Date of birth (1982-08-24) 24 August 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Sandviken, Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Spartak Moscow
Number 21
Youth career
1986–1989 Sandvikens IF
1990–1996 Partille IF
1997–1998 BK Häcken
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 BK Häcken 69 (14)
2001–2003 Djurgårdens IF 48 (26)
2004–2006 Rennes 83 (20)
2006–2012 Lyon 204 (17)
2012– Spartak Moscow 40 (3)
2014 Arsenal (loan) 3 (0)
National team
1997–1998 Sweden U16 32 (12)
1999 Sweden U18 2 (0)
2000–2003 Sweden U21 21 (5)
2001– Sweden 114 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2014

Kim Mikael Källström (Swedish pronunciation: [kɪm ˈɕɛl.ˈstrœm]; born 24 August 1982) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spartak Moscow and the Sweden national team.[3]

Källström has 113 caps for Sweden, and has played in three European Championships and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Källström was born in Sandviken 24 August 1982 to footballer Mikael and Ann Källström.[4] In 1986, he joined the local Sandvikens IF football team. In 1989, the family moved to Partille outside Gothenburg and Källström started to play in Partille IF.[5][6]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Källström began his professional career with BK Häcken from Gothenburg. In his first season, the club gained promotion the Allsvenskan by winning the Division 1 Södra.[7] Häcken were relegated to the Superettan in 2001, but Källström's eight Allsvenskan goals[8] earned him a transfer to Djurgårdens IF for SEK5m.[9]

Djurgårdens IF[edit]

In his first season at Djurgården, Källström won the double of the Allsvenskan and the national cup tournament Svenska Cupen, and was the team's top scorer with 12 league goals.[10] The team defended its Allsvenskan title in 2003, with Källström's 14 goals making him the team's top goalscorer and the second-highest goalscorer in Sweden.[10]

He scored twice during the 2002–03 UEFA Cup, in fixtures against Shamrock Rovers[11] and Copenhagen.[12]

Stade Rennais[edit]

In the January 2004 transfer window, Källström moved to the French Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais.[13] He made his debut for the club in the Coupe de France against Angers on 4 January and his first Ligue 1 appearance in a 2–0 defeat at Toulouse on 10 January.[14] A week later, he scored his first goal in French football during a 4–0 win over Sochaux at the Route de Lorient.[14] He ended the 2003–04 season with seven goals from 18 appearances, including two in a 4–1 away win against Champions League finalists AS Monaco.[14]

During the 2004–05 season, Källström scored five times in 31 Ligue 1 matches to help Rennes finish fourth and qualify for the following season's UEFA Cup.[14] On 5 February 2005, he received his first red card in French football in a 3–1 defeat at Olympique de Marseille.[14]

In 2005–06, he scored a career-best eight Ligue 1 goals, many of which came in fixtures against some of the biggest clubs in France.[14] In June 2006, Rennes accepted a bid of around 8m for the player from league champions Olympique Lyonnais.[15]

Källström ended his two-and-a-half year spell at Rennes with 20 goals from 83 league appearances.[16]

Olympique Lyonnais[edit]

After a successful spell at Rennes, Källström signed for Lyon in June 2006, and went on to win a number of honours with the southern club.[13]

His Lyon debut saw him score the equalising goal as les Gones won the Trophée des Champions against Paris Saint-Germain on penalties. Five days later, he made his league debut against Nantes in a 3–1 win.[17]

Källström playing for Olympique Lyonnais in 2010.

On 17 October 2006, Källström scored his first Lyon goal in a 3–0 win against Dynamo Kyiv in Champions League.[18] After ending the group stage unbeaten – including a defeat of nine times champions Real Madrid at the Stade de Gerland[19] – Lyon were knocked out in the round-of-16 by Roma.[20]

On 22 October, Källström scored his first Ligue 1 goal for the club in a 4–1 Choc des Olympiques derby defeat of Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome.[21] He scored further goals in league wins against Saint-Étienne[22] and Nancy[23] as Lyon won the French championship for the sixth consecutive season.[24]

On 31 March 2008, he appeared as a 68th minute substitute as Lyon were beaten 1–0 by Girondins de Bordeaux in the 2008 Coupe de la Ligue Final.[25]

The 2007–08 season began with Valencia rumoured to be interested in signing Källström from Lyon, who wanted to keep the player despite the €13 million offer.[26] Källström remained at Lyon and, in the second round of the Ligue 1 season, was sent off after spitting towards a linesman during a 1–0 loss at Toulouse.[27]

