Rasmus Bengtsson

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Rasmus Bengtsson
Personal information
Full name Rasmus Bengtsson
Date of birth (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Twente
Number 17
Youth career
0000–2006 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Trelleborgs FF 73 (10)
2009–2010 Hertha BSC 6 (0)
2009–2010 Hertha BSC II 4 (0)
2010– FC Twente 72 (6)
National team
2008–2009 Sweden U21 13 (0)
2009– Sweden 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014

Rasmus Bengtsson (born 26 June 1986) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a centre back for FC Twente.

Career[edit]

A youth product of Malmö FF, Bengtsson made his debut for first professional club Trelleborgs FF in 2006. In Trelleborg he changed his preferred position from striker to centre defense. In August 2009, Bengtsson transferred to Hertha BSC on a three-year contract.[1]

Prior to signing with Hertha, it was claimed that he was close to signing with Italian club S.S. Lazio.[2] Bengtsson later declared he had no interest in signing for Lazio. When Bengtsson signed for Berlin it upset the Italian club,[3] who claimed that he had already signed with them. Lazio have taken their case to FIFA.[4][5]

International career[edit]

During the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Sweden, Bengtsson played all Sweden's four matches from start together with Mattias Bjärsmyr.[6][7][8][9] His first cap for the Swedish senior national team came in a friendly against Mexico in January 2009.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neuer Abwehrmann" (in German). Hertha BSC official site. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rasmus Bengtsson aktuell för Lazio" (in Swedish). DN.se. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lazio: "Bengtsson är vår"" (in Swedish). SVT.se. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Lazio anmäler Bengtsson till Fifa" (in Swedish). SvD.se. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lazio Fifaanmäler Bengtsson" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan.se. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "U21 herr: Femetta mot Vitryssland" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "U21 herr: Italien höll undan med tio man" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "U21 herr: Sverige till semifinal" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "EM-sorti på straffar efter mirakelvändning" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "Bengtsson gör landslagsdebut" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 

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