Hijlemark playing for Elfsborg in 2012
|Full name||Oscar Hiljemark|
|Date of birth||28 June 1992|
|Place of birth||Gislaved, Sweden|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Hiljemark played for Gislaveds IS until 2008 when he left the club for the Swedish top team IF Elfsborg. He was chased by many clubs in Sweden in his youth but decided to sign a youth contract with Elfsborg 2008. He participated in many national team camps as a young player, and was predicted a great career for his mature style.
Two years after signing with Elfsborg, at an age of 18 he earned a place in the A-team after playing in the U21 team and the Swedish national youth teams. During his first year in the Elfsborg senior team he played 4 games in Allsvenskan and also 2 games in the Europa League qualifications. He played 30 minutes in the Europa League play-off match against Napoli, the game ended with a 2–0 lost for Elfsborg after two goals from Edinson Cavani.
At an age of 18 in his true début season 2011, he was nominated as newcomer of the year being the youngest of the nominated. He also won the prestigious Månadens Tipselitspelare prize with the jury's citation: "Oscar Hiljemark has been endowed with a massive winning attitude that he has used to the competitive environment for the optimum development. He is a talented player who works hard and takes a mature responsibility from his midfield position." Players who also won the prize are Fredrik Ljungberg, Johan Elmander, Olof Mellberg and Kim Källström.
After the 2011 season, Hiljemark was being scouted and chased by Genoa and Club Brugge, but Elfsborg ignored the bids, as they want him for a few more seasons before he leaves. Elfsborg ignored a bid of 200 000£ from Club Brugge and Genoa who both chased Oscar after success in his debut season.
Hiljemark was selected for the annual training camp for the Sweden national team in January 2012. The squad selection for the camp traditionally feature the best Swedish players in domestic and other Scandinavian leagues. He made his debut for Sweden in the training match against Bahrain on 18 January 2012.
|1.||18 January 2012||Al-Gharafa Stadium, Doha||Bahrain||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
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