Fredrik Söderström

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Fredrik Söderström
Personal information
Full name Sven Olof Fredrik Söderström
Date of birth (1973-01-30) 30 January 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Ludvika, Sweden
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Östansbo IS
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Brage 77 (19)
1997–2001 Vitória Guimarães 129 (11)
2001–2004 Porto 24 (0)
2002–2003 Standard Liège (loan) 29 (1)
2003–2004 Braga (loan) 31 (3)
2004 Estrela Amadora (loan) 12 (0)
2005–2006 Córdoba 46 (0)
2007–2008 Lanzarote 39 (3)
2008–2010 Hammarby 42 (2)
Total 429 (39)
National team
1998–2002 Sweden 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Sven Olof Fredrik Söderström (born 30 January 1973) is a Swedish retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ludvika, Söderström started his professional career with lowly IK Brage. In January 1997 he moved to Vitória de Guimarães in Portugal, where his stellar performances attracted the attention of fellow Primeira Liga club FC Porto.

Söderström played 24 matches in his first season, but went on to serve consecutive loans for the remainder of his contract, mainly in that nation, as the northerners achieved consecutive European competition accolades. In January 2005, at 32 and having appeared in more than 200 overall games in Portugal, he left for Spain where he represented Córdoba CF and UD Lanzarote, in the second and third levels. He returned to his country in 2008 after 11 years, signing with Hammarby IF.

Söderström announced his retirement from football on 20 February 2011 at the age of nearly 38, after being released by Hammarby on a free transfer.

International career[edit]

Söderström played five games for the Swedish national team over a period of four years, but never appeared in any major international tournament. He gained his first cap on 2 June 1998, starting and featuring 62 minutes in a 1–0 friendly win against Italy in Gothenburg.

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