With CSKA Moscow in 2012
|Full name||Rasmus Christoffer Elm|
|Date of birth||17 March 1988|
|Place of birth||Kalmar, Sweden|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2016.
Rasmus Christoffer Elm (born 17 March 1988) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Kalmar FF in Allsvenskan as a midfielder. He has previously played for Kalmar FF in Sweden, for AZ in the Netherlands and the Russian side CSKA Moscow. Elm has been capped playing for Sweden and competed at UEFA Euro 2012. He has two brothers, Viktor and David, who are also footballers.
In his childhood, Elm played for Johansfors IF and Emmaboda IS, before he signed in January 2005 to Kalmar FF. In four-and-a-half years with the Allsvenskan club, Elm played 96 games and scored 17 goals.
Former Swedish national team coach Lars Lagerbäck once commented that Elm was the biggest talent Sweden has produced since Zlatan Ibrahimović. While suffering from injuries and illness during his first two seasons in AZ, Elm experience a successful 2011–12 season. He received several player of the match awards during that season and was praised by the press and the fans for his passing and freekicks as well as his goal scoring.
Elm played a total of 83 matches for AZ before he left the club during the summer of 2012.
On 30 July 2012, Elm signed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow, taking the shirt number 20. On 21 October 2012, he scored his first goal for CSKA after converting a penalty at home against Rubin Kazan in a 2–0 victory. On 3 January 2015, Elm had his contract with CSKA terminated by mutual consent in order to recover from a long-term stomach illness that had left him unable to train with the club.
Elm was the captain of the Swedish under-19 squad until August 2007, when he made his debut for the U21 squad. On 11 February 2009, Elm scored his first goal for the Swedish senior team in a friendly against Austria. On 16 October 2012, he scored the fourth and equalising goal in Sweden's remarkable 4–4 draw in Berlin against Germany in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C. The Swedes were losing 0–4 until the last 30 minutes of the game when a flurry of Swedish goals were capped by the stoppage time goal from Elm. The result was hailed as one of the greatest sporting achievements in Swedish history.
|1.||11 February 2009||UPC-Arena, Graz||Austria||1–0||2–0||Friendly match|
|2.||11 September 2012||Swedbank Stadion, Malmö||Kazakhstan||1–0||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|3.||16 October 2012||Olympic Stadium, Berlin||Germany||4–4||4–4||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||6 February 2013||Friends Arena, Solna||Argentina||2–3||2–3||Friendly match|
- As of 24 November 2016
|CSKA Moscow||Premier League||2012–13||26||5||3||0||2||0||31||5|
Both of his siblings are professional footballers: David, who previously played for Fulham, and his other brother Viktor, who previously played for the Dutch club AZ, both currently play alongside him for the Swedish Allsvenskan club Kalmar FF.
- Kalmar FF
- CSKA Moscow
- In the list of 33 best football players of the championship of Russia: 2012–13, 2013-14.
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