Sebastian Castro-Tello

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Sebastian Castro-Tello
Sebastian Castro-Tello, 2013-04-14c.JPG
Castro-Tello playing for Hammarby IF in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-03-14) March 14, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Striker
Youth career
1995 Norsborgs IF
1995–1997 Essinge IK
1998–2002 Hammarby IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2006 Hammarby TFF 31 (3)
2006–2013 Hammarby IF 120 (18)
2013 Ravan Baku (loan) 9 (2)
2014 Degerfors IF 27 (7)
2015 Nacka FF
2016 Arameiska-Syrianska IF
National team
2006 Sweden U19 3 (0)
2007 Sweden U21 11 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 February 2017.

Sebastian Castro-Tello (born 14 March 1987) is a Swedish former professional football player of Chilean descent.

Career[edit]

Hammarby[edit]

He started his senior career at Hammarby Talang FF before signing his first professional contract, a four year-deal, with their parent club Hammarby IF in 2006. Castro-Tello made four appearances for the side in Allsvenskan during the same season.[1]

In 2007, he put on impressive performances whilst playing 16 games and scoring 4 goals. In the off season, Castro-Tello was nominated to win the award as the newcomer of the year on the Swedish Fotbollsgalan. However, the price later went to Gefle IF's striker Johan Oremo.[2]

He played another two full seasons in Allsvenskan as a starter for Hammarby, before the club got relegated to Superettan, the Swedish second tier, in 2009. During the same year Castro-Tello sparked some controversy as he allegedly featured in a non-professional game for another club, managed by some of his childhood friends. The claims from the opposing team where however never proven.[3]

In 2010, he enjoyed a fruitful partnership with the striker Linus Hallenius in Superettan, scoring 8 goals for the club.[4] He scored another 4 goals for the club in a successful run in Svenska Cupen, where Hammarby lost out on the gold medal after a loss in the final against Helsingborgs IF.

During the following seasons his performances declined. In late 2012, Hammarby unsuccessfully searched to terminate his contract following a series of reported misbehaviour.[5]

Ravan Baku[edit]

In July 2013, Castro-Tello joined the Azerbaijan Premier League club Ravan Baku on a year long loan.[6][7] On 10 August 2013, Castro-Tello made his debut for Ravan Baku at home in their 0-2 defeat against Neftchi Baku.[8] Castro-Tello's first goal for Ravan came on 25 August 2013, in the clubs 1-5 home defeat against Inter Baku.[9]

In early October Castro-Tello returned to Sweden, whilst still under contract, after a dispute with Ravan over terms in his contract, which he felt where broken by the club.[10][11][12] Castro-Tello's loan contract was cancelled in December.[13][14]

Degerfors IF[edit]

Before the 2014 season, he signed a two-year deal with Degerfors IF in Superettan.[15] He enjoyed a successful campaign at his new side, scoring 7 goals in 27 competitive games. However, Castro-Tello terminated his contract with the club by mutual consent in early 2015, citing homesickness as the main reason.[16]

Decline and professional retirement[edit]

He then returned to his home town Stockholm, where he represented various teams in the lower leagues during 2015 and 2016, thus effectively ending his professional career.[17]

Position[edit]

Castro-Tello played as a striker during some games in 2008, but his standard position was attacking midfielder.

International career[edit]

He made his debut for the Sweden national under-21 football team on 5 June 2007 against Switzerland national under-21 football team. In total, he won 11 caps and scored 3 goals for the U21's.[17]

Professional career statistics[edit]

As of February 2015[18][19]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sweden League Svenska Cupen Europe[20] Total
2006 Hammarby Allsvenskan 4 0 4 0
2007 16 4 4 1 20 5
2008 16 0 16 0
2009 25 1 2 0 27 1
2010 Superettan 26 8 5 4 31 12
2011 22 2 1 0 23 2
2012 16 3 0 0 16 3
2013 9 1 0 0 9 1
Azerbaijan League Azerbaijan Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Ravan Baku APL 9 2 0 0 9 2
Total Sweden 134 19 4 1 138 20
Azerbaijan 9 2 0 0 - 9 2
Career total 143 21 4 1 147 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hammarbys historia: 2006". Hifhistoria.se. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Årets Nykomling 2007". SVFF. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hammarbystjärna anklagad för att ha spelat med annat lag". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hallenius gjorde mål framför scout". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Hammarby vill sparka Castro-Tello - ska ta till juridisk hjälp". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Former member of the Swedish national team in the capital club (PHOTO)". Azerisport. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "The official transfer to another smoothly (PHOTO)". Azerisport. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ravan Baku 0-2 Neftchi Baku". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ravan Baku 1-5 Inter Baku". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Castro-Tello home - but he belongs to Hammarby? 'Unclear'" (in Swedish). Fotbolldirekt. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Castro-Tello would break the agreement - refuses to return: "I had to pay their own rent"" (in Swedish). http://www.fotbollskanalen.se/. Retrieved 16 December 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "Castro-Tello on his way to Degerfors - are not included in Bajens plans" (in Swedish). Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sebastian Castro-Tello uppges vara klar för Degerfors" (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Nya uppgifter om Castro-Tello till Dif" (in Swedish). Nerikes Allehanda. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Officiellt: Sebastian Castro-Tello klar för Degerfors" (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Officiellt: Sebastian Castro-Tello lämnar Degerfors IF" (in Swedish). Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "Landslagsdatabasen: Sebastian Castro Tello" (in Swedish). Svensk Fotboll. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  18. ^ "Sebastian Castro-Tello". SVFF. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  19. ^ "S. CASTRO-TELLO". Soccerway. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  20. ^ not including Intertoto Cup appearances