On 29 September 2007, he scored his first goal of the season in a 3–0 defeat of Lens.[28] A week later, he scored again in a 3–1 win at Bordeaux.[29] On 8 November, he scored in a 4–2 Champions League defeat of VfB Stuttgart.[30] However, Lyon were again knocked out in the round-of-16, losing to eventual winners Manchester United 2–1 on aggregate in March 2008.[31]

On 2 December 2007, Källström scored two goals and assisted another as Lyon beat Strasbourg 5–0 at the Gerland.[32] On the final day of the league season, Källström scored in a 3–1 win at Auxerre to secure a seventh league title.[33] On 28 May 2008, he started in the 2008 Coupe de France Final as Lyon completed the club's first league and cup double with a 1–0 win against Paris Saint-Germain at the Stade de France.[34]

On 16 November 2008, Källström scored his first goal of the 2008–09 season in a 2–1 win over championship rivals Bordeaux to put Lyon seven points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table.[35] His only other goal came in a 1–1 draw with his former club Rennes on 1 March 2009.[36] Poor late season form saw OL slip to third in the table, with Bordeaux winning the championship on the final day of the season.[37]

Källström scored four goals in Ligue 1 during the 2009–10 season.[14] His first goal came in a 2–0 win against Lens on 3 October 2009.[38] On 20 January 2010, he scored twice in a 3–1 win at Lorient.[39] His final goal was scored in a 2–2 draw with Valenciennes on the penultimate matchday of the season.[40]

Källström with Olympique Lyonnais against Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid during their group stage match in the UEFA Champions League on 18 October 2011.

On 8 November 2009, he started in a 5–5 Choc des Olympiques draw with Marseille.[41] OM went on to win the league title, with Lyon six points behind in second place.[42]

The 2009–10 Champions League saw Lyon have the club's most successful season in the competition.[43] Källström scored in a 4–0 win at Hungarian champions Debreceni VSC[44] and made eleven appearances overall, helping les Gones reach the semi-finals where they lost to Bayern Munich.[10]

During 2010–11, Källström occasionally provided cover at left-back, in addition to his favoured midfield role.[45][46] He scored three goals in Ligue 1,[14] including the equaliser against eventual champions Lille in a 1–1 draw.[47]

The 2011–12 season was Källström's last at the club. He made 32 appearances in Ligue 1 without scoring.[14]

In the Coupe de France, he scored one goal and assisted another as Lyon knocked out Paris Saint-Germain with a 3–1 win at the Parc des Princes at the quarter-final stage.[48] A 4–0 win against Gazélec Ajaccio in the semi-finals put OL into the 2012 Coupe de France Final,[49] where Källström played the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win over Quevilly.[50] Lyon also reached the final of the 2011–12 Coupe de la Ligue, with Källstrom scoring in the quarter-final defeat of Lille.[51] However, Lyon's chances of a cup double were ended by a 1–0 extra time defeat by Marseille.[52]

In August 2012, Källström left Lyon after six seasons. Overall, he made 283 appearances for the club, winning two Ligue 1 titles, two Coupes de France and two Trophées des Champions.[53] He was also a runner-up in the Coupe de la Ligue on two occasions.[14]

FC Spartak Moscow[edit]

On 28 July 2012, it was announced that Källström had signed with FC Spartak Moscow for €3 million and €600,000 variables.[3][54] On 15 September, he made his Russian Premier League debut in a 2–2 draw with Kuban Krasnodar.[55] On 29 September, he scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 against Amkar Perm.[56]

He played in all of Spartak's 2012–13 UEFA Champions League group matches, receiving a red card in a 2–1 defeat at Celtic on 5 December 2012.[57]

Loan to Arsenal[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Källström joined Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[58] Although a back injury was discovered during his medical, it was decided Källström would still join and undergo his rehabilitation at Arsenal.[59]

Källström made his debut for Arsenal on March 25 against Swansea City in the Premier League, coming on in the 79th minute as a substitute for Tomáš Rosický.[60] His next appearance came two weeks later in the FA Cup semi-finals against defending champions Wigan Athletic. Introduced as an extra-time substitute, he scored Arsenal's second spot kick in their 4–2 penalty shoot-out win which saw them advance to the final.[61] Three days later, he made his first start for Arsenal in a 3–1 victory against West Ham United.[62] After making four appearance in all competitions, it announced that Källström would not return to Arsenal once his loan spell with them expired at the end of the season.[63] Despite only making four appearances, Källström says he enjoyed his time at Arsenal.[64]

International career[edit]

Källström made his international debut in 2001 against Finland. He made the Swedish squad for the UEFA Euro 2004,[65] 2006 FIFA World Cup,[66] UEFA Euro 2008[67] and UEFA Euro 2012 tournaments. He also scored Sweden's first goal in the 3–2 win over the Netherlands to take the Blågult to Euro 2012.

