Rasmus Bengtsson

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Rasmus Bengtsson
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Personal information
Full name Rasmus Mattias Bengtsson
Date of birth (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 17
Youth career
0000–2006 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Trelleborgs FF 73 (10)
2009–2010 Hertha BSC 6 (0)
2009–2010 Hertha BSC II 4 (0)
2010–2015 FC Twente 93 (7)
2015– Malmö FF 34 (3)
National team
2008–2009 Sweden U21 13 (0)
2009–2014 Sweden 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 June 2014

Rasmus Bengtsson (born 26 June 1986) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a centre back for Malmö FF in Allsvenskan.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bengtsson started his career in his home town club Malmö FF. He transferred to Superettan side Trelleborgs FF in 2006 after having failed to make into the first team at Malmö FF. Bengtsson made his professional debut for Trelleborg in 2006. During his time in Trelleborg Bengtsson also changed his preferred position from striker to central defender. With Trelleborg he won the Superettan title of 2006 as the club were promoted to the first tier of Sweden, Allsvenskan. Bengtsson played a further three seasons in Allsvenskan with the club before he departed for German side Hertha BSC in the summer of 2009.

Hertha BSC[edit]

In August 2009, Bengtsson transferred to Hertha BSC on a three-year contract.[2] Prior to signing with Hertha, it was claimed that he was close to signing with Italian club S.S. Lazio.[3] Bengtsson later declared he had no interest in signing for Lazio. When Bengtsson signed for Berlin it upset the Italian club,[4] who claimed that he had already signed with them. Lazio took their case to FIFA.[5][6] Bengtsson only spent one season at the German side as they were relegated from the Bundesliga at the end of the 2009–10 season.

FC Twente[edit]

Bengtsson signed with Dutch Eredivisie side FC Twente on 9 July 2010.[7] He gained a more important role in the Twente defence in the 2012–13 season after having played more sporadically during his first two seasons at the club. Bengtsson was chosen as Twente's club captain in July 2013 ahead of the 2013–14 season.[8] During his time at Twente, Bengtsson has also played in the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League.

Malmö FF[edit]

Bengtsson returned to his youth club Malmö FF on 25 March 2015. He signed a five-year contract lasting until the end of the 2019 season.[9]

International career[edit]

During the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in Sweden, Bengtsson played all Sweden's four matches from start together with Mattias Bjärsmyr.[10][11][12][13] His first cap for the Swedish senior national team came in a friendly against Mexico in January 2009.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 March 2017.[15]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Trelleborgs FF 2006 19 2 19 2
2007 14 3 14 3
2008 28 4 28 4
2009 12 1 12 1
Total 73 10 0 0 0 0 73 10
Hertha BSC 2009–10 6 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
Total 6 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
Hertha BSC II 2009–10 4 0 4 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
FC Twente 2010–11 10 0 4 0 2 0 16 0
2011–12 13 0 1 0 4 0 18 0
2012–13 25 2 1 0 5 1 31 3
2013–14 28 4 1 0 29 4
2014–15 17 1 2 0 1 0 20 1
Total 93 7 9 0 12 1 114 8
Malmö FF 2015 16 1 0 0 10 0 26 1
2016 18 2 4 1 22 3
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 34 3 4 1 10 0 48 4
Career total 210 20 14 1 24 1 248 22

International[edit]

As of 1 June 2014.[15]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2009 1 0
2010 0 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 1 0
2014 2 0
Total 4 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Trelleborgs FF
FC Twente
Malmö FF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rasmus Bengtsson". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Neuer Abwehrmann" (in German). Hertha BSC official site. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rasmus Bengtsson aktuell för Lazio" (in Swedish). DN.se. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Lazio: "Bengtsson är vår"" (in Swedish). SVT.se. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lazio anmäler Bengtsson till Fifa" (in Swedish). SvD.se. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Lazio Fifaanmäler Bengtsson" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan.se. 8 August 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Rasmus Bengtsson till Twente". svt.se (in Swedish). SVT. 9 July 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bengtsson ny lagkapten i Twente:"En stor ära"". fotbollskanalen.se (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Välkommen tillbaka till MFF, Rasmus Bengtsson". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 25 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "U21 herr: Femetta mot Vitryssland" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "U21 herr: Italien höll undan med tio man" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  12. ^ "U21 herr: Sverige till semifinal" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 23 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "EM-sorti på straffar efter mirakelvändning" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  14. ^ "Bengtsson gör landslagsdebut" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "Rasmus Bengtsson". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 21 March 2017. 

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