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Michael Almebäck

Michael Almebäck

Although unused during Sweden's UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying campaign, Michael Almebäck is a candidate to fill one of the defensive slots in Erik Hamrén's squad for the final tournament. The Stockholm-born centre-back has made good progress in Belgium with Club Brugge KV following a summer 2011 move from Örebro SK.

• Launched his career with IF Brommapojkarna and won promotion to Allsvenskan – after a play-off – in his first season. 

• Made just three top-division appearances in the 2007 campaign, which resulted in the club's immediate relegation and a return to the second tier.

• Transferred to Örebro in 2009, he enjoyed an outstanding debut season, making 28 starts and being nominated for the Allsvenskan's young player of the year award; he maintained his progress the following term, helping the club to a surprise third-place finish.

• Graduated from the Swedish Under-21 side to the senior squad and made his full debut in a January 2010 friendly against Syria in Damascus; involved again the following winter, starting friendlies against Botswana, South Africa and Cyprus.

• Left Örebro for Club Brugge and helped his new employers through the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, having made his European debut in a third qualifying round home win against Qarabağ FK on 28 July 2011.

Last updated: 22/03/12 14.03CET

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General info

  • Name: Michael Almebäck
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/04/1988 (26)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 2
  • Club: Brøndby ( DEN)

  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2014/15
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Third qualifying round)
    28/07/11: Club Brugge 4-1 Qarabağ
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (Elite round)
    01/06/07: Italy 5-2 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Sweden U-2161
Sweden U-1931
Total92

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Brøndby10
Club Brugge170
Total180
Last updated: 08/08/2014 01:28 CET
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