Magnus Eriksson (footballer, born 1990)

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Magnus Eriksson
Magnus Eriksson (2014).jpg
Eriksson playing for Malmö FF in 2014
Personal information
Full name Magnus Lennart Eriksson
Date of birth (1990-04-08) 8 April 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Solna, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Guizhou Renhe
Number 10
Youth career
0000–2006 AIK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 AIK 0 (0)
2008 Väsby United (loan) 10 (0)
2008 Akropolis IF (loan) 9 (4)
2009–2010 Väsby United 48 (13)
2011–2012 Åtvidabergs FF 50 (26)
2012–2013 Gent 4 (0)
2013–2014 Malmö FF 60 (16)
2015– Guizhou Renhe 0 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Sweden U17 10 (1)
2007–2010 Sweden U19 10 (2)
2012 Sweden U21 2 (0)
2014– Sweden 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 January 2014

Magnus Eriksson (born 8 April 1990 in Solna) is a Swedish footballer is a football forward who plays for Guizhou Renhe in the Chinese Super League.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Eriksson started his career at the academy at AIK. He was promoted to the first team in 2006 under the management of Rikard Norling. However Eriksson never appeared competitively for the club. After two seasons in 2006 and 2007 without any league appearances Eriksson was sent on loan to two geographically close clubs Akropolis IF, then in Division 2 and FC Väsby United then in Superettan. During these two loan spells Eriksson finally acquired playing time in league football. Väsby United eventually made the loan spell permanent in 2009. Eriksson spent an additional two seasons at the club. He scored 11 goals in 29 matches for the club during the 2010 Superettan season.

Åtvidabergs FF[edit]

Eriksson transferred from Väsby United to fellow Superettan club Åtvidabergs FF before the 2011 Superettan season. The season proved to be a success for both Eriksson and Åtvidaberg as he scored 15 goals in 30 matches, finishing as third best goal scorer in the league and helping the club win the title and secure promotion to Allsvenskan. For the 2012 Allsvenskan season Eriksson managed to score 11 goals in 20 matches before eventually being sold to the Belgian club Gent during the 2012 summer transfer window.

Gent[edit]

On 21 August 2012 it was made official that Eriksson had transferred to Gent in the Belgian Pro League. Eriksson only made four league appearances for the club during the 2012–13 season. The club had three different managers during the season and Eriksson gained limited playing time.[1]

Malmö FF[edit]

On 21 January 2013 Eriksson joined Allsvenskan club Malmö FF on a four-year contract. Eriksson acknowledged that a deciding factor in his transfer was the fact that his former manager Rikard Norling, then manager at Malmö FF, had contacted him personally and expressed his interest in Eriksson joining the club.[2] Eriksson enjoyed a very successful first season at Malmö FF as he became the club's top scorer and top assisting player during the 2013 season. Eriksson scored 11 goals in 30 league matches and provided the club with 14 assists which was the highest number in the 2013 Allsvenskan. He also played all matches for the club during the qualification stage for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League and scored two goals. During the first part of the season he played together with Tokelo Rantie and then later with homecoming Guillermo Molins as Rantie was sold during the summer transfer window. For his performances during the season, he was nominated to both forward of the year and most valuable player of the year, but ultimately lost both in favour of IFK Göteborg's Tobias Hysén. In the following season Eriksson played a vital part of the team that defended the league title and qualified for the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. He made 30 league appearances, scoring five times. Eriksson also participated in elven of Malmö FF's matches in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League. He won the award for goal of the year at Fotbollsgalan for his goal against Red Bull Salzburg on 27 August 2014.[3]

Guizhou Renhe[edit]

On 15 December 2014, the transfer of Eriksson to Chinese Super League side Guizhou Renhe was announced.[4] The transfer went through on 1 January 2015 when the Chinese transfer window opened.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 9 December 2014.[6]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Akropolis IF 2008 9 4 9 4
Total 9 4 9 4
Väsby United 2008 10 0 10 0
2009 19 2 1 2 20 4
2010 29 11 2 0 31 11
Total 58 13 3 2 61 15
Åtvidabergs FF 2011 30 15 4 0 34 15
2012 20 11 0 0 20 11
Total 50 26 4 0 54 26
Gent 2012–13 4 0 0 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 4 0
Malmö FF 2013 30 11 3 1 6 2 39 14
2014 30 5 6 1 11 1 47 7
Total 60 16 9 2 17 3 86 21
Guizhou Renhe 2015 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 181 58 16 4 17 3 214 66

International[edit]

As of 17 January 2014.[6]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2014 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Åtvidabergs FF
Malmö FF

Individual[edit]

  • Swedish goal of the year: 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Officiellt: Magnus Eriksson till belgiska Gent" (in Swedish). fotbolltransfers.com. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Magnus Eriksson klar för Malmö FF" (in Swedish). mff.se. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nomineringarna till Fotbollsgalan 2014". fogis.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ 俱乐部公告:马格纳斯-埃里克森正式加盟 at Guizhou Renhe Official website 2014-12-15 Retrieved 2014-12-17
  5. ^ "Magnus Eriksson lämnar MFF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Magnus Eriksson". soccerway.com (in Swedish). Soccerway. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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