A reliable, high-energy forward, Johan Elmander has been a Swedish international for a decade but has probably never felt so settled in the team as he does now. He was ever-present in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying and has made an excellent start to a new challenge in Turkey with Galatasaray AŞ following a three-year spell at Bolton Wanderers FC.
• 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.
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|20.08.2012||Turkish Super League||Galatasaray||2-1||Kasımpaşa||74||0||0|
|26.08.2012||Turkish Super League||Beşiktaş||3-3||Galatasaray||65||1||0|
|02.09.2012||Turkish Super League||Galatasaray||3-2||Bursaspor||56||0||0|
|06.09.2012||Friendlies 2010-12||First round||Sweden||1-0||China PR||73||1||0|
|11.09.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Sweden||2-0||Kazakhstan||85||0||0|
|15.09.2012||Turkish Super League||Antalyaspor||0-4||Galatasaray||49||1||0|
|19.09.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Man. United||1-0||Galatasaray||74||0||0|
|28.09.2012||Turkish Super League||Orduspor||2-0||Galatasaray||63||0||0|
|02.10.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Galatasaray||0-2||Braga||14||0||0|
|16.10.2012||FIFA World Cup||Qualifying round||Germany||4-4||Sweden||90||1||0|
|19.10.2012||Turkish Super League||Gençlerbirliği||3-3||Galatasaray||90||1||0|
|23.10.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Galatasaray||1-1||CFR Cluj||42||0||0|
|16.11.2012||Turkish Super League||Galatasaray||1-3||Karabükspor||45||0||0|
|20.11.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Galatasaray||1-0||Man. United||63||0||0|
|24.11.2012||Turkish Super League||Elazığspor||0-1||Galatasaray||45||0||0|
|27.11.2012||Turkish Cup||Fourth round||Galatasaray||4-1||Balıkesirspor||63||1||0|
|30.11.2012||Turkish Super League||Galatasaray||1-1||Gaziantepspor||45||0||0|
|05.12.2012||UEFA Champions League||Group stage||Braga||1-2||Galatasaray||46||0||0|
|11.12.2012||Turkish Cup||Fifth round||Galatasaray||1-2||1461 Trabzon||90||0||0|
|16.12.2012||Turkish Super League||Galatasaray||2-1||Fenerbahçe||1||0||0|
|23.12.2012||Turkish Super League||Trabzonspor||0-0||Galatasaray||14||0||0|
|18.01.2013||Turkish Super League||Kasımpaşa||2-1||Galatasaray||65||1||0|
|27.01.2013||Turkish Super League||Galatasaray||2-1||Beşiktaş||69||0||0|
|02.02.2013||Turkish Super League||Bursaspor||1-1||Galatasaray||58||0||0|
|09.04.2013||UEFA Champions League||Quarter-finals||Galatasaray||3-2||Real Madrid||10||0||0|
|12.05.2013||Turkish Super League||Fenerbahçe||2-1||Galatasaray||45||0||0|
|18.05.2013||Turkish Super League||Galatasaray||2-0||Trabzonspor||9||0||0|
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