Simon Tibbling

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Simon Tibbling
Simon Tibbling in July 2015.jpg
Tibbling celebrating the 2015 win.
Personal information
Full name Simon Hjalmar Friedel Tibbling
Date of birth (1994-09-07) 7 September 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Stockholm,[1] Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brøndby
Number 12
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)
2015–2017 Groningen 74 (2)
2017– Brøndby 66 (8)
National team
2009–2011 Sweden U17 16 (4)
2012–2013 Sweden U19 13 (0)
2012–2017 Sweden U21 29 (2)
2016 Sweden Olympic 4 (0)
2019– Sweden 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2017

Simon Tibbling (born 7 September 1994) is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brøndby IF in the Danish Superliga.[2] He has made one appearance for Sweden.

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, Bayern Munich and 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]

Djurgården[edit]

Tibbling playing for Djurgårdens IF.

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]

Groningen[edit]

On 28 November 2014, Tibbling was presented as a new FC Groningen player on 1 January 2015[11] before helping the Green-White Army win the KNVB Cup in the 2014–15 season against defending champions PEC Zwolle. It was their first major trophy and they qualified for the UEFA Europa League.[12][13]

Tibbling was voted "Player of the season" of the 2015–16 season by the fans of the club.

Brøndby[edit]

On 21 July 2017, Tibbling signed a five-year deal with Danish top tier side Brøndby.[14][15]

A goal Tibbling scored for Brondby against Silkeborg in October was awarded the 2017 ‘goal of the season’ by the Danish football federation of 2017, beating fellow nominees including Christian Eriksen and Peter Ankersen.[16][17]

International career[edit]

Tibbling represented Sweden at the U17, U19 and U21 levels.[18] 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.[19] He again scored in a 4–1 victory in the semi-final against Scandinavian rival Denmark,[20] 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.[21]

On 8 January 2019, Tibbling made his senior international debut for the Sweden in a 0–1 loss against Finland.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Tibbling credited his mother bribing him with Pokemon cards as the reason he kept his motivation to attend football training sessions when he was a child.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 January 2019[24][25]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Continental[nb 2] Other[nb 3] Total
Division Apps Goals 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 0 0 81 3
Groningen 2014–15 Eredivisie 17 1 3 0 20 1
2015–16 31 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 40 0
2016–17 26 1 2 0 28 1
Total 74 2 7 0 6 0 1 0 88 2
Brøndby 2017–18 Danish Superliga 21 3 3 0 1 0 9 0 34 3
2018–19 20 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 25 2
Total 41 5 5 0 4 0 9 0 59 5
Career total 188 10 20 0 10 0 10 0 228 10
  1. ^ Includes Svenska Cupen, KNVB Cup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Includes Eredivisie playoffs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Groningen

Brøndby

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. ^ "Groningen claim first trophy with KNVB Cup triumph". Goal.com. 4 May 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  13. ^ https://za.soccerway.com/matches/2015/05/03/netherlands/knvb-beker/bvo-fc-zwolle/stichting-fc-groningen/2028581/
  14. ^ "Simon Tibbling skifter til Brøndby IF - Brøndby IF". brondby.com. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  15. ^ Hoffskov, Ole (21 July 2017). "Simon Tibbling: Brøndby er en stor klub i Skandinavien". Tipsbladet (in Danish). Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  16. ^ https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/danmark-1/simon-tibbling-gjorde-arets-mal-i-danmark/
  17. ^ https://www.fotbollskanalen.se/danmark-1/tibbling-nominerad-till-arets-mal-i-danmark/
  18. ^ "U21 äldre: Trupp mot Serbien och Ryssland". Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  19. ^ "match overview". UEFA. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  20. ^ "match overview". UEFA. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  21. ^ "match overview". UEFA. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  22. ^ https://www.expressen.se/sport/fotboll/landslaget/tibbling-lamnar-lagret-mittfaltaren-ar-skadad/
  23. ^ https://www.fifa.com/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=4/news=tibbling-without-pokemon-i-wouldn-t-be-a-footballer-2782895.html
  24. ^ "Simon Tibbling » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  25. ^ "Sweden - S. Tibbling - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  26. ^ https://us.soccerway.com/matches/2018/05/10/denmark/dbu-pokalen/brondby-if/silkeborg-if-fs/2782245/

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