Albin Ekdal

  • Date of birth : 28/07/1989
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
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Albin Ekdal

Albin Ekdal

Clubs: IF Brommapojkarna, Juventus, AC Siena (loan), Bologna FC, Cagliari Calcio

• The son of TV presenter Lennart Ekdal, he was born in Stockholm and began his career with IF Brommapojkarna, having rejected a move to Chelsea FC following a successful trial. 

• Starred in his debut season in the Allsvenskan, despite Brommapojkarna's relegation, and was widely revered as a special talent, his excellent displays for Sweden's youth selections further attracting the interest of several top European clubs; eventually signed a four-year contract with Juventus and moved to Turin in the summer of 2008 after completing his schooling.

• Groomed in the Juventus reserves, he made just three substitute appearances for the Bianconeri, the first of them away to SSC Napoli on 18 October 2008; joined AC Siena on loan for the 2009/10 season and scored his first Serie A goal in a 4-3 defeat by FC Internazionale Milano at San Siro on 10 January 2010.

• Relegated with Siena, he was signed by Bologna FC in a co-ownership deal with Juventus but a year later was on the move again, joining Cagliari.

• Shortly before arriving in Sardinia he was handed his senior debut for Sweden, playing the last half-hour of a friendly against Ukraine in the UEFA EURO 2012 venue of Kharkiv (1-0).

• Established himself as a mainstay of the Cagliari side, and confirmed his importance with a hat-trick in a 4-1 win at FC Internazionale Milano in September 2014.  

UEFA honours

Last updated: 09/01/15 15.09CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Albin Ekdal
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/07/1989 (26)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Hamburg ( GER)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Third qualifying round)
    29/07/10: Shamrock Rovers 0-2 Juventus
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    23/09/05: Czech Republic 1-3 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Sweden U-2192
Sweden U-1961
Sweden U-1764

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 13/10/2015 01:27 CET