Sharbel Touma

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Sharbel Touma
Personal information
Full name Sharbel Touma
Date of birth (1979-03-25) 25 March 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Beirut, Lebanon
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Syrianska FC
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1997 Syrianska FC 1 (0)
1997–1999 Djurgårdens IF 48 (10)
1999–2001 AIK 30 (4)
2002–2005 Halmstads BK 67 (20)
2005–2007 Twente 79 (18)
2007–2009 Borussia Mönchengladbach 17 (3)
2009–2010 Iraklis Thessaloniki 8 (0)
2010-2011 Djurgårdens IF 26 (5)
2011– Syrianska FC 66 (16)
National team
2001 Sweden U21 1 (0)
2001–2004 Sweden 2 (0)
Teams managed
2014– Syrianska FC (assistant manager)
2014 Syrianska FC (interim manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 September 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Sharbel Touma (Arabic: شربل توما‎) (born on 25 March 1979) is an Syriac Swedish footballer of Syriac[1][2][3] descent who plays for Syrianska FC in the Allsvenskan.

Early life[edit]

Touma was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to Syriac Orthodox parents but moved to Sweden at a young age and was granted Swedish citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Touma has earlier played for Djurgårdens IF, AIK, Halmstads BK and F.C. Twente.[4] He won "the Big Silver" (Stora Silvret in Swedish, second place in the Swedish top league, Allsvenskan) with Halmstads BK 2004 and left them for FC Twente. On 4 November 2008 was suspended and called up for the second team from Borussia Mönchengladbach between December 2008, he also release the club in July 2009 to sign with Iraklis F.C..

Touma was on a trial with the Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK[5] and on 22 March 2010 Touma returned from Iraklis Thessaloniki F.C. to his mother club Djurgårdens IF of the Allsvenskan.[6] He has played from 1997–1999 in Stockholm and scored 10 goals in 48 matches. His contract is valid for the current[when?] season.[7]

International career[edit]

He has two caps for the Swedish national team.[8]