Abgar Barsom

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Abgar Barsom
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Abgar Barsom in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-09-04) September 4, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Örebro, Sweden
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 BK Forward 96 (15)
2000–2002 Djurgårdens IF 58 (6)
2003 Heerenveen 7 (0)
2004–2006 Djurgårdens IF 46 (4)
2007 Örebro SK 6 (1)
2008–2009 Fredrikstad FK 45 (4)
2010–2011 Syrianska FC 50 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 November 2012.

Abgar Barsom (born September 4, 1977) is a Swedish former football player. Barsom is Syriac Orthodox, and identifies as Syriac-Aramean.[1]

He made his first spell at Djurgårdens IF from 2000 to 2002, after having joined Djurgårdens IF from BK Forward. He was later sold to SC Heerenveen in the Netherlands, but his time at the Abe Lenstra Stadion was no success. Consequently, Barsom returned to Sweden and Djurgårdens IF at the start of the 2004 season. He has won the Swedish championship twice, in 2002 and 2005. After the 2006 season, Barsom announced that he was looking for a new challenge in another club. He signed a six-month contract with Greek club Messiniakos in the Greek second division. When his contract with Messiniakos ran out he signed for Allsvenskan team Örebro SK.[2] After saving the club from relegation and the contract with Örebro SK had expired, he joined Norwegian club Fredrikstad FK. He finished his career in Syrianska FC.

In the Swedish general election of 2006, he presented his candidacy for Kristdemokraterna for a seat in the Stockholm city council, but he did not get elected.[citation needed]



Djurgårdens IF



  1. ^ "Syrianske stjärnan Abgar Barsom tackar Syrianska folket Syrianske stjärnan Abgar Barsom tackar Syrianska folket". 
  2. ^ Fotbolldirekt.com, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2007-01-06.  5 January 2006 (Swedish)

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