Erik Hamrén

  • Date of birth : 27/06/1957
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
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Erik Hamrén

Erik Hamrén
Erik Hamrén was in charge of Sweden at UEFA EURO 2016 ©Getty Images

Erik Hamrén


Date of birth: 27 June 1957
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Ljusdal, Stockviks
Coaching career: Njurunda (youth), Sundsvall (youth), Bro (youth), Enköping, Väsby, Brommapojkarna, Vasalund, Degerfors, AIK, Örgryte, AaB, Rosenborg, Sweden, Iceland

• Hamrén's short-lived playing career began with home-town club Ljusdal at 17, but after a two-year spell both there and at Stockviks, he was forced into retirement through injury.

• Began coaching at junior level before taking on his first senior post with Enköping and experienced his first major success nine years later, when he led AIK to victory in the 1996 Swedish Cup – a trophy he successfully defended with the Stockholm side the following year. He also took the team to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1996/97, where they bowed out to eventual winners Barcelona. A third Swedish Cup was added to his CV with Örgryte in 2000.

• After moving abroad in 2004 to join AaB he won the Danish Superliga in 2008, having also led them into the UEFA Cup group stage, then followed up with back-to-back Norwegian championships at Rosenborg.

• During his time in Trondheim he was appointed as the coach of the Swedish national side, doing the two jobs simultaneously until he stepped down from his Rosenborg duties in September 2010 to take charge of Sweden full time. Over the next six years he led his country to the finals of both UEFA EURO 2012 and UEFA EURO 2016, missing out on the 2014 FIFA World Cup only after a qualifying play-off defeat by Portugal.

• After two years out of the game he was recalled to the international arena by Iceland, who appointed him as their new head coach on 8 August 2018 in succession to Heimir Hallgrímsson.

Last updated: 18/03/19 13.21CET

General info

  • Name: Erik Hamrén
  • Date of birth: 27/06/1957
  • Country: Sweden
  • Team: Iceland ( ISL)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2019/20
  • Friendlies 2018/20

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    03/09/10: Sweden 2-0 Hungary
  • Club: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (First round)
    12/09/96: KR Reykjavik 0-1 AIK

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

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Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 18/11/2019 01:27 CET