Marcus Antonsson

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Marcus Antonsson
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Personal information
Full name Carl Marcus Christer Antonsson
Date of birth (1991-05-08) 8 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 10
Youth career
Unnaryds GoIF
2009–2010 Halmstads BK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2014 Halmstads BK 71 (11)
2015–2016 Kalmar FF 41 (22)
2016– Leeds United 16 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2017.

Marcus Antonsson (born 8 May 1991) is a Swedish footballer who plays for English side Leeds United as a striker.[1]

Career[edit]

Halmstad[edit]

Antonsson started his youth career at Unnaryds GoIF, before joining Halmstads BK in 2009, he made his Allsvenskan debut for Halmstad 7 November 2010 against Djurgårdens IF. He played 71 league games for Halmstads BK and scored 11 goals.

Kalmar[edit]

He joined Kalmar FF in 2015, he scored 12 goals in 28 appearances in his first season at the club, his 12 goals saw him finish as the 3rd top goalscorer in Allsvenskan. In February 2016, Antonsson extended his contract at Kalmar until 2018.

Antonsson scored 10 goals in his first 12 league games of the 2016–17 Swedish Allsvenskan season for Kalmar FF, making him the top scorer in the Allsvenskan at the time.

Leeds United[edit]

On 28 June 2016, Antonsson signed a three-year contract with English side Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.[2] On 5 August, Antonsson was given the squad number 10 shirt for the 2016–17 season.[3] On 7 August 2016, Antonsson made his competitive debut for the club as a second-half substitute in place of Matt Grimes during a 3–0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers.[4]

Antonsson scored his first goal for Leeds on 10 August in a League Cup fixture against Fleetwood Town.[5] His 2nd goal of the season, and his first in the league, came on 20 August in a 2–0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.[6] On 26 October, Antonsson scored his 3rd of the season for Leeds in their victory against Norwich City in the English League Cup, after a dramatic penalty shootout victory after a 2–2 draw in extra time.[7]

International career[edit]

Uncapped by Sweden, Antonsson was linked with a possible call up to the national side for Euro 2016 due to his form with Kalmar FF, however Antonsson was not called upon and missed out on the squad.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 11 August 2016.[9]
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Play-offs Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals A yellow card A red card
Leeds United 2016–17 Championship 3 1 0 0 2 2 - 5 3 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcus Antonsson". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "UNITED AGREE ANTONSSON DEAL". Leeds United. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "2016/17 SQUAD NUMBERS CONFIRMED". Leeds United. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "QPR CLAIM OPENING VICTORY". Leeds United. 7 August 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "MATCHDAY: FLEETWOOD - LIVE!". Leeds United. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "UNITED TOO STRONG FOR WEDNESDAY". Leeds United. 20 August 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "NORWICH CITY: PENALTIES SEE LEEDS EDGE CLASSIC". Leeds United. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Leeds United close to signing top Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson". Sky Sports. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Statistics". Soccerbase. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 

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