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

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 15/06/2015 01:25 CET
11.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-1SwedenSweden9000
23.08.2014Italian CupThird roundCagliariCagliari2-0CataniaCatania9000
31.08.2014Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo1-1CagliariCagliari9000
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden2-0EstoniaEstonia4600
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-1SwedenSweden9000
14.09.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-2AtalantaAtalanta5200
21.09.2014Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-0CagliariCagliari5900
24.09.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-2TorinoTorino9000
28.09.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale1-4CagliariCagliari9030
04.10.2014Italian Serie AVeronaVerona1-0CagliariCagliari9000
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein7400
19.10.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari2-2SampdoriaSampdoria9000
25.10.2014Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli0-4CagliariCagliari6510
29.10.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-1MilanMilan9000
03.11.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-2CagliariCagliari9000
09.11.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-1GenoaGenoa9000
15.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundMontenegroMontenegro1-1SwedenSweden9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SwedenSweden4400
23.11.2014Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli3-3CagliariCagliari9000
30.11.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari0-4FiorentinaFiorentina5900
08.12.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari0-2ChievoChievo9000
14.12.2014Italian Serie AParmaParma0-0CagliariCagliari9000
18.12.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-3JuventusJuventus9000
06.01.2015Italian Serie APalermoPalermo5-0CagliariCagliari9000
11.01.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari2-1CesenaCesena9000
18.01.2015Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese2-2CagliariCagliari9000
24.01.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari2-1SassuoloSassuolo9000
08.02.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-2RomaRoma9000
15.02.2015Italian Serie ATorinoTorino1-1CagliariCagliari9000
01.03.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-2VeronaVerona9000
21.03.2015Italian Serie AMilanMilan3-1CagliariCagliari9000
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova0-2SwedenSweden9000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden3-1IranIran9000
04.04.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-3LazioLazio3100
11.04.2015Italian Serie AGenoaGenoa2-0CagliariCagliari6300
19.04.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari0-3NapoliNapoli6400
26.04.2015Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina1-3CagliariCagliari9000
29.04.2015Italian Serie AChievoChievo1-0CagliariCagliari9000
04.05.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari4-0ParmaParma9010
09.05.2015Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus1-1CagliariCagliari9000
17.05.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari0-1PalermoPalermo9000
24.05.2015Italian Serie ACesenaCesena0-1CagliariCagliari9001
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNorwayNorway0-0SwedenSweden9000
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-1MontenegroMontenegro9001

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Albin Ekdal
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/07/1989 (25)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Cagliari ( ITA)

  • 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: 15/06/2015 01:25 CET
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