Emilia Brodin

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Emilia Brodin
Emilia Appelqvist 2013.jpg
Emilia Brodin training with Tyresö FF in March 2013
Personal information
Full name Emilia Elisabeth Brodin[1]
Date of birth (1990-02-11) 11 February 1990 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Uppsala, Sweden
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Djurgårdens IF
Number 12
Youth career
Uppsala-Näs IK
Sunnersta AIF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Bälinge
2009–2010 AIK 36 (0)
2011–2013 Tyresö 34 (0)
2013Piteå (loan) 11 (1)
2014–2015 Piteå 30 (4)
2016– Djurgårdens IF 16 (3)
National team
2014– Sweden 18 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:24, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:24, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

Emilia Elisabeth Brodin (née Appelqvist; born 11 February 1990) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Damallsvenskan team Djurgårdens IF. She joined previous club Piteå IF for the 2014 season, having been on loan from Tyresö FF for the second part of the 2013 season. She has also played top level club football for Bälinge IF and AIK.[2] Appelqvist made her debut for the Sweden women's national football team in February 2014.

Club career[edit]

Brodin, a defensive central midfielder,[3] began her senior career with local team Bälinge IF. In October 2007, at the age of 17, she was given a four-year contract with the club and was described by the coach as a future national team player.[4]

Brodin spent three seasons with Bälinge before their relegation from the Damallsvenskan in 2008. Ahead of the 2009 season, she rejected an offer from Tyresö FF and joined AIK instead. When AIK suffered relegation in 2010, a disappointed Brodin moved to Tyresö explaining that she had to keep playing Damallsvenskan football to be considered for the national team.[5]

Playing for Tyresö in 2013

Tyresö won the Damallsvenskan title for the first time in the 2012 season and Brodin collected her first league winner's medal.[6] With competition for places increasingly fierce at Tyresö, Brodin moved to Piteå on loan during the 2013 mid-season break.[7][8]

In November 2013 Brodin made her transfer to Piteå permanent, despite reported interest from other clubs.[9] After helping Piteå to a third-place finish in 2015, she left for Djurgårdens IF, explaining that the social aspect of living back in Stockholm had attracted her.[10]

A serious knee injury sustained in January 2017 ruled Brodin out of the entire 2017 Damallsvenskan season and UEFA Women's Euro 2017. Although that was the final year of her Djurgårdens contract, she was happy to sign a one-year extension in October 2017 and expected to be back to full fitness in 2018.[11]

International career[edit]

As a Swedish under-19 international, Brodin played the 2009 U-19 European Championship[12][13] where she was chosen one of the Top 10 players by UEFA.com[14] as well as the 2010 U-20 World Cup,[15][16] serving as the team's captain.[17] At the latter competition Brodin played every minute of Sweden's campaign, which ended with a 2–0 defeat by Colombia in the quarter-final.[18]

In February 2010, Brodin and Antonia Göransson were called up to train with the senior national team for the Algarve Cup.[19] By June 2013, Brodin had collected 11 caps for Sweden at the Under-23 level.[20] National coach Pia Sundhage called Brodin up to a senior team training camp at Bosön in November 2013.[21]

Brodin made her debut for the senior Sweden team in a 3–0 friendly defeat by France in Amiens on 8 February 2014.[22] In May 2015, Brodin and Piteå teammate Hilda Carlén were both confirmed in Sweden's squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[23]

On 8 April 2016, Brodin scored her first goal for the Swedish national senior team, making it 1–0 as Sweden beat Slovakia 3–0 in Poprad during a qualifying game for the 2017 European Championship in the Netherlands.[24] Despite requiring surgery on a meniscus injury in mid-May 2016, Brodin was named in Sweden's 18-player squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[25] She described her selection as a "dream come true".[26] She made a 15-minute substitute appearance against hosts Brazil in a disappointing 5–1 defeat, then started the semi-final victory over the same opposition as Sweden ultimately secured silver medals.[27]

International goals[edit]

Location Opponent # Score Result Competition
1 2016-04-08 Poprad, Slovakia  Slovakia 1.1

5250.02005 0–1

5450.04005 0–3

Euro 2017 qualifying
2 2016-09-15 Gothenburg, Sweden  Slovakia 2.2

5250.02005 1–0

5450.04005 2–1

Euro 2017 qualifying

Personal life[edit]

In July 2017, Brodin married her childhood sweetheart Daniel Brodin, a professional ice hockey player for Djurgårdens IF Hockey of the Swedish Hockey League.[28]



Tyresö FF



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  2. ^ Statistics in Soccerway
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  12. ^ Composed England enjoy final waltz. UEFA
  13. ^ Julien Debove, The apple of her father's eye, UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, 19 July 2009
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  21. ^ "Fokus på fysik för damlandslaget" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 24 November 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  22. ^ "Appelqvist, Emilia". Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  23. ^ Sundkvist, Peter (11 May 2015). "Piteåspelare klara för fotbolls-VM" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  24. ^ Fredrik Östberg (8 April 2016). "Slovakien en enkel match för Sverige" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
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  26. ^ Strandman, Pelle (20 July 2016). ""Det är en dröm som går i uppfyllelse"" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  27. ^ "OS-medaljören Emilia Appelqvist" (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Fotboll. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  28. ^ Andersson, Wilmer (3 July 2017). "Stjärnparet gifte sig under helgen" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 20 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Emilia Brodin at Wikimedia Commons