Samuel Holmén

  • Date of birth : 28/06/1984
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
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Samuel Holmén

Samuel Holmén

Clubs: IF Elfsborg, Brøndby IF, İstanbul BB SK, Fenerbahçe SK

An energetic box-to-box midfielder, Samuel Holmén has been a Swedish international since 2006. Despite playing no part in his country's successful qualification for UEFA EURO 2012, he has been selected for the finals, where he will hope to participate in a major tournament for the first time.

• Became a mainstay of Swedish Allsvenskan club IF Elfsborg at 18, winning the Swedish Cup at the end of his first season, 2003, and making his European debut – against Glentoran FC – the following year.

• Won the Swedish title with the Boras club in 2006, starting all 26 matches and scoring seven goals; rewarded with a first senior cap on 15 November 2006 in a friendly against Ivory Coast in Le Mans, France.

• Scored 18 goals in 112 Allsvenskan games for Elfsborg before departing in summer 2007 for Brøndby IF, with whom he won the Danish Cup in his first season, opening the scoring in the final against Esbjerg fB.

• Appeared in eight of Sweden's 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, scoring one goal, but was overlooked by new national coach Erik Hamrén throughout the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying competition.

• Left Brøndby for Turkish club İstanbul BB SK in 2010 after a proposed move to England fell through; enjoyed consistent form in the Süper Lig, his 2011/12 figures of eight goals in 38 appearances helping to restore him to the Sweden squad for UEFA EURO 2012.

• Made his major tournament debut against France in Group D, helping Sweden to a 2-0 win, though the failed to make the quarter-finals. 

• Made the switch to Fenerbahçe SK in the summer of 2013, winning the Turkish title in his first season with the club. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 17/07/14 17.30CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/07/2015 15:05 CET
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-4SwedenSweden4500
30.08.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-2GalatasarayGalatasaray1800
13.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueGençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği1-2BursasporBursaspor3900
28.09.2014Turkish Super LeagueRizesporRizespor0-1BursasporBursaspor2100
03.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueMersinMersin2-1BursasporBursaspor2100
19.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor2-2EskişehirsporEskişehirspor8600
25.10.2014Turkish Super LeagueBalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor0-5BursasporBursaspor2400
01.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-0SivassporSivasspor900
09.11.2014Turkish Super LeagueErciyessporErciyesspor1-1BursasporBursaspor1200
28.11.2014Turkish Super Leagueİstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir0-0BursasporBursaspor1000
10.12.2014Turkish CupFourth roundBursasporBursaspor1-1MersinMersin5800
17.12.2014Turkish CupFourth roundFatih KaragümrükFatih Karagümrük1-1BursasporBursaspor4500
21.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-3TrabzonsporTrabzonspor300
28.12.2014Turkish Super LeagueGaziantepsporGaziantepspor1-2BursasporBursaspor2000
31.12.2014Turkish CupFourth roundBursasporBursaspor1-1SamsunsporSamsunspor9000
03.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-1AkhisarAkhisar9000
23.01.2015Turkish Super LeagueKonyasporKonyaspor2-3BursasporBursaspor1100
27.01.2015Turkish CupFourth roundMersinMersin0-5BursasporBursaspor9010
01.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueGalatasarayGalatasaray2-2BursasporBursaspor300
05.02.2015Turkish CupFourth roundBursasporBursaspor3-0Fatih KaragümrükFatih Karagümrük9000
08.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği4511
11.02.2015Turkish CupRound of 16BursasporBursaspor1-1
İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir300
15.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueBeşiktaşBeşiktaş3-2BursasporBursaspor800
21.02.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor1-1RizesporRizespor9000
01.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor2-1MersinMersin100
04.03.2015Turkish CupQuarter-finalsBursasporBursaspor1-1GençlerbirliğiGençlerbirliği2100
07.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueEskişehirsporEskişehirspor0-0BursasporBursaspor8900
13.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor4-2BalıkesirsporBalıkesirspor6310
21.03.2015Turkish Super LeagueSivassporSivasspor4-1BursasporBursaspor9000
05.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor3-0ErciyessporErciyesspor9000
25.04.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor4-1İstanbul Başakşehirİstanbul Başakşehir910
03.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueKasımpaşaKasımpaşa5-3BursasporBursaspor2200
09.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor7-1KarabüksporKarabükspor9010
13.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueTrabzonsporTrabzonspor1-0BursasporBursaspor2600
30.05.2015Turkish Super LeagueBursasporBursaspor0-0KonyasporKonyaspor7200

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General info

  • Name: Samuel Holmén
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 28/06/1984 (31)
  • Country: Sweden
  • Squad number: 0
  • Club: Konyaspor ( TUR)

  • Height: 178cm
  • Weight: 74kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Second qualifying round)
    12/08/04: Glentoran 0-1 Elfsborg
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    07/09/02: Poland 0-0 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Sweden U-21142
Sweden U-1940

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 16/07/2015 15:05 CET
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