Gustav Svensson

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Gustav Svensson
Gustav Svensson 2018 (cropped).jpg
Svensson with Sweden at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Karl Gustav Johan Svensson
Date of birth (1987-02-07) 7 February 1987 (age 31)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Seattle Sounders FC
Number 4
Youth career
1999–2000 Azalea BK
2000–2001 ES Le Cannet-Rocheville
2001–2005 IFK Göteborg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 IFK Göteborg 101 (8)
2010–2012 Bursaspor 25 (0)
2012–2014 Tavriya Simferopol 21 (0)
2014–2016 IFK Göteborg 52 (1)
2016–2017 Guangzhou R&F 28 (0)
2017– Seattle Sounders FC 44 (2)
National team
2007–2009 Sweden U21 24 (1)
2009– Sweden 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:56, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Karl Gustav Johan Svensson (born 7 February 1987) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Seattle Sounders FC.

Club career[edit]

IFK Göteborg[edit]

He played for a local team in Gothenburg as well as a French team in his youth but joined IFK Göteborg at the age of 14. He played there until 2010 and won the Swedish Championship with the club in 2007. Gustav was nominated as the Newcomer of the year in Swedish football the same season but lost out to Johan Oremo.

Bursaspor[edit]

On 1 September 2010, he signed a 3-year contract with 2009–10 Süper Lig champions Bursaspor.[2]

Tavriya Simferopol[edit]

On 7 July 2012, he signed a 3-year contract with Ukrainian club Tavriya Simferopol.[3]

Return to IFK Göteborg[edit]

On 23 March 2014, he signed a 4-year contract with his former club IFK Göteborg.[4]

Guangzhou R&F[edit]

On 14 January 2016, he signed a 3-year contract with Chinese club Guangzhou R&F.[5]

Seattle Sounders FC[edit]

On 30 January 2017, Svensson joined MLS side Seattle Sounders FC.[6] Svensson made his Sounders debut in the opening game of the 2017 season, starting at right back in a 2–1 loss to Houston.[7] While he has also played as a center back, Svensson primarily plays as a defensive midfielder for the Sounders.

International career[edit]

Making his debut in 2007, Svensson played 24 caps for the Sweden under-21 team.

In May 2018 he was named in Sweden's 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 June 2018
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IFK Göteborg 2005 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2006 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
2007 22 1 6 0 28 1
2008 27 3 3 0 3 0 33 3
2009 29 2 4 0 2 0 35 2
2010 18 1 2 0 2 0 22 1
Total 101 8 15 0 9 0 125 8
Bursaspor 2010–11 16 0 3 0 5 0 24 0
2011–12 9 0 1 0 2 0 12 0
Total 25 0 4 0 7 0 36 0
Tavriya Simferopol 2012–13 11 0 2 0 13 0
2013–14 10 0 0 0 10 0
Total 21 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
IFK Göteborg 2014 24 0 0 0 5 0 29 0
2015 28 1 5 0 4 0 37 1
Total 52 1 5 0 9 0 66 1
Guangzhou R&F 2016 28 0 5 0 33 0
Seattle Sounders 2017 32 1 5 0 0 0 37 1
Career total 259 10 36 0 25 0 320 10

International[edit]

As of 3 July 2018[9]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2009 2 0
2015 2 0
2016 2 0
2017 4 0
2018 6 0
Total 16 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

IFK Göteborg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup: List of players" (PDF). FIFA. 30 June 2018. p. 29. 
  2. ^ "Bursaspor'a İsveçli orta saha". NTV Spor. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ofitsial'no: Gustav Svensson — igrok Tavrii". Football. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Gustav tillbaka i Blåvitt". IFK Göteborg. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gustav till Guangzhou". IFK Göteborg. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  6. ^ Krasnoo, Ryan (30 January 2017). "Seattle Sounders sign Gustav Svensson, strengthen midfield crop". SoundersFC.com. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Sounders FC Communications (4 March 2017). "Sounders FC falls 2–1 in Houston to open 2017 MLS season". SoundersFC.com. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  9. ^ "Gustav Svensson". National Football Teams. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 

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