Viktor Claesson

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Viktor Claesson
Viktor Claesson.jpg
Claesson playing for Elfsborg
Personal information
Full name Viktor Johan Anton Claesson
Date of birth (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Värnamo, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Krasnodar
Number 16
Youth career
IFK Värnamo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 IFK Värnamo 71 (29)
2012–2016 IF Elfsborg 134 (32)
2017– Krasnodar 3 (0)
National team
2009 Sweden U17 2 (0)
2009–2010 Sweden U19 9 (3)
2011–2015 Sweden U21 20 (1)
2012– Sweden 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Viktor Claesson (born 2 January 1992) is a Swedish international footballer playing for Krasnodar. He is a playmaker or left midfielder well known for his passing and set piece abilities.[1] [2]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

On 25 January 2017, Claesson signed a 3.5-year contract with Russian Premier League team FC Krasnodar.[3] He scored on his debut on 16 February 2017 in a 1-0 Europa League Round of 32 win against Turkish side Fenerbahçe, scoring a header on his first touch in any competitive Krasnodar game in the 4th minute. He was selected by UEFA as "Man of the Match".[4] He continued his form with two goals in a Russian Cup game against FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast on 28 February 2017 scored 2 goals against Portugal.[5] and a goal against Celta de Vigo in the first leg of Europa League Round of 16 on 9 March 2017.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 17 March 2017[7]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
IF Elfsborg 2012 Allsvenskan 27 5 0 0 - 6 2 - 33 7
2013 23 3 3 0 - 8 3 - 34 6
2014 26 5 7 2 - 6 0 - 39 7
2015 29 11 5 3 - 6 1 - 40 15
2016 29 8 3 2 - - - 32 10
Total 134 32 18 7 - - 26 6 - - 178 45
Krasnodar 2016–17 Russian Premier League 2 0 1 2 4 2 7 4
Career total 136 32 19 9 - - 30 8 - - 185 49

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 28 March 2017 Estádio do Marítimo, Funchal  Portugal 2–1 2–3 Friendly
2. 2–2

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Elfsborg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viktor Claesson". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Elfsborg.se". Elfsborg.se. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Краснодар укрепил рядыВиктором Клаэссоном". fckrasnodar.ru (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Krasnodar-Fenerbahce game report". UEFA. 16 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ural-Krasnodar game report" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 28 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Celta-Krasnodar game report". UEFA. 9 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "V.Claesson". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 1 March 2017.