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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: 23/06/2016 01:07 CET
04.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden2-0EstoniaEstonia4600
08.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-1SwedenSweden9000
12.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden2-0LiechtensteinLiechtenstein7400
15.11.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundMontenegroMontenegro1-1SwedenSweden9000
18.11.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageFranceFrance1-0SwedenSweden4400
27.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova0-2SwedenSweden9000
31.03.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden3-1IranIran9000
08.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageNorwayNorway0-0SwedenSweden9000
14.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden3-1MontenegroMontenegro9001
09.08.2015German DFB CupFirst roundJenaJena3-2HamburgHamburg6100
14.08.2015German BundesligaBayernBayern5-0HamburgHamburg6100
22.08.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-2StuttgartStuttgart9000
29.08.2015German BundesligaKölnKöln2-1HamburgHamburg9000
05.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-0SwedenSweden8200
08.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundSwedenSweden1-4AustriaAustria8600
11.09.2015German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach0-3HamburgHamburg9000
26.09.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1SchalkeSchalke7600
03.10.2015German BundesligaHerthaHertha3-0HamburgHamburg9000
09.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundLiechtensteinLiechtenstein0-2SwedenSweden6600
17.10.2015German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
23.10.2015German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim0-1HamburgHamburg6400
06.03.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-0HerthaHertha7600
13.03.2016German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-0HamburgHamburg9000
19.03.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-3HoffenheimHoffenheim9000
24.03.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageTurkeyTurkey2-1SwedenSweden8100
02.04.2016German BundesligaHannoverHannover0-3HamburgHamburg9000
09.04.2016German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-2DarmstadtDarmstadt5600
17.04.2016German BundesligaDortmundDortmund3-0HamburgHamburg9000
05.06.2016Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden3-0WalesWales2900
13.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1SwedenSweden400
17.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageItalyItaly1-0SwedenSweden7900
22.06.2016UEFA EUROFinal tournament - Group stageSwedenSweden0-1BelgiumBelgium9400

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)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 75kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
    • Friendlies 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: 23/06/2016 01:07 CET