Malin Moström

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Malin Moström
Personal information
Full name Malin Sofi Moström
Date of birth (1975-08-01) 1 August 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Hägglunds IoFK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–2006 Umeå IK
2007 Umeå IK
National team
1998–2006 Sweden[1] 113 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Malin Sofi Moström (born 1 August 1975) is a Swedish former football midfielder, from 2001 to 2006 she was the captain of the Sweden women's national football team. Nicknamed Mosan, she retired in December 2006 in order to focus on her family and new career as a property agent.[2]

Club career[edit]

Starting her career in Hägglunds IoFK in her native Örnsköldsvik, she joined Umeå IK in 1995, playing in Damallsvenskan, the highest division of women's football in Sweden. In 2000 she won her first Swedish Championship with the club, and in the following year received the Diamantbollen,[3] the Swedish Football Association's annual prize to the woman player of the year. She also won the Midfielder of the Year in 2003–2005. In 2002 she became the captain of Umeå IK, and in 2003 and 2004, she won the UEFA Women's Cup with the team.

When Moström retired after the 2006 season, Umeå IK retired the number six shirt in her honour. The following season she made a brief comeback, to cover for injuries to Johanna Frisk and Hanna Ljungberg.[4]

International career[edit]

On 26 July 1998 Moström made her senior Sweden debut in a friendly against England at Victoria Road, Dagenham. Entering the game as a substitute, she spoiled Hope Powell's first match as England manager by scoring the only goal on 84 minutes.

As a national team player, she has played more than 110 national fixtures, and was one of the most important players when the national team won the silver medal at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003. In the 2004 Olympic football tournament she scored a match-winning goal against Nigeria in the final round of the group stage, which took Sweden to the quarter final.

Personal life[edit]

In April 2008 Moström and her husband, former professional ice hockey player Jesper Jäger, moved to Switzerland with their infant daughter Svea. Jäger had secured a coaching role with HC Lugano.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damlandslagsspelare 1973–2012" (in Swedish). Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sweden in transition". FIFA.com. 21 February 2007. Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Diamantbollen" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Archived from the original on 17 December 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Skogh, Karin (26 June 2007). "Malin Moström gör kort comeback". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Krainer, Patrick (16 April 2008). "Jäger och Moström till Schweiz". Västerbottens-Kuriren (in Swedish). Retrieved 4 June 2013. 

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