Erik Israelsson

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Erik Israelsson
Erik Israelsson (2015).jpg
Personal information
Full name Erik Gustav Roger Israelsson
Date of birth (1989-02-25) 25 February 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Kalmar, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 16
Youth career
Lindsdals IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 Kalmar FF 89 (13)
2014–2017 Hammarby IF 76 (20)
2017– PEC Zwolle 17 (1)
2018–Vålerenga (loan) 15 (0)
National team
2006 Sweden U17 4 (0)
2008 Sweden U19 4 (0)
2008 Sweden U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 August 2013

Erik Israelsson (born 25 February 1989) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Vålerenga.


Early career and Kalmar[edit]

Israelsson joined Kalmar FF in 2005 from local club Lindsdals IF. He played three games during the 2008 Allsvenskan, when Kalmar were crowned champions. He became a regular at Kalmar from 2010 and onwards, playing 76 games during the following three seasons and scoring 13 times.[1] Before the start of the 2013 Allsvenskan he incurred a fractured toe witch eventually caused him to miss half of the season.[2]


On 6 December 2013, he signed for Hammarby IF.[3] This shortly after Nanne Bergstrand, his former manager at Kalmar, had been appointed as Hammarby's new manager. During his first season at Hammarby, he helped he team to gain promotion to Allsvenskan. In 2015, he scored six goals in 22 games, being voted "player of the year" by the supporters of the club. In a local derby against AIK on 27 September 2015, he scored a late header which secured a 1–0 win for Hammarby. In the aftermath of the goal, he suffered a concussion as well as a broken foot. This goal was later voted as the "goal of the season" by the Hammarby supporters.[4]

On 1 February 2016, he signed a new three-year deal with Hammarby, tying him to the club until 2018.[5] In the 2016 season Israelsson was the club's top scorer, managing to strike 10 goals in the league play.


On 14 January 2017, it was announced that Israelsson had signed a 2.5-year deal with Dutch Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle. The transfer fee was undisclosed.[6][7] He made his competitive debut for the side on 5 February 2017 in a game against Sparta Rotterdam. Israelsson was brought on as a substitute during the final stage of the game, scoring only minutes later whilst securing a 3–2 win for Zwolle.[8]





  1. ^ "Erik Israelsson". Svenska Fotbollförbundet. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Våren förstörd för Israelsson". Barometern. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Israelsson klar för Hammarby". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Efter den otäcka knocken - nu hyllas han av Bajen". Fotbolldirekt Fotboll. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Israelsson förlänger med Hammarby". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  6. ^ "PEC Zwolle versterkt zich met Erik Israelsson". PEC Zwolle. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Erik Israelsson lämnar Hammarby". Hammarby Fotboll. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  8. ^ "PEC Zwolle pakt drie punten op Het Kasteel". PEC Zwolle. Archived from the original on 6 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2017.

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