Viktor Claesson

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Viktor Claesson
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Claesson playing for Sweden at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Viktor Johan Anton Claesson[1]
Date of birth (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Värnamo, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
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 46 (12)
National team
2009 Sweden U17 2 (0)
2009–2010 Sweden U19 9 (3)
2011–2015 Sweden U21 20 (1)
2012– Sweden 27 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 August 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:53, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Viktor Johan Anton Claesson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈvɪktɔr ˈklɑːsɔn] born 2 January 1992) is a Swedish international footballer playing for Krasnodar. He is a playmaker or left winger well known for his passing and set piece abilities.[2] [3]

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Claesson playing for Krasnodar in 2017.

On 25 January 2017, Claesson signed a 3.5-year contract with Russian Premier League team FC Krasnodar.[4] 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".[5] He continued his form with two goals in a Russian Cup game against FC Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast on 28 February 2017[6] and a goal against Celta de Vigo in the first leg of Europa League Round of 16 on 9 March 2017.[7]

International career[edit]

In May 2018 he was named in Sweden’s 23 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[8] He was one of Sweden's main men for the duration of the tournament, in which the Blågult reached the quarterfinals.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 4 August 2018[9]
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 0 0 26 6 0 0 178 45
Krasnodar 2016–17 Russian Premier League 13 1 1 2 4 2 18 5
2017–18 30 10 0 0 4 2 34 12
2018–19 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Total 45 12 1 2 0 0 8 4 0 0 54 18
Career total 179 44 19 9 0 0 34 10 0 0 232 63

International[edit]

As of 7 July 2018[10]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden
2012 2 0
2013 2 1
2016 3 0
2017 12 2
2018 8 0
Total 27 3

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 January 2012 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha  Qatar U23 0–2 0–5 Unofficial friendly
2. 28 March 2017 Estádio do Marítimo, Funchal  Portugal 2–1 2–3 Friendly
3. 2–2

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Elfsborg

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Viktor Claesson". Svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Elfsborg.se". Elfsborg.se. Archived from the original on 24 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Краснодар укрепил рядыВиктором Клаэссоном". fckrasnodar.ru (in Russian). FC Krasnodar. 25 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Krasnodar-Fenerbahce game report". UEFA. 16 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ural-Krasnodar game report" (in Russian). Russian Premier League. 28 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Celta-Krasnodar game report". UEFA. 9 March 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-gb/amp/news/revealed-every-world-cup-2018-squad-23-man-preliminary-lists/oa0atsduflsv1nsf6oqk576rb
  9. ^ "V.Claesson". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Viktor Claesson". European Football. 30 June 2018.