Mikael Lustig

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Mikael Lustig
Mikael Lustig 2012 (crop).jpg
Lustig playing for Celtic in 2012
Personal information
Full name Carl Mikael Lustig
Date of birth (1986-12-13) 13 December 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Umeå, Sweden
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Celtic
Number 23
Youth career
Sandåkerns SK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Umeå FC 32 (1)
2005–2008 GIF Sundsvall 81 (8)
2008–2011 Rosenborg 95 (14)
2012– Celtic 45 (3)
National team
2004 Sweden U19 1 (0)
2006–2009 Sweden U21 21 (1)
2008– Sweden 43 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 May 2014

Carl Mikael Lustig (born 13 December 1986) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a right and centre back for Scottish Premiership team Celtic and the Sweden national team.[1] A full international for Sweden since 2008, he represented the country at Euro 2012.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Lustig began his career with Sandåkerns SK, he then moved to Umeå FC where he played for two years.

GIF Sundsvall[edit]

Lustig moved to Allsvenskan club GIF Sundsvall for the 2005 season and played in eight games scoring 2 goals. GIF Sundsvall were relegated the following season to the Superettan. They were in that division for the next two years with Lustig playing in 57 of the 60 games. For the 2008 season the team was back in the Allsvenskan and Lustig continued to be regular in the team when he played in all eleven league games before the Euro break. During the summer he moved to the Norwegian club Rosenborg BK.

Rosenborg[edit]

After four seasons with Rosenborg, Lustig left the club in November 2011. He had attracted interested from other European clubs, such as Scottish Premier League team Celtic, English Premier League club Fulham and La Liga side Espanyol.[2]

Celtic[edit]

On 23 November 2011, Celtic announced that they had signed Lustig on a pre-contract.[3] He officially joined the club on 1 January 2012.[4] He made his debut for Celtic on 3 March, in a 1–1 draw with Aberdeen.[5] He scored his first goal for the Hoops in a 2–2 home draw against Hibernian on 1 September 2012. He was also initially credited with Celtic's second goal that day, although it was later given as an own goal.[6] On the 17 July 2013, Lustig opened the scoring in Celtic's 3-0 away victory in the second round of qualifying against Cliftonville in the champions league.

International career[edit]

Lustig played for Sweden's under-18 team. During the 2006 season, Lustig made his national team debut in under-21 team playing in the 2009 European Under-21 Championship. He had been made vice-captain of the team. In total Lustig made 21 appearances for Sweden under-21s.[7]

Lustig (left) challenging Ukraine's Yevhen Konoplyanka during UEFA Euro 2012.

Lustig made his full debut for the Sweden national team on 19 January 2008 in a 2–0 win over the USA in January 2008.[7] His first goal came on 29 March 2011 in a European Championship qualifier with Moldova, which Sweden won 2–1.[8] As of August 2012, he has been capped 26 times.[9] On 16 October 2012, Lustig scored Sweden's second goal in a World Cup qualifying match with Germany. Sweden recovered from 4–0 down to salvage a 4–4 draw.[10] On 6 February 2013, he scored an own goal, in a home defeat 2–3 by Argentina.[11]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2011 Råsunda Stadium, Solna  Moldova 1–0 2–1 Euro 2012 qualifier
2. 16 October 2012 Olympic Stadium, Berlin  Germany 2–4 4–4 2014 World Cup qualifier

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 October 2014
Club Season Division League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GIF Sundsvall
2005 Allsvenskan 8 2 0 0 - - - - 8 2
2006 Superettan 28 3 2 1 - - - - 30 4
2007 Superettan 29 2 2 1 - - - - 31 3
2008 Allsvenskan 16 1 1 0 - - - - 17 1
Total 81 8 5 2 - - - - 86 10
Rosenborg
2008 Tippeligaen 11 1 0 0 - - 8 0 19 1
2009 Tippeligaen 25 4 3 0 - - 3 1 31 5
2010 Tippeligaen 29 4 5 2 - - 12 1 46 7
2011 Tippeligaen 30 5 4 2 - - 6 1 40 8
Total 95 14 12 4 - - 29 3 136 21
Celtic
2011–12 Scottish Premier League 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13 Scottish Premier League 23 3 5 0 2 0 9 0 39 3
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 16 0 1 1 1 0 12 1 30 2
2014–15 Scottish Premiership 2 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 10 0
Total 45 3 7 1 4 0 28 1 84 5
Career Total 221 25 24 7 4 0 57 4 306 36

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Rosenborg
Celtic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henrik Larsson sold Celtic to Mikael Lustig Express.co.uk, 24 November 2011
  2. ^ British pair chase Lustig Sky Sports, 9 November 2011
  3. ^ "Celtic agree pre-contract deal with Mikael Lustig". BBC Sport. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Mikael Lustig delighted to finally be a Celt Celtic FC, 30 December 2011
  5. ^ "Aberdeen 1–1 Celtic". BBC Sport. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Celtic 2–2 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  7. ^ a b Mikael Lustig UEFA.com
  8. ^ "Sweden 2 – 1 Moldova". Soccernet (ESPN). 29 March 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Mikael Lustig at National-Football-Teams.com
  10. ^ "Germany 4–4 Sweden". The Guardian. 16 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sweden 2–3 Argentina". svenskfotboll. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mestvinnende spillere" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 November 2010. 

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