Viktor Elm

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Viktor Elm
Viktor Elm 2012.jpg
Elm playing for AZ in 2012
Personal information
Full name Viktor Sebastian Elm
Date of birth (1985-11-13) 13 November 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Kalmar, Sweden
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AZ
Number 12
Youth career
Johansfors IF
Nybro IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Falkenbergs FF 32 (8)
2006–2008 Kalmar FF 78 (24)
2009–2012 Heerenveen 102 (15)
2012– AZ 63 (6)
National team
2006 Sweden U21 2 (0)
2008–2011 Sweden 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Viktor Sebastian Elm (born 13 November 1985) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Dutch Eredivisie club AZ as a midfielder. He is the younger brother of David Elm who plays for Kalmar FF and the older brother of Rasmus Elm who plays for CSKA Moscow.

Club career[edit]

Elm joined Kalmar FF from Falkenbergs FF before the 2006 season, where his younger brother Rasmus already played. At the end of the season his older brother David followed from Falkenbergs FF[1] and on 9 April 2007 they became only the second trio of brothers to be fielded at the same time for one team in Allsvenskan,[2][3] a feat the five Nordahl brothers never managed.[4] Viktor and his brothers played a big part in the second part of the 2007 season[5] which led to Kalmar equalling their best result in Allsvenskan from 1985 at second place and winning their third Swedish Cup, the first time since 1987. In the 2008 season Elm was even more instrumental in Kalmars first league title, scoring 15 goals including four in the last home game to effectively seal the title[6] and winning the award "Swedish Midfielder of the Year".[7] In Kalmars UEFA Cup run Elm scored the winning goal for against Feyenoord in the first leg of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup First round.[8]

He signed with Dutch side SC Heerenveen on a bosman during the fall of 2008 and joined the team when the transfer window opened in January 2009. He scored his first two goals for the club against Feyenoord in the Fourth Round of the 2008–09 KNVB Cup.[9] His first Eredivisie goal came on 8 February 2009, in a match against NAC Breda.[10] After the 2012 season Elm was out of a contract at sc Heerenveen and decided it was time for a new challenge.

In June 2012 Viktor Elm signed a four-year deal at AZ Alkmaar, teaming up with his brother Rasmus for the first time since their stint at Kalmar FF. He made his official debut in a 2–2 draw against Ajax on 12 August 2012. He scored his first hattrick on 27 September in a KNVB Cup match against SC Veendam (4–1 win). On 30 September he scored his first league goal in a 3–3 draw against RKC Waalwijk. He captained AZ for the first time against VVV Venlo on 25 January 2013 (4–1 win) because Maarten Martens was injured and Nick Viergever was suspended. Elm scored 5 goals in the KNVB Cup, as AZ won the cup for the 4th time in club history.

National team[edit]

Elm made his début for the Swedish national team against the United States on 19 January 2008. Elm made his 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification début on 6 June 2009 in the 0–1 defeat against Denmark, coming on as a substitute for Daniel Andersson in the 68th minute.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Other[12] Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goal
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe Other Total
2004[13] Falkenbergs FF Superettan 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2005[13] 28 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 8
2006[14] Kalmar FF Allsvenskan 24 5 4 0 6 1 0 0 34 6
2007[15] 24 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 28 4
2008[16] 30 15 5 3 5 1 1 0 41 19
Netherlands League KNVB Cup Europe Other Total
2008–09[17] Heerenveen Eredivisie 12 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 16 8
2009–10[18] Heerenveen Eredivisie 28 5 2 2 6 1 1 0 37 8
2010–11[18] Heerenveen Eredivisie 17 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 18 4
Total Sweden 110 32 13 3 11 2 1 0 135 37
Netherlands 57 12 7 7 6 1 1 0 71 20
Career Total 160 41 20 10 17 3 2 0 199 54

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Kalmar FF

SC Heerenveen

AZ

Individual[edit]

  • Swedish Midfielder of the Year: 2008[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Elm lämnar Falkenbergs FF". Sveriges Radio. 7 November 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2009.  (Swedish)
  2. ^ "Matchinformation: AIK – Kalmar FF – svenskfotboll.se". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 16 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Sandqvist, Anders (10 April 2007). "Bröderna Elm historiska". Expressen. Retrieved 16 March 2009.  (Swedish)
  4. ^ "Tre BRÖDER mot startelvan". Aftonbladet. 3 April 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2009.  (Swedish)
  5. ^ "Kalmar vann ett silver". Dagens Nyheter. 28 October 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2009.  (Swedish)
  6. ^ "Kalmar ready to celebrate maiden title". uefa.se. 2 November 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Årets Mittfältare 2008". Svenskfotboll.se. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2009.  (Swedish)
  8. ^ "UEFA Cup – Fixtures & Results – Match Specific". UEFA. 18 September 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  9. ^ "Dutch Cup round-up". Skysports.com. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "Heerenveen 3 – 1 NAC Breda". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 18 March 2008. 
  11. ^ "Europe – Group 1, Sweden – Denmark". FIFA. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  12. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Supercupen.
  13. ^ a b "Statistik/ligor". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 20 January 2009.  (Swedish)
  14. ^ "Matcher A-laget 2006". Kalmarff.se. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  15. ^ "Matcher A-laget 2007". Kalmarff.se. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  16. ^ "Matcher A-laget 2008". Kalmarff.se. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  17. ^ "Viktor Elm Profile". sc-heerenveen.nl. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  18. ^ a b "Viktor Elm Profile". sc-heerenveen.nl. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 

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