Melker Hallberg

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Melker Hallberg
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Personal information
Full name Charles Melker Otto Hallberg
Date of birth (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 21)
Place of birth Ljungbyholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kalmar FF
(on loan from Udinese)
Number 19
Youth career
Möre BK
2010–2011 Kalmar FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Kalmar FF 53 (6)
2014– Udinese 3 (0)
2015 Vålerenga (loan) 10 (2)
2016 Hammarby (loan) 12 (0)
2016 Ascoli (loan) 7 (1)
2017– Kalmar FF (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2010–2012 Sweden U17 19 (0)
2012–2014 Sweden U19 9 (1)
2013– Sweden U21 19 (3)
2016– Sweden 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2017

Melker Hallberg (born 20 October 1995) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Kalmar FF (on loan from Udinese) as a midfielder.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Hallberg grew up in the small town of Ljungbyholm, shortly to the south of Kalmar. There he started with the local club Möre BK where he played for the first team in the seventh tier of Swedish football at age thirteen.[2]

In 2010 Hallberg was brought into the Kalmar FF youth section. Two years later he became the youngest-ever first-team player for the club when he made his Allsvenskan debut at the age of sixteen.[3] On July 15, 2012, Hallberg became the fourth-youngest Allsvenskan goalscorer of all time when he scored the game-winning 2–1 goal against IF Elfsborg.[4] In December 2012 he signed a new four-year contract extension.[3] After his second season in Allsvenskan as a seventeen-year-old, Hallberg was ranked as the 14th-best player in the league by newspaper Expressen.[5]

Udinese[edit]

In August 2014, Hallberg signed for Italian club Udinese. He made his debut in January 2015.

In 2015, he was loaned out to Norwegian club Vålerenga Fotball, and in 2016 he was loaned out to Hammarby Fotboll in his native Sweden.

International career[edit]

Hallberg has featured regularly at all age levels of Swedish youth national teams. In August 2013 he got selected for the first time ever to the Swedish U21 squad in a friendly against Norway.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 August 2014[7]
Season Club League League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012 Kalmar FF Allsvenskan 10 1 3 0 13 1
2013 29 4 2 0 31 4
2014 14 1 0 0 14 1
Career total 53 6 2 0 3 0 58 6

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melker Hallberg". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Stortalangens första mål sänkte Elfsborg". Expressen. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Fyraårskontrakt för Melker Hallberg". Kalmar FF. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tuffare Hallberg ska slå sig in på mitten". Östran. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Här är allsvenskans 50 bästa spelare - år 2013" (in Swedish). Expressen. 6 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hallberg tar nu plats i U21-landslagstruppen". Expressen. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Melker Hallberg". Eliteprospects. 20 August 2014. 

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