Ole Söderberg

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Ole Söderberg
Personal information
Full name Ole Petter Söderberg[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-20) 20 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Norrköping, Sweden
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Kalmar
Number 1
Youth career
0000–2008 BK Häcken
2008-2011 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2011 Darlington (loan) 6 (0)
2011 Chesterfield (loan) 2 (0)
2012–2013 Molde 16 (0)
2014- Kalmar FF 2 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Sweden U17 5 (0)
2008–2009 Sweden U19 4 (0)
2011 Sweden U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:00, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Ole Petter Söderberg (born 20 July 1990) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Kalmar FF as a goalkeeper, after moving from Newcastle United in March 2012. He has also played for the Swedish national U21 team.

Biography[edit]

Söderberg was born in Norrköping, Sweden in 1990. His brother Tom Söderberg (born 1987) is a defender playing for Apollon Smyrni.[2]

Club career[edit]

BK Häcken[edit]

Söderberg began his career at Swedish club BK Häcken. In 2007 he signed a contract with the club stretching to 2010.[3][4] As a teen, he played five games in the Swedish national under-19s team.[5]

Newcastle United[edit]

Söderberg joined English Premier League side Newcastle United on a four-and-a-half-year contract in January 2008.[6][7] He broke his wrist in September 2008,[8][9] and he had knee surgery in 2009 after having problems with a meniscus.[10]

When Steve Harper, Newcastle's first choice goalkeeper, sustained an injury in September 2010,[11] Söderberg became the backup goalkeeper of the first team[12][13] and sat on the bench for 19 games.

Loan spells[edit]

In October 2011, Söderberg went on a one-month loan to Darlington,[14] where he made six appearances[15][16] after which he went on a one-month loan to Chesterfield.[17] He made his Football League debut for Chesterfield on 5 November 2011 in a 2–2 draw with Yeovil Town.[18] He then made his Football League Trophy début in a 4–3 win against Tranmere Rovers on 9 November 2011 and his FA Cup debut three days later in a 3–1 defeat against Torquay United.

Molde[edit]

On 30 March 2012, Söderberg confirmed on his Twitter account that he had joined Norwegian outfit Molde. On 30 June 2012, he made his debut in Tippeligaen in a 3–1 win against Odd.

Kalmar[edit]

On 3 January 2014, Kalmar FF confirmed on their official website that Ole has joined the Swedish team. The contract is valid until 2017.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 29 September 2013[15][16]
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup FL Trophy Other[20] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007–08 Newcastle United Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newcastle United Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Darlington (loan) Conference National 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12 Chesterfield (loan) League One 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
2012 Molde Tippeligaen 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 0
2013 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 24 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 32 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists". premierleague.com (Premier League). 2 September 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Från Norrköping till Newcastle" (in Swedish). NT.se. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "A-kontrakt till Ole Söderberg" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 4 July 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Häcken tecknar kontrakt med juniormålvakt" (in Swedish). GP.se. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "P17/90-landslagets spelare 2007" (in Swedish). SvenskFotboll.se. 27 August 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Häckentalang klar för Newcastle" (in Swedish). GP.se. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Häckentalang till Newcastle" (in Swedish). Expressen.se. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "United's young starlets struck by injury jinx". Evening Chronicle. 20 September 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Svenskt Newcastle- proffs bröt handleden" (in Swedish). Expressen.se. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  10. ^ ""Skatorna" flyger fram i Championship" (in Swedish). Matchplus.se. 23 November 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Newcastle's Steve Harper ruled out for three months after operation". The Guardian. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ole Soderberg: I'm ready to answer the call". Evening Chronicle. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ole Soderberg ready to step up to the plate". The Shields Gazette. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  14. ^ "Pleasing debut for Ole". The Northern Echo. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  15. ^ a b "Ole Soderberg Career Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Darlington vs Newport County". Darlington F.C. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Chesterfield sign Newcastle United keeper Ole Soderberg on loan". BBC Sport. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  18. ^ "Chesterfield 2–2 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  19. ^ "Klart med tredje nyförvärvet inför säsongen 2014" (in Swedish). http://www.kalmarff.se/. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  20. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup

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