Simon Tibbling

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Simon Tibbling
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Tibbling playing for Djurgårdens IF.
Personal information
Full name Simon Hjalmar Friedel Tibbling
Date of birth (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 22)
Place of birth Stockholm,[1] Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Groningen
Number 22
Youth career
2000–2004 Grödinge SK
2005–2010 Brommapojkarna
2010–2012 Djurgårdens IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 Djurgårdens IF 73 (3)
2015– FC Groningen 62 (2)
National team
2009–2011 Sweden U17 16 (4)
2012–2013 Sweden U19 13 (0)
2012– Sweden U21 26 (2)
2016 Sweden U23 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 March 2017

Simon Tibbling (born 7 September 1994) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Groningen in the Dutch Eredivisie.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Tibbling started out playing football at age six when his mother brought him to play with the local lower league club Grödinge SK. At age nine Tibbling was invited by Stockholm based club IF Brommapojkarna, known for its youth academy to come train with them and six months later he joined them permanently.[3][4] During his years there Tibbling drew a lot of attention from some of the biggest clubs in the world. He went on trials with Manchester United, FC Bayern Munich and AFC Ajax.[5] In the summer of 2010 Ajax met and negotiated with Brommapojkarna, but Tibbling wanted to stay in Sweden.[6] Before the 2011 season Tibbling instead chose to move to the bigger Stockholm club Djurgårdens IF.[7]

Djurgårdens IF[edit]

Simon Tibbling made his senior debut in Djurgårdens IF coming on as a sub in the top Swedish division Allsvenskan against Kalmar FF in the 91st minute.[8] He then made his starting debut in the league against IFK Göteborg on 3 July 2012.[9] Four days after his 18th birthday Tibbling signed a first team contract, extending his deal with Djurgården by another 4.5 years.[10]

FC Groningen[edit]

On 28 November 2014, Tibbling was presented as a new FC Groningen player, as of 1 January 2015.[11]

International career[edit]

Tibbling has represented Sweden at the U17, U19 and U21 levels.[12] In the final group match against Portugal in the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Tibbling scored an equalizer in 89th minute which put Sweden through to the semi-final.[13] He again scored in a 4-1 victory in the semi-final against Scandinavian rival Denmark,[14] which saw Sweden advance to the final for the first time since 1992. He also started the final against Portugal. The game ended 0-0 and eventually went to penalties, where Sweden won 4-3, securing their first Under-21 title.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 September 2016[16]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Continental[nb 2] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Djurgårdens IF 2012 Allsvenskan 15 1 1 0 16 1
2013 28 1 4 0 32 1
2014 30 1 3 0 33 1
Total 73 3 8 0 0 0 81 3
FC Groningen 2014–15 Eredivisie 17 1 3 0 20 1
2015–16 32 0 3 0 6 0 41 0
2016–17 2 0 1 0 3 0
Total 51 1 7 0 6 0 64 1
  1. ^ Includes Svenska Cupen, KNVB Cup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

FC Groningen

International[edit]

Sweden U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Simon Tibbling". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Simon Tibbling". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Simon Tibbling: "Blev mutad med Pokémonkort"". SvenskaFans.com. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Det är bra att inte hinna tänka". Östermalmsnytt. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Så tränar Simon Tibbling". Expressen. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Agenten tror att Simon Tibbling kan nå Serie A eller La Liga". Fotbolltransfers. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Nyförvärv till ungdomselit". Djurgårdens IF. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Allsvenskan, herrar Matchinformation: Djurgården - Kalmar FF". SvFF. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Allsvenskan, herrar Matchinformation: Djurgården - IFK Göteborg". SvFF. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Simon Tibbling förlänger med Djurgården". Djurgårdens IF. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Persconferentie: presentatie Tibbling" (in Dutch). FC Groningen. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "U21 äldre: Trupp mot Serbien och Ryssland". Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  13. ^ "match overview". UEFA. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "match overview". UEFA. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "match overview". UEFA. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Sweden - S. Tibbling - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 

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