|Full name||Sebastian Steve
|Date of birth||15 January 1983|
|Place of birth||Hvidovre, Denmark|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2003||→ Copenhagen (loan)||10||(0)|
|2004||→ Stoke City (loan)||13||(1)|
|2004–2005||→ Brøndby (loan)||33||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Vitória Guimarães (loan)||34||(1)|
|2006–2010||Borussia Mönchengladbach II||5||(0)|
|2009||→ Hansa Rostock (loan)||13||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:31, 21 April 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Svärd was born in Hvidovre, Denmark, to a Swedish mother and Ghanaian father, he started out at Kjøbenhavns Boldklub, the reserve team of F.C. Copenhagen. Here he was seen as somewhat of a prodigy, impressing the coaches of the Denmark under-16, under-17 and under-19 national teams, and he was bought by English club Arsenal for an undisclosed fee in November 2000.
He won the FA Youth Cup with the youth team of the club in his first season. His first-team Arsenal debut came in a League Cup fourth round match on 27 November 2001, as a substitute in a 2–0 win over Grimsby Town. Over the next two years, he made two more appearances for Arsenal, one more in the League Cup against Sunderland and one in the FA Cup against Oxford United. Arsenal went on to win the FA Cup final that season but Svärd was left out of the squad.
He returned on loan to his old club Copenhagen in August 2003, in need of first-team play; after just four months he returned to England to play for Stoke City, for whom he played nine league matches and scored one goal against Sunderland before returning to Arsenal. In August 2004, he came on as a substitute in Arsenal's 3–1 Community Shield victory over Manchester United, but soon after he was loaned to Danish club Brøndby IF for the whole season. At Brøndby, he played both as a defensive midfielder and right back, in a season which ended with both the Danish Superliga championship and triumph in the Danish Cup tournament.
In July 2005, he left Arsenal to join Portuguese club Vitória Guimarães for an undisclosed fee, having played four times in total for the London club. After a single season with Vitória, where he was, and still is a beloved player, he moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach on 21 June 2006, again for an undisclosed fee.
On 25 February 2007 he played his first Bundesliga match for Mönchengladbach against SV Werder Bremen He was snapped on 8 January 2009 Hansa Rostock after being released by Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany.
On 15 January 2010 Borussia Mönchengladbach resigns his contract and he becomes a free agent. On 18 January, Svärd is signed by Dutch club, Roda JC. Svärd then returned to Denmark and played three matches for Silkeborg IF in 2011–12. He joined Swedish side Syrianska for the 2013 Allsvenskan.
Svärd debuted for the under-21 national team in November 2002, 19 years old. He has played more than 50 matches for various Danish youth national teams.
- As of 21 April 2013
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Copenhagen (loan)||2003–04||Danish Superliga||10||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10||0|
|Stoke City (loan)||2003–04||First Division||13||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||14||1|
|Brøndby (loan)||2004–05||Danish Superliga||33||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||33||0|
|Vitória Guimarães (loan)||2005–06||Primeira Liga||34||1||0||0||0||0||6||0||40||1|
|Hansa Rostock (loan)||2008–09||2. Bundesliga||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||13||0|
|Silkeborg IF||2011–12||Danish Superliga||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
- Svärd profile at ZeroZero.pt
- Sebastian Svärd Player Profile
- "Arsenal end Oxford dream". BBC. 13 February 2003. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
- "Sunderland 1–1 Stoke". BBC. 16 March 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 2 March 2007.
- Vertrag mit Sebastian Svärd aufgelöst
- Roda JC versterkt zich met Sebastian Svärd
- "Sebastian Svard signs for Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
- "Sebastian Svard". Soccerbase. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- Danish national team profile
- (Danish) Brøndby IF profile
- (Dutch) Voetbal International profile
- (German) FussballDaten career statistics