Louay Chanko

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Louay Chanko
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Personal information
Full name Louay Chanko
Date of birth (1979-11-29) 29 November 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Södertälje, Sweden
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Syrianska FC
Number 77
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Syrianska FC 18 (0)
2000–2003 Djurgårdens IF 45 (10)
2003–2005 Malmö FF 60 (2)
2005–2006 AEK Athens 21 (1)
2006–2009 Hammarby IF 72 (7)
2009–2012 AaB 59 (3)
2012– Syrianska FC 69 (4)
National team
2008 Sweden 1 (0)
2008–2013 Syria 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 October 2013

Louay Chanko (Arabic: لؤي شنكو‎; born 29 November 1979) is a Swedish Assyrian-born Syrian[1] footballer who plays in midfield for Syrianska FC in the Swedish Allsvenskan. Chanko have scored one of the most special goals ever in Greek championship in AEK's 3–0 win against rivals Panathinaikos (23 October 2005). It was an amazing volley from 35m. distance, with the ball coming to him from big height. Greek fans will remember him for years because of this shoot.

International career[edit]

In 2008 he was called up to Syrian national team to play against a local league club.[2] He received first cap for Syria at 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification against Kuwait on 8 June 2008. Earlier the same the year Chanko played for the Swedish national team in a friendly against Costa Rica.

Chanko was selected to Valeriu Tiţa's 23-man final squad for the AFC Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar.[3] He came as a substitute in the third group game against Jordan, replacing Ali Diab in the 63rd minute.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 September 2014.
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Syrianska FC 1996 Division 3 Östra Svealand 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 Division 2 Västra Svealand 18 0 18 0
Total 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Djurgården 2001 Allsvenskan 20 5 2 0 22 5
2002 25 5 5 2 6 1 36 8
Total 45 10 7 2 6 1 0 0 58 13
Malmö FF 2003 Allsvenskan 21 2 4 0 25 2
2004 26 0 1 0 3 0 30 0
2005 13 0 7 0 20 0
Total 60 2 0 0 5 0 10 0 75 2
AEK Athens 2005–06 Alpha Ethniki 21 1 1 0 22 1
Total 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 22 1
Hammarby IF 2006 Allsvenskan 11 0 1 0 12 0
2007 24 2 1 0 25 2
2008 25 4 25 4
2009 12 1 2 1 8 0 22 2
Total 72 7 2 1 9 0 1 0 84 8
AaB 2009–10 Superligaen 28 3 2 0 2 0 32 3
2010–11 25 0 1 0 26 0
2011–12 6 0 6 0
Total 59 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 64 3
Syrianska FC 2012 Allsvenskan 27 2 1 0 28 2
2013 26 2 4 1 30 3
2014 Superettan 16 0 3 0 19 0
Total 69 4 8 1 0 0 0 0 77 5
Career total 344 27 20 4 23 1 11 0 398 32

Appearances in major competitions[edit]

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
SYR FIFA World Cup 2010 Qualifying Senior 2 1 0 Third qualifying round
SYR AFC Asian Cup 2011 Senior 0 1 0 Group Stage

Honours[edit]

Djurgården
Malmö FF

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Lollo" Chanko gives Syrianska supporters a promise". Svenskafans.com. 24 April 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  2. ^ "Chanko dreams about the World Cup with Syria". SR.se. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Syria squad". the-afc.com. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "afc-asian-cup-Match Summary". the-afc.com. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 

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