Erik Hamrén

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Erik Hamrén
Erik Hamren 2011.jpg
Personal information
Full name Erik Anders Hamrén
Date of birth (1957-06-27) 27 June 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Ljusdal, Sweden
Club information
Current team
Iceland (manager)
Teams managed
Years Team
1987–1988 Enköpings SK
1989 Väsby IK
1990–1991 IF Brommapojkarna
1992–1993 Vasalunds IF
1994 Degerfors IF
1995–1997 AIK
1998–2003 Örgryte IS
2004–2008 AaB
2008–2010 Rosenborg BK
2009–2016 Sweden
2018– Iceland

Erik Anders Hamrén (born 27 June 1957) is a Swedish manager and former football player, who manages the Iceland national football team. He previously coached the Sweden national football team between 2009 and 2016.

Playing career[edit]

Hamrén played in local team Ljusdals IF before starting his coaching career.

Coaching career[edit]

Hamrén coached Norwegian team Rosenborg BK to league championship in his first full season with the club. His previous job was as manager of the Danish Superliga side Aalborg BK, where he guided the team to a 5th-place finish in the 2005–06 season, a 3rd place in the 2006–07 season, and to the championship in the 2007–08 season.

Following heavy speculation in Swedish and Norwegian media, it was confirmed on 4 November 2009 that Hamrén would assume part-time responsibility of the Sweden national football team while also managing Rosenborg. This would happened until Rosenborg relieved him from his contract on 1 September 2010.[1] From that point, Hamrén would assume full-time responsibilities for the Swedish team.[1][2] After heavy discussions with RBK (Erik Hoftun, Terje Svendsen, Nils Skutle, Lars Aune), Hamren eventually was confirmed as manager for the Swedish national team.

On 16 October 2012, he presided over a game where the national team finished with a 4–4 draw from 4–0 down in Berlin against Germany in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C.[3][4] Hamrén qualified Sweden for Euro 2012 and Euro 2016, before stepping down as the manager of Sweden.

On 8 August 2018, Hamrén was named as manager of the Iceland national football team. He succeeded Heimir Hallgrímsson.[5]



AIK as manager
Örgryte IS as manager
AaB Fodbold as manager
Rosenborg BK as manager
Mamelodi Sundowns as technical director


Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 15 November 2018
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
AaB Norway January 2004 May 2008 77 42 17 18 054.55
Rosenborg Norway June 2008 May 2010 77 43 23 11 055.84
Sweden Sweden November 2009 June 2016 83 45 16 22 054.22
Iceland Iceland August 2018 Present 5 0 1 4 000.00
Career totals 242 130 57 55 053.72


  1. ^ a b "Hamrén Sverige-klar" (in Norwegian). Adresseavisen. 4 November 2009. Archived from the original on 7 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Hamren named as new Sweden coach". BBC Sport. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  3. ^ O'Connor, Philip (17 October 2012). "Swedish coach didn't sleep following amazing fightback in Germany". Irish Independent. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  4. ^ "The night efficiency died: Sweden collapse signals the end of German mental toughness". GOAL. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Iceland name Swede Hamren as new coach". Agence France-Presse. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Dansk Fodbold Award 2008" (in Danish). Danish Football Association. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
  7. ^ "HAMRÉN OG BERNTSEN ÅRETS TRENERE" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Football Association. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2009.

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