|Full name||John Rune Alvbåge|
|Date of birth||10 August 1982|
|Place of birth||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)|
(on loan from IFK Göteborg)
|2000–2002||Västra Frölunda IF||72||(0)|
|2017–||→ Minnesota United (loan)||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 January 2009
John Alvbåge ([ˈjɔn ˈɑlv.ˈboːɡɛ]; born 10 August 1982 in Torslanda, Gothenburg) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Minnesota United, on loan from IFK Göteborg, as a goalkeeper. He has played four matches for the Sweden national football team and was selected for the Swedish squad at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
After playing for local club Torslanda IK, he joined Västra Frölunda IF and debuted in the Swedish Allsvenskan, only 18 years old. He then moved to Örebro SK in 2003, before joining IFK Göteborg in 2005. He only stayed half a season at IFK Göteborg, where he was a backup for former Swedish international goalkeeper Bengt Andersson.
He moved abroad later that same year, being bought by Danish club Viborg FF in July 2005. Bought as a replacement for Danish international goalkeeper Jesper Christiansen, Alvbåge quickly established himself in the Viborg team, and debuted for the Swedish national team in January 2006.
Return to Örebro SK
He returned to Örebro SK during the summer of 2008.
Return to IFK Göteborg
Before the start of the 2012 season, he returned to IFK Göteborg where he is the first-choice goalkeeper.
Minnesota United FC
Alvbåge had his debut for Sweden in a match against Jordan on 23 January 2005. He was chosen for the 2006 FIFA World Cup squad as third-choice goalkeeper. In total, he has made 4 appearances for Sweden.
- As of 25 January 2017
|Västra Frölunda IF||2000||12||0||0||0||2||0||14||0|
- As of 28 January 2009
- IFK Göteborg
- "Det känns som att komma hem" (in Swedish). IFK Göteborg. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- Jornvik, Ulf. "John Till Minnesota United" (in Swedish). IFK Goteborg. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
- "Herr: Mållöst mot Jordanien" (in Swedish). SvFF. 23 January 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "Svenska VM-truppen uttagen – två debutanter" (in Swedish). SvFF. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "John Alvbåge". Elite Prospects. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.