In a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Germany, Källström was substituted in at the start of the second half and assisted three of the team's four goals in an incredible comeback from 4–0 down.

In the return match against Germany, Källström helped Max (a team Mascot who suffers from Williams Syndrome) through his big moment, which has spread around social media platforms usually awash with negative and cynical aspects of ‘the beautiful game’. Max's father Emil wrote to Källström, expressing his thanks. He said: "Because of your actions, Kim, my son could experience precisely the same emotions as everyone else who has been a mascot: pride, a sense of being special, 'I did it' and an immense joy."[68]

Playing style[edit]

A central midfielder who can also play on the left side of midfield as a wide midfielder, Källström has the potential to work as a deep lying playmaker or as a more attacking influence. He is also known for his left-footed free kick ability.[69]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 September 2003 Ullevi, Gothenburg  San Marino 4–0 5–0 Euro 2004 qualifying
2. 28 April 2004 Estádio Cidade de Coimbra, Coimbra  Portugal 1–0 2–2 Friendly
3. 8 June 2005 Råsunda, Stockholm  Norway 1–0 2–3 Friendly
4. 12 October 2005 Råsunda, Stockholm  Iceland 3–1 3–1 2006 World cup qualifying
5. 2 September 2006 Skonto Stadium, Riga  Latvia 1–0 1–0 Euro 2008 qualifying
6. 11 October 2006 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik  Iceland 1–1 2–1 Euro 2008 qualifying
7. 22 August 2007 Ullevi, Gothenburg  United States 1–0 1–0 Friendly
8. 21 November 2007 Råsunda, Stockholm  Latvia 2–1 2–1 Euro 2008 qualifying
9. 20 August 2008 Ullevi, Gothenburg  France 2–3 2–3 Friendly
10. 10 September 2008 Råsunda, Stockholm  Hungary 1–0 2–1 2010 World cup qualifying
11. 19 November 2008 Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam  Netherlands 1–2 1–3 Friendly
12. 11 February 2009 UPC-Arena, Graz  Austria 2–0 2–0 Friendly
13. 10 June 2009 Ullevi, Gothenburg  Malta 1–0 4–0 2010 World cup qualifying
14. 7 June 2011 Råsunda, Stockholm  Finland 1–0 5–0 Euro 2012 qualifying
15. 6 September 2011 Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle  San Marino 1–0 5–0 Euro 2012 qualifying
16. 11 October 2011 Råsunda, Stockholm  Netherlands 1–0 3–2 Euro 2012 qualifying

Career statistics[edit]

As of 15 April 2014.[70]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen League Cup Europe Total
1999[71] BK Häcken Superettan 22 4 2 1 24 5
2000[71] Allsvenskan 23 2 3 1 26 3
2001[71] 24 8 1 0 25 8
2002[72] Djurgårdens IF Allsvenskan 24 12 6 3 6 1 36 16
2003[72] 24 14 3 1 2 0 29 15
France League Coupe de France Coupe de la Ligue Europe Total
2003–04[13] Stade Rennais Ligue 1 18 7 3 0 21 7
2004–05[13] 31 5 1 0 1 1 33 6
2005–06[13] 34 8 5 1 0 0 4 0 43 9
2006–07 Lyon Ligue 1 33 3 3 0 4 0 6 1 46 4
2007–08 37 5 6 0 2 0 8 1 53 6
2008–09 32 2 2 0 1 0 6 0 41 2
2009–10 32 4 2 0 0 0 13 1 47 5
2010–11 32 3 2 0 1 0 5 0 40 3
2011–12 32 0 6 1 4 1 9 0 51 2
Russia League Russian Cup League Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Spartak RFPL 20 2 1 0 6 0 27 2
2013–14 10 1 1 0 1 0 12 1
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Arsenal Premier League 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Total Sweden 117 40 15 6 8 2 140 48
France 239 36 28 2 12 2 44 3 323 41
Russia 30 3 2 0 7 0 39 3
England 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Career total 359 76 46 8 12 2 59 5 476 89

Notes:

  • No league cup in Sweden and Russia.
  • European appearances whilst playing in Sweden should relate to the Euro season immediately after the domestic one e.g. 2002 entry should include 2002/03 Euro stats
As of 14 November 2013
Sweden national team
Year Apps Goals
2001 2 0
2002 5 0
2003 7 1
2004 10 1
2005 7 2
2006 12 2
2007 9 2
2008 10 3
2009 9 2
2010 7 0
2011 11 3
2012 9 0
2013 10 0
2014 0 0
Total 108 16

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Djurgården
Lyon
Arsenal

Individual[edit]

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