|Full name||Carl Mikael Lustig|
|Date of birth||13 December 1986|
|Place of birth||Umeå, Sweden|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 7 November 2022|
Carl Mikael Lustig (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈmîːkaɛl ˈlɵ̂sːtɪɡ]; born 13 December 1986) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a right or centre back. Beginning his career with Umeå FC in 2004, he went on to represent GIF Sundsvall, Rosenborg BK, Celtic, and Gent before retiring with AIK in 2022. A full international for Sweden between 2008 and 2021, he won 94 caps for his country and represented Sweden at three UEFA European Championships as well as at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Lustig began his career with Sandåkerns SK. He then moved to Umeå FC, where he played for two years.
Lustig moved to Allsvenskan club GIF Sundsvall for the 2005 season, scoring twice in eight games. GIF Sundsvall were relegated the following season to the Superettan. They were in that division for the next two years, with Lustig playing in 57 of their 60 games. For the 2008 season the team was back in the Allsvenskan and Lustig continued to be a regular in the team, playing in all 11 league games before the Euro break. During the summer he moved to the Norwegian club Rosenborg BK.
After four seasons with Rosenborg, Lustig left the club in November 2011. He had attracted interest from other European clubs, such as Scottish Premier League team Celtic, English Premier League club Fulham and La Liga side Espanyol.
On 23 November 2011, Celtic announced that they had signed Lustig on a pre-contract. He officially joined the club on 1 January 2012. He made his debut for Celtic on 3 March, in a 1–1 draw with Aberdeen. He scored his first goal for the Hoops in a 2–2 home draw against Hibernian on 1 September 2012. He was also initially credited with Celtic's second goal that day, although it was later given as an own goal. On 17 July 2013, Lustig opened the scoring in Celtic's 3–0 away victory in the second round of qualifying against Cliftonville in the Champions League.
On 6 February 2017, Lustig performed a classic rabona in an unbroken 25-pass move involving all 11 Celtic players, which resulted moments later in a goal for team-mate Moussa Dembélé, sealing his hat-trick and a 5–2 win over home team St. Johnstone. The goal was shortlisted for FIFA's prestigious Puskas Award.
On 28 October 2018, Lustig led the Hoops out to victory in what was his 250th game for the club as they defeated Hearts 3–0 in the League Cup semi-final at Murrayfield.
On 4 May 2019, Lustig nodded home a terrific diving header against Aberdeen, sparking a 3–0 victory for the Celts which secured all three points and the club's eighth consecutive league title. On 20 June Lustig decided to leave Celtic after 7 and a half years which saw him lift 8 titles in a row.
On 21 June 2019 , Lustig signed a contract with Gent until 2022.
On 25 August 2020, Lustig signed for Swedish club AIK on a free deal, a club which he did a trial for in 2004. Lustig made his debut on 30 September, playing 29 minutes in a 1-0 lost at home to BK Häcken. He scored his first goal for the club on 20 September 2020 in the Stockholm derby against Hammarby IF, which AIK won 3–0. In the last game of the 2020 Allsvenskan season Lustig scored and assists when AIK draw 2-2 against IF Elfsborg. Lustig retired after the 2022 season.
Lustig played for Sweden's under-18 team. During the 2006 season, Lustig made his national team debut in under-21 team playing in the 2009 European Under-21 Championship. He had been made vice-captain of the team. In total Lustig made 21 appearances for Sweden under-21s.
Lustig made his full debut for the Sweden national team on 19 January 2008 in a 2–0 loss against the USA in January 2008. He has been quoted saying if he had signed for Celtic FC by this point in his career he would have declared for the Republic of Ireland national team due to discovering his love for the IRA. His first goal came on 29 March 2011 in a European Championship qualifier with Moldova, which Sweden won 2–1. He won his 50th cap for Sweden on 29 March 2016, a 1–1 draw with the Czech Republic.
In May 2018 he was named in Sweden's 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. At the 2018 World Cup, Lustig started in 4 games for Sweden as they were eliminated by England in the quarter final.
