Maria Josefina Karlsson

  • Date of birth : 08/02/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
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Maria Josefina Karlsson

Maria Josefina Karlsson

Which player most inspired you and why? When I was young I was very inspired by Mia Hamm. She was a great player and a fantastic ambassador for women's football.

Which coach most inspired you? Magnus Wikman, who was my coach in Linköpings FC when we won the championship 2009. He is a very professional coach who made us work together as a unit.

What was the best advice they gave you? To always be professional and humble in all situations in your career.

Best player you've played with? I have been privileged to play with many great players during my years in Sweden, England and Italy, it is hard for me to mention just one.

Toughest opponent? Inka Grings was a fantastic player when she played for MSV Duisburg.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? I have fantastic memories of me and my friends, boys and girls, running after the ball in our red and blue jerseys.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? To work hard and stay humble. Do not forget to have fun, that is how you can keep yourself motivated for many years. With hard work the successes will come.

What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? I played the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship in Germany in 2003 and it was a fantastic experience for many reasons; to play many international games against top opponents and to get the opportunity to play in Germany with a lot of spectators at every game. A great football memory.

Last updated: 03/09/14 17.37CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 08/06/2015 15:30 CET
09.10.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32BresciaBrescia0-5LyonLyon9000
15.10.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32LyonLyon9-0BresciaBrescia9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Maria Josefina Karlsson
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/02/1985 (30)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 16
  • Club: Brescia ( ITA)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Women's Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Women's Champions League (Qualifying round)
    30/07/09: Linköping 11-0 Roma Calfa
  • National team: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (Second qualifying round)
    15/04/03: France 1-2 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Sweden WU-19123

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Women's Champions League
Last updated: 08/06/2015 15:30 CET