Louise Schillgard

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Louise Schillgard
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Personal information
Full name Louise Anneli Schillgard[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-23) 23 October 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden Farsta strand
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Boston Breakers
Youth career
1994–1998 FoC Farsta
1998–2004 IF Brommapojkarna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Hammarby IF
2008–2009 AIK 41 (9)
2009–2010 RCD Espanyol (1)
2010–2012 Linköping FC 50 (10)
2012 Western Sydney Wanderers 9 (5)
2013 Liverpool 14 (9)
2014 Älta IF (loan) 4 (1)
2016– Boston Breakers
National team
2008–2012 Sweden[2] 23 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:28, 12 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (goals)

Louise Anneli Schillgard (née Fors; born 23 October 1989) is a Swedish football midfielder, who plays for Boston Breakers of the American National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She did not play in 2015 but spent part of 2014 with Älta IF of the Elitettan, on loan from Liverpool of the English FA WSL. At club level she also played for Linköping FC in Sweden's Damallsvenskan,[3][4] Hammarby IF, AIK, Western Sydney Wanderers FC in Australia's W-League, and RCD Espanyol in Spain's Superliga Femenina.[5][6] Schillgard won 23 caps for the Sweden women's national football team and represented her country at UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland.

Club career[edit]

Nicknamed Lollo, she signed a two-year extension to her Linköpings contract in October 2011.[7]

On 12 December 2012 it was announced that Schillgard had signed a contract with Liverpool. On 29 September 2013, in the end-of-season decider 2–0 win against Bristol, Schillgard scored Liverpool's first goal from the penalty spot and helped Liverpool clinch their first FA WSL title.[8] Schillgard departed Liverpool on loan in January 2014, to play for Älta IF of the Elitettan. The decision was related to the planning of her wedding. She intended to return to the Reds for their UEFA Women's Champions League campaign in 2014–15.[9]

On 30 June 2014, twenty-four-year-old Schillgard announced her sudden retirement from all football. Having played at the top level since the age of 14, she wanted to prioritise her family life, but did not rule out a return to professional soccer in future.[10]

In January 2016 was tempted out of retirement by her former Liverpool coach Matt Beard, who signed her for his new club, Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).[11][12]

International career[edit]

Schillgard was a member of the Swedish national team from her debut against Romania in September 2008,[13] and played at the 2009 European Championship.[14] She subsequently took part in the 2011 World Cup qualifying campaign,[15] but was not selected for the final tournament.

She was also overlooked for the 2012 Olympic football tournament in London and UEFA Women's Euro 2013, which Sweden hosted. Disappointed Schillgard suspected that she was excluded on grounds of her character rather than her ability.[10]

See also[edit]

Winning the 2013 FA WSL with Liverpool

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Association player list" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Damlandslagets spelare 2011" (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Statistics in Svenksfotboll.se
  4. ^ Profile in Linköpings' website
  5. ^ Espanyol 2009–10 squad in the club's website
  6. ^ Louise Fors till Espanyol AIK Fotboll
  7. ^ "Lollo Fors förlänger med LFC" (in Swedish). Corren.se. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Snowdon, Paul. "Liverpool Ladies lift the trophy after winning the FA Women's Super League". Liverpool Echo. Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Nilsson, Alva (21 January 2014). "Fors byter mästarna mot Älta" (in Swedish). Damfotboll.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Wahlberg, Malin (30 June 2014). "Stjärnan slutar – och kritiserar Sundhage". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Ex-landslagsspelare till Boston" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (21 January 2016). "Beard brings ex-Liverpool player Schillgard to Boston". The Equalizer. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  13. ^ Sujay Dutt (27 September 2008). "Romania fail to halt Swedish charge". UEFA.com. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  14. ^ Profile in UEFA's 2009 Euro archive
  15. ^ Statistics in UEFA.com

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