Robin Söder

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Robin Söder
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Personal information
Full name Robin Mikael Söder
Date of birth (1991-04-01) 1 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Magra, Sweden
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
IFK Göteborg
Number 11
Youth career
1995–1998 Magra IS
1998–2002 Sollebrunns AIK
2002–2005 Morlanda GoIF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Morlanda GoIF
2006–2007 Stenungsunds IF
2008– IFK Göteborg 119 (23)
National team
2006–2008 Sweden U17 19 (9)
2008–2009 Sweden U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 May 2009

Robin Söder (born 1 April 1991 in Magra, Alingsås) is a Swedish footballer who plays for IFK Göteborg as a striker.[1]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Söder began his football career 1995 in Magra IS. After a couple of years he started to play for Sollebrunn AIK. He moved out from Magra at the age of 12 and started to play for Morlanda GoIF in Orust. He changed club to Stenungsunds IF where he also played senior football. He was signed for the youth team of the Swedish champions IFK Göteborg in December 2007, but soon began to train and play with the senior squad.

He made his debut in Allsvenskan on 1 July 2008 when he came on as a substitute against Trelleborgs FF. Only eleven days later, he made his first Allsvenskan goal for the club, securing three points against Djurgårdens IF by scoring 2–1 in the 91st minute.

After his debut season he was awarded Best Newcomer at the annual Fotbollsgalan, beating Sebastian Rajalakso, Rasmus Jönsson and Joel Ekstrand.[2] At the same time the Managing Director of FC Groningen, Hans Nijland claimed that the club had made an offer for Söder, but had been turned down by the player.[3]

In January 2009 was linked with a move to Werder Bremen, Milan, Bayern Munich, Palermo and Roma.[4]

International career[edit]

He has been a regular in the Swedish national youth teams, and he was the captain of the Swedish U17 team in 2 matches in 2007. He became the youngest person ever to play in the Swedish U21 team, being 17 years and 157 days old when he played in Sweden U21's match against Poland on 5 September 2008. The record was previously held by Leif Eriksson (Köpings IS), who was 17 years and 212 days when he made his debut for Sweden U21 in 1959 against Norway.[5]

On 23 May 2009 he was selected for the Swedish squad competing in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. Söder played one game in this tournament,[6] coming as a substitute in the semi-final against England.[7] In this game he assisted Marcus Berg to the dramatic 3–3 equaliser but in the overtime that followed suffered a ligament injury.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 6 July 2014[9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IFK Göteborg 2008 14 5 5 0 4 2 23 7
2009 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
2010 13 3 2 0 2 0 17 3
2011 18 0 3 1 21 1
2012 23 2 1 1 24 3
2013 26 9 2 0 2 0 30 9
2014 13 2 4 6 1 0 18 8
Total 119 23 17 8 9 2 145 33
Career total 119 23 17 8 9 2 145 33

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Stenungsunds IF
IFK Göteborg

Individual[edit]

  • Swedish Newcomer of the Year: 2008

References[edit]