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With Spartak Moscow in 2012
|Full name||Kim Källström|
|Date of birth||24 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Sandviken, Sweden|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
(on loan from Spartak Moscow)
|2014||→ Arsenal (loan)||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kim Källström (Swedish pronunciation: [kɪm ˈɕɛl.ˈstrœm]; born 24 August 1982) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Arsenal on loan from Spartak Moscow. He also plays for the Sweden national team.
Källström was born in Sandviken 24 August 1982 to footballer Mikael and Ann Källström. 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.
In Djurgårdens IF Källström won the Swedish Allsvenskan in 2002 and 2003 and the national cup tournament Svenska Cupen in 2002. He scored twice in the UEFA Cup against Shamrock Rovers and Copenhagen. During the 2002 season, he was Djurgården's overall and league top scorer.
His debut at Lyon saw him score the equalizing goal as Lyon went on to win the French Super Cup against Paris SG on penalties. Five days later he made his league debut against FC Nantes. His first Champions League goal came away against Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday, 17 October 2006. After thymus Juninho gave Lyon the lead Källström extended the lead to 2–0. Just five days later came his first league goal, away against Marseille, he scored the fourth goal in the 87th minute.
In the 2006–07 Champions League season Lyon reached the knock-out rounds where they lost to AS Roma 2–0 on aggregate.
The 2007–08 Season began with Valencia CF rumoured to be interested in signing Källström from Lyon, who wanted to keep him despite the € 13 million offer. Källström remained at Lyon and in the second round of the French league was sent off after spitting towards the fourth official.
Källström then lead his national team to victory in a friendly international against the U.S. at Ullevi Stadium.
FC Spartak Moscow
Loan to Arsenal
On 31 January 2014, Källström joined Arsenal on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season. A back injury was discovered during his medical, it was decided Källström would still join and undergo his rehabilitation at Arsenal.
Källström made his international debut in 2001 against Finland. He made the Swedish squad for the Euro 2004, 2006 World Cup, Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 tournaments. He also scored the 1–0 goal in the 3–2 win over the Netherlands to take Sweden to the UEFA Euro 2012.
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."
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.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Sweden||League||Svenska Cupen||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|France||League||Coupe de France||Coupe de la Ligue||Europe||Total|
|2003–04||Stade Rennais||Ligue 1||18||7||3||0||–||–||–||21||7|
|Russia||League||Russian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|England||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
- 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|
- Ligue 1 (2): 2006–07, 2007–08
- Coupe de France (2): 2007–08, 2011–12
- Trophée Des Champions (2): 2008, 2007
- "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 February 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
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- "Knatten som blev kung" (in Swedish). Gefle Dagblad. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- "Partille IF" (in Swedish). Partille IF. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- "Kim Källström". Anciens joueurs et entraîneurs > K (in French). Stade Rennais Online. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- "Club agrees loan move for Kim Kallstrom". Arsenal FC. 31 January 2014.
- "Kim Kallstrom: Arsenal signing injured back in beach game". BBC Sport. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Sweden squad
- Sweden World Cup Squad 2006
- Sweden Euro 2008 Squad
- Marcotti, Gabrielle. "Euro 2012: Sweden". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
- Hacken player stats[dead link]
- "Kim Källström". Allsvenskan (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. Retrieved 15 November 2011.