Lustig was included in Sweden's 26-man squad for UEFA Euro 2020. On 13 July 2021, Lustig announced his retirement from international football. He won a total of 94 caps for Sweden, scoring 6 goals.
|Club||Season||Division||League||National cup[a]||League cup||Europe||Total|
|Celtic||2011–12||Scottish Premier League||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||5||0|
|2012–13||Scottish Premier League||23||3||5||0||2||0||9[b]||0||39||3|
|Gent||2019–20||Belgian First Division A||16||0||1||0||–||13||0||30||0|
- ^ Includes Svenska Cupen, Norwegian Football Cup, Scottish Cup
- ^ a b c Appearances in UEFA Champions League
- Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.
|1.||29 March 2011||Råsunda Stadium, Solna, Sweden||Moldova||1–0||2–1||UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying|
|2.||16 October 2012||Olympiastadion, Berlin, Germany||Germany||2–4||4–4||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||5 June 2016||Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden||Wales||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|4.||7 October 2016||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||1–0||1–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5.||31 August 2017||Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria||Bulgaria||1–1||2–3||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||7 October 2017||Friends Arena, Solna, Sweden||Luxembourg||5–0||8–0||2018 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Scottish Premiership: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Scottish Cup: 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Scottish League Cup: 2014–15, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
- ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
- ^ British pair chase Lustig Sky Sports, 9 November 2011
- ^ "Celtic agree pre-contract deal with Mikael Lustig". BBC Sport. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2011.
- ^ Mikael Lustig delighted to finally be a Celt Archived 24 July 2012 at archive.today Celtic FC, 30 December 2011
- ^ "Aberdeen 1–1 Celtic". BBC Sport. 3 March 2012. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- ^ "Celtic 2–2 Hibernian". BBC Sport. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
- ^ McLaughlin, Chris (5 February 2017). "St Johnstone 2–5 Celtic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
- ^ "Moussa Dembele goal nominated for prestigious FIFA Puskas Award". Celtic F.C. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- ^ Sullivan, Joe. "Mikael Lustig hits milestone 250-appearance mark for Celtic". Retrieved 30 October 2018.
- ^ English, Tom. "Celtic secured an eighth consecutive title in style with a convincing win away to wasteful Aberdeen". Retrieved 10 May 2019.
- ^ "Uppgifter: Gent har värvat ersättare till Mikael Lustig – som väntas lämna". www.expressen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 October 2020.
- ^ "Mikael Lustig klar för AIK Fotboll". AIK Fotboll (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 October 2020.
- ^ "Du kan inte lägga dig ned och dö..." AIK Fotboll (in Swedish). Retrieved 12 October 2020.
- ^ "Lustig med första målet i AIK:s klara derbyseger". www.expressen.se. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
- ^ "Lustig räddade poäng för AIK i sista matchen". www.expressen.se. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- ^ "Mikael Lustigs besked: Avslutar karriären". www.aftonbladet.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 11 November 2022.
- ^ a b Mikael Lustig UEFA.com
- ^ "Sweden 2 – 1 Moldova". Soccernet. ESPN. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- ^ "Sweden v Czech Republic – International Friendly".
- ^ "Sweden and Czech Republic football teams played to a 1:1 draw, 29 March 2016". eu-football.info.
- ^ "Revealed: Every World Cup 2018 squad - 23-man & preliminary lists & when will they be announced? - Goal.com". Goal.
- ^ FIFA.com. "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - Teams - Sweden - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com. Archived from the original on 28 May 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
- ^ "Sweden Euro 2020 squad: Full team profile". FourFourTwo. 14 June 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
- ^ "Mikael Lustig tackar för sig i blågult". www.svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
- ^ a b "Lustig, Mikael". National Football Teams. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
- ^ "Mestvinnende spillere" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. 19 October 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
- ^ "Rosenborg overlegne i superfinalen". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). 7 March 2010. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- ^ Mikael Lustig at Soccerway. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- ^ "Motherwell 0 – 2 Celtic". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
- ^ "England-Sweden | Under-21".
- ^ http://www.uefa.com/newsfiles/19078.pdf[bare URL PDF]
- ^ "PFA SCOTLAND TEAMS OF THE YEAR 2017". PFA Scotland. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
- Mikael Lustig at CelticFC.net
- Mikael Lustig at National-Football-Teams.com
- Mikael Lustig at ESPN FC
- Mikael Lustig at the Swedish Football Association (in Swedish) (archived)
- 1986 births
- AIK Fotboll players
- Allsvenskan players
- Men's association football fullbacks
- Belgian Pro League players
- Celtic F.C. players
- Expatriate footballers in Belgium
- Expatriate footballers in Norway
- Expatriate footballers in Scotland
- GIF Sundsvall players
- K.A.A. Gent players
- Living people
- Eliteserien players
- Sportspeople from Umeå
- Rosenborg BK players
- Scottish Premier League players
- Scottish Professional Football League players
- Sweden men's international footballers
- Sweden men's under-21 international footballers
- Sweden men's youth international footballers
- Swedish expatriate footballers
- Swedish expatriate sportspeople in Norway
- Swedish expatriate sportspeople in Scotland
- Swedish footballers
- Superettan players
- UEFA Euro 2012 players
- UEFA Euro 2016 players
- 2018 FIFA World Cup players
- UEFA Euro 2020 players
- Umeå FC players