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Viktor Gyökeres
Personal information
Date of birth (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 20)[1]
Place of birth Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 42
Youth career
2010–2014 IFK Aspudden-Tellus
2014–2015 Brommapojkarna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2018 Brommapojkarna 56 (20)
2018– Brighton & Hove Albion 0 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Sweden U18 7 (2)
2016– Sweden U19 13 (7)
2019– Sweden 2 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:55, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:53, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Viktor Gyökeres (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɟøkɛrɛʃ];[2] born 4 June 1998) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Brighton & Hove Albion and the Sweden national side.

He made his senior debut with Swedish side Brommapojkarna in 2015 with whom he made over 50 appearances before signing for Brighton three years later.

He has also represented Sweden at various youth levels and was the joint-top goalscorer at the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, before making his senior international debut in 2019.

Club career[edit]

IF Brommapojkarna[edit]

Gyökeres signed for Brommapojkarna from IFK Aspudden-Tellus in 2013 and joined up with the club's under-17 side. He progressed through the youth teams and made his senior debut two years later.[3] He scored his first goals for the club on 20 August 2015, netting a brace in a 3–0 Svenska Cupen win over IF Sylvia.[3] The following year, with the club having suffered relegation the season before, Gyökeres scored seven goals to help Brommapojkarna secure promotion back into the Superettan.[4] He later helped Brommapojkarna into the semi-finals of the Svenska Cupen when he scored the winning goal in the quarter finals against top division side, Elfsborg.[5] Brommapojkarna were unable to progress further, though, as they were beaten 4–0 by IFK Norrköping in the next round.[6]

On 6 September 2017, having scored 10 league goals at the time, Gyökeres signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion with the deal to go through at the conclusion of the Superettan season.[7][8] He ended the season with a return of 13 goals in 29 league appearances, including a hat-trick on the final day as Brommapojkarna secured promotion to the Allsvenskan as league champions.[9][10][11]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

Gyökeres officially joined Brighton on 1 January 2018 and began training with the club's under-23 side.[9] He made his senior debut for the club on 28 August, starting in a 1–0 EFL Cup defeat to Southampton.[12]

International career[edit]

Gyökeres featured regularly for Sweden in the nation's qualification campaign for the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship during which he scored twice, including the winning goal against Italy to help Sweden qualify for the tournament for the first time.[4][13] He was then selected for the squad which took part in the tournament in Georgia and scored in all three of Sweden's group matches but was unable to help the nation progress to the knockout stages of the tournament. His return of three goals later saw him share the Golden Boot award with England's Ben Brereton and Ryan Sessegnon, and the Netherlands' Joël Piroe.[14]

On 8 January 2019, Gyökeres made his senior international debut for the Sweden in a 0-1 loss against Finland.[15] Just three days later, Gyökeres scored his first senior goal for Sweden in a 2-2 draw vs Iceland.[16]

Personal life[edit]

He is of Hungarian origin.[17]

Gyökeres is in a relationship with Amanda Nildén who is a female professional footballer. Upon his transfer to Brighton in 2018, Nildén moved with him to England and impressed enough to secure a spot in the club's ladies team.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 16 February 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brommapojkarna 2015[1] Superettan 8 0 4 3 12 3
2016[1] Division 1 19 7 6 2 25 9
2017[1] Superettan 29 13 1 0 30 13
Total 56 20 11 5 0 0 0 0 67 25
Brighton & Hove Albion 2017–18[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[20] Premier League 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0
Total 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 56 20 15 5 1 0 0 0 72 25

International[edit]

As of 12 January 2019[1]
National team Year Apps Goals
 Sweden 2019 2 1
Total 2 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Sweden's goal tally first.[21]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 January 2019 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha  Iceland 1–1 2–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

IF Brommapojkarna

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Viktor Gyökeres at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ https://forvo.com/word/gy%C3%B6keres/#hu
  3. ^ a b Appelquist, Peter (6 September 2017). "Viktor Gyökeres klar för Brighton & Hove Albion FC" [Viktor Gykeres ready for Brighton & Hove Albion FC]. IF Brommapojkarna (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Strandman, Pelle (2 July 2017). ""Stor chans att vi lyckas med det också..."" ["Great chance we'll succeed too ..."Gyúkers make a success in BP - he will do the same for Sweden in the U19-EM]. Afonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  5. ^ Forsberg, Aron (12 March 2017). "TV: 18-åringen sköt BP till stor cupskräll med solomål" [TV: 18-year-old shot BP to big cupboard with solstice]. fotbollskanalen (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Svenska Cupen, Slutspel Matchinformation IFK Norrköping FK mot IF Brommapojkarna" [Svenska Cupen Match Information IFK Norrköping FK v IF Brommapojkarna] (in Swedish). 19 March 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Albion Agree Deal for Swedish Youngster". Brighton & Hove Albion. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Brighton agree Viktor Gyokeres transfer from Brommapojkarna". ESPN. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b Vegas, Paul (3 January 2018). "Viktor Gyokeres excited joining Brighton: I'll start with U23s". Tribal Football. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  10. ^ a b Appelquist, Peter (4 November 2017). "Seriesegern säkrad efter Gyökeres avskedsshow" [Series victory secured after Gykeres farewell show]. IF Brommapojkarna (in Swedish). Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  11. ^ Ternstedt, Louis (4 November 2017). "TV: Hattrick av Gyökeres i avskedet - BP klara seriesegrare" [TV: Hattrick of Gyøgeres in dismissal - BP clear series lover]. fotbollskanalen (in Swedish). Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  12. ^ Bailey, Steve (28 August 2018). "Brighton knocked out of Carabao Cup by late Southampton goal". Sussex Express. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  13. ^ Haslam, Andrew (17 July 2017). "Ten to follow from Under-19s". UEFA. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Four share Under-19 top scorers' prize". UEFA. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  15. ^ https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/a/KvJryy/vi-har-inte-manga-som-honom-i-svensk-fotboll
  16. ^ "LIVE Sweden - Iceland - International friendlies - 11 January 2019". Eurosport UK. 2019-01-11. Retrieved 2019-01-12.
  17. ^ http://www.goal.com/hu/hírek/viktor-gyoekeres-a-pl-ben-folytatja/19lesi2r5x81s1h3gza5m3epen
  18. ^ Kurt, Nemrud (3 January 2018). "Gyökeres till Premier League – flickvännen kan gå till samma klubb" [Gyökeres to the Premier League - girlfriend can go to the same club]. SVT Sport. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Games played by Viktor Gyökeres in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Games played by Viktor Gyökeres in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Viktor Gyökeres". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 15 January 2019.