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Johan Elmander

Johan Elmander

Clubs: Holmalunds IF, Örgryte IS, Feyenoord, Djurgårdens IF (loan), NAC Breda (loan), Brøndby IF (twice), Toulouse FC, Bolton Wanderers FC, Galatasaray AŞ, Norwich City FC (loan)

• Highly rated in his teens, he had two seasons in the Swedish Allsvenskan with Örgryte IS before moving abroad to join Feyenoord in 2000; underachieved in the Eredivisie but scored on each of his two UEFA Champions League appearances and earned a winners' medal in the UEFA Cup (he was a substitute in the final versus Borussia Dortmund).

• Returned home on loan to Djurgårdens IF and made a big impact in a short time as the club won the domestic double; on course for another Allsvenskan title in 2003 after scoring seven goals in 11 games but departed mid-season for NAC Breda.

• Joined Brøndby IF in 2004 and won the Danish double at the first attempt; he maintained that momentum following a 2006 switch to Toulouse FC, scoring a hat-trick on the final day of the season to beat local rivals FC Girondins de Bordeaux 3-1 and lift his side into third place, which earned a UEFA Champions League qualifying slot.

• Scored four goals for Sweden at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals and made two substitute appearances for the senior team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup; became more involved during UEFA EURO 2008 qualification, scoring four goals, including one in a 2-0 home win against eventual winners Spain, and went on to make three appearances at the finals.

• Joined Premier League Bolton for €12.6m in 2008 and had two fair-to-middling campaigns before showing his true colours in 2010/11, starting 37 of the 38 matches and scoring ten goals.

• His form brought regular participation for Sweden in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying – albeit with just two goals to his credit, both in a 4-1 win in Moldova – and a free transfer to Galatasaray, who he helped to the Süper Lig title with a dozen efforts in 36 appearances.

• Spent a season on loan at Norwich in 2013/14 but could not prevent relegation from the Premier League before signing a two-year deal with Brøndby

UEFA honours
UEFA Cup: winner 2002

Last updated: 09/01/15 13.39CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/11/2015 09:23 CET
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-1SwedenSweden1800
09.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden1-1RussiaRussia3300
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein7900
15.01.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden2-0Ivory CoastIvory Coast6400
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden3-1IranIran2500
02.07.2015UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundBrøndbyBrøndby9-0Juvenes/DoganaJuvenes/Dogana4621
09.07.2015UEFA Europa LeagueFirst qualifying roundJuvenes/DoganaJuvenes/Dogana0-2BrøndbyBrøndby9010
16.07.2015UEFA Europa LeagueSecond qualifying roundBeroeBeroe0-1BrøndbyBrøndby7300
19.07.2015Danish Super LeagueAGFAGF2-1BrøndbyBrøndby000
23.07.2015UEFA Europa LeagueSecond qualifying roundBrøndbyBrøndby0-0BeroeBeroe9000
26.07.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby1-2OBOB000
30.07.2015UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundBrøndbyBrøndby0-0OmoniaOmonia6200
02.08.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby0-2HobroHobro1400
06.08.2015UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundOmoniaOmonia2-2BrøndbyBrøndby5602
09.08.2015Danish Super LeagueRandersRanders3-3BrøndbyBrøndby1400
16.08.2015Danish Super LeagueViborgViborg0-4BrøndbyBrøndby2910
20.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsPAOKPAOK5-0BrøndbyBrøndby5800
23.08.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby1-0SønderjyskESønderjyskE100
27.08.2015UEFA Europa LeaguePlay-offsBrøndbyBrøndby1-1PAOKPAOK3000
30.08.2015Danish Super LeagueNordsjællandNordsjælland0-2BrøndbyBrøndby100
30.08.2015Danish Super LeagueNordsjællandNordsjælland0-2BrøndbyBrøndby100
13.09.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby0-0MidtjyllandMidtjylland1300
20.09.2015Danish Super LeagueAaBAaB4-1BrøndbyBrøndby4500
04.10.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby1-1EsbjergEsbjerg700
18.10.2015Danish Super LeagueViborgViborg0-2BrøndbyBrøndby1610
25.10.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby2-1MidtjyllandMidtjylland2810
01.11.2015Danish Super LeagueOBOB2-5BrøndbyBrøndby720
08.11.2015Danish Super LeagueBrøndbyBrøndby0-0KøbenhavnKøbenhavn2000
22.11.2015Danish Super LeagueAGFAGF1-1BrøndbyBrøndby3100

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Johan Elmander
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 27/05/1981 (34)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Brøndby ( DEN)

  • Height: 188cm
  • Weight: 85kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • UEFA Europa League 2015/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    10/08/00: Coleraine 1-2 Örgryte
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    26/10/97: Sweden 2-2 Lithuania

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Sweden U-212410
Sweden U-1830
Sweden U-1660

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 28/08/2015 01:20 CET