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With Spartak Moscow in 2012
|Date of birth||24 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Sandviken, Sweden|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Current club||Spartak Moscow|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kim Mikael Källström (Swedish pronunciation: [kɪm ˈɕɛl.ˈstrœm]; born 24 August 1982 in Sandviken) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spartak Moscow and the Sweden national football team.
Källström has 106 caps for Sweden, and has played at three European Championships and the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
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.
Källström's first professional club in Sweden was BK Häcken from Gothenburg but his big breakthrough in Sweden came when he moved to Djurgårdens IF in 2002, where he won the Swedish Allsvenskan in 2002 and 2003 and the national cup tournament Svenska Cupen in 2002. Scored twice in the UEFA Cup against Shamrock Rovers and FC Copenhagen. During the 2002 season, he was Djurgården's overall and league top scorer.
He signed for Olympique Lyonnais in June 2006, and has gone on to win a number of honours with Lyon. Eventually he won stardom even in Rennes, which resulted in his 2006 signed for the French grand Lyon. [Citation needed] The debut of Lyon became very successful—the French Super Cup against Paris SG, which was won by Lyon on penalties, was Kallstrom involved in Lyons equalizing goal . Five days later, he made league debut against FC Nantes, and was also where involved in a case. The first Champions League goal for Kallstrom came Tuesday, 17 October 2006, when his Lyon visited Dynamo Kiev. After thymus Juninho gave Lyon the lead Kallstrom extended the lead to 2-0 after receiving a long pass block, fintat off two defenders and stormed into the box and tapped into a ground shot. A världsklassmål, according to Bosse Peterson, an expert on Viasat. [8 ] Just five days later came the first league goal in Lyon - in the away match against Marseille, he made 4-1 - goal, after being served a goalkeeper return in 87 minutes, and appointed by L' Équipe to one of the game 's best players.  In the Champions League 2006/07 season reached Lyon round where AS Roma won the doubles encounter 2-0. Kallstrom was, however, rejoice in the spring when his club won another league gold. In July 2007, Lyon won a small club tournament ( Peace Cup ) where Kallstrom decided the final match with the only goal in the final minute . Season 2007 /08 began with the Spanish top club Valencia CF rumored tried to buy off Kallstrom from Lyon, who wanted to keep him even though it would have been offered € 13 million .  Kallstrom became, despite rumors, remain in Lyon. In the second round of the French league got Kallstrom red card after spitting towards the fourth official, resulting in a shutdown of the match .  The end of August saw Kallstrom to lead the national team to the first victory in a friendly international at approximately two year by making the game only goal in the meeting with the U.S. at Ullevi Stadium .  In the Champions League reached Kim Källström law re round, just like the previous season, but were knocked out again . Kallstrom scored Lyon's last league goal in the final round of league where team away beat Auxerre 3-1 and thus defended the gold league . Kallstrom played 6 seasons, 171 games, scored 17 goals, won two Ligue 1 titles and two Coupe de France titles with Lyon. Euro 2008 was Kim Källström's third championship with the Swedish team .
FC Spartak Moscow
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 group qualification match against Germany, Kim was substituted in at the start of the second half and assisted 3 of 4 goals in an incredible comeback from 4–0 disadvantage in the 55th minute to 4–4 at the end of the game.
In that match, Kallstrom 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 Kallstrom, 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|
- 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 2012
|Sweden national team|
- Ligue 1 (2): 2006–07, 2007–08
- Coupe de France (2): 2007–08, 2011–12
- Trophée Des Champions (2): 2008, 2007
- "Kim Kallstrom". Stats and transfer history. Sky Sports. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
- ""Спартак" и "Лион" достигли договоренности о переходе Чельстрёма" (in Russian). FC Spartak Moscow official site. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
- "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.
- 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.